Eclipse Intuit Phone Love Sun

Check out the Eclipse Intuit Phone by Eddie Goh. It’s got all the basic stuff we’ve come to expect from our mobiles; powerful 5 megapixel camera with built-in software for editing and uploading to a photo album, slide-out touch keyboard with tactile feedback, and a nice big touchscreen front and center. What makes this concept unique is parts of the phone are made from a chemically based thin solar skin to charge the battery when exposed to any kind of light. We’ve recently seen patents from companies like Apple detailing this exact thing. It would seem the technology is viable and Eddie Goh isn’t too far off.

Designer: Eddie Goh

84 Comments

  • zippyflounder says:

    umm doing the summs your going to prodce only a few hundred milli volts of power, not much when you consider the consumption of most phones even on standby. The other rub is most phones are in some dark place (pocket, purse) when not in use making the solar recharge a bit of a waste.

    • Optimist says:

      zippyflounder, you’re an ignorant. First of all you do not count power in Volts, but in Watts. Second, solar cells efficiency is up to 20%, that’s true. But have you ever asked yourself, 20 % of what? It’s 20% of the whole solar light getting to the earth’s surface. It’s 850W/sq m. This means then from 1 sq cm you can get 85mW. What does it mean? If the battery in this device is let’s say 800mAh, and it’s 3.6V Li-Ion, it can provide 2.88W for 1h, till it get’s fully discharged. To fully recharge it you need approximately 3W supplied for 1h. This device could have probably up to 10 sq cm of solar cells, that means that it could provide 0.85W, and this means that to fully charge the battery during the clear sunny day, your cell phone would need to remain about 6h on the sun.

      I would say it is not bad. If the battery lasts for 4 days, it means that it is enough if your phone stays for 1.5h everyday on the sun to remain fully functional without recharging.

  • pepinthewicked says:

    Ha! Well my cellphone design is powered by PURE MAGIC.

    Sweet renderings, though.

  • Lim says:

    I feel this design direction direction was rather crappy, but no harm of the intention in having the handphone gain power from solar. The teachnology that this cocnept is proposed now is POSSIBLE to be done, but i agree with Zippyflounder, Eddie Goh idea is not usefull here.

    Looking at the phone itself, its alsmot mean to be use by an active lifetyle people or even working people ? Eddie Goh can easily mention out the features such as 5MP camera, touch screen and etc…, but where the thinkings of the experience in using the phone ?

    I tought of this idea before and i was thinking, why cant be it catered to users in developoing country, where the technology for solar is getting cheaper in the future and this user, who lives in somehow rural area can make a simple phone call without even the need of a charger or how about in scenario of people going outskirt city with no power charging that is avilable and long days of travels?

    • zippyflounder says:

      lin, a better use would be solar docks because solar cells are at best only 20% effiecent or so (takea a whole lot of them for a few watts of power). This is being done, but the direction of the mfg’s, and service providers is MORE features not less when it comes to phones.

  • Lim says:

    Perhapos best still if it is not applied to heavy use lifestlye product? I think nowdays solar cells have been different from the last era…. stil, more research to be done XD

  • Lim says:

    Awww……Apperantly a real working model with patent has been made hahaha….

  • Elk says:

    Me living in Arizona; I could live with that kind of phone. I like it.

  • jin_woo_han says:

    Thank you for showing future

  • Nick says:

    this phone is very cool.just look at the design, it’s sleek. there’s something special about this phone.I would definitely love to have a phone like this. Who cares if it might not be able to live up to the busy life.This phone along with the eclipse Easy As Pi are promising.

  • Nick says:

    Expect great things. Very good job to both Mr.Gogh and Mr. Larsen

  • taurean says:

    so where can you buy it at

    taurean

  • dalya says:

    ok how much is this phone and where could you buy it ???:S

  • Henrique Staino says:

    Ok, but what did they change in this cellphone that it doesn’t state “do not leave it exposed to sunlight” in the manual?

  • phillip says:

    how do i get this phone is it avalible yet

    • no_u says:

      Are you naturally retarded or did the sheer amount of money you possess (that makes you think you can afford this phone, if it existed) make you not understand the word “concept”?

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