The number of solar-powered devices available on the market is slowly but surely increasing, as more and more manufacturers realize the fact that our own sun can prove to be quite a powerful source of energy, especially for portable devices. However, that's not the case with the device that you're about to see as follows, since the SlimStar 820 Solargizer from Genius is nothing more than your normal, everyday multimedia desktop combo, with a bit of a twist: it features an adjustable solar device.
It's pretty hard to tell why Genius has decided to develop such a product, since it's pretty much common knowledge that desktop PCs are generally hidden away in the darkest corners of one's house, where there's generally little (if any) solar light. In any case, that shouldn't worry the users, since the system comes with two back up sources, namely an USB cable charger and battery, that will prevent any power shortages in the absence of any light.
Leaving aside the “solar-powered” gimmick, this keyboard + mouse system has some pretty interesting features, as for example the 17 programmable hotkeys, the mouse's 1600/800dpi resolution, as well as the very important power saving mode, which will assure the fact that the batteries' life will be extended to the maximum possible value.
As most other modern desktop combos, this particular model also communicates to the host computer using the 2.4 GHz radio frequency technology, for wireless operation up to a distance of around 10 meters. Beside the features mentioned above, it's also an interesting idea to mention the facts that the mouse included in the combo has been equipped with a 4D scrolling wheel and 4 buttons, which make operation fast and easy.
The SlimStar 820 Solargizer is a bit more expensive than the other similar products available on the market, as it can be found at various retailers for around 85-90 US dollars, which is a more or less fair pricing, given the fact that, after all, we're dealing with a rather innovative product here.