Smart homes featuring various smart gadget are all getting into rave now.
I am gradually seeing people shifting their attention to not just smart gadgets but also to devices that are ecologically significant.
The reasons why we may be seeing this shift are many.
The exponential growth in technology?
A growing care for the environment we are a part of?
Or maybe to show off to neighbours?
Hey I ain’t complaining.
Any good deed is a good deed regardless of the reasons in my book.
In this post, let me show you 10 fantastic gadgets for your home that run on core solar energy that I feel you are going to love.
Let’s get into it.
1.Portable Solar Smartphone Charger
Well, I don’t think I need to highlight the usability of this.
How often have you found yourselves in dire need of using your phone and the thing deviously shuts off on you.
While yes, there are many options available out there for power banks.
But a solar powered one has its own appeal and not to mention fits well in the theme we have selected for this post.
The solid 20,000 mAh battery should be sufficient to provide ample charge for three to five full fillings.
You get two USB outlet ports meaning you can charge two smartphones or equivalent devices simultaneously.
I think a like this one holds special appeal to people who travel.
Or to people who like camping and hiking.
Imagine looking for a plug outlet in the middle of nowhere surrounded by mountains.
Yep, nothing like seeing your charger getting juiced up by God himself. 😛
Pretty handy solar powered gadget for everyone if you ask me.
2.Solar Powered Backyard String Lights
- Warm cold backyard string lights create a relaxed ambience - Changing the ambience from the moment when Foxlux solar powered pergola lights turn on. 2200 K warm and cold lights with heavy-duty 48 ft flexible rubber strand design. Weatherproof, bright and sturdy enough for your outdoor family dinner, summer night barbeque, wedding, Halloween and Christmas party. Decorate your bistro, backyard, patio, garden, porch, balcony, pergola, hotel, market and cafe house to make it more beautiful.
- Solar power energy saving and light sensor - Foxlux solar outdoor string lights use solar energy to power the lights. Auto-turn on or turn off by light sensor technology, 3000 mAh super large-capacity solar panel. Auto charge during the day (A full charge takes 6 hours of sunlight), and the string lights will auto turn on during night (can be used for 6 hours). You don’t need an outdoor outlet and can hang the string lights anywhere you like making it very convenient for your use.
- Safety plastic bulbs and heavy duty rubber - Foxlux commercial grade weatherproof market lights include 16 S14 LED shatterproof and waterproof plastic bulbs (1 spare). They can't easily be broken, protecting it on strong windy and rainy days making the patio string lights more durable in extreme climates allowing your family and friends play carefree on the lawn without worry. Furthermore, Foxlux uses heavy duty rubber to load more voltage making it very safe for your use.
- Longer service life and 15 hanging sockets - Regular Edison bulbs use tungsten filaments however Foxlux bistro lights use LED filaments that won’t easily burned out! Service life can approach 25000 hours (other bulbs which use tungsten filaments only last about 1000 hours). The length of the LED deck string lights with 15 hanging sockets is 48 ft and the distance between each bulb is 3.2 ft. You can attach the gazebo lights to the wall with clips or stake them in the ground.
- Package includes - In every box Foxlux provides you with warm and cold LED Bulbs ×16 pcs (1 spare), 48-foot string lights with 15 sockets ×1, Solar panel ×1 and a set of paper instructions so you can easily and quickly set up your lights.
Because we are talking about gadgets for home that can run on solar energy, it is important to keep aesthetics in mind.
I particularly love these solar powered string lights for two reasons.
One, I have frequently seen many video makers all over YouTube who use similar lights to create a nice ambience for their background.
Secondly, they create a beautiful retro-type ambience for your garden, backyard, patio or balcony.
Whatever reason you choose to go with you will love the ambience these eco-friendly lights create.
Talking technical specs a bit, these lights have an average rated life of 25000 hours and produce a 2200K warm cold light.
In the box you get 16 G40 LED bulbs distributed evenly on a 48 ft string and a 5V/3000 mA solar panel to charge them all.
3. Solar Powered Outdoor Security Camera
Home security is a big domain touched by the smart home industry.
And for good reasons.
Keeping a tab on the home borders with the help of tech that can transmit video feeds directly to your smartphone was unheard of a few years back.
And the technology and the devices involved are upgrading and improving continuously.
Now let me show you something that can protect your home using this incredible solar powered security camera.
- Rechargeable and solar-powered; Contains 4000mAh larger battery capacity to avoid frequent manually charging
- No power cords and no wiring hassles; Installation is very simple; Wifi signal is must around the camera
- 1080p HD day time video recording with 5 refined layers of glass lenses; Uses LED light to enhance night vision; Capture high definition video even at night time with maximum of 33 to 49 feet visible distance and auto switch day to night mode
- Security camera S60 with built-in PIR and sensor; Camera will send an alert to your smartphone when motion is detected and records a short video clip into the SD card and cloud storage automatically; Communicate with your family with built-in microphone and speaker
- Waterproof IP66 certification; Made from high quality plastics to withstand extreme weather; Battery works at temperatures between -4℉ to 140℉
It’s completely wireless, waterproof and can withstand temperature modulations to provide consistent performance.
Like most smart security cameras, you get notified whenever the camera senses movement.
You will be able to access all features and notifications via the dedicated app.
Built in network capabilities allows the camera to record and store video clips on the cloud that can be accessed by your favorite media devices.
The built in IR LED lights help brighten the recordings during night time.
So, if you are someone who has hots about smart security gadgets and wish to be eco-friendly as well, I think you can call the SOLIOM Wireless Outdoor Solar Battery Security Camera, 1080p Full HD Night Vision Two-Way Talk Home Security Camera, Beige a worthwhile investment.
4. Solar Powered Motion Sensor Security Lights
Talking about security, there is nothing like splashing 1800 lumens of bright light into the faces of those poor souls who try to enter your domain.
Yeah, that’s right.
If the security camera discussed above isn’t to your liking for some reason.
I seriously feel a smart home must have this motion sensor based outdoor lights for their home.
- ☀【268 LED Super Bright Solar Light】--- LECLSTAR Solar lights outdoor equipped with 268 super bright LED beads, Solar motion senaor lights outdoor provides excellent illumination of up to 1800 lumens,LECLSTAR Solar sensor lights which is far brighter than other similar LED solar lights
- ☀【Quick And Easy Installation】--- Solar lights outdoor is very easy to mount with just two screws or a sticky pad.used the mounting screws that came with it.No annoying wires or adapters needed,Only using the included screws to fix the wireless solar sensor lights on the wall
- ☔【IP65 Waterproof】---LECLSTAR solar lights outdoor Made of durable ABS material, you don't need to worry about use in the rain. Solar mation sensor lights can also withstand all kinds of severe weather conditions,LECLSTAR solar lights outdoor is water resistant, heat-resistant and frost resistant, It can withstand rain and other extreme weather conditions
- ☀【Motion Sensor is More Sensitive】---Easily prevent thieves from entering your home at night and stealing your property,Built-in PIR motion sensor of our solar lights outdoor can detect up to 120 degree with a longer sensor length of 26 feet thus solar sensor lights provides a broader range of lightin
- 【100% lifetime warranty】 --- All LECLSTAR products support lifetime warranty service and 7 x 24 hours customer service. More than 100,000+ customers have chosen our products and liked our service.
While people claim that they enhance security which they do of course, but I can see multiple uses of them.
For example, you can use them above your garage to light your way when you are parking your car or taking it out.
You can also use the light to light up the front of your door when you enter at night and find your path magically illuminated.
Which of course translates to “beware stranger we are watching you” for unfriendly eyes.
So, you get my point right.
I think these lights have varied uses and can be deployed for intelligent instalments depending on your requirement.
5. Logitech K750 Solar Powered Wireless Keyboard
Okay fellow PC nerds it’s your turn to shine.
I just can’t help mentioning the Logitech K750 Solar Wireless keyboard in here.
I mean why not.
- Solar-powered keyboard: No battery hassles - any light source keeps your keyboard charged for at least three months in total darkness
- Only 1/3-inch thick: Ultra-thin design adds sleek style to your workspace
- Feel-good typing: Logitech-only concave key cap design for faster, quieter, more comfortable typing
- Powerful 2.4 GHz wireless: Enjoy a reliable connection using a tiny Logitech Unifying receiver that stays in your computer
- System Requirements-Windows XP, Windows Vista , Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10. Light source from sunlight and/or indoor lighting .Not for Mac
Everyone who uses a PC for his or her daily work must have one of these.
The typing thing is there of course.
But its always good to have a wireless keyboard at your disposal, especially if you travel a lot.
Couple that with the keyboard’s capability to stay charged and work for at least three months after a full charge holds a big appeal in my opinion.
Additionally, I really like the sleek and slim design that Logitech is offering here.
The concave keys make it easy to type and provide an overall smooth typing experience.
A must have accessory in your tech backpack.
Also, can you think of a better gift for someone you really care about?
6. Window Mounted Solar Charger
I know, I know.
I have already relayed a solar powered charger above.
But I couldn’t help not including these handy and not to mention cute little window based solar battery chargers.
You can stick these chargers at any window you know receives active sunlight.
And the device will then start charging itself which can then be used to charge your phone or similar devices.
They won’t oddly stick out and disturb your home or office aesthetics.
On the contrary, everyone who manages to get a look at them will enquire into what it is owing to their bright colors and the fact that “something is sticking to your window with a USB cable attached”.
Fun devices to behold.
Wouldn’t you agree?
7. Solar Power Generator
When we are talking about gadgets for your home that run on solar energy its is only logical to include a solar power generator.
The reasons are simple.
Through solar power generators you will be able to power up some of your household appliances in addition to our daily drivers like smartphones.
Another great reason to own one is if you like travelling, camping and similar outdoor activities having a handy solar power generator goes a long way.
The immediate uses of which I am sure you will be able imagine for yourselves.
I will lay out two of my favorite solar power generators with different capacities.
You can pick one depending on your needs and how many appliance you wish to power up using it.
- ☑LARGE CAPACITY BATTERY POWER: Comparing to 42000mAh 150Wh items,167Wh (3.7V 45000mAh) portable camping generator provides larger power capacity, that means it can efficiently power up the same electronic devices longer and power up higher power products. It can fully charged recharge iphone8 for 20 times and air pad 4-5 times, led lights 40+ hours, mini-friger CPAP or other small appliances, lights, and for home use/camping/hiking/hunting/ wherever you need power.
- ☑UPGRADED MULTIFUNCTIONAL OUTPUTS: 2X AC outlet (110 V,max 150W, peak 250W) for charging laptop, TV, fan, lights, car refrigerator, monitors, drones etc; 3 X DC ports (10A / 120W max) for charging air pump, car air fan, car charger, CPAP machine,holiday lights etc; 2X USB ports (3.1A max) for charging phones, tablets,mp3 player, bluetooth headphones. This camping generator definitely meet your demand to different devices.
- ☑PORTABLE & SOLAR RECHARGE: OMORC portable power station weighs only 3.5lbs and 2 handles design makes it's easy to take it to everywhere for outdoors enthusiasts. There are 4 ways to charge.On the wall, you can recharge the power supply by dual AC outlets; in your car, recharging is super-easy by 12V cigarette lighter for 8-10 hours; and built-in MPPT helps it recharged under sun (in sunny day) with (13V-24V/over 18W)solar panel (sold separately) for about 10 hours and other generator charging.
- ☑COMPLETELY SAFE & VERY QUIET: Battery Management System (BMS) enables voltage control, temperature control and more advanced safety operations to ensure complete protection for you and your devices. Built-in multiple safe-charging design provides short circuit protection, over current protection,over power protection, low voltage protection and over temperature protection. OMORC portable power supply is top quiet which makes it perfect for CPAP and so on.
- ☑CLEAN POWER ECO-FRIENDLY: OMORC portable solor generator equipped with a lithium battery pack, no fuel or gasoline needed, no fumes, no clanging! To recharge it.100% satisfaction guarantee: OMORC ensure every customer rest assured to by our products.Every OMORC product provide 45 days money back and 18 monthly guarantee.
With a battery capacity of 45000 mAh/167 Wh you will be able to safely power up your laptops, smartphones, cameras, outdoor equipments, drones, car refrigerators and other small appliances.
If you live in an area where you see a lot of power outrage or if you wish to power up even more powerful appliances, choose this one.
- 【LARGE CAPACITY PORTABLE POWER STATION】: Baldr330 portable power station with 297wh power capacity，which can effectively power the same electronic equipment longer than other camping batteries. Baldr330 portable power station generator has powerful functions, and can be used for home / travel / Camping after full charge, charging mobile phones, tablet computers, tablet computers, GPS, notebook computers, walkie talkies, GoPro, cameras, drones, holiday lights and CPAP machines
- 【THREE EASY CHARGING METHODS】: 1) Any compatible 100W solar panel (not included) can be used to charge the solar generator in the way of solar energy, portable generator can be fully charged in 5-8 hours. 2) Plug in the wall power socket for charging, and it can be fully charged within 5-8 hours. 3) Plug in the 12V socket of the car to charge, and it can be fully charged within 7-8 hours. And the generator is only 7.1 pounds, you can carry it with you, never worry about the lack of power supply
- 【MULTI FUNCTION OUTPUT PORT】: BALDR power station has standard 1 * pure sine wave AC power socket; 3 * QC 3.0 USB (5V / 3a, maximum 15W); 1 * C type (5V / 3a, maximum 15W); 1 * vehicle port (maximum 12V / 10A 120W); 2 DC ports (maximum 12V / 5A 60W). Power CPAP anywhere：We strongly recommend that CPAP users use DC converter to work with this portable power station for better effect.
- 【SAFE AND RELIABLE】: Portable power station use battery management system (BMS) to improve battery utilization, and extend battery service life through short circuit protection, overcurrent protection, overvoltage protection, overload protection, overheating protection and other functions. In addition, the portable generator is equipped with a wireless charger and a built-in multi-mode flashlight, which can quickly charge the mobile phone in case of emergency and help with LED SOS mode
- 【HEALTH AND GUARANTEE】: Pure sine wave inverter, working faster, quieter and more stable. No gasoline or toxic fumes, completely healthy and environmentally friendly. Baldr solar generator always provides professional and friendly customer assistance so that you can better understand and use the product. We offer 30-day refund guarantee, 2-year warranty and 24-hour friendly customer service
Baldr330 portable power station generator has smacked with powerful functions.
It can be safely used to power all medium power capable devices to be used for home / travel / Camping purposes after a full charge.
You can charge mobile phones, tablet computers, GPS, notebook computers, walkie talkies, GoPro, cameras, drones, holiday lights and CPAP machines.
I tend to look at them as the ideal holiday machines.
Charge them fully and keeping your camping space bright and beautiful at night won’t be an issue you have to bother yourselves with.
8. Solar Powered Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
This one is for all you audiophiles out there.
- DUAL POWERED SOUND SYSTEM: This rugged, splashproof & drop-proof dual powered sound system allows you to play music with crystal clear sound from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or other device.
- LONG LASTING POWER: The Rukus features a lithium battery that can play music for 8 hours, & the solar panel fully charges in less than 5 hours in direct sunlight. Power your smartphones & other devices through the USB port!
- ETON BRINGS YOU INFORMATION: We help you stay entertained with access to the latest news, music & information. Whether you're listening to a local radio station or signals from a faraway land, make Eton’s radios your go-to source.
- CONTINUING A LEGACY: For more than 30 years we've combined the best of old world analog electronics with the efficiency of modern day circuits & systems. Custom designed accessories like stitched satchels & pouches round out the Eton experience.
- ETON'S COMMITMENT TO PREPAREDNESS: We're committed to helping you be prepared for everyday fun & unexpected emergency, whether you’re out on a 10-day backpacking trip or barbecuing in the backyard.
I know you are very particular about you like your music to be served.
It has to have a nice mixture of treble, bass and other auditory parameters that give you a nice sound that appeals to your taste.
I won’t say that this solar based wireless Bluetooth speaker will give you the best sound quality of a full-on speaker system.
But this solar powered wireless Bluetooth speaker from Eton is very portable and is capable of storing enough charge to play eight hours of non-stop music.
Direct sunlight will charge the speaker fully in less than 5 hours.
It comes with a USB outlet that you can use to charge your smartphone or similar media devices.
The wireless speaker is also waterproof which means they are going to be your ideal pick for poolside, beach parties and similar social events.
9. Solar Powered Anti-Theft Backpack
Technically, I don’t think I can call this a gadget.
- Charge your phone directly from Solar Energy, through a Power Bank or Wireless Charging Pad: it takes 3.5 hours to fully charge your phone on a sunny day
- The Integrated USB Charging Port has both Regular and Type-C connections
- Adjustable Internal Dividers, which allows you to Organize your (Camera) Gear in many different ways. The Compartments fit 15.6” Laptops and 12.9“ Tablets with a Total Content of 18 Liters.
- The Patented Fidlock on the shoulder strap enables Quick and Easy Access to your phone or bottle
- This Eco-Backpack, Sustainably Made using Recycled Plastic Bottles, is Water Repellent and Cut Resistant on the front and sides
But I am pretty sure you will find the genius and creativity that goes into manufacturing something like this very appealing.
Now I know you might have heard of ant-theft backpacks that lets you charge your phone and iPad.
But make that backpack solar powered and tell me how you won’t be that popular kid in school.
But apart from the obvious benefits of added popularity this solar powered backpack is really cool.
The integrated charging port features both regular and type-C outlets.
In addition to being solar powered, the backpack, I am glad to learn is made out of recycled plastic bottles.
The backpack is water-repellent and cut resistant from both front and the sides.
Insides of the backpack are neatly divided to provide sufficient compartments to hold books, laptops, camera gears and tablets.
Overall a really great beck to school eco-friendly tech backpack that you should look to get your hands on.
10. Solar Powered Multi-Use Flash Light
Last but not the least, something for everyone, irrespective of your likes, need or interests.
Every home needs a flash light.
How many times have you found yourself in need of one but either the batteries are gone or it is out of power?
- Built-in solar panel, USB charging cable, and hand-crank for light anywhere
- Multiple light options that allow to use as a 250 total lumen output flashlight, floodlight or red emergency light
- Save on power with bright and half-bright modes
- Long-lasting, advanced lithium 4400mAh battery and integrated USB port charges phones and boosts tablets to stay connected
- Run Time: 7 - 48 Hours
Well, this Goal Zero 250 Lumen Multi-use flash light seems to be hitting multiple birds with a single arrow.
While marketed as a flash light you can also operate the gadget as a floodlight or red emergency light.
In addition to being a source of light the gadget also has outlet ports that you can use to charge your smartphone or similar media devices.
On a full charge from the sun the flash light can run for 48 hours but on the off chance that you find the device discharged there is also a hand crank that you can use to recharge the flash light mechanically.
A great addition to your home or garage or better yet your outdoor survival kit.
So that was my curated list of 10 fantastic gadgets for your smart home that run on solar energy.
By no means is this an exhaustive list.
The solar energy domain is spreading its reach by the day and is infusing its presence in more and more gadgets every day.
As it should because renewable sources of energy and gadget making use of it are at the frontier of scientific research.
If there are some other solar powered gadgets that you think should be a part of this list, mention them in the comments section below.
And if it appeals to the masses, I will most definitely include it in the post.
Thanking you for taking the time to read the post.
Take care of yourselves and I will see you in the next one.