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 4000 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.
- Hassle-free: Say goodbye to batteries and charging cables thanks to this keyboard's solar-powered case that charges itself whenever there's light and lasts for at least 3 months (2) in total darkness
- Sleek and Ultra-thin: With sleek lines and a thin profile, this stylish, streamlined solar keyboard adds style to your workspace whether you've got a laptop computer or desktop PC
- Comfortable Typing: Combining your favorite features of traditional keyboards, laptops and a Logitech-only concave key cap design, you'll enjoy faster, quieter, feel-good typing hour after hour
- Advanced Wireless: K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard features Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, giving you the same reliability of a cord plus wireless convenience and freedom
- USB receiver: The Logitech Unifying receiver gives you up to 33 ft (1) of wireless freedom and lets you pair up to 6 compatible Logitech peripherals; fewer cords, less hassle, and one easy workflow
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.
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.
- ⚡ POWER 9 DEVICES SIMULTANEOUSLY: Baldr’s 330W, 288Wh Lithium Ion Battery has 1x AC Outlet, 2x DC Outlets, 1x 12V Car Outlet (Cigarette Lighter), 3x USB 3.0 Quick-Charge Plugs, 1x USB Type-C Port, and 1x Wireless Charging Pad. This unit can power your drones, phones, laptops, tablets, cameras, lighting, and so much more!
- ⚡ ECO-FRIENDLY CHARGING: You can easily charge your Portable Power Station via standard wall outlet (110-240V), 12V car outlet, or a separate power generator. No access to an outlet? Baldr has you covered! Recharge your unit ANYWHERE with our ultra-efficient, 120W solar panel (sold separately)! This device also includes a built-in MPPT Controller to maximize energy extraction and optimize charging rates.
- ⚡ THE PERFECT CPAP GENERATOR: The Baldr Pioneer Portable Power Station includes a 12V Regulated Output (DC to DC), which provides constant voltage throughout the night to ensure you sleep peacefully! Our generator also supports use while charging, making it the perfect companion to your CPAP System.
- ⚡ COMPREHENSIVE BATTERY PROTECTION: Baldr’s Battery Management System protects your Power Station from overcharging, inconsistent voltage, current overload, short circuits and overheating. This unit also features a low battery alarm, fireproof shell, and shock-proof socket design to keep you and your family well protected!
- ⚡ WHAT’S INCLUDED: 1x Baldr Pioneer 330W Portable Power Station, 1x 8mm DC to 18V Y Connector Cable, 1x 110V AC Wall Plug Power Adapter, 1x 12V Car Charger Cable, 1x User Manual. We provide excellent 24-hour customer service, a 1 year warranty, as well as a 30-day money back guarantee on all purchases!
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 and 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, and the solar panel fully charges in less than 5 hours in direct sunlight; Power your smartphones and other devices through the USB port
- Stay Safe and Have Fun: For over 30 years we've been dedicated to creating award-winning, innovative products for emergency preparedness and entertainment; We're a proud partner of the American Red Cross
- Keep Connected: From weather alert radios and backup battery packs to solar-powered sound systems, we'll keep you connected and in the know at home, in the office, on the road or in the great outdoors
- Eton's Commitment to Preparedness: We're committed to helping you be prepared for everyday fun and 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.
- ANTI-THEFT BACKPACK: Dimensions (D x W x H): 6.10 x 11.40 x 17.50 inches; Compact anti-theft backpack with hidden pockets and zippers keeps belongings safe and secure during everyday outings
- CHARGES YOUR DEVICES: USB charging port is built into the design, allowing you to charge your phone discreetly on the go
- INNOVATIVE SOLAR POWER: Innovative front solar panel charges your devices with the power of solar energy
- PADDED COMPARTMENTS: Features 2 compartments that can hold 15.60-inch laptops and 12.90-inch tablets
- FIDLOCK SYSTEM: Fidlock system features bottle and fold holder, including strap and special phone pouch
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.