Adidas has introduced the RPT-02 SOL, a pair of solar-powered headphones that can recharge themselves in direct sunlight. The sportswear brand boasts that the device “can handle the sweat from your toughest workouts” and is splash-proof.
The headphones’ construction from 87% recycled plastics demonstrates an effort to maintain a concern for the environment throughout the manufacturing process. (consisting of post-consumer recycled PC-ABS and recycled nylon). The revolutionary light cell material PowerfoyleTM, developed in collaboration with Swedish solar technology pioneers Exeger, allows the headphones to charge wirelessly from both natural and artificial light.
“Light has always been a positive source of energy for people, and now we can rely on it to power headphones,” said Anders Olsson, Product Manager at Zound Industries. It’s crucial that we keep pushing the limits of wearable technology and developing cutting-edge innovations. By developing the adidas RPT-02 SOL, we are able to push these boundaries and ensure that athletes can train to the beat without having to worry about their headphones running out of juice.
The new adidas RPT-02 SOL headphones are available now from the official adidas online store for $230 USD.