Leave Your Hat On
The Christchurch-designed 2c Solar Light Cap is trialled by a Chicago Tribune reporter who dons the headgear for a camping trip on the Mississippi River. “Part of the appeal of sleeping in the woods for a few days is to turn off the day-to-day gadgetry that consumes our lives,” he writes. “But I offer another item, perfect for camping or any outdoor activity where you need to shed a little light in the dark night: a hat with a solar-powered brim that turns into a flashlight. Available online, the 2C Solar Light Cap, which is charged in sunlight, looks like an ordinary baseball hat, but the brim is slightly thicker because two solar-powered lights sit underneath.” The hat will be available in American shops later this year.