Sony Eclipse on Yanko Design

Most of us in the design world know about; Personally, Yanko Design is one of my favorite sites to check out. They're always updating with new designs that are often very inspirational.

Yanko just published the Sony Eclipse, made by my brother and I. Check it out :

UPDATE (10/2/10) : Our Sony Eclipse is the top post on the front page of Yanko Design! Check it out before it's gone!

UPDATE (10/4/10) : It's gone, but you can see it right here at this link:


Sony Eclipse

A few weeks ago, Anh and I had a chance to sit down and brainstorm some fun conceptual projects that we could whip up quickly. We like to do these quick projects often to brush up on our design thinking - but also keep our minds fresh and to spice up our portfolio. The Sony Eclipse was the result of that weekend. Like the analogy of a name - The Eclipse lives on your window and collects energy to power itself.

Watching a full solar eclipse is something that rarely happens in a lifetime, and this concept draws inspiration from such a situation.

Drawing inspiration from a solar eclipse, we designed a personal media player. The media player draws on a set of photovoltaic cells on the back panel, harnessing the power of solar energy and providing a renewable and sustainable power source that can keep the device working through the night.