Solar powered necktie lets you look sharp and geeky at the same time

Over the years we've seen plenty of solar powered accessories that can give your various gadgets a much needed energy boost. The problem is that most of them make you look like a starving student or hippie.

Now a group of researchers at Iowa State University have created a necktie using newly developed solar fabrics. The neat thing, is that the tiny solar panels are arranged in a grid that looks kind of like what you might see on a tie anyway. There's even a pocket sewn into the back where you can stash the device you're charging.

The only problem I see is that other than at weddings and job interviews, very few people seem to wear ties these days.

Via Gadget Blog News