Samsung portable alternative power: Green to go

Most alternative power supplies look like a kluge-fest. Green is good, but must it look so, well, bad? And how many of them are truly slip-in-your-pocket portable? Samsung is showing off a whole new look for alternative power.

These products range from a solar-powered stereo Bluetooth handset to a dynamo — a kinetic-energy hand crank generator for cloudy days or foggy locales. We all wish we lived where the sun shines every day, but alas, some of us don't.

These products are part of Samsung's The Blue Earth Dream, which also includes a cellphone with a built-in solar panel. While just prototype concept products at this point, the Captain Nemo-look is something we hope becomes a reality soon.

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