Gram Speakers are solar-powered, fit in your pocket

Listening to your fave tunes while cavorting on a sun-splashed beach could get a lot more convenient if Finnish designer Pekka Salokannel has his way. His design concept for solar-powered Gram Speakers is patterned after old-timey gramophone record players from a century ago, but that outward appearance is where the similarity ends.

Charged up by three layers of solar panels, the batteries nestled inside will keep the music playing long beyond sunset. Change the volume with a touch of your finger, and then when it's time to call it a night, fold these babies up into a pocketable package. See how that works after the jump.

Great idea. Now if someone will just invent the technology to make this design a reality, it could be a huge hit.

Via Designboom