If you marry enough gadgets, you might make something useful. That may explain the combination that Secur Products has come up with for its latest product at the 2015 International CES, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.
Edison, N.J.-based Secur Product is launching its $50 Sp-5000 Solar Media Player, which combines an MP3 media player speaker and a solar-powered charging case in a single product. The company notes that streaming music or playing a library of songs is one of the fastest ways to drain the battery life of a smartphone. But the Solar Media Player deals with that problem.
It combines a zippered speaker with a built-in solar panel. You can use that panel to protect and charge smartphones in the outdoors. And you can play music continuously while you do that. So you can take the device out camping in the woods, relaxing in the backyard, or just enjoying the outdoors somewhere.
The Solar Media Player is both rainproof and shockproof, the company says. You put a smartphone or MP3 player in the case and zip it closed. The Solar Media Player will function as a speaker and a solar phone charger. The case measures 7.28 inches by 3.74 inches by 1.77 inches. It is large enough to hold most smartphones including the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5. It features two 3-watt stereo speakers, a built-in 2000mAh power bank, and a 5.5V solar panel.
When a phone is connected to the Solar Media Player it can draw power from the power bank, or the solar panel can charge both the phone and the power bank at the same time. Other features of the Solar Media Player include a battery light indicator and a carabiner that can be used to hang the speaker. Secur Products is a division of Maverick Industries, which has been making household electronics and appliances for more than 30 years. Secur Products focuses on emergency preparedness, outdoor sports, portable power solutions, and alternative energy.
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