This bonsai tree is striking as well as smart: it uses solar energy to recharge your phone. The Electree’s 27 photovoltaic panels can load a battery inside the pot in 36 hours. The user plugs in a phone or other device using a USB cable. The 15-inch tree is sold partly assembled, so the user can position the “leaves” to catch maximum rays. The Electree, devised by the French designer Vivien Muller, costs about $400.
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By Dewi Gigengack