It has been raining here lately in Northern California, so it been a little chilly for BBQing. But as you think about storing your lawn furniture, check out this find, the latest in hip patio furniture -the SOLo Lounge table. This sleek table not only generates power with it built in solar panels, but comes equipped with an ipod docking station and outlet so you can power up your laptop and cell phone off the grid. Looking at my old teak table – I am wondering, "What have you done for ME lately?"
These are built to order at about $12,000, but this is not the typical table you pick up at your local hardware store. Designed by Canadians, this piece not only is set up to collect solor rays, but is built to withstand temperatures well below freezing. Personally if it was that cold, I would be inside, but it is nice to know, you don’t have to worry about moving it.
Silicon cells are embedded in the top of the table to harness solar energy and transform it into clean energy. It collects enough energy to power up your 100 cell phones and 3 lap tops per day. One could connect an ipod and set the mood for a patio dance party. The table even lights up in a multitude of colors to really give your patio some extra pizazz.
This modern table is quite the conversation starter and does it all – where form meets function. All it needs is a margarita maker and it would be perfect for your next backyard soiree! (Then again, you could bring your own blender and plug it right in.)