OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Vaude U.S. distributor Magura Direct said the company has received the Focus Open 2009 International Design Award in Silver for its innovative Mobile Solar Power Charger [Solar].
The Baden-Württemberg International Design Award received 438 product entries submitted from Europe, Asia and the United States. Its unique concept of focusing on a specific issue—Focus Green in 2008, or Focus Safety in 2007—has challenged manufacturers’ design trends and development tasks. For the 2009 10th anniversary of the award, the Design Center Stuttgart called for entries to "Focus Open"—not relating to any specific theme.
The prestigious "Award in Silver" was presented to Vaude's Mobile Solar Power Charger. The Solar can be used to charge electronic mobile devices and internal replaceable batteries. Cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras or GPS devices can be charged anywhere and with only the clean, natural energy provided by the sun. The device can be attached to any backpack, enabling the user to power up their devices while hiking or biking.
"The Vaude Solar is the perfect device for earth-conscious adventurers," said Hilke Patzwall, Vaude environmental manager.