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2007

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン大賞

Award-winning item
eneloop kairo [KIR-S1S, KIR-S2S(W) , KIR-S2S(P) , KIR-S2S(K) ]
Domain/Category
Product Design - Everyday goods, gardening products
Company
SANYO Electric Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
Award Number
07A02003
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2007

* eneloop kairo [KIR-S1S, KIR-S2S(W) , KIR-S2S(P) , KIR-S2S(K) ], eneloop anka [KIR-S4S], eneloop solar charger [N-SC1S], eneloop mobile booster [KBC-E1S] are granted as 1 special award for Good Design Grand Award.

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Outline

An ideal source of clean energy for charging Eneloop rechargeable batteries, relying entirely on solar power instead of a conventional power supply. After the unit's internal lithium-ion battery is charged from regular exposure to sunlight, use the unit for a quick recharge of Eneloop batteries or as a source of power for electronic devices via a USB connection, as needed. Simply by setting the charger down on different sides, users can catch sunlight from two angles, accounting for different positions of the sun each day, throughout the year, or in various locations. Simple in design, the unit is shaped like a pyramid, which is practical. In this way, the design reflects its purpose and fits in well in home environments.

Producer

Masato Ito, Company President, Power Solutions Group, Mobile Energy Company SANYO Electric Co.,Ltd.

Director

Masato Shimizu, Shinji Oda, Director, Akihiro Nunogaki, Kazuhisa Mizuta, Project Leader, Advanced Design Center, SANYO Electric Co.,Ltd.

Designer

Takuo Nomi, Mobile Energy Industrial Design Section, Power Design Department, Fuko Hisada Telecom Industrial Design Section, Telecom Design Department, Advanced Design Center, SANYO Electric Co.,Ltd.

More information

http://www.sanyo.co.jp/koho/hypertext4/0610news-j/1031-1.html

Date of Release
2006/12/1
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