Are Solar Mobiles Bright for Renters?


New, solar-powered cell phones sound like a good idea, but are they bright for landline-less renters?

Samsung and LG recently released solar cells into the market. Good news for eco-philes: Be green and get rid of another pesky cord. But think about it: If you've gotten rid of your landline and only have a cell, this might not be the wisest choice. Here's why.

Samsung's Blue Earth (pictured) and the LG Pop require a lot of sun for a little talk time - not a good thing if you live in a sun-challenged apartment (especially if you're at work during prime tanning hours). Here's a break-down: