JBL has started crowdfunding for a new pair of wireless headphones. What’s so special about that, you ask? They run on solar power.


JBL has teamed up with Swedish company Exeger to create an on-ear headphone that can be charged completely by the Sun.

The headphones use Exeger’s Powerfoyle technology that turns the headband into a photo-voltaic surface.

The battery charges quickest in direct sunlight, but will receive charge from indirect and indoor lighting as well.

JBL reflect eternal colors


The battery holds 24 hours of charge, and just 1.5 hours in direct sunlight will convert enough energy for 68 hours of playtime. With that kind of efficiency, you might never need to plug in the REFLECT Eternal at all, though a USB-C cable is included.

Other specs include 40mm drivers, voice assistant compatibility, and an IPX4 ‘splashproof’ rating.

JBL reflect eternal dude

Welcome to the Future

While still in the prototyping stage, the JBL REFLECT has already achieved it’s early crowdfunding goals, and is set to ship production units in October of 2020.

It’s only a matter of time before solar charging becomes the universal standard. Leave it to the Scandinavians to pave the way for the rest of us.

The $75 early bird special has sold out, but you can still hop on board for $99 and $129. Retail is looking like $165, and you can choose between Red and Green.

Pick ’em up on the IndieGogo page.


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