THE SOLAR-POWERED BIKINI.
I bet our one-piece wearing grandparents never thought they'd see the day. Hell, I never thought I'd see the day. But Schneider did, and his electric bad boys are selling for between 200 and 500 bucks a pop. The solar powered bikini is swimwear for women that has a 5 volt USB built into it, allowing women to charge their electric gadgets while sunbathing. Each bikini takes about 80 hours for Schneider and his team to make, but he has already filled thousands of orders in just New York City.
Each solar bikini is custom-made out of photovoltaic film strips, sown together with conductive thread. Stylistically, the bikini sports the "medieval" style while still covering a minimal amount of skin, making it marketable to chic women who want to show off their bodies.
Reviews that I have found on the iKini (as it is now called) have been mixed. Some seem to think it practical, others think it's a waste of money. At first, I was keen to think it was a rather pointless invention, but then I saw an article titled, "The Solar-Powered Bikini: Because Why Not?", and I realized creative inventions do not always have to solve the world's problems. Sometimes creative things just happen because they can.