Solar Chargers, Selfie Lighting, a UV Sanitizer and Other Cool Gadgets that Use Light

October 11, 2016 | Updated: 10:54 a.m., October 11, 2016

If you want to know about new and innovative gadgets EyeOpener trusts none other than Steve Greenberg, author of Gadget Nation. He stopped by the EO studio to show Oliver Tull a few fun gadgets that use light. You can check out the interview in the video above, or check out the detailed list below.

SunJack ($150) - This durable, high-efficiency solar device charger powers phones and tablets at wall-socket speed. Everything you need is included: a foldable solar panel with 2A USB ports, an ultra-slim lithium-polymer battery, a fast-charge battery cable, and carabiners that let SunJack hang in a variety of ways. SunJack folds to about the size of an iPad and can fully charge most phones in 90 minutes—twice the speed of standard solar chargers. It holds enough energy for up to eight smartphones after just five hours in the sun. 

ChatLight ($29.95) – A portable selfie and video chat lighting—it uses a soft, flattering LED to enhance your FaceTime sessions, Skype meetings, and even selfies. 

Verilux Portable Sanitizing Wand ($49.95) - Like magic, this sanitizing wand uses powerful UV-C technology to kill up to 99.9% of viruses, germs, certain molds and allergens on hard, non-porous surfaces. A Verilux wand destroys odor-causing bacteria in its tracks, and also kills up to 99% of H1N1 and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in just one second. The wand is safe on hard, non-porous surfaces (not for use on food, humans or pets) 4 AA batteries required, but not included.

Bondic (Starting at $20.00) – Can fix virtually anything in 4-seconds! Bondic® can fix everything from phone chargers to glasses, fishing lures to jewelry. Unlike glue, Bondic stays in a liquid state until a special UV light is applied, and turns it into 100% carcinogen-free hard plastic. YES, it stays liquid and won’t dry out like most glue on the market today. Bondic® is a very simple 4-step process (clean, fill, cure and shape) to fix almost anything, saving you money by not having to replace stuff that is broken. Bondic® works on repairing and rebuilding almost every material, including wood, glass, plastic, metal, ceramic, and much more. Once it has been cured, it can be sanded, shaped, and even painted! 

Luci Color ($24.95) - An inflatable solar light that collapses flat so you can take bold vibrant light wherever you go! Just place it in direct sunlight for 7 hours and Luci Color will last up to 6 hours on a single charge. Luci Color shines in eight shades: red, green, blue, purple, yellow, cyan, orange, white, or you can cycle through them all in the color-changing mode. MPOWERD is a socially-conscious company that wants to empower the 1.5 billion people in low-income countries still living without electricity by delivering Luci lights at prices they can afford. The more we sell, the greater impact we make, so every purchase makes a difference.