global: tommy hilfiger solar jacket

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wearable tech is hot and happening, and tommy hilfiger jumps on the bandwagon with a distinct apparel item of its own that blends in the brand's classic style elements. created for both men and women, the solar jacket features an exclusive plaid design by british wool manufacturer abraham moon & sons. but the garment's main appeal, and an innovative one at that, are the detachable solar panels on the back. a carefully hidden wire connects these panels to a removable battery that's situated in the front pocket. a double usb port allows simultanous charging of two cell phones, tablets or e-readers. mind you, the battery can additionally be charged by way of a laptop or by simply connecting it to the grid. the solar jacket is a limited edition item and is available at select tommy hilfiger stores across the planet, but can also be purchased online.

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