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Published on January 14th, 2009 | by Ariel Schwartz

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Send a Unique Greeting With HYmini's Solar Postcard

January 14th, 2009 by  



Receiving postcards with pictures from exotic places is fun, but you know what’s even more fun? Receiving a solar postcard. HYMini’s miniNOTE is an ultra-lightweight portable universal power bank that fits into almost any mailbox. The miniNOTE comes complete with a built-in 1200mAh lithium ion rechargeable battery, USB output jack, and USB adapter tips for most 5V devices.

The miniNOTE is wrapped in recycled cardboard packaging along with brass metal corners for durability. And HYMini’s device packs quite a punch for its size— when fully charged, the miniNOTE can power an iPod Nano halfway.

I haven’t seen pricing information on HYMini’s website, but I’m guessing the miniNOTE won’t cost more than $25.

Photo Credit: HYmini 
 





 

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About the Author

was formerly the editor of CleanTechnica and is a senior editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine, and more. A graduate of Vassar College, she has previously worked in publishing, organic farming, documentary film, and newspaper journalism. Her interests include permaculture, hiking, skiing, music, relocalization, and cob (the building material). She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.



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