Rosanna Kilfedder, a 24 year old design student at London’s Brunel University, has invented the world’s first solar powered handbag — The Sun Trap.

The handbag turns on an interior light when you unzip the bag to reveal the contents. No more fumbling around for keys in front of the house as the sketchy guy follows close behind.

The purse uses a solar cell to tap into energy from the sun, storing it in the internal battery. When the bag is opened the light goes on for 15 seconds and then turns off to conserve energy. The internal battery also acts as a portable renewable energy source and can be used to charge mobile phones, PDAs and other wireless devices while on the move.

Honestly, a purse than can charge my cell phone on the go? That’s friggin cool. Even as a guy.

The handbag will go on sale at Rosanna’s own site, soon.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."