Novothink debuts Solar Surge cases for iPhone, iPod touch

Novothink has debuted its new Solar Surge solar-charging cases for the second-generation iPod touch, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS.

Featuring an integrated solar panel on the cases’ rear, the Surge allows for solar charging of the attached iPhone or iPod touch with no other power supply required, and also offers LED battery status light indicators, a soft touch finish, a mini USB port for syncing or charging the attached device, an included cord for hanging the case from the user’s wrist, belt or backpack, and open access to the headphone jack, camera, screen, sleep/wake and volume buttons, and ring/silent switch.

Novothink’s Solar Surge case for the iPod touch 2G will be available later this month and will sell for $70; the iPhone 3G and 3GS model will be available in the fourth quarter of 2009.