LG’s Cookie Pop phone is solar-powered

LG Cookie Pop might be of interest to those looking for a green phone. Aside from being an affordable touchscreen phone (priced at Php 9,990) equipped with a 3-megapixel camera and social networking functions, it also showcases a host of green features, foremost of which is its solar cell powered battery cover. With this, users can utilize the sun’s energy to charge their phones in the absence of a normal charger. This, of course, also saves on electricity, which is a good thing since our collectively energy consumption is the number one cause of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a National Geographic documentary I watched before.

Other green features of the LG Cookie Pop phone are:

* It does not contain any polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and is made free of BFR (brominated flame retardants) and CFR (chlorinated flame retardants) almost up to 99.9 percent

* When using the accompanying charger (not the solar powered battery cover), the phone beeps when fully charged to signal to the owner that it’s time to unplug it, thus saving energy

* It is equipped with Eco-tree and Eco-calculator which tracks how users have reduced carbon emissions by charging through the solar cell battery

* The packaging is made from recycled paper and uses soy ink for printing

There are other phones in the Cookie range, such as the LG Cookie Wi-fi and the LG Cookie Ultima, but these don’t have a solar cell battery. I wonder why, since a solar cell battery is a good thing. Any answers, LG?

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