Sunday, May 20, 2012

5/20/12: 7 in 1 Rechargeable Solar Transformers from OWI, Inc.

My son loves vehicles, especially ones that move on their own.  We were lucky enough to try out the new 7 in 1 Rechargeable Solar Transformers from OWI Inc.  This product is really cool and kids get to learn some science by learning about solar energy.  Plus for parents how exciting is it to have a toy with no batteries or tools!  All the pieces snap together.
 Here is Evan showing me how to charge the car.  Evan likes the car best but there are five vehicles that can be made: Solar Car, Concept Car, Bulldozer, Dump Truck, and Concept Racer.
The Bulldozer:

 The Dump Truck.
 During the charging process.
This is how it starts and kids get to put the pieces together.
 Here is the charging station.  Note there are two places to plug in to for charging.
 The charging statio closed up.
 The cool little car that Evan loves playing with.
 Here it is plugged in.
Here he is playing with it after charging.  It goes really fast.
 Here it is as packaged.
More from OWI about the product:
OWI, Inc.®, a leading supplier of fun, educational RobotiKits™ has added the 7 in 1 Rechargeable Solar Transformers to their award-winning line of construction kits for all levels of experience.

This is an innovative solar science kit that encourages children to exercise their source of creativity and imagination. The 7 in 1 comes with all snap plastic parts (no screws, tools required), solar panel and accessories. It is easy to assemble the 7 different modules: 2 power charging stations and 5 different vehicles.

A full time fueling station is remarkable. The transforming rechargeable station has 2 output plugs; one for solar recharging and the other for battery recharging. Amazingly, the battery charging station can bring the selected unit to full power in about 5 seconds and the solar recharging station will fully recharge in approximately 120 seconds. The fun time - run time is approximately 50-80 seconds. The educational value is paramount, The 7 in1 Solar Rechargeable Solar Transformers allows the user to experience energy that can be recharged and stored in a power source and learn its principles and knowledge through assembly.

Similar to OWI's other mini solar kits... if you have sun, you have power. Enjoy five different vehicles: Solar Car, Concept Car, Bulldozer, Dump Truck, and Concept Racer.

So many choices... transforming, recharging, indoors, outdoors, creating, and building. Learning is fun!
Suggested selling price: $26.95 USD
Follow them on Twitter:  @OWI_Robotics
Disclosure:   I received this product for review purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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