A handbag is no longer an important fashion accessory to tuck in your belongings, but it can double up as your mobile phone charger as well. The Power Purse designed by a mechanical engineering student Joe Hynek is no ordinary bag but is one of those eco-friendly fashion accessories that are any vogue nowadays. The cover of the bag is made of laminated solar panel made of photovoltaic film that traps sunlight and converts it into electricity. The electricity is then transmitted to a circuit connected to two batteries hidden inside the bag’s lining and to a USB port. Small devices including mobile phones, iPod, cameras, BlackBerry and PDAs could be plugged into the Power Purse for charging. Priced at a mere ₤150, the Power Purse is a great buy.