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Brooklyn-based designer Andrew Schneider has created a women's swimsuit that doubles as an iPod charger, with the help of photovoltaic panels and conductive thread. Sure, it looks a little weird up close, but it is pretty impressive that you can even get it wet without being worried of an electric shock. (Just dry off before plugging yourself back in.) He's also planning on making one for guys that will be able to cool a beer placed inside a personal beer cozy. [NY Post]