FLIP FLAP Flower: solar powered ZEN plant! May the sun shine...
Posted by Harmjan H. on Sep 7, 2010mail | 1 comment

The Flip Flap Flower toy brings you instant zen…

The Flip Flap Flower toy brings you instant zen…

Yep! Solar powered flowers! For your desk and car dashboard! Or for your partner! Or just to look at! Or if you don’t know what to give someone…! Or if you want instant relaxation! Or you want to keep your kid quiet for a while!

The Flip Flap dancing flower: you have to have one, simply because it’s completely useless, and that makes it so cute! (I like useless things, I admit…) And someone named them ‘Flip Flaps’. Imagine a board meeting: “Yes boss, we’ve spend several thousands on it and the marketing department came with this: Flip Flaps!“.

“…..The solar powered Flip Flap flower eases your senses and takes you into a calmer world. Simply put your solar powered Flip Flap flower on desk, table, fireplace mantel or the dashboard of your car and it will help you relieve from stress! Speed will adjust to the amount of sun or bulb light it receives.”

Wow indeed!

Where to buy Flip Flap flowers…

You can find the flip flap flower on Amazon or eBay.

Imagine: You are working in a tiny cubicle with no room for live plants. Or instead of a green thumb, yours happens to be… well, not green. But you desperately really, really, really want something green in your work space, then I suppose that you are the consumer for whom this solar-powered-plant-with-moving-leaves-called-a-Flip-Flap was created!

Visit youtube for more solar flower power movies.

So let’s take a look at some features of the Flip Flap solar dancing flower:

Ah, well, the Flip Flap flower in the video is not on some desk, but in front of a window. Seems logical because flowers need sunlight! And this solar powered version is of course not an exception. Though it runs on lightbulbs too!

Who makes the Flip Flap flower?

TOMY from Japan (where it has a big cult following…) distribute this solar toy in the UK, but according to this Flip Flap article on Wikipedia it is originally patented by the ‘Shenzhen Longgang Pinghu‘ company from China. There are lots of ‘fake’ Flip Flap flowers on the market so if you want to make sure you have the original and authentic Tomy Flip Flap flower, look for the Tomy logo. Also the text on the box of the original consists of almost only Japanese words and characters. Besides, the leaves are much more darker than the fake ones.

How do they work?

This video explains how the flip flap flower actually work. It works with a magnet and a small current, generated by the solar panel.

Flip Flap flower says no…. broken

Is your special solar plant friend broken? If it’s not working as it should, then probably the magnet is displaced or knocked during shipping or after it fell from the your table. Don’t despair! Geek Girl explains on her blog how she fixed her flip flap flower after it fell on the floor, but you can also take a look on this page where I explain how to fix solar lights.

Specs of the solar powered Flip Flap plant:

  • No batteries needed, powered by bulb or solar light
  • Leaves move randomly
  • Includes a base pad
  • Lock the leaves to stop them from flipping and flapping
  • No water required – don’t forget
  • Protects the environment by using solar power
  • Works indoors & outdoors

Do you have a Flip Flap (…not to be confused with Flip Flop flower pots btw, that’s something completely different…) and want to share your experience? Feel free to write here about your green flapping solar friend and especially how it changed your life!

The Flip Flap Flower is for sale on: Amazon or eBay

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One Response to “The Flip Flap Flower toy brings you instant zen…”

  1. Mark says:

    I have one of those. My daughter gave me the pink one (you should hear my colleges in the office).. I don’t know if u can call it relaxing, but as a present its nice I guess. I would never buy it for myself though.

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