Tuesday, February 12th 2008

New Gadget Generates Electricity for Mobile Devices as User Walks

If you see any business moguls running around with what look like skater knee pads with cables running up to mobile devices, don't be surprised. These knee pads generate up to five watts of electricity for every step the user takes, without any noticeable effect on the wearer. When harnessed, this device can power and charge anything from iPods to Blackberries. The device mainly gains power, much like an average hybrid vehicle, during the "deceleration phase" of walking. A Canadian company called "Bionic Power" recently patented this device, and hopes to commercialize it as soon as they can.Source: Neowin.net
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6 Comments on New Gadget Generates Electricity for Mobile Devices as User Walks

#1
a111087
skater knee pads with cables running up to mobile devices?
that would look too weird for anyone to actually use...
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#2
Basard
You can shrink it, implant it in all of your joints, and then use them to power CPUs that they will put in your brain... and the lasers that you will shoot from your eyes.
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#3
Mussels
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MP3 players that never run flat, laptop rechargers...

If they shrink it down, you can wear it inside your pants. "... officer really, i was just recharging her MP3 player!"
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#4
ktr
I have heard about this. They claim with 1 min of walking = 10 min of cell phone charge. Not a bad trade off. This would be ideal for travelers.
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PVTCaboose1337
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by: ktr
I have heard about this. They claim with 1 min of walking = 10 min of cell phone charge. Not a bad trade off. This would be ideal for travelers.
This technology is just taking the kinetics from watches a bit farther. I think a Kinetic Cell Phone would be sweet. Never runs low on power...
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Mussels
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by: PVTCaboose1337
This technology is just taking the kinetics from watches a bit farther. I think a Kinetic Cell Phone would be sweet. Never runs low on power...
and if it does, you can just shake the hell out of it :toast:
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