Mobile Power Ups

Mobile Power Ups
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Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 11 february 2008

The Solar Charge ec and the Biomechanical Energy Harvester are two examples of technology that helps you power up your gadgets on the move. The Solar Charge ec is a battery that dangles from your phonepicking up the sun’s rays on its solar panel. Six hours of sunlight will provide approximately thirty-five minutes of use. The Biomechanical Energy Harvester is still in concept stage and is something that was thought up (and tested) by researchers in Canada. It’s a brace that exercisers attach to their knee and the movement in the leg generates enough energy to power ten mobile phones.

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