NEC and Soundpower recently debuted a prototype remote that operates without batteries.

NEC and Soundpower recently debuted a prototype remote that operates without batteries.  The power necessary to run the device comes from energy captured when the user pushes buttons on the remote.  The two companies are hoping to start shipping the remote within the next two years.  This is yet another example of simple innovation that stands the potential to cause large-scale change and greatly impact the environment.  One can only imagine how many AA and AAA batteries users go through each year to power their remote controls.

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