In the tech-savvy world, consumer gadgets are becoming immensely portable and compact. However, the biggest problem even in the most advanced gadgets is the limited battery life. To solve the problem various companies are working on eco-friendly gadgets that can draw power from kinetic energy.
From motion-powered iPhone charger to kinetic Moti lamp, following eight kinetic energy innovations are able to store battery power by converting movements into energy.
Ampy – Motion-powered battery
Forget electric plug-in chargers, Ampy is a motion-powered battery that stores power by converting body movements into energy for juicing up various gadgets. The battery has 1,000 capacity for charging smartwatches or other smart devices. All you need to do is clip it onto to your pocket, belt or dog’s collar, and after that just start your work out or normal daily movement for energy conversion.
Kinetic Moti lamp
The kinetic Moti lamp inflates into an illuminating sphere in response to movements in its surroundings. For instance, the lamp inflates slowly when the environment is peaceful, however, it turns into a big sphere quickly in active surroundings. Available in three different sizes and styles, each LED lamp consists of a multiplex base and an HDPE inflatable lampshade.
Element 1 smartwatches
Element1 smartwatches come attached with kinetic batteries that charge them with movements at any place. They can be synchronized with smartphones and tablets powered by both Android and iOS. These smartwatches also come with 230 mAh battery capacity and a Wi-Fi adapter. Their minimalist design layout seems perfect for travelers and athletes.
Infinity cell is a smart gadget for iPhone users. This kinetic charger converts body’s movement into electricity for juicing up your iPhone. The charger works by simply shaking it for 30 minutes that provides 20-percent charge to your iPhone. To fully charge the iPhone, you need to shake it for three hours. But who’ll be willing to work for that long just to charge their phone?
Pulse jump rope
The Pulse jump rope by Uncharted Play is another way to work out and generate electricity for charging your gadgets. This skipping rope is designed with an aim to convert the kinetic energy from jumping rope. Using the stored energy, you can easily juice up your devices like mobile phones, lights, and other small electronics.
The kinetic charger is another eco-friendly device that’s designed by industrial designer Toby Blake to produce electricity as you go out for an evening walk or jogging. This device can be attached to your clothes, and as you start walking or running it will continue harvesting energy with constant movements. The more you work out, more power will be generated.
Leaf wireless mouse
Created by designers Lu Hairong and Zhang Xuehui, Lead wireless mouse is powered by kinetic energy. It reduces battery usage and can be charged easily when it’s moved on the work desk. The self-powered mouse seems to be a great device that’s powered every time while you work.
GiraDora is pedal-powered washer for cleaning your laundry. It is basically a portable plastic tub that can be filled with water and detergent to wash clothes, meanwhile, its lid acts as a seat. To power this washing machine, the user needs to pedal to charge its pump that further starts the machine for washing laundry. This machine is a great gadget for regions with less or no power supply.
Kinetic charging is a free energy source for juicing up your gadgets with a few movements like shaking, walking, skipping or other movements.