Wind-powered phone charger unveiled

European wireless carrier Orange has recently asked Gotwind, a company specializing in wind turbines, to create a prototype of a wind-powered mobile phone charger.

If commercialized, the Orange wind charger will allow people to recharge their cell-phone from any location, even from the top of a mountain, at the other end of the world, where power sources are quasi-nonexistent.

The prototype is currently powered by a blade propeller, measuring 12 inches in diameter and produces around 0.5 watts of power, allowing mobile users to recharge their phone in one or two hours.

More details can be had on Gotwind’s official Web site.

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6 Responses to Wind-powered phone charger unveiled

  1. Hmmm, "…allow people to recharge their cell-phone from any location, even from the top of a mountain, at the other end of the world, where power sources are quasi-nonexistent." And that helps my cell phone in what area? So I can play more of my MP3s? If you are so far removed where power is quasi-nonexistent then there are no mobile phone site, so even if you had 10tera watts of power available the cell phone will not work, duh!!!

    I think the solar power version is much better. It comes built in into a backpack and works INDOORS (where there is NO WIND). So as far as anyone is concern you are just carrying a backpack with a shiny back.

  2. Hmmm, “…allow people to recharge their cell-phone from any location, even from the top of a mountain, at the other end of the world, where power sources are quasi-nonexistent.” And that helps my cell phone in what area? So I can play more of my MP3s? If you are so far removed where power is quasi-nonexistent then there are no mobile phone site, so even if you had 10tera watts of power available the cell phone will not work, duh!!!

    I think the solar power version is much better. It comes built in into a backpack and works INDOORS (where there is NO WIND). So as far as anyone is concern you are just carrying a backpack with a shiny back.