Mechanical kinetic-powered mobile phone
by David Masters
March 18, 2009
Mobile phones could soon be powered by kinetic power, borrowing technology from wristwatches.
Swiss watchmakers Ulysse Nardin have joined forces with an innovation company to put together an idea for a wind up mobile phone.
The handset uses a Ulysse Nardin mechanical motor that collects kinetic energy from the movements of the phone’s owner.
The kinetic energy is converted into electricity to power the phone.
Currently, the mechanical motor is used alongside ordinary mains charging to increase battery life, rather than completely replacing mains electricity.
Price of the handset is yet to be announced, although being called ‘Chairman’, it is expected to be a luxury model.
A limited run of 1,846 of the handsets will be made.
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