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Mobile phone battery life is always on our minds as there is nothing worse than running out of juice at that moment you need to make that important phone call.  You can take an extra battery with you (unless you have an iPhone) but you never […]

Externalcharger_usbsmallerMobile phone battery life is always on our minds as there is nothing worse than running out of juice at that moment you need to make that important phone call.  You can take an extra battery with you (unless you have an iPhone) but you never seems to run out when you have the spare with you.  That’s the scenario that M2E Power hopes to address with their newly announced technology that converts movement into juice for your phone.  Their power solution sounds unique as it converts six hours of normal movement into one hour of talk time for most phones.  That means you just throw the generator in your bag and go about your business and run your phone from the movement alone.  That’s pretty unique and as Katie Fehrenbacher of GigaOM points out this could be a big boon for countries that have a poor power grid.  Many of those countries are now seeing a boom in cell phone adoption so these folks at M2E may be onto something significant here.

  1. hmm, nice way to power that gps while out and about to.

    have something like this built in and it will not run out of juice any time soon.

    i would also guess that the military would be all over a system like to power radios and other small devices.

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  2. I live on a sailboat, which means there are (at least) 2 constants:

    1. It is always moving (unless tied up at a dock or pier)

    2. I am always running an electrical deficit unless I run the engine to charge

    I’d love to see a scaled up version of this – put it up in the forepeak (you get the most motion at the bow) and use #1 to help out with #2 (no illusions that it would keep me fully charged, but couldn’t hurt to add to the solar & wind options)

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