Orange UK has partnered with GotWind to produce a light weight mobile phone charger that is both green and convenient.  Crafted from a good old regular air bed pump, the device converts your foot power into electricity by driving a turbine, which subsequently powers your mobile phone.  GotWind says that the device can power a standard mobile for up to 5 minutes in the equivalent amount of time it takes to inflate a pillow.  No word on if they’ll take the prototype to production, but given its small size and probably low cost I’d gladly toss one of these in my car’s trunk in case of an emergency.

[Thank, Ed]


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."