Motion-powered mobile charger coming next year
An Idaho-based company called M2E Power is poised to sell a kinetic-based charging technology for cell phones early next year. The pocket-sized charger is said to be capable of producing a charge equivalent to 60 minutes of talk time for every six hours of motion. The technology uses motion-produced electromagnetic fields that are harvested and converted to electrical energy. A quick check showed that this is a commercialization of earlier work done at the Idaho National Lab by inventor Eric Yarger and his team to address the U.S. military's "mobile power crisis." The technology is supposed to resolve, or at least alleviate, the U.S. military's heavy dependency on batteries. M2E holds the global exclusive license and continues to further refine and develop this technology for various applications.
To read more about this kinetic charging technology:
- check out this article from InformationWeek