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Battery running low, then go for a walk

Updated 4 years ago
Published Aug 26th, 2008 12:51PM EDT

Self-powered cell phones may become a reality if M2E Power has their way. The company has developed and tested batteries that are powered by human motion. The batteries are housed inside a charger which can be thrown in your purse or pocket and pulled out when you need to charge a device. Right now efficiency is marginal as it takes about 6 hours of cumulative motion to provide 30 to 60 minutes of call time. That is a lot of movement for not a lot of talk time but you have to start somewhere we guess. With cell phone companies seeking “green” alternatives to power, this battery charging technology may someday find its way into your phone. We’d prefer built-in solar panels though, that way we don’t have to walk around too much…