Atlas Kinetic mobile phone – shake to wake

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Sony Ericsson uses movement for functionality in its Walkman phones, but that’s just for novelty – the Atlas Kinetic mobile phone uses it for power.

That’s right, this is the greener mobile handset, one that doesn’t need batteries. The phone is made from aluminium and glass, with the central sapphire glass holding the generating and charging unit, which gets power from kinetic energy as the phone travels around.

There’s enough power to run basic features (forget the multimedia) and if you leave it standing still on a table for too long, a few shakes will get things going again. Sadly just a concept right now, but quite possibly the shape of things to come.

(via Yanko Design)

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