It’s a bit like a bicycle pump that makes electricity.
Or, if you’ve ever busted your hand and wrist using one, the nPower PEG is more like the battery-less torches that charge themselves up via kinetic energy…
The NoPoPo battery is a revolutionary new battery from a Japanese company called Aqua Power System which consists of magnesium and carbon, and can be recharged with a ‘variety of fluids’, including urine.
The batteries will also accept beer, apple juice, cola and saliva, via a pipette included in the pack. A typical AA battery carries 1700-3000 milliamp-hours of charge, whereas the NoPoPo – which stands for no pollution power- only holds 500 mAh, but when all you need to do to recharge it is squirt in some piss, you can’t argue too much.
The NoPoPo batteries are available in Japan, and you might be able to get it from the States here for $15. If you’re buying some, though, I demand you explain in the comments exactly why you need wee-powered batteries, you weirdo.
Himeyashop (via OhGizmo!)
The Orange Dance Charge is a motion-powered kinetic charger full of magnets and weights, designed to keep your phone juiced-up simply from the movement of your arms. How many words do you think we’ll get into this update before resorting to crude references to masturbation?
We’re not particularly excited about what’s clearly a novelty item designed to generate a bit of publicity during the UK’s festival season and help Orange make a token effort to look like it’s a “green” company, but you sort of have to use awesome promotional photographs like this:
It weighs a teeny 180grams…
Hey everyone. This week’s video is about those improvised battery recharging techniques we all use from time to time. You know the ones I mean – blowing on them, rubbing them, swapping them over or jiggling them about to get a few extra minutes of use out of a dying pair.
But do any of them work? Let’s find out! And let’s also video it. And then let’s put the video here:
Well, can you? Let’s find out!
I can’t keep the secret – YES YOU CAN! I took a pair of fully-drained alkaline batteries and put them in a standard Ni-MH battery charger – and it worked! It worked! They charged up and came back from the dead! Look!
The propaganda There’s few things more frustrating than having your Mobile/MP3 player/Handheld console run out of juice when you’re on the move – especially when you’re in an airport several hours from home, surrounded by electric lights, X-ray machines…