July 25, 2010

Vibration-Activated Batteries

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Have you ever had a TV remote, or flashlight that ran out of power and you shake it to hopefully make it work again? Well , thanks to Brother Inc. in Japan that may be possible! The have demonstrated a AA and AAA battery setup that charges power when you shake it! It will take the place of two batteries, one that has the generator that creates electricity when shaken and one that has a capacitor to store the electricity. There is no word so far about life time or how powerful it is but Brother has said it should be sufficient power for a TV remote or a LED flashlight. I hope that this technology will come to the iPod touch so when I run out of power, I can just shake it and continue my music. What do you think? LEAVE A COMMENT

Tim Mui is the founder of [blank]'s Universe. He is also a technology enthusiast that particularly enjoys the fields of computers, photography, and Pro Audio and Lighting. In his spare time, Tim enjoys playing the french horn and tinkering.