If you’re interested in ecology and power saving, you might be interested in this interesting concept called Wind Cubes that can power a household for a month with simple wind power. Wind Cubes look and work in a similar way as windmills
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This new vehicle known as the Sea Quad allows lazy surfers to surf on the beach as well as on the sea without ever needing to get up (or fall off). This is certainly no ordinary surf board. The Sea Quad is sail powered which means it does rely on wind power, the sail is connected to a steering bar allowing you to glide through winds at whatever speed it allows.
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I never thought an eco-friendly gadget almost based on the same concept as the HyMini would become reality as quickly as this. Now already available from IWantOneOfThose, the Mini Kin Green Power Generator magically harvests wind power and stores it into its rechargeable battery pack so that when your gadgets need abit of extra power for that crucial moment, you can rest assure that you’ve got backup.
It straps onto your arm, bicycle, boat, dog – if there’s room you can pretty much strap it to anything. The wind turns the propeller, which in turn powers the turbine and creates enough energy to power up your rechargeable gizmos. All you need to do is plug the battery unit into your iPod, mobile phone or PDA and you’ll soon have enough of a charge to see you through the next phone call or playlist. Perfect for the little green person inside all of us and it’s incredibly satisfying to say that your mobile is wind powered!
- A wind powered rechargeable battery pack that can clip on to your arm, bicycle (pretty much anything that has space for clipping).
- Clip it on and let the wind do the rest.
- When your phone needs that extra bit of juice just 60 minutes attached to this charger can provide you with up to 150 mins of call time.
- This adds practically nothing to your carbon footprint, unless you charge the battery pack using the USB connection.
Compatible with the following devices:
- MP3 Players (including iPods)
- Most models of digital camera.
- the following makes of mobile phones: Nokia; Samsung; Sony Ericsson; LG; Motorola x2; iPhone.
- Anything with a mini USB input.
- Size: 12 x 8 x 3cm
Though the Mini Kin Green Power Generator will set you back by an online price of £29, if you think it is exactly what you need to replace that lot of chargers that you carry around whenever you need to leave the house for more than a day or two just to make sure you stay connected, then use our source link below for more info…
Never thought small devices as small as the HyMini could be used as an environment friendly gadget generating energy from wind! As you can see from the picture, it’s concept is based on wind turbines but like what the source says, I don’t think the average person would live in a windy enough place for this piece of invention to generate sufficient energy!
However, I think the idea should be welcomed and appreciated, because small gadgets like these might still be effective if we tweaked the concept abit. For example, instead of leaving it by the window and waiting for wind to turn its fans, attaching it to a car’s roof or a bike would certainly charge it up pretty quickly. This doesn’t mean you deliberately go for a car ride just to generate a tiny bit of power from it, but if everyone did it as a routine – the resulting natural energy gathered would probably be more than expected!