Gallery: Hand-Cranked Super Battery Juices your Gadgets

Hand Crank USB Charger

It’s something that could happen to us all – accruing so many USB-bound gadgets that there’s no way to keep them all charged. They clutter the desk and drawers, constantly vying for attention from the laptop, which is plugged into an outlet, which supplies a current, which despite PG&E’s best intentions has a long way to go before it’s clean and green. This trusty hand-cranked superbattery stands in where the grid falls short, instantly providing any USB gizmo with a renewable energy source – one embedded deep within your biceps.

Today’s crop of cameras, cellphones, and ipods are all linked by a common thread. The odds are that if it deals in data, then it likely has a USB port. Even if it doesn’t, pair it with these USBCELL Batteries and you’ve got a sustainable power source for any battery-bound gadget.

Applications abound: camera and iPod toting globetrotters can now reap the benefits of digital without worrying about converters or tapping into an energy grid. In emergency situations it provides a reliable flashlight. Your cellphone will never lose juice again. It will even store power thanks to its built in battery, and if you really want to, you could charge it overnight with the included AC adapter. Not me though; I draw the line at charging a charger.

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  1. Constantine May 28, 2009 at 4:45 am

    Where I can by this amazing staff?

  2. meidroid June 11, 2008 at 9:00 am

    thats brillant! a workout machine that stores energy… id like to have one of those.

  3. PaTrond June 6, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks for the info Chas.

    This product could be smart to have on boats and ships in emergency situations if it were waterproof and came with watersecured outtake.

  4. Chas June 6, 2008 at 9:17 am

    oh…and as far as this product goes.
    there have been crank flashlights with rechargers around for a while (I have one) so this product is really nothing new. I guess the difference here is that it has a bigger battery so can handle larger devices with more efficiency.

  5. Chas June 6, 2008 at 9:15 am

    there are a number of sites that show how to build a DIY treadmill charger which you can hook up to a portable power pack. I’m guessing it’ll probably run a couple hundred bucks depending on what kind of power pack & what kind of treadmill you have. (it’s one of my summer projects)

  6. PaTrond June 5, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Hmmmm.. I were almost thinking about buying one but anyone here know if there will be a treadmill with recharger outtake? That or something simlar fitness macines would be really cool and usefull.

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