Gallery: Nokia Files Patent for Kinetically Charged Cell Phone


Telecom giant Nokia recently filed a patent for a cell phone powered by kinetic energy (one of our favorite kinds of energy here at Inhabitat!). The conceived phone would charge via built-in piezoelectric generators that will convert the user’s motions into power. Now, we’ve seen a ton of kinetic gadget concepts, but the fact that Nokia is taking interest and has gone so far as to file a patent is significant evidence that we may soon be seeing these types of electronics hit the market.

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  1. disha November 14, 2011 at 1:23 am

    cool idea

  2. buyalex March 9, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Wow, uh, that was pretty much my idea for charging phones using piezoelectricity in the core77 greener design competition a few years back:

    Kinda cool its been refined and realized. Guess I should have taken my idea more seriously and looked into a patent or something.


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