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New Nokia Concept Phone Charges Using Body Heat
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On October 7, 2010 @ 4:00 pm In green gadgets,Innovation | 13 Comments
What if charging your cell phone was as easy as sticking it in your pocket for a few hours? That’s the premise of the Nokia E-Cu  concept phone, developed by British designer Patrick Hyland. Hyland’s Nokia  E-Cu (E for environment, Cu for Copper) phone features a copper exterior and a thermogenerator integrated interior that converts heat energy into electric energy.
Theoretically, the phone could be charged on any hot surface–from a radiator to a pants pocket. But as we previously mentioned, the phone is still a concept – and we’ll probably see ideas like the piezoelectric power make its way into future cell phones  before Nokia’s idea. However, we certainly look forward to the day when our body warmth alone can juice up our electronics!
Via Dezeen 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/07/nokia-new-concept-phone-lets-you-re-charge-in-your-pocket/nokia-2/
 Nokia E-Cu: http://www.dezeen.com/2010/10/06/nokia-e-cu-by-patrick-hyland/
 Nokia: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/03/nokia%E2%80%99s-stretchy-electronic-%E2%80%9Cskin%E2%80%9D-paves-way-for-high-tech-wears/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/07/nokia-new-concept-phone-lets-you-re-charge-in-your-pocket/dzn_nokia-e-cu-by-patrick-hyland06/
 piezoelectric power : http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/13/mit-develops-new-multifunctional-fibers-with-piezoelectric-sensitivity/
 cell phones: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/28/samsung-india-announces-first-solar-powered-mobile-phone/
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