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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 | 13 Comments

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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 [2] concept phone, developed by British designer Patrick Hyland. Hyland’s Nokia [3] 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.

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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 [5]make its way into future cell phones [6] before Nokia’s idea. However, we certainly look forward to the day when our body warmth alone can juice up our electronics!

Via Dezeen [2]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/07/nokia-new-concept-phone-lets-you-re-charge-in-your-pocket/nokia-2/

[2] Nokia E-Cu: http://www.dezeen.com/2010/10/06/nokia-e-cu-by-patrick-hyland/

[3] 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/

[4] 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/

[5] piezoelectric power : http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/13/mit-develops-new-multifunctional-fibers-with-piezoelectric-sensitivity/

[6] cell phones: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/28/samsung-india-announces-first-solar-powered-mobile-phone/

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