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Rock Your Way to a Charged iPad With the iRock Chair

Posted By Lori Zimmer On November 1, 2012 @ 5:53 pm In green furniture,green technology,News | No Comments

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Did you ever think you could charge your iPad just by sitting down? Micassa Lab’s iRock [2] does just that — letting you rock your way to a charged [3] iPad or iPhone! The iRock transforms Grandma’s favorite chair into a kinetic energy [4] harvester, also doubling as an easy way to charge devices during power outages.



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The iRock gives the classic rocking chair an ultra-modern upgrade, with an iPad stand, built-in 25-Watt speakers, and of course the iPad/iPod dock. The stand is angled so users can sit back, relax and watch a movie, or can be adjusted to accommodate working and sending emails.

Fusing furniture and technology, the iRock’s generator is not a cumbersome and clunky attachment, but instead a sleek white set of gears connected with a track. Attached behind the chair at the foot of the gliders, it is hardly noticeable. As the chair moves in a rocking motion, the generator captures the kinetic energy and converts it to electricity. The longer you rock, the longer your iPad or iPhone will be charged [6].

Made from Swedish oak, the chair comes in white, bright pink, turquoise, green or black, each with a matching generator and iPad stand. The iRock is possibly the only piece of furniture that can boast being “off the grid” while also putting your Grandma to work!

+ iRock [2]

Via Core 77 [7]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/rock-your-way-to-a-charged-ipad-with-the-irock-chair/irock-1/

[2] iRock: http://www.irocknow.ch/

[3] rock your way to a charged: http://inhabitat.com/the-elegant-otarky-is-a-rocking-chair-that-generates-electricity/

[4] kinetic energy: http://inhabitat.com/david-ellis-transforms-piles-of-trash-into-moving-musical-sculptures/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/rock-your-way-to-a-charged-ipad-with-the-irock-chair/irock-3/

[6] iPad or iPhone will be charged: http://inhabitat.com/voltaics-spark-tablet-case-charges-ipads-with-the-power-of-the-sun/

[7] Core 77: http://www.core77.com/blog/furniture_design/a_chair_for_disaster-related_boredom_relief_23753.asp

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