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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 Design,Green Furniture,Green Technology,Innovation,News | No Comments
Did you ever think you could charge your iPad just by sitting down? Micassa Lab’s iRock  does just that — letting you rock your way to a charged  iPad or iPhone! The iRock transforms Grandma’s favorite chair into a kinetic energy  harvester, also doubling as an easy way to charge devices during power outages.
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 .
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 
Via Core 77 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/rock-your-way-to-a-charged-ipad-with-the-irock-chair/irock-1/
 iRock: http://www.irocknow.ch/
 rock your way to a charged: http://inhabitat.com/the-elegant-otarky-is-a-rocking-chair-that-generates-electricity/
 kinetic energy: http://inhabitat.com/david-ellis-transforms-piles-of-trash-into-moving-musical-sculptures/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/rock-your-way-to-a-charged-ipad-with-the-irock-chair/irock-3/
 iPad or iPhone will be charged: http://inhabitat.com/voltaics-spark-tablet-case-charges-ipads-with-the-power-of-the-sun/
 Core 77: http://www.core77.com/blog/furniture_design/a_chair_for_disaster-related_boredom_relief_23753.asp
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