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Sony’s Twirl N’ Take Battery Free Camera

Posted By Jorge Chapa On September 11, 2008 @ 1:00 pm In green gadgets,Interactive Objects,Kinetic Energy | 5 Comments

Sony Odo, Odo, twirl n’ Take camera, kinetic powered camera, kinetic energy, battery-free camera [1]

In the age of digital photography, photographers on the go know that keeping charged is an essential consideration. Whereas most cameras use batteries for power, Sony [2] recently revealed a unique looking device that is powered by kinetic energy [3]! The latest in the company’s Odo line [4] of green gadgets [5], the Twirl n’ Take camera is charged by giving its circular head a spin.


Resembling a magnifying glass or flower, the Twirl n’ Take’s rolling head provides power by transforming kinetic energy [6] into electricity. The device apparently takes decent photos, although it takes about 15 seconds of rolling to charge for a picture The camera is installed in the handle, and as the device has no screen, one uses the hole as a viewfinder.

As an extension of the Twirl n’ Take’s floral form, Sony decided to create a cute flowerpot to act as the camera’s docking station. In addition to its battery-free design, the camera is composed of biodegradable vegetable-based plastics. Needless to say, we want one!

+ Sony Odo [4]

Via Clean Technica [7]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/11/sony-twirl-n-take-odo-camera/

[2] Sony: http://www.sony.com/

[3] kinetic energy: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/27/gravia-gravity-based-kinetic-energy-lamp/

[4] Odo line: http://www.sony.net/Fun/design/activity/sustainable/odo.html

[5] green gadgets: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/green-gadgets/

[6] kinetic energy: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/19/m2e-kinetic-energy-cell-phone-charger/

[7] Clean Technica: http://cleantechnica.com/2008/09/02/sonys-odo-twirl-n-take-kinetic-powered-camera/

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