Thursday, 13 June 2013

A reason to stay slim and green.

Forward! Let's charge! Not with bow and arrows, please.

Just with SolePower insoles placed in your shoes, you can start charging a battery fastened around your ankle or to the top of your shoe just by walking around.

 How far must you go to fully charge the battery for, let's say, an iPhone? Currently, a two-and-a-half to five miles (4-8km) walk will do, which designers, Tom Krupenkin and J. Ashley Taylor, hope to bring down to the minimum distance.

Cool. That sounds like a gadget that will allow shopaholics to proudly say that they have been out charging all day.

For the heavy users, which I mean here, as being overweight; if this gadget starts selling, it will provide a good reason for them to reduce some weight as it can only accommodate users of up to 350 lb (159 kg).

Back Tom and Ashley up at KickStarter if you want this gadget.


I like the idea that there is a "buy one pair, send one free" programme for those in need living in a 3rd world country.

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