Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cool Mask and Spare Mobile

I read this in UK’s Daily Mail on Sunday of an ingenious new invention, dubbed the AIRE mask, that harnesses the wind power created by breathing and converts it into electricity to run anything from your iPod to your mobile.

The electronic mask contains tiny wind turbines and the energy created is transferred through a cable to your electronic device.

Inventor Joco Paulo Lammoglia, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, said the device could be used in all situations from running to sleeping. It can be used indoors or outdoors, while you're sleeping, walking, running or even reading a book. In fact, its energy is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

He said: “I hope to bring the concept into production and reduce the carbon footprint.”

Another cool product is the SpareOne mobile. It's designed simply to work as a phone – and built to last. It has no camera, web browser or other hi-tech extras such as touchscreens.

The phone is designed as a 'backup' phone you can keep in the glove compartment for emergencies. The idea is that you can keep it there without worrying if it’s charged or not.

Many modern mobiles will lose their charge over time, even if switched off.

Its makers say that SpareOne is ideal to leave in the car for emergencies or to pack in travel luggage – especially if you or your loved ones plan to go off the beaten track.

The SpareOne can be pre-programmed for instant access to phone numbers of key contacts, including the relevant emergency services in any location.

This unique phone runs on one AA battery and keeps its charge for up to 15 years. And that single battery offers a talk time of up to 10 hours.

This amazing phone goes on sale on March 15, priced at £60 in the UK and $70 in the US.

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