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Old Dec 03, 03
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New type of Cell Phone Chargers!

Damn, I just saw this on a site and thought Id post it.

Its a rotary phone charger that you wind the handle and it recharges your phone. You do not need to plug this into your wall to recharge. You can use this anywhere without power and still get your phone juiced up!!


Shit..... WTF is next?
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Old Dec 03, 03
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HAHAHAHAHAH!!!

wtf!!!!

that is so cool! how long do you need to wind it?
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Old Dec 03, 03
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Shit..... WTF is next?
This is what is next.

Version 2.0 from Hammered Technologies :c-tard:
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Old Dec 03, 03
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Old Dec 03, 03
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how much do those things cost? wouldn't it be cheaper, and probably more convinient to just carry around a spare battery?
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How is it possible for a battery to cost less then that in the long run ?
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Old Dec 03, 03
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I have a Grundig shortwave radio that can be operated off of batteries, a DC adapter or you can turn a hand crank on the side, one minute=1hour of radio usage. It's pretty cool, you can listen to radio from around the world at night, and it only cost me $50.
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As kewl as the concept is, personally I am not going to sit there for like 30 minutes winding up my damn phone. Newer cell phone batteries are dope... I talk on average 2000 minutes a month on my cell and my battery lasts at minimum all day if not longer.
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Old Dec 03, 03
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my cell iz dope
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Old Dec 03, 03
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hey winston i want the one you posted up but i want a giant running wheel with you running in it instead. :c-tard:

god damn i need to buy a new cell asap. so much to buy so lil money and so lil effort.
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That is dope....I would definetly buy one for sure. :284:
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Old Dec 03, 03
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hey winston i want the one you posted up but i want a giant running wheel with you running in it instead. :c-tard:
I really out of shape but how about this?

New from Hammered Technologies... the Kraigomatic 1000 Charger.
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Old Dec 03, 03
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GO KRAIG GO!
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Old Dec 03, 03
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mass production and less moving parts.

there are way more lithium ion batteries being produced for phones than there are little wind up generators. A battery should last a decent amount of time if taken care of while something like that will probably break due to the moving parts at some point, depending on the amount of use it gets. That thing has to be cheaper to buy otherwise no one would buy it, but at what cost? cheap parts?

I think you can get or will soon be able to buy little fuel cell phone batteries anyway.

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Old Dec 03, 03
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mass production and less moving parts.

there are way more lithium ion batteries being produced for phones than there are little wind up generators. A battery should last a decent amount of time if taken care of while something like that will probably break due to the moving parts at some point, depending on the amount of use it gets. That thing has to be cheaper to buy otherwise no one would buy it, but at what cost? cheap parts?

I think you can get or will soon be able to buy little fuel cell phone batteries anyway.

you'll never be able to get a fuel cell that size (at least not in the next 50 years) - besides the fact that you'd have to carry around a supply of pressurized hydrogen - NOT something you want in your pocket... go lithium ion batteries!! (I happen to be working at a lithium ion battery manufacture at this very second!)

and winston - the hamster idea is the best, if we could harness their hyperactiveness, most of the worlds energy problems would disappear.
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Old Dec 03, 03
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and oh yah, as long as it's made properly a hand crank would last for a pretty long time (what do you think is producing your electricity at the dam/nuclear plant/coal plant/wind turbine/etc.) - it would take a long time to charge your phone though like Kraig said - the only reason the radio works for so long is cauz it only receives signal...
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that's funny because leviathan works for a fuel cell integration company.
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and winston - the hamster idea is the best, if we could harness their hyperactiveness, most of the worlds energy problems would disappear.
Imagine if we could harness the power of jibteks eh?
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Old Dec 03, 03
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don't they do that already at tower beach parties with getting someone to carry the gear up that god awful trail in the morning.
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Old Dec 03, 03
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that's funny because leviathan works for a fuel cell integration company.
crazy shit... doesn't work for ballard im assuming cauz they laid a bunch of people off not too long ago - some company that takes care of outsourced contracts from Ballard, et al.?
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Old Dec 03, 03
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www.cellexpower.com
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is that crank thing actually for real???

i think cell phones use alot more battery life than radios
it would take like a year of cranking to make a phone call
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fuel cells can get super tiny, fuel cell laptops were suppose to be released next year but have since had a delay of a year due to certification I believe. A DMFC fuel cell will do the hydrogen reforming right on the membrane so compressed hydrogen is not needed at all. Fuel cells for cellphones and laptops will be out in full force long before the car market takes off. There are a lot of different methods of storing hydrogen at low pressure with a higher energy density.

I dig lithium ions, but they aren't cheap either, especially for high current draws. As far as the hand crank goes as I stated above, this thing has to be made cheap enough for someone to justify buying it, but at what cost to product quality?

Ballard isn't the only one in the world producing fuel cells nor does everyone in the industry work with them :)
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My guess is you work for Moli Energy?
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Old Dec 03, 03
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it's for emergencies + camping, i'd reckon it would fuck your battery somethging fierce if it's not top quality.
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