Company says shoes can power gadgets

October 16, 2008
Japan's telecommunictions giant NTT unveils a special shoe which generates electricity
Japan's telecommunictions giant NTT unveils a special shoe which generates electricity as the user walks at the company's laboratory in Atsugi in kanagawa prefecture.

Tired of your iPod running out of power? A Japanese company says it has found a way to charge portable gadgets just by walking.



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DGBEACH
not rated yet Oct 16, 2008
...why not just insert that small turbine into your arm and generate the power from your blood flow? Perfect for the couch potato crowd who can't be bothered to actually (a la Wall-E) :)

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