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PowerPot Thermoelectric Generator Charges your Gadgets Using Fire

PowerPot Thermoelectric Generator Charges your Gadgets Using Fire
There are a number of backup emergency power generators on the market that allow you to charge your iPhone or other smartphones without a traditional power source. Most of those involve  consumables such as fuel cells or use solar panels that may or may not work depending on the environment.

Plug Lamp: More than Just an Outlet and More than Just a Lamp

Plug Lamp: More than Just an Outlet and More than Just a Lamp
You never know where or when you might need an outlet for your plugs until you need one. And it’s extremely annoying to have to bend down and search behind cabinets or tables just to find one to plug your phone charger in.
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Sony Power Outlet Recognizes Devices and Users to Regulate Power: Convenient or Creepy?

Sony Power Outlet Recognizes Devices and Users to Regulate Power: Convenient or Creepy?
There are already several ways of tracking and restricting the Internet access of a specific device, but Sony has developed a concept that controls a much more basic commodity: electricity. Its Authentication Power Outlet concept has an embedded chip that can be made to remember not only individual gadgets but users as well.

Green Manhole Cover Harnesses Kinetic Energy

Green Manhole Cover Harnesses Kinetic Energy
We see a lot of green concepts around here and while some of them seem pretty obvious, others clearly took more thought to come up with. The latest green concept is this manhole cover called the Fuel Cover and it certainly falls into that second category of things you need to think about.

PowerUSB Power Strip Lets You Control Outlets with Your PC

PowerUSB Power Strip Lets You Control Outlets with Your PC
Power strips that turn on or off when you turn your computer on or off aren’t new. These things have been around for several years now and they’re good for saving power for people that like to be green.

Knuckle Blaster Doles out a Shocking Kind of Knuckle Sandwich

Knuckle Blaster Doles out a Shocking Kind of Knuckle Sandwich
I attended an all-girls school, so there was none of those after-school brawls and fistfights that I heard were a common occurrence at coed or all-boys schools. Some guys “cheat” by wearing brass knuckles because it lets them pack a meaner punch.

Rozetkus Wall Concept Thinks Nine Holes is Par for a Socket

Rozetkus Wall Concept Thinks Nine Holes is Par for a Socket
Trying to fit different-sized plugs into a wall socket can be a pain in the ass. The designers at Art Lebedev studio already came up with a socket that pops out of the wall to reveal extra sockets when needed, but they also have this much simpler solution – a wall socket filled with holes.

Bracketron’s GreenZero Chargers Stop Charging at 100% Battery Power

Bracketron’s GreenZero Chargers Stop Charging at 100% Battery Power
People are becoming more and more green these days. And by green, I mean in how conscious they are of how their actions can affect the environment.

Donut Outlet: Doesn’t Sell Chocolate Glazed, But Does Make Plugging in Easy

Donut Outlet: Doesn’t Sell Chocolate Glazed, But Does Make Plugging in Easy
It can get pretty annoying having to move couches, tables, cabinets, and other random stuff out of the way so you can plug something into the socket. Unfortunately, it’s pretty much unavoidable, unless you want to spend ten minutes on your knees trying to find the angle of the holes on the socket.

PumPing Tap Concept Ejects Electronics to Eliminate Extra Energy Expenditure

PumPing Tap Concept Ejects Electronics to Eliminate Extra Energy Expenditure
It’s common knowledge by now that leaving most electronic devices plugged in will cause them to draw a small amount of power even if they’re turned off. It’s also common knowledge that toasters make bread pop up as soon as they’re toasted.

Off Door Handle Concept Turns Everything Off As You Head Out

Off Door Handle Concept Turns Everything Off As You Head Out
Have you ever tried leaving your house or apartment, only to go back after walking a few blocks because you’ve got that nagging feeling that you might have forgotten to turn something off?

World’s First Elastic Electric and Data Cables: Go Go Gadget Cable!

World’s First Elastic Electric and Data Cables: Go Go Gadget Cable!
The march towards a wireless world is an uphill battle, so it’s nice to see improvements for the good ol’ cable. Japanese company Asahi Kasei Fibers has developed Roboden, the world’s first elastic electric and data cable.

Servers Could Heat Your Home or Office Just as Well as a Furnace!

Servers Could Heat Your Home or Office Just as Well as a Furnace!
Back when I had a “real job,” I took care of the servers for a large and busy pharmacy. It was a cool job some days, but my office was the server room. A small closet size room with a desk and four servers in there makes for a massive amount of heat.

Eco-Socket: Plug and Pop

Eco-Socket: Plug and Pop
I’ve been seeing a lot of electrical socket concepts lately. Maybe it’s because some people are finally more aware of the dangers of leaving devices that are no longer being used plugged in, or it could be because some have realized what a waste it is to keep electronic stuff plugged in all the time.

Don’t Waste Your Breath, Because You Can Use It to Charge Up Your Gadgets

Don’t Waste Your Breath, Because You Can Use It to Charge Up Your Gadgets
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a device that can generate electricity from human breathing. Jmengel’s nifty little device that can generate charges via continuous breathing serves as a bit of a preview to this device that researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have now developed.

Plasma Ball Watch Concept Won’t Electrocute You, We Swear

Plasma Ball Watch Concept Won’t Electrocute You, We Swear
Remember those plasma ball things you used to play with when killing time at The Sharper Image back in the 1990s? You know, the ones that shot bolts of electricity towards your fingertips when you touched the glass on the outside?
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