Fully charge your phone with a spoonful of water
1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Seriously??? Wow now that's something very useful indeed. Useful in a lot of situations, especially in flooded areas. Nice thing to have too if you're a smartphone hog :p
3. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)
I'm sure if you put Nutella instead of water it would run even longer. Looooove Nutella.
4. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Actually if you feed me a spoonful of Nutella I'll go for hours on end!!! :p Just kidding, but seriously, Nutella sure is heavenly.
16. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1808; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I don't think I want to waste Nutella to charge my phone :P But this device is pretty awesome, yet way too pricey.
2. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
Just one question: how long does it takes to charge the device to X%?
5. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Good question. But I guess it's not that important if you consider that this will mostly be used in calamity affected areas. So a constant source of charge is good enough no matter how slow the charging is. People in the city can charge almost anywhere anyway. :p
15. Croxy (Posts: 55; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Well, it'll probably take the same amount of time as like you were charging it at your home with a normal charger as it's output voltage is 5 volts.
21. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
volts are not important for the speed.....important is this:
"Output power: 5 W from battery, 2.5 W from battery and fuel cell."
so how much from the fuel cell? it is rather not written there
22. Croxy (Posts: 55; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Well, I'm no expert but tried my best.. So if you find out something about this, could you please write it here in the comments.
8. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
You can buy it now,for the price of a spare smart phone...
9. Bigbluetundra (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
This is great! Hopefully they let this develop further. We had a guy in the US that had a car that ran great off water, basically a bigger version of this concept. Then they killed him and stole the prototype, never to be seen again.
10. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
In the 90's there was also a guy from the Philippines who sort of modified a car so that it can run on water. The guy tried to get the support of his government but failed. The Japanese gov't took him in and provided him support. Never heard of him since.
13. PaulNotFromSweden (Posts: 55; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
I haven't heard about cars, but I have a boat that runs on water :)
14. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1808; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Honda was supposed to release a car that only runs on water in 2010 and they even had commercial on TV in the end of 2009. (If I remember correctly) But let's face it, cars like that would never happen because the big fat oil companies wouldn't allow. They would lose so much money.
There is a news clip on the car.
17. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
In Brazil,in the 80's there was a guy who had a fuel made out of grass,really. He actually drove a car hundreds of miles on it. Guess what happened? Either Shell or Texaco,I dont remember which,bought the patent then had him sign a contract not to disclose anything. Then they took the patent,locked it up and threw the key away.
18. Bigbluetundra (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Here's the link to the US water powered engine. Inventor was murdered and his prototype diasappeared not long after this news story.
19. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)
Yep because the big fat ass beaurecrats that have big fat oil companies giving them money to "look the other way" would lose so much dough from it.
11. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 266; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)
now that's what i call innovation! but how does this thing work?
12. oldbto (Posts: 18; Member since: 19 May 2010)
Whoa... $230. Think I will just buy an extra battery or two
20. alpinestars (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
What I'm more interested in is Duracell wants to do. Basically they want to put a PowerMat everywhere, and have most phones have inductive charging capabilities. So in the future fast food restaurants, hotels, convention centers, stadiums, Starbucks, airports, nearly everywhere will have these charging mats on tables so wherever you go, you can place your phone on the mat and it'll charge. You don't have to find an outlet, you don't have to carry cables around to charge.