New smartphone prototype is charged with ambient sound
posted by Michael H. / Aug 14, 2014, 9:34 AM
The team has already been able to cut costs of production for the nanogenerators, but the technology still needs time to mature and be built to scale. Ultimately though, it could mean that mobile devices of the future will be charged with the everyday sounds around you, like traffic, music, or even just talking. As the technology matures, it could extend battery life, or mean that you'll never have to plug in your phone again.
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So if I set music on my way phone's loudspeaker I'll have infinite power??
posted on Aug 14, 2014, 10:24 AM 2
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No but you can significantly reduce the loss of energy conversion. It is like getting power back from brakes in a ev. So instead of lasting 4hrs say 8hrs now. Then add in ambient sound and it goes even longer.
posted on Aug 14, 2014, 11:12 AM 0
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Of course there are specialized fart apps that contain massively powerful sounds that can actually give your phone enough juice to last a while. Samsung is working closely with these apps so that Ultra Fart Power can directly work with Ultra Power Saving mode.
posted on Aug 15, 2014, 1:07 AM 0
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