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Recharge your smartphone while you stay in shape

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Recharge your smartphone while you stay in shape
At the age of 15, Angelo Casimiro has built an interesting product that many of you might be interested in. Casimiro came up with the idea to produce footwear that generates electricity while you walk. With these sneakers, you can recharge your smartphone while keeping in shape at the same time. But before you give up your conventional recharger, keep in mind that playing basketball for two hours generated only ten minutes of battery life for Casimiro's iPhone.

The footwear was entered in the Google Science Fair by the teenager, who lives in Manila. He should find out on June 22nd if he is a regional finalist and a local winner in the contest.

However, there is some bad news for the kid. A company called SolePower, with a similar product, has already been funded successfully on Kickstarter. The company will start shipping this fall, insoles that will generate electricity when you walk. Like Casmirio's science project, a USB port will allow you to plug in your smartphone. According to the company's founders, an iPhone can be fully recharged after a 2.5 mile walk.

Regardless what happens with Angelo Casimiro, before the year is out, you should be able to walk your way to a fully charged battery. The video slideshow below has each story for you to follow.

source: SolePower, ASCAS, Interaksyon via Gizmodo

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posted on 08 Jun 2014, 16:48 11

1. RoundhouseMcGee (Posts: 188; Member since: 25 May 2014)

Hopefully one of the two patents their idea before apple oozes in and steals their idea and patent. Then sues them into poverty. Because apple.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 16:57 4

2. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

A Filipino kid!!! Good job!!!

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 23:04

7. chocowii (Posts: 470; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)

+1 Go Pinoy!

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 17:08 3

3. sipha (Posts: 439; Member since: 12 May 2012)

This would be perfect for me. If it would develop a little though!!

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 18:14

4. wilsong17 (unregistered)

Smart kid at age 15

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 18:38

5. Reeyawn (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)

Looks promising. Smart kid indeed.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 20:27

6. Bozzor (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 May 2012)

This is amazing, both for its brilliance...yet it's simplicity and 'obviousness'. We create energy when we move, there is solar/light energy around us, there is also EM energy (eg Wi-Fi, radio waves, etc) also buzzing around. I we can find an efficient way to capture some of it, hopefully we can do away with a lot of wall socket hunts...

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