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This $1300 rocking chair can charge your iPad

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This $1300 rocking chair can charge your iPad
Everyone likes rocking chairs. They are classy, comfy, and their gentle movement can easily send you into a relaxed afternoon nap. But what happens when such a traditional piece of furniture meets modern technology? That is when contraptions like the iRock chair are created.

The iRock looks more or less like a classic rocking chair, but it has been outfitted with a special generator that transforms the rocking movement into energy. That energy can be used to charge an iPad or an iPhone when it is placed on the built-in docking station. Furthermore, a pair of speakers come embedded in the chair's back. According to the people who make it, the iRock will charge a third-generation iPad by as much as 35%, as long as you keep on rocking, of course.

But if you want to get yourself one of these hand-crafted beauties, prepare to part with a cold $1300. The iRock is currently available only in white, but additional paint job options – red, black, yellow, and a striped variant, are to come in the future.

source: iRock via Mashable

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posted on 06 Nov 2012, 03:10 9

1. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

two words for this
it sucks.....

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:41

14. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)

lol.. w/ that money, i could buy everything new from their line up
new ipad, ipad mini, ipod touch, ipod nano

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 22:10

19. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

Just ANOTHER way 4 apple to make $
They're on a role, baby!!!

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 03:17 6

2. Savage (unregistered)

It doesn't even come with cushions or upholstery. Who gonna buy this?

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 03:23 7

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

very soon there will be long lines outside furniture shops for this

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 03:31 7

4. kurtdean94 (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

Well that settles it. Apple product are for grannies

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 11:20 3

16. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

thats what the surveys say.lol

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 03:31 7

5. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

$1300 for a charger.

Of course.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 10:29 2

15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3816; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Even worse. A $1,300 charger that can only charge your tablet a third of the way. Garbage.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 03:33 3

6. gothicheart (Posts: 83; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

omg, this is really gonna sell good at the nursing home. thanks, but i'd rather stick with my nokia...and live life to the fullest...

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 03:38 1

7. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 261; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

this is for all grandmas in US who has the 3 gen iPad... :D

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 04:04 1

8. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Can someone say... iGranny.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 04:41 4

9. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Cool! I hope they could also create a blender or a microwave oven that will charge an iPhone 5 when inside it and turned on.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 06:35 2

10. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

lmao 1300 bucks for a charger and chair...

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 06:52 1

11. ibap (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

All you Adafruit geeks out there - surely you can come up with a retrofit for a conventional rocker? I had a rocker when I was in grad school that I finished myself, and you can still get something similar for $50, or buy a used one.

How much can the charger parts cost?

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 07:00 2

12. mambocream (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)

Grannies rejoice! Now if they can only make a walker that charges...

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 08:15 1

13. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Jeezes cant these idiots come up with anything worse than this P.O.S.? 1,300$ for this P.O.S.? Not even the elderly cant afford this crappy chair.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 16:34

17. JcHnd (Posts: 187; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Such a dumb idea... but anything can be sold this days... just saying

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 20:13

18. ddeath (Posts: 169; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)

Looks like Apple stuff are really for the old people after all. Reminds me of the Samsung ad where the son queued for his old parents to get the iPhone.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 13:33

20. tandrash (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

It's a great gimmick for those with more money than sense. If you want to see some more rocking chairs I suggest you check out rockingchairsuk.com

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