This $1300 rocking chair can charge your iPad
posted by Nick T. / Nov 06, 2012, 2:53 AM
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
Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012
two words for this it sucks.....
posted on Nov 06, 2012, 3:10 AM 9
Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012
lol.. w/ that money, i could buy everything new from their line up new ipad, ipad mini, ipod touch, ipod nano
posted on Nov 06, 2012, 9:41 AM 0
It doesn't even come with cushions or upholstery. Who gonna buy this?
posted on Nov 06, 2012, 3:17 AM 6
Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 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 Nov 06, 2012, 6:52 AM 1
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):