This $1300 rocking chair can charge your iPad

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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20 Comments

1. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

two words for this it sucks.....

14. laheelahee

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

19. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

2. Savage unregistered

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

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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

4. kurtdean94

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Well that settles it. Apple product are for grannies

16. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

thats what the surveys say.lol

5. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

$1300 for a charger. Of course.

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

6. gothicheart

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 17, 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...

7. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

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

8. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Can someone say... iGranny.

9. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 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.

10. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

lmao 1300 bucks for a charger and chair...

11. ibap

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?

12. mambocream

Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

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

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.

17. JcHnd

Posts: 283; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

18. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 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.

20. tandrash

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 05, 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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