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Kinetic MP3 player juices itself just with its movement

03/09/2010

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Industrial designer Matthew Smith is working to reduce dependence on non-renewable energy sources to power our electronic gear. Since these gadgets are a part of mostly everybody’s life, the total electricity required to keep them ticking is substantial. Matthew is providing solutions by designing gadgets that can be powered by renewable forms of energy, such as kinetic energy.

The designer has come up with a concept MP3 player, which allows the user to enjoy music while running. The player features a built-in kinetic energy generator that eliminates the need to charge the device or change batteries. The player features a joystick that eases navigation through various menus. Moreover, the built-in metal pads on the handgrip allow the user to read their heart rate while exercising.

 

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