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Battery Dead? Just Dance!

Battery Dead? Just Dance!

What would you do if your cell phone died and you were out in the middle of nowhere? What if your iPod died and you didn’t have a place to plug in the charger? That's OK. Just make like the guys and gals in the commercials and dance!

A UK mobile phone company called Orange says they've teamed up with a firm specializing in renewable energy (Got Wind)  to create a portable recharger that works solely off of "dance energy." The device would attach to the user’s arm and use a system of weights and magnets to generate a current of electricity that would charge the battery in the device. The device can then be used to charge the battery on the phone.

Currently, the design is meant only for cell phones. But, once word gets out that this actually works, we’re pretty sure Apple will pick it up and make it sexy. They're probably just itching for something else to get into now that the new iPhone is ready.

Do you think such a device would work, or does it sound a little fishy to you? And how are you going to dance if your iPod is dead? [Zdnet.com]

Posted: 6/25/08