Kinetic energy technology isn't new. For years, I've had a Seiko wrist watch that uses kinetic technology to store energy. Kinetic flashlights and radios are a great additions to your company or family's emergency preparedness kit. M2E Power is now developing a kinetic charging system for mobile devices.
In this video, ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das takes a look at kinetic energy technology that charges mobile phones and devices without ever needing an electrical outlet. The mobile device charger generates power from motion, whether it's in a pocket, a briefcase, or the glove compartment of a car.
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