Green Idea: Kinetically Powered Camera

Green Idea: Kinetically Powered Camera

Range Govindan
Sep 16, 2008

In an age where a digital camera's megapixel count keep climbing, the power demands of these devices keeps getting more significant. If you take a lot of photographs and are worried about the environmental impact of batteries, Sony has come up with an innovative solution to your dilemma. The Sony Odo Twirl n' Take is a camera that is charged by using kinetic energy. If the solar panels on your roof aren't enough, you'll be pleased to add this little gizmo to your eco-friendly habits.

Interestingly, the Odo camera resembles either a magnifying glass or a flower, depending on how you look at it. The camera's rolling head provides power by cranking it, converting kinetic energy into electricity. It takes about 15 seconds to charge the device enough to take one picture. The camera is housed in the handle of the device and it doesn't come with a screen. You use the hole as a viewfinder.

To top things off with their floral motif, Sony created a cute flowerpot to act as the camera's docking station. The camera is composed of biodegradable vegetable-based plastics. Now how cool is that?

[via NotCot]

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