Kinesis K2: Using the Wind and Sun to Power Your Devices

Kinesis K2: Using the Wind and Sun to Power Your Devices

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Range Govindan
Jan 9, 2009

We all know that using the sun and wind is a great way to create electricity. It's green and pure. The problem is that there aren't that many devices out that use solar and wind power. Thankfully, this might be about to change. At CES, Kinesis Industries debuted it's 2-in-1 hand held recharger. This recharger uses both the sun and the wind to generate power in a rugged looking package. Read on to find out more.

The Kinesis K2 is something quite novel. It uses both the sun and the wind to recharge your power hungry devices. Apparently, it has the largest battery capacity on the market. With one fully charged K2 you will be able to recharge a typical cell phone at least five times. Alternatively, an hour's worth of wind power or sun will give you about 30 minutes of talk time. There are some LED lights on the side that tell you the state of the recharger.

The K2 can be on its side or stood up for the best possible position to harness power. A clip at the bottom of the device allows it to hang from your car, bike or motorcycle to charge from the passing wind. It comes with a built-in USB port and a way to transport all of your additional adapters. It will retail for about $100. We think that it's a great idea. We just wonder how well it will work, but if it does what's advertised, it will be one great little green device to power all of your gadgets on the go. [via DVice]

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