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Concept: Copper Phone Uses Heat for Power

The Nokia E-Cu by  Patrick Hyland is a mobile phone charged by sources of heat therefore eradicating the need for a charger. The phone has a thermo-generator integrated inside, which converts heat energy into electric potential energy. It is surrounded by copper with engraved heat sinks in a dry earth pattern which represents the effect of heat on the natural environment. The phone can be charged by placing it on any source of heat e.g. a radiator, even inside a pocket.

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  3. Brilliant idea. Have you found any research into the efficacy of the charge?

    October 15, 2010 at 00:03

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