What can you do if you are out of power and need to charge your cell phone? There are battery boosters, and fuel cell rechargers and now a new device that cranks energy with a yo-yo-like string.
The YoGen handheld charger for portable electronics was launched at CES and received recognition as
a "Best of CES 2010" item by Gadget-Gurus.
100 percent green, fully-sustainable device that creates levels of
charge sufficient to ensure sustained use when a battery runs down. YoGen Sells for $39.95 and could come in handy in cases of a disaster or just when you forget to charge you phone. It works with most cell phones including iPhones, USB devices and Bluetooth headsets.
YoGen can echarge any small-to-mid-sized personal electronics device by offering
the industry's leading ratio of energy output to input.
repeated pulls on an attached ripcord, similar to the motion of a
Yo-Yo, YoGen's internal alternator generates power in to charge
everything from cell phones, iPods, PDAs and MP3s to Gameboys, GPS
units, cameras and other devices. The alternator interfaces with an
energy-efficient electronic stabilizer and transmission to transfer
linear kinetic energy through a patch cord from the compact,
ergonomically-designed unit to the electronic device.