The Empower chair is "suitable for a variety of settings where space cannot be compromised but comfort is a necessity"
The Empower chair comprises a flat-pack chair of tubes and a sling seat that folds out to a bench-style glider seat
Kinetic energy harnessed from the rocking motion is converted and stored as electricity to power consumer electronics.
It's ironic that I should be writing this on a 13 hour stopover at an airport doling out foreign notes for endless coffees in Starbucks to justify my use of their power socket and WiFi. What I really need right now is a comfortable fold-out rocking chair that converts my languorous rocking movement into electrical energy to power my laptop. If only such a thing existed! Well, it might not be too far away. The Empower chair won second prize out of 18 shortlisted designs showcased at the Greener Gadgets 2010 Conference...
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