Dutch designer Tjeerd Veenhoven has constructed a prototype wind-powered iPhone charger called the iFan from a custom rubber case and computer fan
Veenhoven's latest design for the iFan see it mounted on a bicycle
Snug fit - an iPhone is said to take about 6 hours to charge using energy captured from the wind by the iFan
As we demand more and more of our smartphones, the up time between charges suffers. Case in point – the iPhone. Chargers come in all shapes and sizes but few offer to power up the batteries using air, or more precisely – wind. Dutch designer Tjeerd Veenhoven has crafted just such a charger where his favored Apple device slides into the soft rubber outer skin and fan blades capture energy from the wind, which tops up the battery.
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