SolePower promises to charge your mobile device by walking

By Shawn Knight
Jul 8, 2013
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  1. If you needed convincing that we’re headed for a future of wearable tech, look no further. A new Kickstarter campaign looks to take a different approach with regards to charging your wireless device. It’s called SolePower – a power generating...

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  2. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,953   +162

    Ug I have to walk? lol
  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    A great idea, but I cant help thinking if it was feasible it would have been done already by one of the big corporations.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,900

    Judge: You have been charged with "texting and walking". Do you have anything to say for yourself?
    Defendant: Your honor, I was charging my phone. If my phone had not been dead, I would not have been walking.
  5. Al I have to do is plug my phone in and wait to charge without walking :)
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Apple panted this type of concept a year back. Hopefully we can see this in a few years.
  7. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +339

    Did you use Google Translate to post this? xD

    Anayway, this means that your phone will never run out of juice when you are walking, and when you are not walking, you probably have some place to charge your phone.
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,055

    Yup. All the ridiculousness of this wearable tech is never ending. I'll leave it to the early adopters of this wearable junk to look silly. Heavens knows we need them otherwise technology would expand at a much slower pace.
  9. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 658   +174

    Nothing ridiculous or strange looking about this one, it's actually a pretty decent idea. For things like camping or hiking trips where power is not easy to get this makes a lot of sense.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,900

    Just think if you are a jogger and set the charger with the tempo of your music (emulate low batteries in a walkman), you would be able to audibly tell when you start dragging your heals. lol
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,055

    To be honest this is probably the only bit of wearable tech that makes a bit of sense to me.

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