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A Wind Powered iPhone Charger

Looking for a more energy efficient way to charge your iPhone?  Got six hours and a steady air current?

Then you, my friend, might be in the market for the iFan.

Although we do wonder why it’s not the iPhan.

From Bit Rebels:

For Tjeerd Veenhoven it was a no brainer to choose wind a power as a source when he designed the iFan. It’s a portable device that you can just slip out of your bag and insert your iPhone into. The iFan is created out of rubber so it can withstand heavy jolts, and after your batteries have gone scuba diving, you can even use it to recharge them back to life.

This all seems like a sound solution until Veenhoven reveals that with his current design, it takes six hours to charge a phone from empty to full.  The word “efficiency” starts to gather different connotations when the least complicated way to charge your phone is to leave it somewhere in the open air while you sleep.

On the other hand, you could wave it around in a circle.

But we all know that you’ll really just spend your time turning the fan-blades with your finger.

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