Next GENergy

Consumer willingness to invest more energy into alternative forms of power

Implications - In their quest for more eco-friendly lifestyles, consumers are expressing a willingness to invest more money as well as physical energy in powering their electronics. The rise in kinetic energy products, such as hand-crank innovations, is on a steady increase, partially fueled by their novelty.
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Green Children's Toys - SEE Toys Charge by Crank
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Warm 444,023 Clicks Pub: May 13, 08
Green Children's Toys
SEE Toys Charge by Crank
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Pet-Powered Office Supplies - The Hamster Paper Shredder
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Warm 13,053 Clicks Pub: Apr 11, 07
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Charge by Movement, Not Batteries - Atlas Kinetic Phone
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Warm 11,469 Clicks Pub: Feb 17, 08
Charge by Movement, Not Batteries
Atlas Kinetic Phone
You will no longer worry about recharging your phone on a long trip, or be able to make up excuses about your phone being out of juice. The Atlas Kinetic Phone uses the daily movement of a cellular phone… [More]
Hand-Powered Digital Camera - Sony Odo Twirl N' Take
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Mild 6,017 Clicks Pub: Dec 15, 07
Hand-Powered Digital Camera
Sony Odo Twirl N' Take
If you want to see your world through a green-colored lens, make the environmental upgrade to the eco-friendly Sony Odo Twirl N' Take digital camera. Instead of being powered by batteries, the 3 mega-pixel… [More]
Smart Kinetic Energy Generation - Revolution Revolving Door
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Average 11,323 Clicks Pub: Feb 8, 08
Smart Kinetic Energy Generation
Revolution Revolving Door
What a smart eco-friendly idea. The Revolution Door’s concept is similar to a turbine spinning somewhere deep inside a hydroelectric dam or within wind turbine to generate renewable electricity. New… [More]
Powering Gadgets by Walking - Kinetic Energy Devise
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Mild 8,802 Clicks Pub: Mar 9, 08
Powering Gadgets by Walking
Kinetic Energy Devise
This Kinetic Energy concept gadget allows you to power your other gadgets such as your iPod or cell phone through your own effort and exertion. The Kinetic Energy is the brainchild of Wilma van Boxtel… [More]
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