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Water Powered Calculator

— February 16, 2008 — Eco
Most hand held calculators are powered by battery or solar energy, but for those looking for another green alternative, there is now a water powered calculator.

"Just add water or any other electrolytic liquid into its fuel cell and the chemical reaction between its zinc anode and cathode produces an electrical current that will power this Water Calculator for a month before it needs another sip," Computergear.com explains.

These days just about everyone has a cell phone with built in calculator, most people don't even remember the last time they used a regular hand held calculator to crunch numbers, unless of course they're into math or sciences. In order to bring back an electronic device that seems to have lost appeal, the hand-held device offers a unique topic of conversation.

It's great for anyone who likes using old school calculation techniques or gadget freaks who are into green technology, and it's only $19.99 so would make a great gift.
Trend Themes
1. Green Energy Gadgets - The rise of water-powered calculators highlights the trend towards green energy gadgets, providing opportunities for the development of more eco-friendly electronic devices.
2. Revival of Retro Technology - The water-powered calculator represents a revival of retro technology, presenting opportunities for businesses to tap into nostalgia and create modern versions of classic devices.
3. Sustainability in Electronics - The water-powered calculator showcases the growing demand for sustainable solutions in the electronics industry, indicating potential for disruptive innovation in eco-friendly electronic devices.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - The water-powered calculator reflects a potential innovation opportunity in the consumer electronics industry, where companies can create more sustainable and environmentally friendly electronic products.
2. Green Technology - The emergence of water-powered calculators demonstrates the potential for disruptive innovation in the green technology industry, encouraging companies to develop eco-friendly electronic solutions.
3. Educational Tools - The water-powered calculator offers opportunities for innovation in educational tools, with the potential to integrate sustainability and green energy concepts into traditional learning devices.
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