French designers ModeLabs has developed three self-powered cellphone concepts. The designs rely on the inherent movement of their users to regenerate power and signal the possibility of using smaller batteries or even eliminating them entirely. The company revealed the U-Turn, a business phone which can draw energy from opening and closing its keyboard, and the Runaway, a wrist-mounted phone for athletes that takes advantage of the faster movement of exercise as its main power source.
The Yo-Yo phone is worn around the neck, and the prototype generates energy from the bounces and swings created by its owner and also draws power from built-in solar cells.
ModeLabs has not said whether or not its concepts will reach production but hopes to market its custom designs to cellphone makers soon.
:: Via Easto