Harnessing the wind to charge your gadgets

Small charger can attach to a bike or a car window.


Most of the ways to harness wind power that we've seen involve some type of large and unwieldy apparatus, whether it be a windmill or a giant kite. But why can't a hand-sized device be used to charge a single gadget? Apparently, this one can.

The "HYmini" is a small charger that can power equally small gadgets, such as mobile phones and MP3 players, by using the energy of wind it absorbs while attached to a car, bicycle or even a jogger. A HYmini attached to a bike's handlebars can add 15 minutes of power to a cell phone, according to Shiny Shiny, while one affixed to a car window will provide 40 minutes.

And for our brilliant thought of the day, we suggest figuring out a way to hook it up to a "Thigpen Rotary Woofer" to make the wait more enjoyable.

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