E-bag's a way cool satchel

A self-cooling lunchbox concept with style. The notion of the E-bag concept is to tap the back-and-forth motion caused by lugging the 3-liter bag around.

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It's still just pixels on a drawing board, but this bag is sure to be a hit with tree huggers, if it ever becomes a real product.

Using Peltier technology to harness kinetic energy from movement isn't new. However, Hungary-based designer Apor Püspöki adds a dash of fashion vogue to his E-bag concept, a finalist in the 2008 Electrolux Design Lab competition, putting the "cool" in cooler bag.

The notion is to tap the back-and-forth motion caused by lugging the 3-liter E-bag, to generate power that chills the food within. That, personally, is a far more elegant idea compared to chunky solar panels. Püspöki uses the bag's handle, attached to a dynamo, to charge the battery through its rotations. That aside, the only giveaway to the bag's high-tech stature are three LED indicators that keep tabs on the cooling status.

Püspöki gets a thumbs-up for responsible design thinking, which goes to show that urban consumerism need not be wasteful and carbon-hungry.

(Via Crave Asia)

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