TV Remote Powered with Kinetic Energy!


NEC, the Japanese consumer electronics company, is having a blast developing TV remotes that work off kinetic energy, meaning it needs no batteries at all.  The kinetic energy derived from the user picking up the remote itself and pushing buttons are apparently enough to power the remote itself.  Well, why didn’t they make this earlier, think of how much energy could have been save in the last 20 years.  I am sure the cost of making one of these remotes is still very high but good innovation, I can see the rest of the world following NEC’s steps now.

Sound power generation and NEC Electronics Corporation (President: Kohei Hayamizu, Location: Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, following the sound power generation) today announced that power generation in vibration that occurs when you press the button on the remote control with your fingers, “Vibration power generation, “The combination of power control techniques and proprietary technology, a prototype remote control without batteries for consumer electronics, November 18 this year will be held at Pacifico Yokohama from” Embedded Technology 2009 “will be on display at.

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