Mechanical Mobile charges by swinging it around your finger

by Mark R

phone-charger-yankoI’m sure you can tell by the picture that this is a concept product, for now. If you haven’t figured it out yet, then read the fine print, starting with the label that says: “It’s a mechanical mobile phone”.

This Mechanical Mobile phone was designed by a Russian designer named Mikhail Stawsky. See that ring in that picture? Apparently, you can spin it, and it will give you enough juice to make a call.

It reminds me of a flashlight that I have by C. Crane that allows me to charge the battery by turning the crank. I guess the purpose of this is to stick your finger in it and spin it around your finger in order to charge the battery completely.

You know what it reminds me of? Those cowboys that you see in the movies who can spin their gun around their finger. I’ve always wanted to try that, but I couldn’t get it to work with a toy gun. Not going to try it with a real one.

This is still a concept for now, but I have another take on this idea: the yo-yo phone. Think of it as a phone with a string that has to be “yo-ed” in order to charge it. Then, when it is time to make or take a call, just clamshell it open.

Maybe I should trademark this idea before someone invents it already. Until then, I have this blog as evidence that I have hopefully thought of it first.


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