Spotted at CES 2011: Guess what this device does

By
Spotted at CES 2011: Guess what this device does

It looks like a car part, but is designed to hook up to your iPod or smartphone. Click to see what it does.

 

Called the nPower PEG this metal cylinder is a “personal energy generator” which generates a charge as its moved. The idea is you connect one end to your iPod, and stick the cylinder in your backpack, and it will keep your music going as long as you walk or run or ride.

We’ve seen various approaches to this sort of idea before, like portable solar chargers like the Power Gorilla, it’s the first time we’ve seen the PEG. The downside is PEG won’t cope with big devices like laptops. But for small devices with USB, it might be a handy way to keep your gadgets going if you’re constantly on the move.  

We’re told the PEG will take about 20-30 minutes of use to be able to charge a smartphone for 1 minute. Not exactly impressive, but potentially handy if you’re stuck in the wilderness without power. If you’re using an iPod, the people behind PEG claim each minute of use will keep your device going for a minute.

 

Copyright © PC & Tech Authority. All rights reserved.
Tags:

Most Read Articles

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: 10 of the best new features

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: 10 of the best new features

Australia gets its own Humble Bundle

Australia gets its own Humble Bundle

Ask Graeme - What is the value of the NBN?

Ask Graeme - What is the value of the NBN?

Review: Synology DS718+ NAS

Review: Synology DS718+ NAS

Would you like to receive

Our Newsletter?