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Self-Powered Battery-Less Remote

Battery-Less Remote (Image courtesy NEC)
By Andrew Liszewski

Well here’s a brilliant idea. A subsidiary of NEC called NEC Electronics, or NECEL for short, have developed a TV remote control that will never require you to change batteries, nor will it ever run out of power. Every time a couch potato picks up the remote and pushes any of the buttons, the vibrations of those motions generates a small amount of electricity which is enough to perform basic TV remote operations like changing the channel or adjusting the volume. The remote, or at least its power unit, is being developed in conjunction with another company called Soundpower, and instead of it just being a research project, the companies intend for the technology to hopefully hit the market in the next couple of years.

[ NEC Electronics Battery-Less Remote ] VIA [ Asiajin ]







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  • http://SlySpyder.com Tosh

    Great idea. I'll take one please :D

  • EspritOuvert

    It seems excessively big. I hope in later designs they scale it down some.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19701276 facebook-19701276

    Pure Genius… You know they say the average human body has enough extra energy to to power a 100 Watt light bulb.

  • Jessicat

    Put a hand crank on it and it will always be able to run. I think self sufficient devices are the best. They are truly green and more helpful to the environment than one would think.

  • franco1975

    Hand crank is a good idea. I wont mind cranking the remote a few times to make it run for a few days.

  • mcman

    I think they should probably cover it with a plastic case otherwise it might get a cheeto stuck in it.

  • helterskelter42

    I love the sound of this idea but I use my remote so much I don’t think it would last long before I would have to start shaking the control to give it power. I will wait at least year after it’s launch to see what happens and stick to using good old duracell batteries which always work and last most of the year in my remote.

  • manishfusion

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  • andaromania

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