Self-Powered Battery-Less Remote

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 ]

12 thoughts on “Self-Powered Battery-Less Remote”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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  4. That’s an amazing ideea! And the every-year party sounds lovely, like an inside tradition. Lovely post, it really gave me the Christmas feeling

  5. That’s an amazing ideea! And the every-year party sounds lovely, like an inside tradition. Lovely post, it really gave me the Christmas feeling

  6. That’s an amazing ideea! And the every-year party sounds lovely, like an inside tradition. Lovely post, it really gave me the Christmas feeling

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