Connecting people proactively to the energy they use is a beautiful notion. Enabling people to produce their own energy independent of other dubious sources such as diesel power is an extraordinary idea. It is also a doable one that can be fixed up under many a desk. K-TOR Human Energy, the new face of alternative energy, offers this through its pedal-powered generator.
We are a planet of people fastened to our computers, our iPads, our technological universe, a global community we could only belong to through the internet, education found in any divergent area we require, and abundant web-based business. We need this plan. Our bodies need this to match our wandering, gathering, intellectual pursuits — or rather, to bring them into balance.
I just read that we can expect more power outages in the coming years. Don’t be caught without backup power and thinking,”wish I had bought that K-TOR Power Box.” 😀
It’s about time that sedentary desk job found some spark with a system for generating energy from your feet, and thanks to the same folks who brought us the K-TOR hand crank generator for bringing us this.
TreeHugger provides some more details on the Power Box:
The Power Box, from K-TOR, allows users to plug-in any mobile device with its own charger and to top off its battery by pedaling, and while it’s best suited to smaller devices (phones, MP3 players, tablets, etc.), larger electronics (such as laptops) can also be powered with this generator.
“The Power Box can produce up to 20 watts. It can directly charge a full range of portable devices. Because it is so powerful, it can charge more than one device at a time — like a smart phone and a tablet. Since it can be cranked for long periods of time comfortably, it can be used for higher power applications that it cannot charge directly. Simply charge an external battery and run your appliances, either directly from the external battery or through an inverter.”
The K-TOR Power Box sells for $195. You’re not going to make that money back from producing electricity using it, but you’re also getting exercise out of the technology.
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