Ugly sneaker-sandals generate power as you walk


On Thursday, NTT announced that they had made this strange water-filled, electricity-generating sneaker-sandal.  Every step you take puts pressure on the liquid-filled sole, which in turn triggers a small turbine generator and can create up to 1.2 watts of electricity—enough to power an iPod continuously while you take your daily stroll. Which is kinda cool, but really, who wants to be wearing this ridiculous contraption on their toe? The design is also pretty ugly and I don’t know that I’d trust a phone company to make me a good pair of kicks. I think I’ll stick to the AC adapter.

via Japan Probe

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