Mobile phones need various forms of charging options to keep them up and about and we already know of various alternative energy chargers in the market. There are the solar-powered ones and just yesterday, the butane-powered chargers.
But now it looks like there is another neat technology on the horizon, making use of kinetic energy. Kinetic power was normally seen when you use bikes to rev up some juice but this time, Anthony Mutua of Kenya has developed an ultra-flat chip that can be placed on the soles of a shoe to charge up your mobile phone/s.
Apparently, once the chip is inserted in the sole, electricity is generated from walking or running. There are actually two ways to charge a phone:
One way is to charge the phone while still in motion through a thin extension cable that runs from the shoe to the pocket. The other alternative, Anthony explained, is to charge the phone immediately after a walk because the crystals have the capacity to store the electric energy.