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I can’t believe someone makes… Coca Cola powered cell phones
I can’t believe someone would really make cola powered-cell phones, but it sounds a jolly good idea.
Actually, the conceptual mobile designed by Daizi Zheng would run on any sugary water – Pepsi could power your conversations, too..
The designer, a Product Design graduate from London’s Central St. Martins, is actually showing off fuel cells that generate electricity from sugar.
According to Daizi:
“The concept is using bio battery to replace the traditional battery to create a pollution free environment. Bio battery is an ecologically friendly energy generates electricity from carbohydrates (currently sugar) and utilizes enzymes as the catalyst. By using bio battery as the power source of the phone, it only needs a pack of sugary drink and it generates water and oxygen while the battery dies out.
Bio battery has the potential to operate three to four times longer on a single charge than conventional lithium batteries and it could be fully biodegradable. Meanwhile, it brings a whole new perception to batteries and afternoon tea.”
All in all, it is the best possible use for cola. Don’t drink the stuff, kids, just use it as fuel for your phones.
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