Power to The People


Why struggle with failing batteries? The ability to recharge for free, anywhere and anytime has never been easier!

Long, long before the days of social networking and mobile phones that do everything from taxes to preparing dinner, mankind once relied on lanterns atop towers and carrier pigeons in order to communicate over distances. Imagine how long and difficult it was for people in medieval times to let their friends know what they were planning to do on the weekend! Fortunately, those dark times have passed, and we are lucky to live in a world of tweets.

Still, there is one thing holding society back: the need for electricity. For such an advanced civilization, it is surprising how we are still tethered to the walls with umbilical cords for our precious laptops and iPhones.  As we go about our daily routine, often our batteries run flat, and we panic and flail about what to do about it.

Siemens and Wheatstone Dynamo Generator. Mid 1800s

With the latest advancements in technology, cheap and easy ways of keeping our beloved electronics alive has never been more affordable or easy to do. Using streamlined, pocketable devices, consumers can now sprint through their day, no longer worrying about having to plug in for a little extra juice. In fact, this technology has been around for years! Only recently have the applications become readily available.

It’s hard to believe that something as simple as a palm-sized box with a hand-turned crank can keep a mobile phone running indefinitely.  As whimsical as it sounds, Dynamo generators have been in use since the late 1800s for applications like powering electric arc furnaces. While 3G enabled Smart Phones may not yet have built-in hardware for welding metals together, consumers can still make use of these scaled-down these Dynamo generators.

Pocket Sized Dynamo Generator for charging small electronics.

One of the best ways consumers can keep their gadgets running without having to exert any effort is to use a Solar Powered Battery Charger. These shining monuments of ingenuity store power from light sources in an internal battery. This stored energy can later be used to charge portable devices such as mobile phones and MP3 players, even when there are no light sources for the charger.

In the past, solar technology has always taken a back seat in terms of power generation due to limitations. Now that there is an worldwide market for portable electronics, there has never been better opportunity for solar technology to take the driver’s seat. Solar chargers are safe, easy, and can really save the day when a phone call just needs to last that much longer.

Solar Charger with built-in battery for charging small electronics.

Sun bathing and manual labor may not be for everyone. For consumers who still want to benefit from rechargeable-on-the-go technology, there are a few universal battery packs that draw their power from USB ports or from power points. These battery packs can power mobile devices and laptops, and can more than double a laptop’s battery operating time. With the right adapters, consumers may even use these universal batteries to recharge camera batteries to keep the film rolling on extended shoots.

5500mah Recharcheable Universal Laptop Battery

There are so many different products on the market when it comes to emergency chargers that it can be difficult to choose which product is just right. Luckily, there is enough variety out there that consumers have the chance to weed out the ‘hots’ from the ‘nots’ .

Sellers on eBay offer a wide range of Dynamo and Solar Chargers for pennies on the dollar.  It’s time to conserve electricity and never be caught out with a flat batt again. For every bit of energy that comes from renewable energy, our planet smiles just a little bit more, and at the end of the day, what more could a conscious consumer ask for?

Jerrel Dulay

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