Sometimes we spend too much time talking about how to better store power for our gadgets. Sure, if we can get bigger batteries, we can design more gadgets that do more stuff without having to be continually sucking power from the walls. But what if we went the other way, making things more simple, while keeping battery technology the same.
Well that's the idea of the EcoLong player. Since MP3 players, flash memory, headphones and LCD displays have been around for so long, it turns out that they all have ultra-low-power options if you're willing to make some sacrifices on device size and prettiness. So while the next-gen iPod will certainly be gorgeous and small, the EcoLong player will beat in in power consumption by at least a factor of ten.
Using just one single AAA battery the EcoLong player can keep your ears filled with your tunes for 85 hours. With one gigabyte of flash memory, it's no iPod nano, but the extremely low-power consumption is a trick that I'd be happy to see Apple learn a bit more about.
Music to my ears!
written by weee recycling, August 28, 2007
That's Staying Power!
written by John Walker, August 29, 2007
Shaking it to generate electricity
written by Jonathan, August 29, 2007
Kim Jong-il killing with coal
written by My green element, August 29, 2007
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