Forget outlets, people. All you need to do to charge up your gadgets is breathe into a handy, dandy little mask… no joke. What has been cleverly nicknamed the iPant is one of the craziest gadgets The Daily Fix has ever run across.
The iPant, properly named the AIRE mask, works off of itty, bitty wind turbines that are put into a breathing mask — one that is somehow reminiscent of Darth Vadar’s mask. The energy that is created from the wind turbine technology then goes down a wire to charge up your cell phone, iPod, or mp3 player.
The Brazilian inventor of the AIRE mask, Joco Paulo Lammoglia, said, ‘I hope to bring the concept into production and reduce the carbon footprint. It can be used indoors or outdoors, while you’re sleeping, walking, running or even reading a book.
‘Besides saving energy and helping environmental preservation, it also encourages physical exercise. Its energy is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Though many of our modern gadgets offer benefits, they tend to use a high amount of electrical energy. Harnessing energy from human activities and transforming it into electricity is possible and is a great solution.’
Wow… it’s a whole new world, huh?