Are Hand-Cranked Chargers on the Rise?

Are Hand-Cranked Chargers on the Rise?

By: Peter Kratz

Have you ever ran out of battery on your mobile device and the wrong time? Hand cranked chargers aren’t necessarily a new invention, but the Japanese company Nendo has revolutionized  the product. It is portable, and frankly, looks super cool. One problem with other had cranked chargers was its appeal to the eye, they used to be ugly and clunky. Very inconvenient for an office situation. The new charger is still a prototype, but it could be a big step for its field.

For more information:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a24884087/nendo-hand-crank-charger-good-design/

This relates to engineering because this is an incredible electrical feat. It is extremely difficult to turn human energy into electricity that, in an ever increasing digital age, can power our phones.