Even though I haven't bought AA batteries in quite some time now (USBCells still power my Wiimotes, the only things in the house that aren't Li-ion powered it seems), this concept for a quick and easy re-charger for AA cells is nice looking. Like a torpedo's nose, the Febot (Fembot?), a design by Ji-yun Kim, Soon-young Yang and Hwan-ju Jeon out of Korea catches a breeze when suction-mounted to a window, which it uses to top-off a single AA inside. [Yanko Design]
Febot Concept Recharges AA Batteries With Wind Power
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Despite being ahead of its time when it was unveiled in 1985, the Commodore Amiga didn't survive past 1996. The machine, which went up against with the likes of the IBM PC and the Macintosh, offered far superior hardware than its competitors. But it just wasn't enough, as this video from Ahoy's Stuart Brown explains.