8 tech gadgets that don't need electricity

Hate feeling powerless? These electronic devices never run out of juice, and can even recharge your other gadgets.

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Jan 23, 2014 9:47PM
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Kind of misleading headline... more accurate would be 8 tech gadgets that still require electricity but with unique ways of acquiring it.
Jan 23, 2014 9:53PM
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I like these gadgets but solar, wind, small generation and batteries are not new and these ideas aren't either....sorry but it is what it is. 
Jan 23, 2014 9:18PM
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I prefer being prepared to survive with no electricity at all.
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If you are camping out on the Outback and want to stay in contact with the outside world, these devices are a handy way to charge your devices and cook a meal at the same time.  Although, these gizmos create electricity, on a nano scale, using heat to create electricity to power a cell phone and, or other devices.  Why can't the same principles be applied on a larger scale to produce larger quantities of electricity? 
Jan 23, 2014 8:55PM
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Nothing to be impressed about. Get back to the drawing board and make something worthwhile. This way we will have something worthwhile to read about.
Jan 24, 2014 11:41AM
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i had the same thing as the ecoxpower on my bike as a kid in the early 70s but it was just for lights still.. theyve been around for over 40 yrs.
Jan 24, 2014 11:36AM
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The solar generator is a good deal made in the U.S. and in a brown out your ice cream  won't melt but get a chain and lock it down!
Jan 23, 2014 9:03PM
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I am not impressed. than again maybe I can live without all the newest items.
Jan 23, 2014 10:50PM
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Some of these products look interesting but a spare battery would cost a fraction of the price so have a couple with you with little extra weight.
Jan 24, 2014 9:08AM
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Now people are going to think they were winding for electricity when they see old film and movie cameras being wound is pics from the past.
Jan 23, 2014 11:17PM
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Does anyone know if any of these are American made?
Jan 24, 2014 11:30AM
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I agree with SE1021...all of these products eventually receive their 'power' electrically, so, how can it be said that these items don't need electricity? 
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and how many idiots who will never leave their inner city security that very rarely loses electricity will be the first to spend what money they have on these little gadgets they will hardly ever use, but just had to have it all just so they could brag to their idiot friends, family and neighbors that they were the first in line to get the latest and greatest?


advancement in technology is a good thing until society places wants above needs and want to get all of their wants at the expense of anyone but themselves.

Jan 24, 2014 2:56AM
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Yeah, I can pull electricity out of my a-- just like MSN keeps pulling these "articles" out its a--
Jan 24, 2014 12:09AM
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Somebody should pull the plug on Obamaville's printing press
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