We thought it was time for a bit of light-hearted but practical advice to our readers. So – my colleagues and I researched various ways to recharge your cell phone when there is no traditional power source. If you don’t have generous and community-minded neighbors like those in NYC that set out an extension cord with power plugs to the sidewalk with a sign saying “We have power. Please feel free to charge your phone.” (source: Upworthy on Facebook), then here are three intriguing ways to do it. I must admit, I couldn’t stop watching the YouTube videos.
NOTE: Any product or method listed here does not imply a Gartner endorsement. Use at your own risk.
1. Thermoelectric (fire) starters: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/fire-powered-cellphone-chargers, http://tes-ne.com/English/03-3_product_e.html#Fire, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aWLP4izGV0 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=NE3OHfPT1fo&feature=endscreen
But perhaps the best choice is to do a bit of honest labor: http://www.dinodirect.com/dynamo-hand-crank-usb-cell-phone-emergency-charger.html?cur=USD&affid=3846&gclid=CNrP9fOSr7MCFQOf4Aod91QArw.
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