A lot of energy we use while going about our daily lives is wasted. When we charge up our phones and iPods we have to pay for the energy we use.
nPower has come up with their nPower PEG (Power Energy Generator) which offers a bridge between the two activities. All you do is pop the PEG in your backpack as you're walking around, and the kinetic energy you generate charges up the battery inside it. You can then plug the PEG into your phone or iPod and let the juice flow.
While the device can be used for energy-saving on a daily basis, it really comes into its own for hikers – when you're walking around you'll never run out of power for your gadgets. Compatibility isn't an issue – nPower claims that it is compatible with more than 3,000 gadgets from phones to MP3 players to handheld gaming consoles to GPS systems.
If you're walking around and want it as a spare battery it can be fully charged via USB, or just shaken up in your hands.
The PEGs are currently on backorder, but you can sign up to be notified when they're available with the link below. Pricing is expected to be around $160.
Price: $159.99 (Currently on backorder)
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)