This iPhone case uses electromagnetic radiation to power its LED notification lights

Source: venturebeat.com – Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeat CES 2014 What will be hot in consumer electronics and computing in 2014? Read our full coverage of International CES 2014 to find out. LAS VEGAS — You’ve probably seen plenty of articles warning you about the dangers of cellphone radiation — but what if you could use it to power something useful? The Lune case , developed by gadget startup Concepter , does just that. With no battery or power connection to your iPhone, the case is able to light up when you receive a call. Concepter was showing off the case at Eureka Park, the early-stage startup section of the International CES. Check it out in action below: Under the hood, the Lune sports a capacitor to harness the electromagnetic energy that your phone emits when it’s being called, as well as a controller for its LED lights. While it feels a bit like a gimmick, there’s plenty of potential for Lune’s notification to actually be useful — and if it truly doesn’t use up your phone’s battery life, all the better. Researchers have been exploring the concept of harvesting electromagnetic energy for years now , but the technology hasn’t yet made its way to consumers. Most recently, German student Dennis Siegel showed off a method for recharging a AA battery using electromagnetic fields. Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeat Concepter revealed a plain iPhone 5S under the Lune case, though we weren’t able to see inside the case itself. I was able to see a Concepter e

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