Grinding out a few amps

I have two cell phones (one Nokia, one Motorola), each of which has its own charging cord, which is always in the last place I look.

That in itself is almost an argument for this gizmo sold by National Geographic:

Cameras, cell phones, or any device with a USB cord can be plugged into this unit and recharged by cranking the handle when you’re in the field or via power deposited through the included AC adapter when you’re at a hotel. It helps travelers pack lighter by eliminating the need for separate chargers.

The device comes with “adapters to fit most Motorola, Samsung, Nokia, and LG phones” and sells for $40. I have some doubts as to whether it will fit my Nokia 6133, but then it has nonstandard everything.

(Via Popgadget.)

1 comment

  1. Scooby214 »

    6 May 2008 · 8:41 pm

    The 6133 has the “new” Nokia power connector. It is used on most newer Nokia phones. I think Nokia changed to the new power connector so we would finally throw out our old car chargers that have worked well for ages and buy new chargers!

    Since there are many newer Nokia phones with the new connector, the hand-crank charger probably has the proper adapter.

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