Nokia E-Cu by Patrick Hyland

Nokia E-Cu by Patrick Hyland

This mobile phone concept by London designer Patrick Hyland can be charged by the heat in your pocket.

Nokia E-Cu by Patrick Hyland

An integrated thermogenerator converts heat from any source into electrical energy to charge the phone, whether while being carried in your pocket or placed on top of a radiator.

Nokia E-Cu by Patrick Hyland

The case of the phone is made of copper and features engraved heat-sinks in the shape of dried earth.

Nokia E-Cu by Patrick Hyland

Here’s more from Hyland:


Nokia E-Cu (E for environment, Cu for Copper)
Heat-conductive charging systemCreating a charger-free cellphone future

Annually, unwanted phone chargers produce 51,000 tons of waste in addition to the greenhouse gases created by the production of the electricity needed to charge them.

Nokia E-Cu by Patrick Hyland

The Nokia E-Cu is a mobile phone charged by sources of heat therefore eradicating the need for a charger. The phone has a thermogenerator integrated inside, which converts heat energy into electric potential energy.

Nokia E-Cu by Patrick Hyland

It is surrounded by copper with engraved heatsinks in a dry earth pattern which represents the effect of heat on the natural environment. The phone can be charged by placing it on any source of heat e.g. a radiator, even inside a pocket.

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