Undoubtedly we’ve seen this year greener and greener technologies for various of our gadgets. Alternative energy is also a big issue with gadgets manufacturers. The remote control in the picture doesn’t need any batteries to make it work. The Shake Control is a concept TV remote that works simply by shaking it. Just move it in different directions to change the channels or the volume. The remote has a visible arrow-shaped magnet and coils of wire inside. All those components will generate 20-30mA current when the device is shaken. Then the gravity sensor measures the direction of the shake and delivers the corresponding result. The remote is definitely interesting, but I’ll get tired soon as I am going through channels over and over to find something worthy of watching.
via The Design Blog