Today there are many ways to recharge a mobile when you go hiking, camping, or just work all day outside.
You can use an external battery, or a solar charger. There are even chargers that work with water, or a campfire. But they all have a limitation: the external battery runs out, the solar chargers do not work at night, and the water ones need a river.
Shine is a portable turbine that charges the mobile using the force of the wind, which blows 24 hours a day. You can see how it works in this video:
As we can see, the technology is the same as that of a conventional wind turbine. But instead of being the size of a building, it fits in a backpack.
Little bigger than a bottle of water, its inventors, two Canadian engineers, assure that Shine Delivers twice the charge per weight of a solar chargerand triple that of a water turbine.
Sets up in two minutes with a tripod and guy lines, like a small tent, and starts charging its 12,000 mAh battery Instantly. Only need a wind of 13 km/h to start recharging.
With a wind of 45 Km/h, Shine recharges the battery in just one hour. With a standard 4,000 mAh mobile, you can recharge it three times. And of course, being a conventional battery you can recharge anything: watches, ebook readers, activity bracelets, etc.
Another advantage of its patent pending design is that this portable turbine makes very little noise when spinning at full speed. Barely 50 decibels, the same as a normal conversation.
It also has protection against water and dust IP54.
Sounds like an interesting idea, and has been very successful on KickStarter and Indigogo. You can still buy it in the latter at a price of 307 eurosalthough they do not ship until they have them manufactured, in October.