iRock is a charging device in the form of a rocking chair capable of converting motion into energy to power an iPhone or iPad.
The past few years have afforded many new ways to charge mobile devices, and we’ve covered innovations in this area extensively. Recently, however, we came across a quirky approach we hadn’t seen before: a rocking chair capable of converting motion into energy to power an iPhone or iPad. Much the way a tiny chip implanted in the sole of a shoe can collect energy for charging a mobile device, so Swiss Micasa Lab’s iRock rocking chair converts motion into energy that can be used to power an iPhone, iPad or other Apple gadget. An extended arm includes a dock to hold the Apple device, while speakers are built into the head rest. Sixty minutes of rocking in the chair can recharge an iPad 3 up to 35 percent, Micasa says. Handcrafted out of Swedish pine, the iRock is still in development. Estimated pricing is EUR 1,300, and availability will include five different colors. Tech and furniture retailers around the globe: one to get in on early? Spotted by: Murray Orange