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Converting sound waves to electricity...you mean they used a microphone? Genius!
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You can heat up a cup of coffee by yelling at it. Of course it would take about a week. Unless you are "Banshee".
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Quote:
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I'm guessing I could play music from my phone to charge itself?
Thermodynamics is rolling around in its grave right now.
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Sound powered telephones have been around for ages, they're just putting it into cell phones now.
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Sanitation could be a potential problem, but don't just let anyone blow your phone.
Sound advice in any circumstance.
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Sound advice in any circumstance.
Groaaaan. I've heard enough of this.
     
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Hmmmm, IF I give an Initial Charge to play my Mp3 on speakers, wouldnt that give me infinite power, if my Mp3 gets charged by the music? = WIN!
   
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post #18 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyrker View Post
Sound powered telephones have been around for ages, they're just putting it into cell phones now.
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Converting sound waves to electricity...you mean they used a microphone? Genius!
Was just about to say both of these.

The only reason it isn't mainstream yet is because it would mean expensive "dumb phones" as they would need to replace the cheap dynamic drivers with expensive balanced drivers to make them efficient enough to be driven by the energy generated by sound. In most cases the only people willing to pay that much for a phone are smartphone users who would be disappointed by the lack of fancy energy consuming 3.8inch touchscreens with 1ghz processors to play plants vs zombies on...

*shrug* sure someone will buy it.


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Originally Posted by gerickjohn View Post
Hmmmm, IF I give an Initial Charge to play my Mp3 on speakers, wouldnt that give me infinite power, if my Mp3 gets charged by the music? = WIN!
No. Your mp3 player is NOT 100% efficient at converting energy into processed data. your speakers are not 100% efficient at converting energy into sound. the battery is not 100% efficient at storing or releasing energy, and the "generator" being used to recoup energy is not 100% efficient at doing so.
Edited by Zero4549 - 6/2/11 at 8:44pm
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