The cell phone industry is taking the method for recharging cell phones for a spin, literally. The Mechanical Mobile “Rotel” is a concept cell phone from the mind of Mikhail Stawsky, a designer from Russia who has a new plan for eco-friendly cell phones. There are two versions of this eco-friendly cell phone, one that can be recharged either by spinning the console around your finger or cranked by a knob at the tip of the phone. Either way, these two designs exercise your fingers and reduce the need for chemical, solar or wind power because solar-powered phones are so 2009.
This concept cell phone has a very sleek black and white design. The phone houses a touch screen interface and either a donut hole for spinning on your finger or small platform at the tip of the phone for cranking like a key. It is quite a minimalist design, complete with a digital clock on the edge of this L-shaped cell phone for aesthetic appeal. When placed on its side, the phone is no wider than a piano key and according to pictures, looks to be pretty compact. You may have heard about using human power to charge flashlights and radios, but we bet you never imagined using this type of power to charge cell phones. Oh, and forget about blaming missed calls on your phone’s dead battery because once these cell phones are out of their concept phase, we won’t be buying that excuse anymore.