Yes, it’s time for yet another eco-friendly wind-up gadget that runs without the needs of using any batteries whatsoever (there is an USB charge option).
The Trevor Baylis Eco Media Player ($346) features an 1.8 inch LCD screen, 2 GB of internal memory and a SD Memory Card slot for external memory.
The Eco Media Player plays music, video, fm radio, and also functions as a torch, sound recorder, photo viewer, mobile phone charger, ebook viewer and data storage device, all in one palm sized package. What’s really clever though, is that it can be charged without being anywhere near a traditional power source, due to the windup mechanism situated on the back of the device, with one minute of winding giving up to 40 minutes of play time from the device.
Due to be released August 27. Pre-orders are open.