The AIRE Mask – Charge your Phone with The Force

Use The Force to charge your phone….the force of your breath that is.  Looking like something out of Star Wars, the Aire Mask is a concept design by Joao Lammoglia that uses your breath to turn small turbines and convert the air displacement into energy to charge your phone.

“The consumerist tendencies of today’s industrialised society make the use of gadgets increasingly common, either by necessity or hobby. Though many of our gadgets offer benefits, they tend to consume a high amount of electrical energy. This may cause problems for the environment, especially if the energy used by these devices is derived from non-renewable sources.”

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21 comments… add one
  • Julie March 5, 2012, 8:18 am

    Luke I am your charger.

  • eddt March 5, 2012, 9:07 am

    Good one, Julie! I can just see news reports now of people on subways hyperventilating trying to get their phone charged up!

    • Julie March 5, 2012, 9:22 am

      Thanks, I’ll be here all week 😉

  • Carly March 5, 2012, 9:50 am

    I would not go for a run wearing that like the model in the photo…a while back there was a news story about a guy who went for a run wearing a gas mask (something about altitude training) and got arrested because he dropped off a package at the post office while wearing it.

    Also, if I were out for a run and went past someone wearing one of those I’d either run harder in the other direction or fall down laughing. Or both.

    • Julie March 5, 2012, 10:00 am

      @Carly I would think this thing would hinder your breathing while running.

  • Ronald March 5, 2012, 10:30 am

    Better clean it very good very often.

    The moisture inside the cap could let fungi grow in it …
    and you don’t want fungi in your lungs !!!

  • ucfgrad93 March 5, 2012, 11:36 am

    One of the stupidest products ever created.

  • Jackie Cheng March 5, 2012, 1:22 pm

    If only it came with a voice changer….

  • Andrew Baker March 5, 2012, 1:44 pm

    After careful testing we have measured the power output with different groups. This has been done to see if you can generate enough power for your specific need.

    Average, Peak per breath
    Average Male: .5w, 1.1w
    Average Female: .4w, .9w
    Crying Child: .9w, 2.7w
    Female Teenager on phone: 3.5w, 5.4w
    Male Teenager on phone: .001w, .001w
    Getting (Female Teenager on phone) attention: 2.77w, 3.5w
    Politician: 56.9w, 99.1w
    Politician during campaign: 1766w, 1.21gigawats.

  • The Slapster March 5, 2012, 11:23 pm

    1.21gigawats!?! Impossible!

  • Ian Lim March 5, 2012, 11:33 pm

    Dr. Emmett Brown: No, no, no, no, no. This sucker’s electrical. But I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity I need.

  • Andrew Baker March 5, 2012, 11:36 pm

    Dr. Emmett Brown: No, no, no, no, no. This sucker’s electrical. But I need a Presidential nominee and debate stage to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity I need.

  • les noriel March 7, 2012, 11:01 am

    Put it on yer backside and super charge your phone. Instead of an iPhone……..aiee ya yaiee phone

  • Andrew Baker March 7, 2012, 12:08 pm

    les noriel, no no that would be the “derri-ère mask” not the “AIRE Mask”

  • Totally_Lost March 13, 2012, 2:55 am

    Do the math … there is no free lunch, or free energy here … the widely public assertion that there is, in hopes of finding a “partnership” to take this

  • Andrew Baker March 13, 2012, 11:38 am

    From a universal stand point, No there is no “Free lunch” There are however “Free to you” lunches. I’m not saying this is one. A “Free to you” lunch would be utilizing energy that normally would be “wasted” to serve a useful purpose.

  • Kilian Gough August 14, 2012, 2:49 am

    When Gotham lies in ashes, do you have my permission to die…iphone.

  • Sai May 12, 2016, 6:28 pm

    But will they be available in different colors .____.

    • Andrew Baker May 13, 2016, 10:34 am

      Depends on if you are a smoker

  • adam cruz December 14, 2016, 5:55 pm

    Where can we buy these?

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