We’re seeing more and more innovative ways inventors are finding to charge our battery-operated devices. Creative charging methods include a pedal-powered table, a charging handbag or a USB-equipped urban bicycle!

News from Kenya reports an entrepreneur has now developed a tiny chip inserted in the sole of a shoe that can charge the wearer’s cell phone.

The chip is made up of thin crystals, insertable into the sole of just about any shoe. As you walk around throughout your day, the chip gathers and stores energy. You simply connect your phone to a thin extension cable that runs from your shoe to a pocket.

The chip charger was featured last month at the Science and Innovation Week in Nairobi. Kenya’s National Council of Science and Technology has provided massive funding to begin production on a large scale.


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