WaveTower - Dock that Harnesses Water to Power Your iPod

Feb 03, 2010
Surely there are lots of trendy iPod docks but none of them harnesses green energy like the dock you see here.

This dock was designed by Stefanie Koehler, who though about creating a device that would suit not only those hungry for originally but the eco-conscious people as well.

The WaveTower, designed by Stefanie, is a speaker that makes use of water to power the iPod. The device features a fuel cell running on water.

When you add water a chemical reaction takes place inside the fuel cell, generating a stable current which in its turn powers the WaveTower.

[via Coroflot]


posted by: Gadgets Infoniac

Feb 09, 2010 10:53 PM » posted by: J

Water cannot be the fuel in a fuel cell. It can be the waste product, for example by reacting hydrogen and oxygen.

My guess is that the designer misunderstood the term "fuel cell" and planned a battery where the electrolyte is water and the metal electrodes have to be replaced after one has rusted away and the other has been plated over. If this is the case, how much will new electrodes cost?

Another possibility is that some unknown chemical must be added to the water to produce an unknown waste and hydrogen gas; the hydrogen then reacts in a fuel cell. If this is the case, what chemical will be used?

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