An interesting app recently appeared on the Google Play store – ‘Shake to Charge Battery‘. According to its descriptions you’re able to charge your battery using kinetic energy generated by the motion sensors embedded in your device. Similar to one of those hand crank radios, shaking the phone will recharge your phone…or so the developer claims.
Check out the full description here:
Shake your phone and charge your battery.
Use your motion power (kinetic energy) to charge your battery and never need a battery saver. Check the battery indicator (battery monitor) and see that when you shake the phone (or you move) your battery is being charged slowly.
No need for a battery widget anymore to check your battery.
Unlike solar charger or eco charger, it doesn’t damage your phone and battery. You can even uninstall juicedefender 😉
NOTE: IT REQUIRES AT LEAST 1 MINUTE TO SHAKE YOUR PHONE STRONGLY TO SEE THE BATTERY LEVEL GOING UP. BECAUSE THE ELECTRICITY PRODUCED BY SHAKING THE PHONE IS LOW.
As of writing this post, there are 48 pages of reviews written by users, most of them claiming that the app ‘works‘. Everything about this app screams ‘Hoax!’ at me and it very well may be – I’m still hesitant to believe it, personally.
Shake To Charge Battery app is available for FREE on Google Play so feel free to check it out if you’re interested in waving your phone around to recharge it.
I just ask that you be extremely careful not to accidentally launch your Android into the air – the app won’t protect you from any damages therein.
Digital Cupcake will not be responsible for any damages to your phone for launching it in the air while shaking to recharge your battery…
So here I ask you – Does the Shake your Phone app work?
Going further, will we ever see a recharging method via shaking / kinetic energy? I’m guessing we’re moving towards inductive charging but ‘shake to charge’ certainly does seem interesting.
By the way, here’s the QR Code for the Google Play link to the app for your convenience.
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