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Genneo is a high efficiency mobile generator that converts human motion into power for mobile phones and other USB charged devices.
Genneo has created a revolutionary line of products that capture energy from walking, shaking or moving in other ways and turn it into charge for your phone and other portable electronics.
These products are easy to carry and they capture energy as you move normally, storing that energy in their on-board battery. If you’re in a hurry, they are also optimized for fast charging when shaken, multiplying the charging rate by 20 or more.
Different from spinning generators or solar generators, the Genneo charges from natural human movement, so it quietly charges up as you walk or run. You don’t need to set it up in the sun, or turn a crank, or even think about it.
As full featured auxiliary batteries, they can also be pre-charged using the same wall charger that comes with your mobile phone, but with the added advantage of keeping themselves topped-off as they are carried.
With your help, Genneo will soon launch the G4000 and G3000 Mobile Generators. Both offer standard USB-A output and a micro-USB charging input so they can be used with the most common cell-phone cables.
The G4000 comes with a 3400 mAH li-ion battery, and delivers up to 1 hour of talk time in charge for every five hours that it is carried in a backpack.
The G3000 includes a 2900 mAH battery and is close behind, with up to 1 hour of talk time for every 7 hours it is carried.
Shaking the Genneo accelerates charging. The G4000 can easily deliver 3 minutes of talk time per minute shaken and the G3000 produces up to 2 minutes of talk time per minute that you shake it.
Both models are weather proof with an anodized aluminum housing and rubber end caps for extra shock protection.
Genneo products are compatible with just about any USB-powered device including smartphones, tablets, music players, cameras, e-readers and hand held games.
Because every device is different and has distinct battery sizes it is difficult to exactly predict how many times a Genneo will fully charge your device but with the large capacity of our built in batteries and with the power of your movement you can be sure you’ll get many additional hours of use from your device.
Not only off the grid
Lack of power is not just something that happens off the grid.
There were close to 25 million power outages in the US alone in 2012.
Many of these outages were due to natural disasters that left millions of people without power while needing to charge their phones to get in touch with family and friends.
A Genneo is an ideal backup. Since you are already using it you’ll have it with you when disaster strikes, and because no matter what the weather it will work for you. Even when completely discharged, Genneo products quickly deliver your movement energy to what you’re charging so you’re never more than a few moments from putting some power into your phone.