This Turbine Lets You Recharge Your USB Devices Using Water or Wind


The Waterlily is a dual functioning device that uses either wind or water power to recharge your smartphone or GoPro — so you don’t have to stop what you’re doing in the backcountry. It’s perfect for campers, hikers, paddlers, bicyclers, and anyone living off the grid. This handheld device is designed to be placed in moving water or exposed to gusts of wind, aided by its structural durability. 

The turbine can be placed into running water, whether it’s a running river or just a babbling brook to provide a boost to your smartphone or other gadgets. The turbine works at water speeds ranging between 0.6 mph and 6.8 mph, but it hits maximum output at 4.5 mph. The turbine is connected to a cable that anchors it to the shore while it floats in the current.

If there’s no water source nearby, don’t fret. The Waterlily also acts as a wind turbine, capable of producing electricity at minimum wind speeds of 6.7 mph, hitting its peak output at 45 mph. It can operate in wind speeds of up to 55 mph.


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