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Eco-friendly gadget fans are often torn between their love of tech and the impact their devices' power consumption have on old Mother Earth. Thankfully, an eco charger’s been designed that’ll dissolve your power woes, provided you walk-the-walk.

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nPower PED: makes electricity and keeps you fit

The nPower PEG is a 9in long bar that powers a variety of gadgets, including phones and satnavs, with kinetic energy. Cylinders inside the tube move as you move, creating up to 4W of power.

Unfortunately, the device can’t store energy, so you’ll have to connect it to, say, your BlackBerry and keep walking around until enough power is transferred to your phone.

And the device can’t generate enough power to juice up laptops.

However, the company behind the device claimed that it typically charges a gadget’s battery by up to 80 per cent within 60 minutes. It has a USB 2.0 connection and is resistant to dirt and water.

A launch date for nPower PEG hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s expected to cost around $150 (£90/€100). ®

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