Kinetic watches are nothing new. They are timepieces that translate the everyday motions of a person into magnetic energy that can be stored for up to six months. They were exciting back in 1986, but anymore, the conversion of motion into energy is a trick that we’ve seen again and again.
While kinetic watches and similar devices might be old news, full-blown Li-Ion batteries that be recharged just by bending and flexing are certainly new on the scene. Their process is entirely different – and more efficient – from anything ever released before. They also have far-reaching connotations that could mean that human curiosity will have a new ally in long-range exploration, be it in outer space or under the sea.