ChargeD USB Charger
BA (Hons) International Product Design Project Brief (2012):
Design a portable, hand-powered gadget charger.
Target demographic: Outdoor adventure enthusiasts.
Today, most gadgets are designed to take a charge from a standard USB port, so it seemed logical that the output for the charge should be a USB.
"Charged" is designed for the outdoor enthusiasts who don't want to have to spin, twist or squeeze hand-powered chargers for long periods of time in order to get a charge.
The product's size is big enough to allow for a large gear train. This enables the user to easily make a smaller number of greater motions (relatively speaking), producing enough charge to top up the battery of a GPS, Phone, etc.