Self-Generating, Battery-less Remote Control For TV

NEC Electronics and Onryoku Hatsuden developed a prototype [J] of remote control which is powered by the movement of user’s button-push actions.


User actions produce electrical energy, and enable the controller to turn on/off, change volume and switch channels without dry-cell batteries. Both companies are to promote the technology to TV set vendors, to realize it into practical use in 2011.

via [J]

Published by

Akky Akimoto

@akky is one of the first Japanese pro-bloggers [J]. He also leads Asiajin, writes a tech column on The Japan Times, consults for some foreign companies interested in Japanese web market. (please inquire to akimoto on