We've seen portable charging devices for personal gadgets, we've seen vertical axis wind turbines and now we have seen a marriage of the two. That's right, appropriate technology enthusiasts, there is a portable wind turbine on the horizon and it's perfect for charging your electronic gizmos.
Skajaquoda is a research group based in Minnesota, USA, focused on developing products that can restore the balance between humans and nature. To that end, they have designed Trinity, the portable vertical axis wind turbine and have launched a Kickstarter campaign with the intention of bringing it to the masses.
Yes, that's right, Trinity is a portable wind turbine. It can charge any USB device like a smart phone or tablet. It folds together into a 12" cylinder that can be carried wherever you go, has a 15W generator and a built in battery capable of holding 15,000 mAh (enought to charge a cell phone up to six times). It has been designed with ease of use in mind, making it extremely simple to transport and operate.
To learn more about it, or to be one of the first to own this backpack ready personal wind turbine, check out their Kickstarter campaign page.