iRock Will Rock You to Sleep While Charging Your iPad

November 21, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Time and again we get an out-of-the-box invention, which might seem kind of weird and cute. Remember the rocking chairs that have stayed on with us since chairs were invented?

Well, those old timers have gotten a bit shiny and sports a new look with technology. The new ones are called iRock, and they come with iPad docks.

iRocks have a built-in iPad dock and speakers. So as you rock yourself, you can charge your iPad too, as well as listen to some music.

One hour of merry rocking can up 35 percent of your iPad battery’s capacity. Now don’t fret about your fourth-generation iPad sporting a Lightning connector because you will be given an adapter on purchase that can plug all your new generation Apple devices.

The iRock is under development in Micasa Lab in Zurich, and since we don’t yet have a completed version unveiled, we have no solid shipping date. The official site of the company has explained what their new invention is all about:

What we have added to the design is a generator that transforms the movement into power. We have equipped the iRock with an iPad stand and a set of build in speakers in the back rest. The amount of technical gadgets we have learned to depend on has increased dramatically the last couple of years. The iRock is a product that explores how furniture can interact with technology and actually support the power for this technology. Movement is energy and to collect as much of this energy as possible is one of our future challenges. The laws of physics dictate how movement and friction constantly creates a vast amount of energy that in most cases are lost. iRock is an attempt to collect some of this energy and put it to real use.”

The price, reportedly, is $1,300. A bit on the heavy side, but then the chair is manufactured from Swedish pine and will rock out in five different colours.

I don’t know whether I would get one just to charge my iPad. How about you?

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