This iPhone Peripheral is Perfectly Suited for Blustery Days

Alternative energy is all the rage these days. Whether it’s solar power, water power, or wind power, if it’s not plugged into the grid, it’s a-ok.

The iPhone has already had its fair share of solar powered charging adapters, and even a few hand driven crank adapters thrown in for good measure; but a wind adapter? Thanks to inventor Tjeerd Veenhoven, the iPhone can lay claim to that as well…

The appropriately named iFan is the result of modifying a PC computer fan, and mating it with a soft rubber skin that fits snugly around your iPhone. That way, when the wind blows, your iPhone goes. Genius.

In its current state, it would take around 6 hours to fully charge your iPhone, but Tjeerd admits that this can be improved with a few enhancements to the fan’s design.

Despite this shortcoming, it’s a pretty, ahem, cool way to charge your phone, don’t you think?