The AIRE Mask is a breath of fresh air (pardon the pun) in the tech industry. Infusing new design energy (here we go again with the puns) in the rather staid segment of cellphone chargers, the AIRE Mask really does stands apart from the clique.
Designed by industrial designer Joao Paulo Lammoglia, the AIRE Mask looks straight something out of a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film or something Darth Vader would wear while unleashing the dark force. But, the bizarre design is justified, since the idea here is to “Go Green” and leave a minimum carbon footprint. Designed to give juice to the almighty iPhone, the charger has been designed to convert wind energy created by your breath into energy to recharge your iOS devices. So even if iPhone users end up looking like complete dorks (or is it hipster now?), at least it is for a good cause.
Designed to be used both indoors and outdoors, the AIRE Mask can work its magic even while one is sleeping, walking, or running, since energy is created from one’s breath. The iPhone charger has been equipped with small wind turbines that do the job of converting users breath into energy.
Says AIRE Masks designer João Paulo Lammoglia:
“The consumerist tendencies of today’s industrialized society make the use of gadgets increasingly common, either by necessity or hobby. Though many of our gadgets offer benefits, they tend to consume a high amount of electrical energy. This may cause problems for the environment, especially if the energy used by these devices is derived from non-renewable sources.”
No surprises, that the AIRE Mask is just a concept for now and we don’t think it will be a reality anytime soon. However, it is the proud winner of the coveted Red Dot award, so the likelihood of it being a bonafied iPhone charger isn’t that remote (even at the risk of making you look like a very hip Hannibal Lecter).
We first spotted the AIRE Mask at our friends over at Technobob, but that is the not the only futuristic charger out there. Do check out the Green Mobile Charger and even the stunning Electree is Bonsai-shaped Solar Charger.