First It Was The iRock iDevice Charging Rocking Chair And Now We Have ÉCAL Low-Tech Factory’s Rocking-Knit.

ECAL Low-Tech Factory/Rocking-KnitWhen did rocking chairs become the so rockin? Last week, we wrote about the $1300 iRock rocking-chair that put grandma to work charging your iDevice and now we have the Rocking-Knit from ECAL Low-Tech Factory that will rock out a knit hat for you.

This is becoming rocking-chair version of the “Who’d you rather?” bit – rocking chair to generate electricity vs rocking chair to knit you a hat so you can turn down the thermostat. Both ideas definitely have a home in a retirement center and both have a home on our “hope it’s true but I’m not buying” page. [Inhabitat]


$1300 iRock Electricity Generating Rocking Chair: Nothing Better Than Making Grandma Charge Your iDevice.

iRock Rocking Chair iPad RechargerThe iRock developed by Micasa Lab is a rocking chair that uses its own rocking motion to generate renewable power. Rocking in the iRock for 60 minutes will charge an iPad 3 up to 35%. The iRock has built-in speakers so you can rock out as you rock out and it’s expected to sell for $1300. In other words, it’ll sell for $1250 more than I’d want to spend on a rocking chair. [Core77]