My Amazon author page!!!!
Thinking about green consumer IT is an interesting thought exercise. First, because there is an explosion of extended life batteries on the market that leverage solar and kinetic power. It is an expanding market. Just hang around the edges of Kickstarter and you will in fact see lot’s of opportunities.
Anyway – A Kickstarter project I am really excited about. The first is a multi-band hand held radio that integrates with your cellular phone. Simply the coolest project I have frankly ever come across on Kickstarter (well ok since the two really cool screen as a service projects – who are we kidding – this is a cool project but frankly just about every project on Kickstarter is. This one however integrates two very cool things that have too long been apart, amateur radio and packet cellular devices)!!!
For more information this project go here: http://www.alianzahd.com/kss/ which is the RSS feed they have set up detailing more information. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bricomnj/dxb-walkie-talkie-dock-for-iphone-android-and-blac is the link to the project on Kickstarter.
A blurb from the KS page:
The multi-band feature allows the two-way radio to communicate across all frequency bands(VHF, UHF, 800Mhz) allowing for seamless interoperability. It also uses your existing smartphones data to extend the communication distance from 25 miles to anywhere in the world using Radio-Over-IP repeater/gateway feature.
When we think about crowd funding, it is ideas like this that frankly help people change the world. This integration is something I find cool and I am sure a few others will as well. You get a working unit with a 400 dollar donation. If you are a radio geek, and a cell phone user this is the project for you!!!