I think we’ve written before about a cellphone prototype that runs on Coke (or any sugary water). We already have the technology to make such powered systems last longer than some traditional battery powered devices, so I guess it was only a matter of time before we saw it come to RC toys, like the Tomy Ene Pocket RC.
Buying (or at least recharging) batteries has always been a sore point for RC toys, and the idea of using soda and juice just might interest some doting parents. It should also be a good way of using up the extra soda and juice as the whole family goes into a low-glycemic diet. (Sugar is bad, mmkay.)
Of course, using sugar-water as an energy source brings its own parental concerns. For one, can you really trust your kids not to spill any grape juice when pouring it into their toys? We know just how tough juice stains are to remove from carpet, especially if it is grape juice. Also, are you really willing to encourage having more sugary drinks in the cupboard? That sort of thing.
The Tomy Ene Pocket RC is still in the works, so it’ll be a while before we can see just how well juice serves as, well, juice for RC toys.
Via: Coolest Gadgets