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Water powered radio

The shower's water flow powers your radio.
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A device (much like some fogless mirrors) that sits between your shower head and the wall that contains a small turbine which then powers a radio so that you can listen to tunes in the shower without dealing with batteries.
bryons, Dec 23 2002


       Cool idea. Additional feature suggestion: a light, for those times when the power is out and you need to take a shower.
krelnik, Dec 23 2002

       I personally don't want one since I don't listen to music in the shower, but it's just gimmicky enough to be appealing.
"Never hassle with changing batteries in your shower radio again"
half, Dec 23 2002

       I like this. I prefer a bath to a shower, can you put this radio under the running tap. ssshhh don't tell that chap who did the wind-up radios, he will be making these by next xmas.
po, Dec 23 2002

       Danger of electrocution?
snarfyguy, Dec 23 2002

       Don't think so, this is low voltage stuff we're talking about. (WTAGIPBAN)
krelnik, Dec 23 2002

       Forget the on and off switch too.... water on music starts, water off music stops, tune it the same way you ajust the massage level of the shower head.
futurebird, Dec 23 2002

       Why not place the whole radio inside the shower head? Have the controls for the radio situated around the holes in the shower head. I only suggest this because I have a shower radio (although not powered by water) and it always slides down the neck of the shower head.
colaaddict, Dec 23 2002

       I remember Rods powering a segway that way, way long time back. You asked for it, RT.
neelandan, Dec 24 2002

       Would like this to also have an alarm clock on it. Thought that by now it would have been baked but looking for one this morning only brought up semi-water powered clocks that I hesitate to use in the bathroom, or clock radios that requires gobs of batteries. Need to cut down on the children's shower times.
barnzenen, Feb 25 2010

       "Need to cut down on the children's shower times"   

       If it's an electric shower, move the master switch (the one in the ceiling with a pull cord) to outside the bathroom. Switch off when you decide they've had enough.   

       As an alternative to a turbine to power the radio, perhaps you could use a thermopile.   

       Of course, this wouldn't work in a cold shower, but if you need a cold shower, you don't deserve music.
Twizz, Feb 25 2010


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