The Eco-Friendly Luxury Smart Phone

Though luxury items are by their nature expensive, they don’t have to be excessively wasteful.  By the same token, just because a product is eco-conscious doesn’t mean it can’t be high-end.

One only has to consider the Swiss maker Ulysse Nardin’s Chairman luxury hybrid smart green mobile phone In this case, the Chairman — the world’s first luxury hybrid smart phone

It has a 3.2 capacitive touchscreen (with multi-touch support) with a full on-screen QWERTY keyboard as well as physical numeric keys, 8MP camera, and 32GB internal memory.  Running on Google’s Android platform, a fingerprint reader for owner identification and phone lock HD video replay capability and is powered by Freescale i.MX processor.  It has up to eight hours talk time with 30 days standby time.

But what makes this a hybrid phone is its watch-like kinetic rotor system that passively recharges the battery. The phone also has a crown winding mechanism similar to watches to help generate additional electrical power to the battery.  Accompanied by Bluetooth stereo speakers and a wood dock where you can place your phone for recharging.  It also comes with an external USB drive which you can use to back up all of your data.

Only 1,846 units will be made, which is the year (1846) this industry leader in mechanical timepieces was founded.

Want one?  Prepare to shell out S12,800 to $49,500 depending on the model.