LG's Skycharger, the Sun, and wind set to charge your depleted mobile

OK, so you're at CES, you've been yammering on your phone all morning, and now your battery's dead, what's a tech type to do? Well, aside from popping in a new battery or plugging your phone into one of the millions of wall plugs littering the show floor, you hit up LG. Sitting in the middle of the parking lot across from the Las Vegas Convention Center is a circus tent-like affair with a wind turbine and ring of solar panels on top. The combined output from the sun and wind power generates some 1.8 kilowatts of energy which is then stored in battery pack made up of twelve 110 Ah lead acid batteries. Inside the tent are 104 lockers with keys that feed off the stored power to charge your Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Apple, LG, BlackBerry, Motorola, or Nokia handsets. We're suitably impressed that LG is offering up this service, and hope we get a chance to get some pics of 104 itchy-fingered execs wandering in circles waiting for their hour of recharge time to be expire.