GettaGrip Musclephone charges its batteries while pumping you up

Here's a phone that may just strong-arm its way into the hearts of business-minded folks who always need a charged phone and a firm handshake.

The idea behind the phone is that by squeezing the grips flanking the unit as tight as you can, you'd not only work on strengthening your fingers, but a forty second squeeze would charge the phone enough for use. (Twenty seconds for each hand is recommended.) Other than that gimmick, it looks like a pretty simple, no-frills, garish yellow phone.

No idea if this thing is real or not — Bookofjoe spotted it in the December 12, 2008 issue of Financial Times as part of James Ferguson's "Pat Pending" feature.

Via Bookofjoe