[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/06/i8aOpc.jpg[/newsimage]Mobile phone maker Nokia has introduced a new mobile phone battery charger that is able to recharge phones using power generated by cycling. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/nokia-introduces-pedal-powered-mobile-phone-charger-30509/](http://www.myce.com/news/nokia-introduces-pedal-powered-mobile-phone-charger-30509/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
And people laughed when the One Laptop Per Child project originally proposed a hand-crank for recharging.
Neat. Expect it to be popular in emerging nations and European cities… shame it won’t catch on here in the U.S.
This will work in Holland, there are more bikes than people here!
It’s a nice idea and would be useful for those who plan touring and camping by bicycle.
Another idea would be to have an option to charge a battery pack instead of the phone directly. This way the user can plug the battery back into the mobile when needed or use the battery pack to charge other devices, such as a GPS, MP3 player, etc.
For example, some solar powered phone chargers have their own battery pack, so the user can leave the solar charger in the Window continuously to collect and store the energy as the sun comes out. The user can then charge their phone off the battery pack from its stored power, even when cloudy, wet, at night, etc.
[QUOTE=SeÃ¡n;2523074]Another idea would be to have an option to charge a battery pack instead of the phone directly. This way the user can plug the battery back into the mobile when needed or use the battery pack to charge other devices, such as a GPS, MP3 player, etc.[/QUOTE]
I was thinking the same thing, why limit it to just Nokia phones? We need a universal bicycle charger.
They need to come up with a gizmo that converts flatus (look it up) into electricity. I could power a gaming rig without even breaking a sweat. Send me to Taco Bell and I could probably keep the street lights in my neighbourhood on all night.
Estelle Getty died in 2008. Bea Arthur died in 2009. Rue McClanahan died in 2010. I bet Betty White will be drinking pretty hard this New Year’s Eve.