Bike device to keep 2-wheeled mobile mobs charged
June 3rd, 2010

bike“Agence France-Presse reports” … in a story republished by Yahoo reports today that Nokia will soon release a battery charger powered by the energy generated from riding a bicycle:
The charger, which can be fitted into any Nokia phone with a 2 mm charger jack, uses a dynamo to generate electricity from the movement of the wheels, Nokia said in a statement:

“Bicycles are the most widespread means of transport in many markets around the world, so this is just one more benefit to be gained from an activity people are already doing,” Alex Lambeek, Vice President at Nokia, said in the statement.
The price of the charger kit, which also includes a holder for securing the phone to the bicycle, will vary according to market, but in countries like Kenya, where the product was introduced on Thursday, it would be around 15 euros (18.43 dollars), a Nokia spokesman told AFP. . . .

h/t Amy, and thanks for your comment. I have fixed the lede to demote Yahoo from reporter. Judy


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