Will Bike Powered Phone Chargers Make The World “Greener” ?
If you’re riding a bike and realize that your phone battery is low, no need to panic.
Pretty soon, you’ll be able to charge a battery just by pedaling.
In order to charge the phone, bicyclists have to pedal at a minimum speed of 4 mph. But, if you pedal at 6 mph for 10 minutes, that’s enough to give you battery life to talk for up to 28 minutes.
Even though this sounds like an exciting way for geek bikers to “go green,” you’ll have to wait a few months.
Nokia is releasing these chargers first in other countries such as Kenya and China where biking is more popular.
Nokia hasn’t made it clear when exactly the bikes will make it to the U.S. But they should be available in stores by the end of the year.
We’re hoping the technology expands to standing bikes, and not just road bikes. Who wants to go out of the house to charge a phone?