A "hobo" clown at heart, down on my luck (previously but not now), but eternally optimistic :o)
Jun 28, 2010
Science Scene - Pedal Power 2
Nokia has recently unveiled a pretty cool way to charge your cell phone -- a bicycle charger kit.
The Bicycle Charger Kit mounts onto the handlebars of your bike and includes a holder for your cell phone. The charger plugs into the phone and then your pedaling does the work. The faster you pedal, the faster the phone charges. At just shy of 4 mph, the charging starts and if you can up your speed to 8 mph, the phone will charge as fast as being plugged into a wall outlet.
This kit is only for Nokia phones, but don't be surprised if other companies adopt the technology soon as well.