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Nokia's Pedal-Powered Dynamo Charges Your Phone While You Bike

Nokia announced that later this year it would begin selling a dynamo-powered charger kit that will charge a cell phone while you ride your bike. The $18 (€15) pedal-powered charger is targeting developing nations, but will ship globally and may find success in bike-friendly cities like Portland, New York, Paris and Amsterdam.

The kit will come with a handlebar mount for a phone, a dynamo to mount against the wheel, and a 2mm charging cable (though Nokia's higher end phones like the N97 and N900 use micro USB). Nokia claims that just 10 minutes of riding at 6mph can power a handset for up to 28 minutes of talk time or 37 hours of standby. This isn't the first bike-based charger we've seen, but it's the only one we can recall being marketed and sold directly by the handset manufacturer. [From: BBC, via: Engadget]

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