Charge your Nokia whilst cycling

June 4th, 2010 Tags: , ,

To save the need to carry an extended battery, how’s this for an idea; Nokia have released a cycling power kit for Nokia phones (actually it either provides power from the dynamo to a 2mm Nokia port, and from there you can get a 2mm to microUSB port power adaptor cable, which should allow other microUSB devices to be charged too).  Although released as part of their initiative to support developing countries, this should still be just as useful in places like the UK if you are a keen cyclist.

Nokia have stated that a 10 minute bike ride at 6mph should give 28 minutes of talk time or 37 hours of standby, so I think it’s probably something as simple as 6mph allows the dynamo to produce the same 500mA of a USB charger, and therefore it’s equivalent of a 10 minute USB charge.

It’s planned to sell for around €15, which is cheaper than some of the bicycle dynamo phone chargers I’ve seen before, which makes it well worth keeping an eye out for when it goes on sale soon.


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