Nokia has come up with an earth friendly handset charging device for the cyclists of the world, the Nokia Bicycle Charger Kit.
Anything that helps out our planet and our wallet is something that is always welcome and now thanks to Nokia Cyclists are going to be able to juice up their phone by doing what they do best. The device is called the Bicycle Charger Kit and with the help of this device cyclists are going to be able to charge their mobile phone using their pedals. The kit features a bottle dynamo that is driven when in contact with the front wheel like those found on the old time bicycles.
Unfortunately, it is not able to charge all handsets in a certain time. It is all going to depend on the handset and cycling speeds, for example Nokia says cycling for 20 minutes at 20 kmh (12.4 mph) will power up a Nokia 1202 for around one hour of talk time, or 74 hours of standby time. The device starts saving juice when you hit 6 km/h (3.7 mph), and at 12 km/h (7.4 mph). If you are not sure if this device is for you because you think that it is not going to charge your phone as well as a normal charger, then you have nothing to worry about. The Nokia Bicycle Charger will charge your phone as efficiently as a mains charger.
A great feature that the Nokia Bicycle Charger has is that if you exceed 50 km/h (31 mph) the device automatically shuts off so, if you decide to get yourself this device then you are going to receive a bottle dynamo, charger and a phone holder. Just in case your were trying to figure out what goes where, the bottle dynamo fits to the front of the bike with a mounting bracket, while the charger and phone holder attach to the handlebars, that way you are able to see the charging progress and carry out a hands-free conversation or listen to music on your phone’s speakers.
The accessories for the Nokia Charger are very useful since the phone holder is rubberized to protect your phone from vibrations and comes with a transparent bag to protect your phone from dirt and weather. The charger also features an ultrasonically welded case and clear coating on the electronics. In order to prevent your charger from being stolen, Nokia has made the device easy to remove.
Nokia‘s earth friendly charger is compatible is compatible with any Nokia phone with a 2 mm charging interface and is easy to install.
For the time being there is not info on the release of the charger or how much it is going to set us back.