While announcing the C1 and C2 dual SIM phones, Nokia has also unveiled a new alternative charging solution for its handsets: the Nokia Bicycle Charger Kit.
The Kit consists of a DC-14 phone charger, a phone holder for your bicycle, a Bottle Dynamo, and everything you need to install it on our bicycle. After it’s installed, the kit will charge your phone when bicycle speed is between 6 km/h and 50 km/h. Efficiency of a normal charger is reportedly reached when speed is 12 km/h.
The dynamo included in the Kit uses the wheel’s movement to charge your phone the same way other dynamos provide electricity for your bicycle’s light – it’s a simple and quite brilliant idea. The Kit is compatible with any Nokia handset that has a standard 2mm charging jack.
As far as I know, there are hundreds of millions of bicycles in India and China (9 million in Beijing), so Nokia’s new charger will likely be a hit when it launches in Q4 2010. The Finnish company says the charger kit will cost €15 (about $18.5).
Via Press release
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