Cycling has numerous benefits for both environment and humans. In addition to being a very effective workout, it also helps in preserving valuable fossil fuel. A new generation device named ‘BikeCharge Dynamo’ has added another great advantage to cycling. The device is a simple but extremely useful gadget from Hong Kong-based iBikeConsole. The device allows the cyclists to charge their Smart devices solely with their pedal power. All one has to do is mount the device on the wheel spokes of the bike and ride it to add juice to gadgets. This amazing eco-friendly charging solution is currently available for a decent price of $99 only.
BikeCharge Dynamo fixed on the wheel spokes is connected to the phone or other gadgets via an USB port. Owing to the universal USB output, the device charges any smartphone of almost all brands. You can also charge your GPS device, iPod or cameras while riding your bike. Around two to three hours of bike ride would give you a fully charged mobile phone. The designing of the BikeCharger is done in such a manner so as to provide high efficiency with low rolling resistance. With the help of a quick-release clutch, riders can get rid of the extra resistance easily when they don’t need charging from the mounted device.
The BikeCharger generates 5-volt DC power and is compatible with all types of spoked wheels. Installation of the device to the wheels is very easy. It hardly takes 10 minutes. If your bike’s wheel is of quick-release type then you can install the device on the wheel without using any tools. No additional modification is required for using this device. The best part of this green device is that it is a very light in weight. In fact, the BikeCharger is around 20% less bulky than other usual hub dynamos.
The device consists of a beam angle adjustable 1W LED light with incorporated lens optics on the front and two S/B LED lights on the rear side for night travelling. Plus, there is a remote-control lighting switch that enables the rider to trigger the lights without bringing the bike to a halt. A 700mAh Li-ion battery can keep the lights ‘ON’ for around two hours after stopping the ride. Moreover, the BikeCharger features a weatherproof design. So, buy one ‘BikeCharger Dynamo’ and adopt the simple and greener way of transferring your pedaling power into energy for your smart gadgets.
BikeCharge Installation Guide video from youtube: