German Cycle Power For Your Mobile Phone…

19 March 2012

 

German Cycle Power For Your Mobile Phone

What can make more sense than to make your bicycle the hub of all power for your mobile phone. Well that’s exactly what the German bicycle manufacturer Silverback have gone and done.  Bicycles have been around since about 1817 and in that time, they've done some amazing things, we've ridden them across deserts, under the sea, Penny farthings are always amazing things to look at, the Tour de France, or the naked London cycle ride or just the simple ride to the office to get us to work safely and cheaply.  But what else can you do with them?   

Well SIlverback, have pushed the bicycle again that little bit harder and a little more technology thrown in.  They have taken the principle of cycling to work and made it a really green option with their new range of Starke 1 and 2 bicycles.  At the heart of their two wheeled design is dynamo technology which provides power to the… AND GET THIS… built into the bikes head tube frame is a USB port for you to plug your mobile phone, smartphone, iPad, Samsung, whatever device into your bicycle for that hub powered ride to charge it up as you ride along.

Fancy something really stylish on a nickel alloy frame, weighing in at just 30lbs, then maybe one of these babies are the answer to powering up any low voltage devices that you take into work with you that you didn’t plug in the night before.  Dead mobile mobiles and stuff maybe a thing of the past, because of this ingenious idea, how simple is that?

So when you think the average cycle ride is about 4 miles, there seems plenty of reasons that getting on your bike and you’ll be charging up your smartphone makes every sense.  With every push of the pedals powering up your mobile phone whilst on your way to work?