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Old 01-26-07, 03:45 PM
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Bicycle powered phone charger...

Would anyone acutally use this?

http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/cellp...ger-231766.php

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This is for those of you out there who like to combine outdoor sports with your love of gadgets. Yes, both of you. Listen up.

Just hook this up to your bike to make sure you don't run out of juice on those long rides by getting your phone recharged via your sweaty pedaling. It would be cool if this could charge other things too, like GPS navigators, digital cameras, or portable music players. This was designed with countries who don't have ready access to electricity in mind, so the more devices it can adapt to the better, don't you think.
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Old 01-26-07, 04:35 PM
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That shouldn't be on your dash while riding, although it is a cool idea.
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Old 01-26-07, 04:40 PM
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If I had a phone that had GPS, MP3 capibility, Digital Cam...etc all built in and was going a multi-state ride I would definitely consider using that.
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Old 01-26-07, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by kls1891
Would anyone acutally use this?
No. At least not to charge a phone on a normal ride. The only application I can really think of for that would be touring, or wherever you may not have access to power for a few days and need to have a phone.
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Old 01-26-07, 07:15 PM
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Or power my Edge 305 after a 12hr multi-day ride, without building a backup battery.

Hell no I wouldn't use it. Only time my cell phone was used during a ride was when the paramedics called my ICE-number after I was bleeding from my head in 5 places.
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Old 01-26-07, 08:21 PM
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i would never need that on the bike but you can charge your phone on the trainer and that's pretty sweet. Sort of Gilligan's Island.
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Old 01-27-07, 08:43 AM
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Considering I have never ridden longer than my cell bat can last, prolly not.
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Old 01-27-07, 10:00 AM
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yeah but hook it up to a light bulb and instant power meter
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Old 01-27-07, 12:22 PM
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If the cell phone has GPS navigation, hell yes, I'd use it.
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I just wonder why you'd need to use one at all. Most cell phones tend to last several days without needing to charge. Even in constant use, I can't imagine them dying very often before you finish a ride.
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Old 01-27-07, 04:18 PM
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was developed for 3 world countries, they come out with cheap phones for this market, but needed a way for people to charge there phones.
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Old 01-27-07, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Savagewolf
I just wonder why you'd need to use one at all. Most cell phones tend to last several days without needing to charge. Even in constant use, I can't imagine them dying very often before you finish a ride.
The reason why your cell phone can last for days without a charge is that you don't spend that much time talking/listening on the phone. The Verizon GPS system uses the speaker pretty constantly, and can suck the life out of a cell phone.
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