Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dahon Releases MP3 Charger for Your Bicycle

Most of my memories of bicycle generators from my youth are not fond ones.  They added considerable friction to your ride, made biking up a small hill difficult, and barely put out enough wattage to light up 10 feet in front of you.  But technology moves on and now Dahon has announced a new-and-improved bicycle generator capable of powering your MP3 player.  The key enhancement (besides what is hopefully a better overall generator) is a module between your generator and the MP3 player that smoothes out spikes and valleys in the generation of power on the ride.  It is unlikely to be enough to recharge your iPhone while biking to the market, but it may be enough to keep things running and not lose power on that hour-long ride.

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