It's the kind of product you usually have to buy from a company specializing in green tech. Nokia has unveiled its plans to produce a phone charger that will charge your cell as you bike around. Weirdly, it's cheap to boot.
The cheap part of it could be because Nokia is aiming at developing countries with its bike-powered phone charger, which would be a boon to areas where electricity is sparse. Besides saving you some change on wattage, its $18 price tag makes up for the fact that you might not be using it as much as you like.
If successful, Nokia may bring it to European markets later this year, and then maybe — we hope — the company will give North America a shot. What do you think — any takers? I for one would like to see simpler, niche accessories that make sense just like this one turned into real products.
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