I’m far to lazy to ever get any use out of such equipment, but some of you might not be. Motorola’s pedal charger is exactly what it sounds like: a phone charger powered by your bike. As you careen and galavant around town on your Schwinn your mobile gets juiced. A great idea for bike messengers, bike cops, or Critical Mass hippies.
No pricing yet, but we’re not totally convinced this thing is heading our way. Since most people in China’s metro areas still get around with pedal power, it’s likely target to them initially, though if there’s demand you could see it here. In the meantime, look for sketchy importers to bring grey market versions to dirt malls in your neighborhood.
Ride a bicycle, charge a phone [MobileMag]