If you're a smartphone power user, you certainly know the frustration of having to constantly find a power source
like an outlet, so that you can recharge the battery on your handset before it shuts down. Unless you carry a spare battery with you, or own the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, seeking a way to power up your phone's cell becomes an impossible challenge when you're involved in some type of athletic endeavor. Some day in the future, we might have wearable batteries that recharge using our own motion
, something that Georgia Tech researchers are looking into. But for now, most athletes don't have the opportunity to keep their phone's battery topped off while working up a sweat.
Thanks to a new product called the ECOXPOWER, there is one sport that allows you to participate while at the same time, recharge the battery on your smartphone. If riding a bicycle is your thing, the ECOXPOWER uses a built in generator to provide a headlight and at the same time comes with a USB adapter that plugs into a handlebar mounted, water-resistant smartphone case. You place your phone into the case, which allows you to use the device while pedaling. And the faster you pedal, the quicker the generator charges up the battery in your phone
. And for those worried about the environment, it's all "green" energy.
Priced at $99.99, the ECOXPOWER keeps you safe thanks to the headlight it produces, allowing drivers to see you in the dark. And by keeping the battery in your phone charged, you have the peace of mind of knowing that in case of an emergency, you will be able to make a call. The device works with the Apple iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone models. If you're interersted in the device, click on the sourcelink.