Bicycle rigs for charging cellphones have lit up our radar before, but now the EcoXPower is being billed as the first device of its kind that can simultaneously juice up LED lights and a smartphone with the power of your pedaling. Packing a headlamp, a red tail light and a lithium-ion rechargeable battery, the contraption attaches to a bike's front wheel hub with the help of a universal mount. When clamped on, the apparatus' clutch engages between the velocipede's spokes so it can generate electricity. A USB adapter cable runs up the two-wheeler's fork to a water-resistant, touchscreen-friendly case that can house iPhones, Android handsets and "all major GPS devices" perched atop the handlebars. Cyclists yearning to charge their electronics with the dynamo can pick one up for $99.99. Roll past the break for the full press release.
ECOXGEAR Rolls Out the ECOXPOWER, a Pedal Powered Headlight + Smart Phone Charger for Your Bike
The world's first pedal powered bike LED lighting and smart phone charging system, never be in the dark or without your smart phone charged again
San Diego, Calif. - (August 21, 2012) – ECOXGEAR by Grace Digital Inc, a leader in rugged, outdoor and waterproof products for the adventurous lifestyle, is pleased to announce the ECOXPOWER pedal powered headlight and smart phone charger for bicycles. Equipped with a universal mount, ECOXPOWER attaches to most standard and oversized hubs and comes with a handlebar mounted, water-resistant and touch-screen compatible smart phone/GPS case. The ECOXPOWER is available today for $99.99 at www.ECOXGEAR.com and retailers nationwide.
ECOXPOWER features an ultra-bright LED front headlight and red rear taillight that mounts to your bike's front wheel hub. The included USB adapter cable runs up the front fork and into the handlebar mounted, water-resistant smart phone case. As the front wheel of your bike turns, the ECOXPOWER's clutch engages between the tire's spokes, fueling a generator that powers the lighting system, the integrated lithium ion rechargeable battery and the power jack for you smart phone. The smart phone case is touch-screen friendly and accommodates all major GPS devices and smart phone models including iPhone and Android. ECOXPOWER also comes equipped with an on/off remote switch that can be mounted to the handlebars, allowing for full control over the headlight and taillight while on a ride.
"Typical bike lights have a short life expectancy, most of which are only 10-15 hours or even as low as five if on high brightness," says CEO of ECOXGEAR, Greg Fadul. "Bicyclist either have to routinely buy batteries, remove the light for recharging, or replace their lights completely. ECOXPOWER is self-powered and with the built-in rechargeable battery, extra costs and inconveniences are non-existent. And if you're using your smart phone for GPS or music on a long ride, you never have to worry about running out of juice."
ECOXPOWER features include:
• Pedal powered ultra-bright LED front headlight & red rear taillight
• Includes water-resistant touch-screen friendly, easily removable handlebar case with pedal powered USB adapter cable
• Handlebar mounted on/off remote light switch
• Universal hub mounting bracket fits most standard and oversized wheel hubs
• Built-in rechargeable battery keeps your cell phone charged and road bright
Product Page: http://www.ecoxgear.com/ecoxpower/