Power Your Gadgets While Cycling

E-Werk
Winner of the Eurobike Green Award this year, the E-WERK from Busch & Muller allows cyclists to generate power for gadgets such as cell phones and MP3 players while they ride. Connected to the dynamo hub, the E-WERK will process energy for the lights but also other accessories through the two connection cables. A standard USB connector is included as well as a variety of other plug options to fit any device. The related Universal Cockpit Adapter accessory enables riders to display and store their devices securely on the handlebars. 

Dahon-Biologic-freecharge

Dahon released their BioLogic FreeCharge at Eurobike as well. Also capturing electricity from the dynamo hub, the FreeCharge stores up the electricity generated in a Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery, enabling riders to power their chosen device at anytime, not just while on the bike. The battery seems to be a much more useful feature (though there are issues about the safety of LiPo batteries) and a suggested retail of $99 for the FreeCharge versus $200 for the E-WERK makes me think the Dahon will win out. Though maybe not for the super techies out there…  

Watch Josh from Dahon talk about the BioLogic FreeCharge here.
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