Passive energy harnessing. Prepare to hear those three words a lot over the coming few years, and prepare to see more products like this one released today:
It’ll only start charging once you hit 3mph, which shouldn’t be too difficult, though it’ll stop charging if you hit 31mph, which to be fair, you’re not likely to be, unless your some sort of fear-gobbling, fixie-riding, adrenalin pilfering, chin-sack.
The DC-14 will charge any Nokia sporting the 2mm charge port, otherwise known as “the little Nokia charger” — your E72 or your X6s etc…
Nokia, the zany Fins, reckon it’ll make a perfect Ovi Maps companion, though we wouldn’t recommend scrutinsing a map whilst in transit. Nor would we recommend pumping out tunes from your phone’s speakers as Nokia suggest you might like to — it’s antisocial on the bus, and it’s still antisocial on a bike.
Apparently it’ll be available to buy from selected retailers and online by the end of the year, you know, during the winter bit, when everyone has locked their bikes away.