Pedaling to power up your phone may be reality soon

Here’s a product that’s both pragmatic and innovative: a light generator that charges your gadgets on the go as you pedal. Targeted at cyclists, the Siva Cycle Atom is a 1300mAh removable battery pack that takes the idea of green transport one step further — it harnesses kinetic energy from all that pedaling to charge any device with a USB connection, such as iPhones, iPods, Android phones, GPS trackers and tablets. San Francisco-based Aaron Latzke and David Delcourt are behind it.

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