Pedal as you go
Nokia has created a phone charger that charges your phone with free and eco-friendly energy when you cycle. This equipment consist of a charger, a dynamo and a stand to add to the bicycle. The mobile phone charges itself when the bicycle achieves between 6 and 50 km per hour speed.
Why it matters
Eco products that utilise our own expended energy are proving popular with bicycles powering everything from mobile phones to washing machines. As we look to exercise more and decrease our energy consumption will two brands from the telecomms and sporting sectors co-create to create truly integrated solutions?
Swiss furniture manufacturer mSHAPE are now enabling consumers to design their own tables using their mobile phones. By downloading a mobile application from the mSHAPE website consumers can “sculpt” a computer-generated image of the table, choosing dimensions, materials and colours. These parameters are then transmitted to the computer-controlled production facility for manufacture.
“Social Music Experience” is the first CD created by social network users. Tuenti, the biggest teen Spanish social network, is selling a CD completely created by its users.
More than 300,000 users chose the title, cover and track list after voting and uploading their preferences to the site. The final cover received over 18,000 votes, and more than 315,000 votes decided the cd playlist. More than 12,000 photos were uploaded as suggestions for the CD’s cover. Sony Music collaborated on the production. The album is available on iTunes, music stores and Spotify.