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?
Artist groups in Germany have produced audio drama walking tours that are directly linked to city spaces (e.g. about the history laden Alexanderplatz in Berlin). A smart phone app shows, via GPS, where these spots are located and once they are reached, sound-clips of the stories are activated.
Orange launched a wall of tweets on its website where all the news concerning the company is aggregated. Shaped like a sharp (also known as the Twitter hashtag), the wall is constantly updated with employee and PR tweets.