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Feb 25, 2011

Electric Bikes Are Now Wireless, and Can Charge Gadgets via USB

The Shadow Ebike is the first electric bike that houses its Daymak Drive controller in the front wheel, alongside a lithium-ion battery, motor, USB port, charging port and LED power display.

Why would you need a USB port, I hear you ask? Why, so you can charge gadgets. The wheel stores electricity, generated from activity. So, the more you cycle, the more you can charge your cellphone once you stop.

You can choose between a 250W motor, or something with a bit more grunt in it, at 350W. The battery, on the other hand, is a 36V 10AH lithium-ion one, which takes up to five hours to recharge, and is good for up to 25 miles.

The only problem I can see with Daymak's Shadow Ebike is the price: a rather steep $1,999. Not to mention the rather "safe" color.


16 comments:

jeebus said...

2000 is a bit much, they need to work on that

D4 said...

But it charges things!

Peanutzzz said...

sure... and what happens when your in an accident or you simply fall down? break everything and buy a new one for 2k? no thank you its worth like 200 lol

Joe Somebody said...

Thats actually not much for a bike. I have a trek that cost around 1.5k

LoneIslander said...

Awesome Idea for heavy duty cyclers.

ScottD said...

2000 is not that much for what is offered. A good bike will run you between 800-1500.

Dudemeister said...

You can buy a crappy car for that money. That'll charge your phone as well.

meandmythinkingcap said...

2000$ for a bike to charge my cellphone?
I think I will pass

zepdragon said...

Agreed. Real bikes are not much (and in many cases more) than that. I just don't like the bright yellow

lovebloggin said...

i want one of those so bas

shootscoresmile said...

http://acquiringtaste.blogspot.com/

John said...

The price is a tad bit high and people like me who live in the middle of nowhere have no real pratical use for something like this. But if I lived more into the city I could potentially see myself getting something electrical like a scooter or a bike like this. This has been my favorite of your blog post though, keep cool things like this coming!

Have fun! said...

thats a lot of $$$

lefthandedstraw said...

dang thats a nasty looking bike.

Lendo Khar said...

What an expensive bike at least you will get it in other colors right?

Lea said...

if it is enough "green", it's not to expensive for our planet :3