Thursday, February 9, 2023

Acer’s new bike desk uses rider’s pedaling power to charge devices

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Taiwanese electronics giant Acer has introduced the eKinekt BD 3 bike desk, a desk combined with a stationary bike, to empower sustainable and healthier lifestyles. The bike desk converts energy from the rider’s pedaling power to charge laptops or other devices, allowing for exercise and work productivity at the same time.

According to Acer, one hour of constant cycling at 60 revolutions per minute (RPM) on the machine can generate 75 watts of self-generated power. The useable energy can then be utilized to charge laptops and other devices, so users can get work done and stay active at the same time.

The eKinekt has an LCD screen and a smartphone app that provide information to help riders stay on track with their progress during exercise regimes or work periods. With the complementary app, users can seamlessly adjust the bike resistance, seat, and desk height based on desired placement to provide added flexibility and comfort when working or training. It also records workout history for users to track their progress and compare results over time.

In addition, the device is equipped with two USB Type-A ports and one USB Type-C port, a bag hook, and a beverage holder for added convenience, whether in the office or in the comfort of home.

Embodying its long-term commitment to finding the balance between creating innovative solutions while protecting the planet, the eKinekt BD 3’s desk top and the casing that protects the bike’s components are made from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic.

The eKinekt BD 3 is expected to be available in North America in June this year at USD 999. The bike desk will also become available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in June and in Taiwan in April.

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