Pedal powered


It’s not easy being green, as one frog famously said. He wasn’t referring to being environmental per se, but the sentiment still applies. People can, for instance, make the decision to ride bikes to work, but then still use up valuable resources by powering bike headlights, smartphones and GPS devices. The Ecoxpower gets one step closer to living off the grid. Priced at $99.99, the device clips onto a standard two-wheeler and uses bike-powered energy to charge the front and rear lights. Plus, it has a compartment that fits nearly any handheld tech device—smartphones, iPods, etc.—to give them an eco-friendly charge during the morning’s commute. The gadget is easily mountable and has a built-in on-and-off switch for the headlights.