Scoot: iPhone Enhanced Electric Scooter Rentals

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Those of you who rely so heavily on the iPhone, so much so that it is is the key to outside world, you’ll be amazed to see it’s also the key to an electric scooter. But not just any electric scooter, we are talking about the Scoot from San Francisco-based startup Scoot Networks. The company plans to rent out Scoots as a cheap and eco-friendly way to get around, and all you need is your iPhone to start the vehicle.

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Braňo’s Stealth Bomber Style X9 Bicycle

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No, the organizers didn’t allow airplanes as last-minute entries into the bicycle show – it was the X-9 Nighthawk, a one-off design marvel with fighter plane looks that materialized from the drawing board of Slovakian mechanical engineer Braňo Mereš.

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DL122: Peugeot’s Concept Bicycle With Laptop Compartment

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The concept bicycle has a centrally positioned leather laptop compartment; a safer cocoon for the laptop. It also provides a better balanced bike and the briefcase can be locked in place, claims Peugeot.  The design breakthrough here is that the positioning of the carrying case is such that it keeps the centre of gravity of the bike roughly in the same spot where it is when rode without a bag, therefore making it stable.

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Hase Klimax 2x power assisted recumbent bike keeps away rain

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Tge Hase Klimax 2x recumbant bike saves you from the rain with an optional portable rain cover. It’s basically a recumbant bike (it’s really a trike, since there are three wheels), but it is power-assisted. There is an electric motor there to “assist users climbing hills or over logner stretches.” There are pedals too, if you want to make use of your own human power.

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The self inflating bicycle tire: PumpTire

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We’ve seen technology where, if you happen to get a flat tire, the tire is able to temporarily patch itself long enough to get to a tire shop. The PumpTire is quite different, addressing a very common concern with all cyclists: the slow leak of air pressure. To fix this, the PumpTire effectively pumps itself.

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Hit the trails with Brackertron all-weather soft case bike mount

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Just in time for the summer! If you’re the type that likes to hit up the mountain trails with your bike, but you have come to rely on your smartphone for everything from mobile music to GPS navigation, then this new product from Bracketron could be a good fit. Literally.

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Bumpy Bike Tubes Reseal Punctures

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You’re riding along on your favorite mountain biking trail when you hit a rock that’s a little too sharp and your front tire is losing air. If you happen to have the Michelin Portek on there, you might be able to ride back to civilization rather than carry your bicycle over your shoulder for the long trip home.

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Bike Purifies Water While You Pedal

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Japanese company Nippon Basic has developed a bicycle that allows you to purify drinking water by pedaling. The bike has a kinetic water purification unit attached to the rear seat. With four different filters on board – one to pre-treat the water, and another three to purify it, you can be drinking 6 liters of purified drinking water in about a minute; three times the amount of daily drinking water for a single person.

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