If your New Year’s resolution includes more multitasking then Acer’s new bike desk is for you. The eKinekt BD 3, the bike desk is designed which allow you allow you to work, exercise, and generate your own clean electricity all at once. Pedaling the bike produces a small amount of kinetic energy that you can use to charge devices from the desk.
Cycling at a somewhat normal pace of 60 RPM (revolutions per minute) for an hour can generate up to 75 watts of power, according to Acer. Converting that to kilowatt-hours (assuming you use those 75 watts in an hour) and plugging it into the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies, you might prevent emissions equivalent to walking rather than driving 0.132 miles in a gas-fired car.
Acer’s bike desk has two USB Types-A ports and one USB Type-C port for plugging multiple devices into at once — and doing so just might motivate a tougher workout. The bike desk can function in 2 modes “Working” or “Sports” mode. Basically, the rider can sit upright on the bike while typing — or push the desktop further back to make space to lean forward and intensify the workout. It also comes with a smartphone app for users who want to know how long they’ve been cycling, how many calories they burned, and the amount of watts they generated.