Best luxury bikes for fashionable individuals

August 27, 2011 by  
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Prashanth Sagar: Black Trail Luxury Bike We all believe that luxury and sustainability don’t often go hand in hand. However, some designers do try to bring the sense of eco friendliness in luxury by incorporating next-gen green technologies in systems which are beyond the reach of the common masses. To prove our saying, check out a few luxurious bikes that have been designed for green individuals with deep pockets. One word that comes to mind when you check them out is ‘Impression’. Let’s see how they conquer your sense organs folks. Their excellent designs captivate your eyes. There’s no fuel smell and your nose is happy. No loud jarring sounds and your ears rejoice. By impressing the Eco system you are bound to ‘taste’ success. 1. Black Trail This ultra light e-bike is engineered by UBC and the luxurious design is by PG Bikes. Made using titanium, magnesium, high-alloyed aluminum and carbon fiber, this bike weighs a paltry 44 pounds. The bike has a top speed of 62mph while the cruising speed is 31mph. Now coming to the looks, this is a very handsome devil. Pick one but make sure you are amongst the first 667 since this is a limited production piece. 2. M55’s EVO-001 Termed as the Ferrari of the electric bikes, the EVO-001 is undoubtedly luxurious. The highlights of this bike are the one piece molded aluminum frame, the integrated battery pack and the strategical positioning of the motor for increased stability. With a cruising speed of 43mph, the bike is equipped with Brembo disk brakes. Only 250 units of these EVO-001 are being planned for the release. 3. Yike Bike Meet the 21st Century’s mini penny-farthing, the YikeBike. Priced at $3,600 this carbon fiber folding electric bike weighs a meager 22 pounds. The cruising speed is 23mph while the range is 10.2 kilometers. This bike can be folded in under 20 seconds. It takes 40 minutes for a full charge. A charger, a charger cord, a carrying strap, a tool kit with tire inflation adapter and Allen keys are the goodies that come with the YikeBike. 4. Grace Electric bike I have never seen anything as graceful as the Grace e-bike. This handmade aluminum e-bike consists of Euro fighter and Formula one parts that power its 1300-watt motor with lithium-ion batteries. With a top speed of 40mph this bike can be fully charged in just one hour. This unique and stylish bike is gonna take away $8742 from you since that’s what it is priced at. Grace yourself then! 5. PiCycle It’s design reminds me of the famous ‘VW Beetle’. Bright and colorful just like the Beetle, the PiCycle comes with a cutting edge stealth proof mechanism. Equipped with PiMobility, a custom software, this e-bike is connected to your smart phone. This software monitors the battery health, the battery life cycle, the charging frequency, motor and controller experience to name a few.This 750-watt, 36 volts DC motor with 7-speed levels is priced at a cool $2,495.

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5 eco friendly cellphones helping keep your chats green

August 27, 2011 by  
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Shaheen Akhtar: Puma Phone Solar powered cellphone These days there is a buzz to save the environment with many people joining the green bandwagon. If you also want to do your bit for environment, then you can do that by using eco friendly cellphones, which are less harmful to environment. Here are the names of 5 eco friendly cellphones. 1. Samsung Blue Earth Samsung Blue Earth Samsung Blue Earth In 2009, Samsung unveiled a new eco friendly cellphone known as Blue-Earth. The new device has solar panels on its back. These panels trap solar energy which is used to charge the phone. Samsung has used recycled plastic to make the body of this device. The Blue Earth has energy-efficient mode called “Eco-Mode” and “Eco-Walk.” 2. Sharp Solar Hybrid Phone Sharp Solar Hybrid Phone Solar Powered Cellphone Sharp has developed a duo of SH6220C and SH6228C feature a memory LCD, which is an energy-efficient display with high visibility in daylight. The phones feature a large 2.9-inch LCD screen and a 5MP autofocus camera. Moreover, the phone’s solar panels will provide one minute of talk time and 2 hours of standby for every 10 minutes in the sun. 3. Puma Phone Puma Phone Solar powered cellphone Developed by Sagem Wireless for sports apparel manufacturer Puma, the Puma Phone can be charged via solar energy through a solar panel at the rear of the phone. The developers claim that one hour of sunlight could provide 15 minutes of talktime or 2 hours of music playback. On the spec side, the Puma phone features a 2.8 inch touchscreen with 240 X 320 QVGA resolution and a 3.2MP camera. 4. LG Pop LG Pop Solar Powered Cellphone Developed by LG Electronics, the Pop is being touted to be the most compact 3-inch touchscreen phone ever made. In addition to a host of trendy features, the cellphone carries a large photovoltaic panel to charge the onboard battery on the move. The device is equipped with a 3MP camera and an 8GB internal memory that can be used to store several popular audio and video files. 5. Motorola A45Eco Motorola A45 Eco Ecofriendly cellphone Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2010, The Motorola A45Eco has been made from recycled plastic bottles and features a sliding QWERTY keyboard, a 2MP camera, Bluetooth, FM radio, music player and a couple of games as well. This green cellphone offers 8.5 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time on a full recharge.

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