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CES launches start with Acer bike desk

Published January 3, 2023

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — CES, the giant consumer electronics trade show, kicked off Tuesday with media preview events. The show opens officially Thursday and runs through Sunday, while news is starting to come out about the many bike, e-bike, and fitness-related products expected to be launched.

One of the first is a "bike desk" from Taiwan's Acer, best known for its laptops. The eKinekt BD 3 converts energy from the rider's pedaling power to charge laptops or other devices.

Acer said the $1,000 retail desk is "a creative way for professionals to combat sedentary lifestyles."

The desk has two USB Type-A ports and one USB Type-C port for device charging. It also has a bag hook and a beverage holder. It has Working and Sports Modes that the company said will allow users to easily shift desk positions while pedaling to either focus on tasks or workouts. A companion smartphone app helps review progress over time and shows information such as duration, calories burned, and watts generated.

Acer said it will be available in North America in June. 

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute also released iSportsWearR, a brand with technology using contactless low-energy radar, Bluetooth and other technologies to gather health measurements in real-time (see video below). 

CES exhibitors this year include Garmin, Aventon, Heybike, CAKE, Hyper, Yadea.

ConnectLab Srl has already received a CES Innovation Award for its DOTS.Bike light and anti-theft device, while ICOMA, Inc. is an honoree for its Tatamel cargo bike.  The METL airless tire also was honored. 


Topics associated with this article: Tradeshows and conferences

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