Searching for a brand new VR health companion? The brand new Acer eKinekt BD 3 Bike Desk can totally cost a Quest 2 headset in roughly 2.5 hours from pedalling.
Unveiled at CES 2023, the eKinekt BD 3 supplies an eco-friendly manner of charging digital gadgets by changing pedalling into vitality. The eKinekt BD 3 will be set between two modes; ‘Working’ strikes the desk floor nearer to the chair, whereas ‘Sporting’ lifts the desk up for higher leg area. Exercise stats are tracked by way of a companion smartphone app, the place you’ll be able to arrange private profiles that account on your peak, weight, age and extra.
Acer claims “one hour of fixed biking at 60 RPM on the bike desk can generate 75 watts of self-generated energy.” The bike can cost a number of gadgets concurrently by way of two Kind-A USB ports and a Kind-C port, in keeping with Acer. Providing some examples, it’s claimed an iPhone 14 (battery 3200mAh) takes between 3.5-4.5 hours to cost by way of Kind-A totally, and 1.5-2.5 hours with Kind-C, whereas a Chromebook requires 1.5-2.5 hours by way of Kind-C. When requested a couple of Meta Quest 2 headset, Acer’s consultant confirmed to UploadVR that it might take “2 to 2.5 hours to totally cost” with Kind-C.
There’s some present efforts to pair VR content material with bodily train bike machines, so it’s fascinating to consider eKinekt BD 3 or one thing prefer it changing into a viable companion for a subscription-based health VR app.
The Acer eKinekt BD 3 Bike Desk arrives this June throughout North America, Europe, and Taiwan for $999.