Nike did it with the Nano, now bicycle manufacturer is tinkering with the idea of making your iPod a cycle computer. Bringing much of the same functionality as the Nike+ unit, Cannondale envisions a docking unit on the bike but with some surprises.
Yeah, you’ve got a rear view camera on your Escalade, but on your bike? Cannondale’s concept puts rear view on your iPod as well as speed, distance and other basic functions. It seems even a power base (perhaps powered by your cycling) is there as well.
The design comes to Cannondale from Barcelona’s D-Tank and is currently not pointed at production (awwwww). The design uses some really interesting concepts like a maintenance free shaft-drive propulsion system (I really dig alternate means of transferring power from crank to wheel) and a bike that is geared for non-cyclists (shockingly, almost a new concept to jaded industry insiders).
A very neat concept from a company that continues to push the edge.