The first time Mr. Bruin Bermeester drove a “walking bike” past a Dutch mayor, he didn’t expect the bike to be photographed so much by people around him.
At first glance, you will assume Mr. Bruin rides a regular bicycle. But if you look closely for a few seconds … one will have to ask: “Is this a bicycle, an electric car? Or a treadmill? ”
This “walking bike” named Lopifit has attracted a lot of interest in countries like Germany, USA, Japan, Netherlands … For office workers who want to travel conveniently and exercise Well, this is a perfect invention.
The inventor of this bike did not expect it to cause so much fever. Bruin Bergmeester is 60 years old, he is just a very ordinary programmer.
The story of the accident
“A day of sitting ten hours in front of a computer, if you do not think how to exercise, your health will collapse.” The idea of Mr. Bruin’s “walking bike” stems from a complaint.
Like many people, Mr. Bruin often sat in front of the computer for ten hours. Back pain, leg or leg cramps. To cure his increasingly stiff body, he bought a walking apparatus. One morning, he was walking when he saw a young man cycling past outside the window …
Suddenly, he had an idea. “What if the treadmill and bicycle were combined?”
This idea is a bit odd, but Mr. Bruin doesn’t think so, just do it then good. Just in time in the garden he had an electric bike, he brought it into the living room and bought some more components.
At that time his wife could not understand at all. But 7 days later, everything is done.
The faces of those who saw Mr. Bruin “walk” on the tape all showed amused surprise.
“Please put your feet up and take a few steps to try it out.”
When you begin to walk on the skid plate, the 250W motor on the rear wheel will act as a walking machine.
In addition, the car also has a handle to control the speed, the fastest speed can reach 25 km / h, 4 times walking. If you do not want to move, the electric battery in the car can take you 40km.
Mr. Bruin saw his favorite bicycle, so he had the idea: “If you can go get a production license?”
But Mr. Bruin is just a normal person, he does not have much capital, most importantly, many manufacturers feel “this idea is redundant.”
At the exact moment he didn’t know what to do, a skateboarder named Bam Margera posted a video sharing about Bruin’s invention, poorly commented: “The bike is too great, who?” Can you buy me one? ”This video has attracted 840,000 views in just 1 hour.
The reporter of “Business Insider” was very surprised when he saw the video, he also commented: the car is like Michael Jackson’s famous moonwalk dance, great!
The image of the walking bike was shared widely, smart netizens found Mr. Bruin himself who designed the bike.
Then Bruin’s mailbox was filled with requests from fans who wanted to buy it, including the producers who came to him directly.
The first batch of 300 cars was ordered by netizens in an instant.
Stories from around the world
From the buyer’s messages, Mr. Bruin realized that the car that manufacturers initially thought was useless seemed to offer a lot of benefits.
Workers who do not have time to exercise can now practice on the way to work, moreover this bike does not need to exercise too hard like a bicycle. Women who wear high heels can also walk.
Naturally, parents are also delighted to finally be able to find a way to exercise without compromising their children’s education.
Favorite car is Arabs. Previously, they wore long dresses, so when riding a bicycle, they had to lift left and right, very annoying. Now they were able to travel this way.
Lopifit quickly became popular in society. Mr. Bruin founded his own company and built the e-commerce site Lopifit, began selling his invention online.
“I almost couldn’t produce it.” Mr. Bruin, who thought this idea had been submerged, was overwhelmed by these unexpected upstream developments. He said he will prepare to study the next generation and on the website, he has added this feature “bike rental”, to increase the flexibility for users.
In fact, not only bicycles, many inventions are subject to suspicion when appearing for the first time. But the more we break the “impossible” thought, the more likely we are to break through the limits. In the old days, there was a saying, “dreams that aren’t laughed at are not worth doing”, just try and see, maybe you will change the world.
Highlights of mobile devices at MWC 2017
As usual, the Mobile World Congress MWC 2017 at the end of February was attended by a large number of tech giants and many popular devices. Let’s take a look at some notable mobile devices launched in the first 2 days of the event.
Nokia 5 and Nokia 3: Mid-range smartphone duo
Following the mid-range product line that launched the Nokia 6 smartphone launched about a month ago, Nokia continues to launch the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 duo at MWC 2017.
Nokia N5 is more favored in design and configuration than its brothers. This phone has a 6000 aluminum shell design with 5.2 inch screen with 720p resolution. The device is equipped with a fingerprint sensor at the Home button located on the front just below the screen.
About configuration, Nokia 5 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory. It has a 13 MP rear camera with f / 2 aperture lens and 2-tone flash, an 8 MP front camera. It uses microUSB interface, 3,000 mAh battery capacity, and supports TFA9891 audio decoding chip.
Meanwhile, Nokia 3 owns a polycarbonate shell design, the design has many features similar to the Nokia 930 version with a thickness of only 8.48 mm. Machine with 5 inch screen 720p resolution, support 4G network. Both the front and rear cameras have an 8MP resolution.
Nokia 3 uses Mediatek MTK 6737 chip with 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 2,640 mAh battery. Machine pre-installed Android 7 Nougat when released to the market.
Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are expected to cost 315 USD (7.2 million VND) and 242 USD (5.6 million VND) respectively, but this price may change in other markets. together.
BlackBerry KeyOne: Smart keyboard, powerful configuration
Once revealed as the Mercury, BlackBerry KeyOne has been dubbed the most powerful QWERTY keyboard smartphone by BlackBerry.
This phone has a relatively strong configuration with a 4.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1620 × 1080 pixels, Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB of memory. KeyOne has a 12 MP main camera using Sony’s IMX378 sensor with f / 2.0 lens, supports 4K video recording at 30 frames per second, 8 PM front camera for Full HD video recording.
It has an impressive 3,505 mAh battery, supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging (50% charge in just 36 minutes), USB Type C port and runs Android Nougat 7.1.
The highlight of the BlackBerry KeyOne is the smarter physical keyboard, which supports both traditional and touch buttons, so users can manipulate to scroll and swipe similarly to the trackpad. In addition, the BlackBerry KeyOne will be integrated with the system of shortcut keys typical of BlackBerry, such as just pressing F can open Facebook, or Y to open Youtube. Adding a plus point to the KeyOne keyboard is the addition of a fingerprint sensor on the spacebar.
Expected, KeyOne will cost 549 USD (over 12 million). At this price, there is no certainty about the sales of BlackBerry KeyOne, because this device is entirely made by Chinese electronics company TCL.
Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Impressed with the new fingerprint sensor
If you want to choose a phone with a reasonable price and relative configuration, you should not ignore two Motorola smartphones, Moto G5 and G5 Plus, launched at MWC 2017.
The Moto G5 and G5 Plus have similar metal designs but there are a few differences in configuration and size.
The Moto G5 has a 5-inch Full-HD screen, 9.5mm thin and weighs 144g. It has a 12 MP front camera, Snapdragon 430 processor and 2GB RAM. The shape of the fingerprint sensor on the G5 line has changed from a small square to a larger oval. The camera of the device is round and slightly larger as a highlight for the back.
Meanwhile, G5 Plus is thinner and lighter with a thickness of 7.7mm, weight of 155g and a 5.2-inch Full-HD screen, Snapdragon 625 processor, can choose from 2GB to 4GB RAM. It has a 12MP main camera with aperture of F / 1.2 with 2 LEDs and allows 4K video recording. Unlike Moto Z, G5 does not support Moto Mod modules.
Moto G5 Plus
The price of G5 is 210 USD (about 2.5 million VND), G5 Plus is 229USD ~ 295USD (5.1 ~ 6.6 million VND).
LG L6: Unique screen ratio of 18: 9
Unlike the traditional product in the form of a modular design, the LG L6 launched at MWC 2017 rearranges with a simple metal frame and glass surface, the sensors and the speakers are in a straight line, helping the edge of the screen. The picture becomes super thin.
A special feature is the LG L6 equipped with a large 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 2880 × 1440 px that has an 18: 9 aspect ratio, much longer than the 16: 9 ratio on the current phones. In addition, the G6 screen supports Dobly Vision and HDR10 image standards, the two most prominent HDR standards at the moment.
Machine equipped with dual 13MP resolution camera at the back, including a wide-angle camera (125-degree viewing angle) and a normal 71-degree wide-angle camera and OIS optical image stabilization. On the front of the camera body is a 5MP camera with 100-degree viewing angle.
Regarding configuration, LG G6 uses SnapDragon 821 chip, 4GB RAM, 32 GB or 64GB internal memory option. It has a microSD card slot that supports up to 2TB.
Another plus point for LG L6, is the support for IP68 dustproof standard of the highest type currently.
LG L6 will be available in blue, white and black. There is currently no information on the price and launch date of the product.