PUYL Bike Pump and Light

I’ve got me a bike light, but I have yet to purchase a portable bike pump because it’s just too much gear to tote around with me.  The PUYL (I assume it means Pump Up Your Light) is a bike pump and LED light in one.  It requires absolutely no batteries to shine your way home since 20 seconds of pumping provides up to 45 minutes of power – brilliant.

Right now it’s a prototype, and its maker, Kai Malte Roever doesn’t seem to have any plans to manufacture it, but given the amount of buzz it’s currently receiving I’d say it’s just a matter of time before we see one of these in REI.

Update: It’s patent pending, so maybe we will see it sooner than later.

[via Gizmag]

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."