Crowdfunded ebike provides an affordable way to go green in India

Around the world, people are looking for ways to cut back on how much pollution they cause. For many, the biggest obstacle holding them back is the cost. In many cases, going green can be expensive. That is why companies like Milltex are working on much more affordable options.

Milltex has created Spero, an affordable, no-compromise ebike for the Indian consumer. Like any other electric bicycles, a battery-powered motor can push you along on your commute. Where this bike differs is in its ability to recharge the battery as it’s pedaled.

Spero was built with commuters in mind. At a full stop, the bike can accelerate up to 15 miles per hour in ten seconds. Instead of standard gears, the bike uses 5-speed digital gears when in electric mode. If you choose to ride manually, or run out of a charge, regenerative pedaling allows you to charge the ebike. Alternatively, if you travel at a constant speed for six seconds, cruise mode will take over so the bike will continue to maintain that speed without pedaling.

The battery itself is a 48-volt lithium-ion battery that can easily be removed for charging. It can be recharged through any standard outlet and can go from 20-80 percent in 3 hours. For safety sake, there is a mounted light on the handlebars and a digital display that provides all the necessary data. Charge level, speeds, distance covered, and more can all be seen at a quick glance.

At this time, Spero has been successfully crowdfunded on India’s equivalent to Kickstarter, Fuel a Dream. Three different models were available for pre-order through the service, the E-30, E-60, and E-100. Conveniently, the numbers refer to how many kilometers the batteries can take you on a full charge. At pre-order, their prices converted to about $500, $600, and $700 respectively, but crowdfunded products tend to cost a bit more once they hit retail.

For more information, check out  Spero’s website.

Product Review

The absolutely mad Asus Zenfone 6 is a flagship phone that you'll flip for

Asus is embracing the 2019 trend of not following any trends at all and instead going in its own direction. The Zenfone 6 has a motorized flip-around camera, a 5000mAh battery, and an almost Pixel-like version of Android installed.
Cars

Walmart slashes prices on electric hybrid bicycles for National Bike Month

Electric bikes can be economical, convenient, and fun. Heading into summer, Walmart slashed the prices for two pedal-assist Hyper E-ride Mountain and City Electric Hybrid Bikes by 40%. We found a variety of e-rides for under $1,000.
Home Theater

Nura shrinks its personalized sound tech down to wireless earbud size for $199

Nura debuted the NuraLoop: Wireless earbuds with the same custom sound tech as the Nuraphone, but at a much lower price. Adjustable ANC and 16 hours of battery life make them a superb deal at the pre-order price of $159.
Product Review

Forget Airpods. These $100 earbuds have superior sound and sweatproofing

There’s finally a pair of affordable true wireless earbuds that outperform many of the big boys. 1More’s Stylish wireless earbuds have AirPods-beating battery life, sweatproofing, and an extremely ergonomic design, all for $100.
Emerging Tech

Forget ice — this cooler harnesses the power of the sun to chill your food

It sounds a bit crazy, but a new off-grid cooler called GoSun Chill uses the sun to keep your drinks and food cold. The hotter the day, the better. Here's how you can get your hands on one.
Deals

REI slashes prices on Fitbit Versa and Garmin Fenix 5 smartwatches

Fitbit and Garmin make some of the best trackers on the market, and REI has a handful of them on sale right now. These deals let you save as much as $150 on high-end smartwatches like the Garmin Fenix 5.
Outdoors

Bird’s new electric scooter is a durable two-wheeler that you can rent or own

Bird is best known as a scootersharing service but it's just unveiled a durable two-wheeler than you can not only rent, but own, too. OK, at $1,300 it's a little pricey, but it may suit those in search of a solidly built machine.
Mobile

Nike Fit aims to help you slip into your new sneakers more easily

Nike says a new augmented reality feature for its app should increase the chances of a snug fit for customers buying its shoes online, or even in-store. Nike Fit launches in the U.S. in July and the following month in Europe.
Wearables

Fitbit’s kid-friendly Ace 2 fitness tracker now available for pre-order

Fitbit is now selling the Ace 2 fitness tracker for kids. The entry-level wearable counts steps, tracks active minutes, and monitors sleep to help keep kids active and encourage healthy habits throughout the day.
Home Theater

Run to the beat of your favorite music with the best running headphones

Running is a great source of exercise but isn't always the most thrilling, especially when you're fiddling to keep your headphones in place. Check out our picks for the best headphones for running, so you never have to miss a beat again.
Outdoors

Chew up terrain with one of these trailblazing mountain bikes

Choosing a mountain bike is not easy — some may prefer a bike with more suspension, casual riders may only want something affordable. To help make the decision-making process easier, here are our picks for the best mountain bikes.
Health & Fitness

Coros pushes the limits with light, long-lasting Vertix adventure watch

Coros continues to turn heads in the fitness watch market. With a titanium frame and 45 days of battery life, the new Coros Vertix is the lightest and longest lasting adventure watch now available.
Deals

The Dragon Touch Vision 3 action cam is an affordable GoPro alternative

In the arena of action cameras, GoPro has long held a firm grasp on the top spot. Now, thanks to GoPro alternative Dragon Touch, which is currently on Amazon for just $50, you have a more affordable choice.
Deals

The Garmin Forerunner 35 gets a $50 price slash on Amazon

If you’re looking for an easy way to keep track of your fitness goals, a fitness tracker might be just what you need. The Garmin Forerunner 35 is one of our all-time favorites, and it’s on sale right now for $120.