SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--What if you could convert your morning coffee and breakfast burrito into power that charges your laptop and cell phone, while improving your health?
LifeSpan, the company that brought physical activity to the workplace with its treadmill desks, is going off the grid with its new Ampera product line, starting with a desk bike that charges your office gear with pedal power.
The LifeSpan Ampera Office Bike uses kinetic energy from its pedals to charge a phone on its wireless charging pad, and a laptop over a charging cable connected to its USB-C port. It has an adjustable seat which easily fits under any standing desk, and its lightweight cordless construction allows it to be moved from place to place, blending into modern surroundings with a soft, round silhouette.
A prototype of the bike first appeared at NeoCon, the annual Chicago event showcasing workspaces of the future. There, the Ampera Bike won the “Health & Wellness: Furniture” category of Interior Design’s annual HiP Awards, recognizing the top products and people in commercial design. Today, the finished bike is officially launching to consumers on lifespanfitness.com and Amazon for $999.
The Ampera Bike arrives at a time when companies are searching for new ways to entice employees into the office, when remote workers are considering healthier ways to spend their days and when entrepreneurs are looking to reclaim their time from the gym.
“As hybrid work becomes the norm, most professionals still find themselves at a desk with little to no physical activity throughout the day,” said LifeSpan CEO Jackie Wu. “The LifeSpan Ampera Bike allows workers to accomplish the same tasks moving as they did sitting still, while enjoying the physical and mental benefits of staying active.”
Beyond operating independently from any corded power source, LifeSpan brought other environmentally-friendly elements into the bike’s design. It is made of fully-recyclable HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) which uses less energy to produce, and doesn’t release toxins when recycled. More than 30% of its components, including the packaging material, are made from recycled materials. LifeSpan is also partnering with Greenspark to plant a tree for every $300 spent on its website.
Coinciding with the Ampera launch, LifeSpan is releasing a new app to manage all of the brand’s devices. The LifeSpan Fit app connects with all LifeSpan products using Bluetooth, tracks users’ fitness data and synchronizes with Apple Health and Google Fit. Special app features for the Ampera Bike include adjusting pedal resistance, displaying energy produced, adjusting LED mood lighting on the base and tracking calories and distance. The app is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
LifeSpan will be bringing the Ampera Office Bike to CES 2024, the annual consumer electronics show organized by the Consumer Technology Association in Las Vegas this January. Visitors to the Venetian Expo, Level 2, Booth #54703 will be able to recharge their laptops and phones on the Ampera Bike, and demo LifeSpan’s full Workplace line, including the newest generation of its iconic treadmill desks.
LifeSpan has defined the Active Workplace category for more than a decade by empowering workers wherever they are, easily fitting into their lives, unlocking the physical and mental benefits of movement and combining quality, comfort and design with affordability. For more information, visit lifespanfitness.com.