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March 18, 2014

Filipino-designed pedicab ‘Eclipse’ charges your iPhone

Future of transportation? While you might be thinking of flying cars, we’re talking more of a moon-shaped pedicab or rickshaw as others would call it. Meet the Eclipse.

pedicab eclipse

Eclipse was designed by Cebu-based Kenneth Cobonpue and is targeted towards urban centers around the globe. The aluminum- and polythylene-framed rickshaw is unique compared to other three wheelers since it has been equipped with an iPhone docking base to charge your phone and play music through its speakers. It’s also adorned with cooling fans and cup holders to ensure a comfortable ride.

This “more civilized version of the humble three-wheeler” according to award-winning Cobonpue, still has that open design that we’re used to seeing; but with the difference that there are now panels on both sides of the carriage that can be pulled down for some privacy. During rainy seasons, there’s also a cover made of acrylic fiber that protects the passengers from getting wet.

pedicab eclipse 2

It’s nice to see designers today are somehow keeping up with the technological trends and incorporating today’s necessities (like chargers in public transportation) in tomorrow’s innovations. Hopefully, it catches people’s attention not only in the Philippines but even in other countries as Kenneth’s team is still open for partnerships with the Eclipse.

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4 Responses to “Filipino-designed pedicab ‘Eclipse’ charges your iPhone”

  1. abuzalzal says:

    Gerbil Wheel ().()

  2. angbarat says:

    wow ganda kaso dumihin Pinas eh wala pa 1 days yan maitim na yan…

  3. ocommon says:

    Mukhang electric fan!

  4. maigas! says:

    OMAIGAS! Charges your iPhone pa talaga, ha? Napaka estupido ng ideyang iyan sa bansang naggagapangan sa lahat ng sulok ang mga magnanakaw!

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