Tagged: Bike Accessories

Moskito smartwatch turns into bike speedometer when needed

Moskito smatwatch

As reality has hit the tech community, it has become evident that smartwatches are not as popular as they were initially intended to be. But who says that a smartwatch should only do the fancy fitness tracking stuff? Moskito, a start-up company from Berne, Switzerland has created an analog watch that doubles as a handy accessory for your bike. It shows the current speed, distance travelled and the average speed over a designated route. While doing all that it stills beams notifications from your connected mobile device.
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TA+TOO detachable bicycle saddle prevents thefts and vandalism

REmovable Bicycle Saddle

The number of people opting bicycle as their primary means of commuting in city and its outskirts is certainly on the rise owing to environmental concerns. So, that will directly affect the number of bicycles and their accessories. The prime ones are going to be related to the safety of your bicycle as thefts are going to be a common happening. Keeping this in mind, Selle Royal has a very different take on safety with their patented system saddle. TA+TOO theft-proof bike saddle has a removable top that goes with you when you park your bike, therefore no thief will think of laying hands on your bike.
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MiClimate- World’s first wearable air conditioner for bikers

MiClimate 2

In 2009, US Navy had created a device called the Personal Wearable Climate (PWC). PWC was engineered to provide soldiers wearable air conditioning serving to protect them from cold or heat during their long missions in isolated and harsh environments. Now, we have MiClimate, a device derived from the PWC, for crowdfunding campaign. Although, anyone engaged in outdoor activities can use it, but it’s mainly intended to provide heating or cooling service to motorcyclists who do not enjoy protection from external environmental conditions that an enclosed car/vehicle offers. Read More…

Samsung Smart Windshield for motorbikes is one great idea

Samsung Smart Windshield

Hands-free comfort is the name of the game these days, especially in a technology dominated era. Seamless connectivity and ease of use go a long way in making a successful product which solves some essential purpose. This is Samsung Smart Windshield concept which gives motorcycle riders a reason to rejoice importance of safe commuting while keeping their hands on the handlebar and concentrate on driving. The head-up display screen shows every important notification from your paired smartphone and also the driving directions. Although it is still in concept stage but the idea is not that hard to make commercially available.
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Every bicycle rider should get this Reflective Bag & Backpack

Bookman Reflective Bag & Backpack_1

Bicycle riders are the most vulnerable when it comes to road accidents, especially in the dark hours. This can be attributed to poor visibility of the rider, lack of attention of other motorists or both. Along with the other bicycle accessories that help you keep safe on road, this backpack will ensure you are visible from a considerable distance. Reflective Bag & Backpack by Bookman developed in collaboration with Notabag is made from highly visible polyester material for urban commuters who like to use bike as their mode of transportation.
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Bike lock with fingerprint recognition eliminates the chances of theft

Grasp Bike lock with fingerprint recognition_1

Securing your bicycle with a bike lock is a major hassle in winter season and otherwise also you wish there was a simpler mechanism to keep your bike secure. A full-proof method that would provide easy operation of opening or closing the bike lock. This is Grasp, a bike lock with fingerprint recognition system that allows you to secure your bike or unlock it within the blink of an eye. This U-shaped biometric lock has an optical-based sensor that scans for user’s fingerprint and only unlocks if a correct match is found. Attention has been paid to the ergonomic design which places user’s hand in a position which hovers the thumb right over the fingerprint sensor.
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These 16 trendy accessories will keep cyclists safe on road

Shiva helmet

When you’re riding a cycle on street, you share the space with cars, motorbikes, trucks, buses, pedestrians and other cyclists of course. When you see the danger on road, you can avoid it, or at least manage to keep yourself safe by reacting in time. The real problem is when you cannot see the danger, that’s when you need cycling gear that can keep you safe from most potential dangers on road. So, if you’re a daredevil rider, or a safety first kinda cyclists, here are sixteen trendy bike accessories to keep you safe while riding. Read More…

Biodegradable helmet that will not be an environmental hazard after disposal

Giro Silo biodegradable helmet

As an individual who likes to stay close to nature and have as low environmental impact as possible, a bike helmet made from natural materials is just what you wanted. Since bike rider safety is your prime concern, but at the same time you also want to impact the nature as little as possible. For that very reason Giro have introduced an environmentally-friendly helmet having recyclable ABS plastic hard shell and bio-foam liner made from E-PLA (Expandable Polylactic Acid) which is biodegradable. This material is extracted from plant biomass which is 100% natural.
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ShockStop is a bike accessory that smoothens your ride by 70%

ShockStop bike accessory

All of us have been riding bikes for ages now, and still one thing remains the same. The impact shocks that you get while riding rough terrain can result in body ache and discomfort if done for a very long time. The saddle does absorb majority of the impact coming from the rear wheel, but the shocks coming from the front wheel are transferred directly to the rider’s body. This leads to discomfort and pain, especially when you have to take on uneven terrain for long duration of time. Not only does it lead to chances of a chronic injury, but also force you as a rider to cut down on speed while riding.
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Solar-powered wristband for cyclists glows to indicate direction

Intelligent-blinker_EPFL wristband

Safety on roads is a concern for cyclists, especially in the dark and in bad weather when visibility is very low. There are fancy safety gears for everyday cyclists, such as the  LED glow gloves, but there is certainly scope for more. To fill the slot, five PhD students from Electronics Laboratory (ELab) at EPFL have designed and developed a solar-powered wristband which glows when cyclist extends his/her arm to indicate a turn. Read More…