This might seem harsh but chic styling aside, the Spook ight seems little more than a gimmick for the ipod age rather than a serious commuting must-have, hindered further by our test sample’s problematic build quality. Despite this, with redesign there’s some potential for heavily laden bikes lugging trailers/tag-alongs and similar couplings.
We've seen indicators on bikes before but the Bicygnals up the ante a bit with a wireless connection front to rear for all-round indicating visibility. It's a clever system that gives a bit of extra confidence to riders who want to be more visible in traffic. It's not without its faults though and we're not convinced that it does away with the need for hand signals, either on a practical or legal basis.
Hardly a new concept but the best I’ve come across to date, Indicator cliplets are so versatile and priced so reasonably that every outdoor enthusiast should have a pair.
A mirror, light and indicator in one, the Winkku is designed to address some of the problems faced by commuters – especially inexperienced ones, or those facing heavy traffic. It's not the first time we've seen a bike mirror, or an indicator, or an outboard light, but the combination of the three is novel and well realised. It's a pity the mirror isn't better, and there are flaws in the design, but overall it's a decent product and one that will appeal to segments of the commuter brigade.
Did you enjoy using the product?: yes