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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 10:23 AM
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I personally know the owners of (2) Helmet Manufacturers that played around with 3rd Brake lights in their Helmets, as far back as the late 90's. If it were a viable option, they would have done it by now.

Granted, wireless technology has come a long way in the past few years. But I for one, will not subscribe to anything to get a light for the back of my helmet.

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 11:46 AM
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Can I get the head band option? I want as little of weight on my neck as possible.

Just say no to the plastic bubble.

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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 02:13 PM
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I bought one of the brakelight/turn signal LED lights for the back of the helmet. It weighs next to nothing and is not noticable. A high vis helmet
Color works during the day, but at night? Yes, Inhave retro-reflective tape on mine, too. The big point is that the Wig Wag, Tailblazer, and big, bright taillights on my 'Wing are low- the helmet light is high up and often visible 2-3 cars back. I am not able to compare the above product with the one I have but I like having mine. It is bluetooth with a little module you wire into the bike and I carry a SPOT also.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 03:55 PM
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How's your passenger going to like it?

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 06:25 AM
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Does it come with a propeller to mount on top of the helmet?
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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 06:29 AM
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Hey Larry, what a great idea, could have a little LED in each blade of the prop.

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 08:39 AM
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I have been to CES twice with companies I worked for, once in Vegas, and once at the summer Chicago show. Statistically, 80-90% of the products shown at CES never make it to market, either because the prototype or target price point could not be met, or there was just not enough interest. There are truly some wacky inventions at the show every year. That is your entertainment for the week.

This doesn't qualify as wacky, and it certainly isn't the first of its kind, except for the twist of a subscription fee. (who doesn't want more of those?) I'm glad the OP posted it. How else do you gauge interest unless people talk about it? As Pigeon Roost said, this is simply preying on fear. I don't know how many are out there. Enough for this to be a success?

The new business model for the past 10 years seems to be subscription services. Take the features out of the product, put them on a company web server, and charge a subscription fee for it. I refuse to go along with anything that requires a subscription, but for some reason, the public in general has fallen for these bank account draining scams on a large scale. I wonder if people have ever even added up how much all these 5, 10, and 20 dollar per month services are draining their accounts every month

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