Technology is present in almost every aspect of our lives nowadays, in one way or another. A lot of things that used to be simple and seemed like they didn’t need technology to be better, have gotten sophisticated, and a bit more complicated along the way. Riding a bike is one of those things. Biking has changed quite a bit over the course of time, and even more so during the last couple of years. Now, there are all sorts of biking accessories, ranging from conventional accessories, such as helmets and other protective gear, bells, or some ordinary bike lights, to some pretty high-tech stuff, similar to what we see in cars, including navigation devices, LED screens, cameras, sensors and so on.
Dahon USB Charger
Since there are various devices that can be mounted on a bike and used while riding, such as a cell phone, a GPS device or an MP3 player, bikers could get a lot of use of something that would charge those devices while riding. That’s what the Dahon USB Charger is designed to do. The charger can be used on all sorts of bikes that have dynamo hubs on them. The charger is connected to the dynamo and uses the power that is being stored in it while you ride your bike. You have to connect the charger to the device you want to recharge through a USB port, so you don’t have to stop or wait while you get home to do it. The Dahon USB charger is available for $120.
Turtle Shell Speakers
The Turtle Shell Speakers made by Outdoor Technology are a very practical and useful accessory, and can come in pretty handy when you go on long bike rides or for off-road cycling. They are small, compact speakers, that can be attached to your bike’s handlebars, and connected to an MP3 player, or a smartphone via Bluetooth, and get excellent sound ten straight hours before it needs to be recharged. You can use it in all sorts of weather conditions, as it’s resistant to water and dust. The Turtle Shell speakers can be yours for $149.95.
Nite Hawk K2 Digital Emitter Headlight
This is one of the most sophisticated high-tech biking accessories, incorporating some of the latest inventions in lighting technology. It has Total Internal Reflection Optical Lens, with 3 power settings. It’s made of durable aluminum and the emitter has a 100,000 hours lifespan. It’s water resistant, and it costs $200.