If looking backwards while riding your bike has nearly caused you to lose your life on many occasions, it’s time to get yourself a Bicycle Rearview Camera.
Just like those in-built rearview camera options that are available for cars, bike riders want in on that technology too. We don’t have eyes in the back of our heads or 360-vision like chameleons, so our next best bet is relying upon rearview cameras.
This is the camera system that mounts to a bicycle for providing a clear view of the road behind. The 2 1/4″ W x 1 1/2″ H camera mounts to a bicycle’s seat post, provides a rear-facing 75º field of view ideal for seeing approaching vehicles or other cyclists. A 78 3/4″ zip-tied cable that accommodates any frame geometry connects the camera to the handlebar-mounted 3 1/2″ TFT color monitor (fits bars up to 1 1/4″ diameter); quick-release mechanism removes the monitor easily from handlebars for charging. A circular pattern of red LEDs flash when the camera’s built-in sensor detects low-light conditions for visibility to traffic. Fully weather- and vibration-resistant. The camera system’s rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours of operation from a two-hour charge using the included AC adapter. (1 lb.)
If you’ve got kids in tow, installing the rearview camera on your bike would add an extra degree of safety. When you’re on a bike, it can feel like it’s you against the world. Every precautionary measure will not be made in vain.
The Bicycle Rearview Camera is available through Hammacher Schlemmer for $179.95. It’s in the ‘Gifts for Dad’ section, so if Dad’s an avid biker, here’s a totally practical Father’s Day gift idea.