That's a good point. Perhaps he could do with some Beta testers to fine tune the design and bring up real issues?That looks like a fantastic piece of kit for thee track. However, on the road at night, how do you stop some cupid stunt behind from dazzling you by using full beam on in the dark? Where is the handy dip lever?
This would be cheaper...
YouTube - DIY Bicycle helmet rear view mirror
Maybe, but when I get out a van and into a car, I don't get less safe for having a better view of what's behind me. Instinctively I agree with you, but when I think about it, increasingly it seems it can never be a bad thing to have more visual information available so long as it doesn't actually distract (and the helmet mirror seems small enough to be ignored unless you want it).My main concern with it is you may forget to check your blind spot or mirrors as often and that you could get distracted by someone too close behind you.
By using optics there's no need to refocus. If the image where displayed on a screen then your eyes would have to focus between far off and something 2 inches close to your eyes every time you adjusted your view- bad news!I think a tiltable camera with zoom would be better.
So we have the choice between...The field of view is also quite narrow and that forces you to hold your head in one position, which isn't neccessarily the position where you relax best.
I think a tiltable camera with zoom would be better.
2.000.000 £ and 10 years to develop a mirror ?
Why do they always have to exaggerate like that ?
The idea isn't new either 3-4 years ago a bicycle company launched a bike helmet like that. I tried it, but he mirrors were not good enough.
Mirror optics have improved in the interim.Yes you are quite correct and that company was..............Reevu:thumbup:
Ah sperk to them aboot that (they are Geordies). They've done the R&D on a shoestring and in the fine tradition of British invention, haven't really done their planning about selling the things. There's no distribution network and they can't cope with orders other than via paypal, even though they could cut the price doing it direct. The impression I get is that they haven't got the staff to process orders and payments.Why are they trading in Euros on the web site? That seems a bit odd for a UK based company.
Presumably, but if not, it's still a fabulous innovation for nine months of the year!Presumably they have worked out how to stop a sweaty head like mine - or rain, damp from misting up the optics?