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http://gizmodo.com/5943831/laser-bike-light-creates-your-own-tron+like-virtual-lane
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Laser Bike Light Creates Your Own Tron-Like Virtual Lane

Andrew Liszewski

The best way to stay safe while biking is to stay visible to those you share the road with. And while concepts for laser-based systems that create a highly visible virtual lane around your bike have existed for years and years, they're finally real (and cheap!) now.

A Korean company called Slancio makes this rear safety light that includes a requisite set of flashing red LEDs, but also a pair of lasers that produce a thin set of lines on the road on either side of your bike. Not only do they add to your visibility at night, they also create a safe space around your bicycle that most drivers and other riders will subconsciously stay clear of. It's a brilliant idea that's made all the more amazing with a $20 price tag that makes these a no-brainer upgrade for your ride.
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Very cool. Thanks for the link, Fobio. The "lane" is a bit narrow for an MP3, but great for a bike. Wonder what it would take to widen it ...
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Very cool. Thanks for the link, Fobio. The "lane" is a bit narrow for an MP3, but great for a bike. Wonder what it would take to widen it ...
Mount it higher up, like off an arm on top of your top case. It's obviously got an angle built-in for the laser traces, so higher up means more lateral distance.
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That is the coolest idea!! I wonder if I could use it in carparks to show 'my' spot, and welcome other riders to share?
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Re: DIY Reserved Lane?
These are for sale for $7.87 on EB from Hong Kong-free ship
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Re: DIY Reserved Lane?
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These are for sale for $7.87 on EB from Hong Kong-free ship
Good find. I saw some rechargeable ones that I'm considering for around $20.
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Re: DIY Reserved Lane?
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Hdsteal wrote:
These are for sale for $7.87 on EB from Hong Kong-free ship
Good find. I saw some rechargeable ones that I'm considering for around $20.
Rechargable batteries for the unit or "solar" powered unit?
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Hmmm, bit of a design difference. Don't know which I like better.
Still probably made somewhere in Asis, but maybe shipping will be
quicker if it's really in stock in Jerseeeeee
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