Fly12 HD Camera and Flashlight For Your Bicycle
Fly12 A Cyclist Dream Came True!
As more and more people take up cycling to and from work, and more and more people start using GoPro’s to record their journeys in the case of an accident, the new Fly12, which combines a HD Camera and a bike headlight is just what the doctor ordered.
Having a mounted front facing camera on your bicycling can certainly give you an advantage if you are in a collision with a motorist out on the road. Australian startup Cycliq has developed the Fly12 and Fly6.
The Fly6 is a tail light with a built-in mini camera, and the Fly12 is a 400 lumens front facing light with built-in Full HD 1080p/30fps video that encompasses a 180 degree viewing angle, recorder directly onto a 16GB micro-SD storage along with a handy timestamp.
The camera can also overlay a tramline grid, allowing viewers to determine if passing motorists were giving you sufficient room when passing. As a cyclist myself, who has also been knocked off my bike by passing wing mirrors of busses and lorries, this is a great feature to have.
The camera is set to automatically overwrite old footage when the SD card is full, so you won’t have to worry about missing anything important on your way to work.
The 400 lumen front light can be set to a steady beam, or flashing. Both are powered by a single lithium ion battery which is USB rechargeable. A full charge should last roughly 10 hours of camera, or 2 hours with the camera and light on at maximum brightness.
Both of the devices are obviously weatherproof and have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity included for riders to share their footage online using the combination app for Android/iOS.
Fly12 is now raising funds on Kickstarter, here, with a pledge of $299 sealing you one of the first off the production line, and it has an estimated completed retail price of $399.