Bicycle technology today is a lot about the bells and whistles (sometimes literally). Take, for example, the device produced by Dutch company Rydon: a bike light that lasts forever, without you doing anything. No new batteries or bulbs, no complex charging.
Straight out of the box, the Rydon Pixio comes charged with about two years of light. An embedded high-efficiency solar panel continues to charge as you ride. A single hour of sun produces three hours of LED light, and the battery is fully recharged—and good for another 2 years—after 5 sunny days.
The company is currently running a €20,000 Indiegogo campaign to fund its first round of production. A deluxe package, which includes front and rear lights and additional colored rubber sleeves (in brown, pink, and green) runs at €60.
If the light's integrated, anti-theft mounting mechanism truly works, this gadget could be quite a steal: €60 to light your evening commute, forever. It's even guaranteed water-resistant. And just in case you're skeptical, the Rydon team even tested it in a front-loading washing machine:
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