Review: Tunebug Shake turns your bike helmet into a loudspeaker
Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:37 AM
Anybody ever try one of these, and if so how did it work?
I just upgraded from a 3GS to a 4S and the speaker is much louder, I can hear it pretty well while riding bike if it's not fairly windy or not a lot of traffic noise.
This post has been edited by mhawks: 03 November 2011 - 04:38 AM
Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:17 AM
But when you talk about traffic noise !
I've been cycling for 26 years on narrow roads in Europe with respectful motorists, as well as congested US roads, with less respectful motorists, and no way am I going to listen to music and risk
getting run down.
Put your helmet on, sit on your sofa, tune in, and live longer.
I've had friends die, who were paying attention.
Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:10 AM
Mixing bikes and cars on the same roadway makes about as much sense as mixing Piper Cubs and 747s in the same airspace. I know. I biked in city traffic for almost two years.
And don't get me on to what biking in traffic with drivers using their cell phones means.
Posted 03 November 2011 - 09:20 AM
Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:58 AM
Disclaimer: FWIW, some guy not paying attention while riding and futzing with his phone created an accident when he swerved into me without looking or checking - despite my announcement. I was knocked off my bicycle (I was obeying traffic laws, and he wasn't), and fell into a parked vehicle, my right arm smashing though a window as the tool rode off. 40 stitches and 5 hours in a hospital gurney later, I'm left with a 8-inch gash scar and limited use of my right hand for at least a year, and minus $4k in hospital bills and damage to my C50. And, no more sunning my arm for the rest of my life.
This product is for idiots.
This post has been edited by bonesb: 03 November 2011 - 11:58 AM
Posted 03 November 2011 - 02:06 PM
I'm looking to add a small Bluetooth reciever and shorten the cable, and attach to the outer shell somehow and make the setup a bit more permanent. Looks like this setup could get easily smashed though if you actually fell off.
Posted 03 November 2011 - 02:43 PM
Posted 03 November 2011 - 05:45 PM
ANYTHING that even slightly impairs your ability to perceive and quickly interpret the rapidly changing environment around you as you cycle is insanely stupid.
I'd would imagine you could have gotten a clue if you'd heard it roaring up behind you.