Some time ago, Kingsley Fiegert was out riding his bicycle when someone in a passing car leaned out and shot him with a slingshot. Kingsley was understandably in shock and in a great deal of pain, and he didn’t have the presence of mind to note the car’s license plate. Kingsley and his business partner, Andrew Hagen, had the idea that perhaps a recording device on the back of a bicycle might remind motorists they need to share the road with bicyclists, much as a red-light camera discourages drivers from running traffic lights. In other words, use their fear of getting caught to make them do the right thing, even if they lack the inherent humanity to behave properly on their own. The Fly6 Cycling Accessory is the world’s first tail-light accessory and recording camera. It attaches to the bike’s seat post, and it has two flashing patterns to make sure your bike is seen. It also has flashing lights surrounding the HD camera (1280 X 720 resolution) to put drivers on notice that they are being recorded. The camera records in AVI format to a microSD card; it loops, so you never have to worry about running out of storage space on a ride. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery can record for five hours, which is important for longer rides. Fly6 is a successfully funded Kickstarter project, collecting nearly 3 times their funding goal in pledges. It’s currently in its manufacturing phase, and they are accepting pre-orders from folks who missed out on the Kickstarter project. You can pre-order up to five Fly6 camera/tail-light accessories at $159.00 US each.
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