The Flea v2.0 has a clever USB charger, and a battery level indicator
Blackburn Designs’ Flea bike lights look to be some of the most cleverly designed lamps around — and not just because they look like a Transformer’s head.
The Fleas do much that most other removable lights do: They fix onto the bike with velcro straps, they offer a choice of flashing or steady beams, and they use bright LEDs for lots of light without using too much power. The rear lamp runs for up to 12 hours and the front up to five (it puts out 40 lumens). Then things get really clever.
Both lights have a charge indicator, so you always know exactly how much time you have left. Not that this is really a problem, as they recharge via USB, meaning you’ll never have to buy another battery again. Even the charging is clever. The lights come with a USB dongle that plugs into a port or charger, and has a pair of magnetic contacts on top. Just stick the light to these points and it’ll be charged in 90 minutes.
The front and rear lights are both listed at $30, and there’s even a solar charger, which comes in a kit with a spare USB dongle for another $30.
Flea product page [Blackburn Designs via London Cyclist]
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Fuente: Gadget Lab