iCradle, Inc. is launching COBI, a smart biking device that can gives any bicycle headlights, turn signals, brake lights, GPS, weather forecasting, power meter and cycling computer.
Following the common way to launch leading edge tech products, the COBI is on Kickstarter starting today. The COBI was developed to reduce the crowding of the many separate gadgets that each perform a small function, and bring them into one integrated, future-proof unit.
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Andreas Gahlert from iCradle said “I love biking, but I was so tired of looking down at my handlebars and seeing a whole mess of unintegrated gadgets – one for music, one for speed, another for heart rate tracking. COBI eliminates the clutter”
Most interesting, there is a security system that can only be unlocked with the user’s smartphone password, and a battery pack that can charge a user’s phone. The COBI can be easily installed onto nearly any existing bicycle, is Android and iOS Compatible and future proof because it is designed to evolve with easy-to-replace parts.
The Kickstarter campaign is now live, and will run through January 1, 2015, and aims to raise $100K. Backers can get in and receive a COBI for $159 and expect to receive it by May 2015.