Month: November 2013

No, this helmet is not a superhero, but it sure sounds like it could be

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Every cyclist’s worst nightmare is getting hit by a car.

When it happens, it’s not unheard of for drivers to drive away. Maybe they didn’t know they hit a cyclist. Maybe they know and they’re trying to get away.

The Helmet of Justice won’t let that happen.

In a story over at DigitalTrends.com, this helmet is made up of seven cameras and upon a crash, these cameras leap into action and capture everything that happened.

Chaotic Moon, the company that made the helmet, hasn’t announced that it will start mass-producing the helmets. However, the company could sell the idea to some of the major bike helmet manufacturers.

Check out the rest of the story.

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Tired of lugging your bike helmet around? Just fold it up

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A British guy named Jeff Woolf just might be a genius.

In a story over at Gizmag.com, Woolf figured out a way to make a bike helmet that can fold relatively flatly. He’s calling it the Morpher.

Woolf is trying to get his new helmet to pass safety standards here in the United States. Hopefully it happens!

Check out the rest of the story.

So you want to design your own helmet? Now you can

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Photo courtesy of designboom.com
Photo courtesy of designboom.com

If you’re just simply not finding a bike helmet that captures your unique Portland point of view, you just might be in luck.

Over at Designboom.com, Danish company Yakkay is doing something unique. According to the story, Yakkay:

produces bicycle helmets are a take on modern hat classics. combining safety with appearance, the helmets allow wearers to adapt them according to their personal style. the shell of the helmet remains the same, ‘hat’ covers’ are available to switch things up. if you want a new look, don’t change your helmet, just change the cover.

Read the rest of the story at Designboom.com.

Yes, you can now buy disposable bike helmets

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Photo courtesy of Bostinno.com
Photo courtesy of Bostinno.com

Bike sharing is a hot topic a lot of bike-friendly cities and there seems to be one problem: If you’re going to use one of these bikes that are shared, are you carrying your helmet with you? Probably not.

How do you fix that? The smart people at MIT have figured out a way to sell disposable bike helmets out of vending machines. A group of designers from England have actually figured out a way to make those disposable helmets.

As the article says, these helmets are not the most fashion-forward helmets out there, but they do provide a layer of protection if you end up falling off your bike.

Check out the rest of the story.

 

Thanks to a bike helmet, this guy survives after his head is run over

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Photo courtesy of Treehugger.com
Photo courtesy of Treehugger.com

Ryan Lipscomb is probably glad he didn’t listen to people who think bike helmets don’t really help.

According to Treehugger.com, the Wisconsin resident was wearing his helmet while riding his bike. Then, the unthinkable happened.

“I didn’t see it coming, but I sure felt it roll over my head. It feels really strange to have a truck run over your head.”

Check out the rest of Lipscomb’s story.

This helmet is environmentally-friendly and cool

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Photo courtesy of Kyle Ferguson.

The folks over at Treehugger.com filed a story about designer Kyle Ferguson who designed an eco-friendly bike helmet for Lacoste.

According to the story, the helmet is described as:

Comprising sustainable materials like organic wool, thermoformed bio-plastic, low-density cork and soy-based foam, Ferguson’s helmet is, in his own words, “well-suited to leisurely rides around town, running errands, or commuting.”

Check out the rest of the story.

Yes, invisible bike helmets do exist

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The folks over at Mashable posted a really cool story about Hövding, the invisible bike helmet made by a Swedish company.

Yep, you read that correctly — an invisible bike helmet.

Check out this news story.

According to Mashable’s story, it sounds like it’ll be awhile until this sort of technology comes to the United States.

Would you think about buying this?