Monocle is a new app, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, that turns any iPhone 5, 4 or 4s into a bike light in a flash. The product consists of two components — a holder that attaches to your belt, backpack or u-lock, and an app that controls the frequency of your flash and monitors its battery use. The holder features a red filter that slides over your phone, turning your existing flash function into a pulsing beacon of safety. It fits "naked" phones or those with a slim, hard case and has a reflective strip for extra visual precaution.
Monocle allows you to ride safely at night, using a product you already own. And unlike traditional bike lights, it's designed to stay with you, eliminating the concern that it could be stolen when your bike is parked. The retail price has not been finalized, but it's anticipated that Monocle would sell for approximately $15.
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More Info: Monocle | Kickstarter