Eurobike: Fly6 combines LED taillight with HD video camera

Manufacturer claims massive 5-6 hour record time

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We’ve seen the idea of a video-camera-combined-with-blinky light a handful of times over the last couple years, most of them put forth on crowdfunding sites, and nearly all of them failing to get past the concept stage. Fly6 is the exception—it really exists and you can buy it now.

Begun on Kickstarter as the brainchild of a pair of Australian cyclists/real estate developers, Fly6’s primary original intent was two-fold—first to provide additional conspicuity to other road users via LED flasher, and second to capture the antics of motorists behaving badly. Given the unit’s modest $159 price tag, decent image quality and massive 5-6 hour record time, Fly6 has found a following as a rear-facing action camera as well.

The Fly6 appears to make a decent rear-facing action camera.

We’ve yet to mount our sample, but we may need to get creative on our dropper post-equipped bikes—at about four inches in length, the Fly6 might create some interference problems. Fortunately the well-packaged product comes with a myriad of mounts which should help us with a work-around.

In addition to keeping tabs on misbehaving motorists and chasing dogs, the Fly6 can capture the “D’oh” moments of your cycling buddies.

The 105-gram camera features 720p hi-def capabilities, records to an included 8GB micro SD card, is water resistant and charges via an included USB cord. The blinky has four modes of brightness with two flash pattern options and puts out a claimed 15 Lumens of light.

Fly6 Packaging

Fly6 didn’t skimp on the extras or the packaging—the $159 kit includes a myriad of mounts and spares.

We’ll be putting the Fly6 through the paces over the next month or so and give you an update on how it works both on and off the road.

For more information visit fly6.com.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2014 Eurobike trade show in Freidrichschafen, Germany. For more from Eurobike CLICK HERE.

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About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry that landed him at his current gig with Santa Cruz bicycles. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.


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