A “sleek geeky cyclists safety must-have accessory”: is the phrase that comes to my mind when I think of the Zackees LED Turn Signal Bike lights Cycling Gloves. Zackees are gloves fitted with bright LED lights which the bicycle rider turns on to signal where he or she wants to go. It is quite useful especially at night since it alerts other road users of not just the presence of the cyclist but also the cyclist’s intention.
The way it works is as you cruise on your bike and wish to make a turn, you only need to hold up the hand corresponding to the direction you intend to turn. For instance, if you want to turn left lift your left arm and vice versa. Then simultaneously, press your thumb to the index finger on the same hand, an act which will activate the direction light. The light is bright enough and will attract the attention of other road users.
So what makes the Zackees efficient in offering the desired outcome? Well, several features. These include the powerful ambient light sensors, which burn up to four times brighter during the day and extends the battery life of the glove by up to four times at night. The glove doesn’t just protect the cyclist from other road users but also safeguards him or her from the effects of cycling for long. The gloves consist of genuine reinforced leather palms, which guarantees minimal chances of you developing blisters from holding the handlebars for long.
An unusual trait of the gloves is they are machine washable, which proves useful considering cycling gloves are likely to get sweaty and dirty after extensive use. The genuine cozy leather is long lasting and durable. The glove runs on rechargeable batteries which can last up to three weeks on a full charge. Conveniently included with the purchase are the charger and two pairs of coin cell backup batteries.