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— Bicycles

Loud Bicycle Horn is ... well, it's LOUD

By - July 22, 2015 3 Pictures

One of the big reasons people give for not commuting by bicycle is the fear that drivers won't notice them on the road. While various devices are available to make bikes and riders more visible, the designers of the 125-decibel Loud Bicycle Horn have concentrated their efforts on another goal – making sure that cyclists are heard.

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— Bicycles

Programmable Mybell gives your bike a voice of its own

By - June 27, 2014 7 Pictures
A conventional bicycle bell might be a good way to alert pedestrians to your presence on a quiet suburban walkway, but when pedaling through bustling city streets there's a whole lot of other noise to contend with. Not satisfied with the one-size-fits-all approach to bicycle crash aversion, Brooklyn-based inventor Peter Pottier has developed Mybell, a programmable horn and light designed to give your bike its own unique warning system by loading it with just about any sound file you like. Read More

Old meets new in 1920s-inspired Bluetooth Gramophone

Chicago-based company Gramovox has merged the old with the new in its Bluetooth Gramophone. The fusion of vintage audio device and modern technology takes the form of a 3:4 scale replica of the R3 Magnavox horn speaker and packs a Bluetooth 3.0 module to allow wireless connection of mobile devices. Read More
— Bicycles

ORP Smart Horn brings bike light and horn together as one

By - December 17, 2012 16 Pictures
When it comes to riding in the city, you'd be forgiven for thinking that cyclists don a cloak of invisibility before entering a busy traffic stream. According to the latest figures from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 618 cyclists were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes during 2010 and a further 52,000 suffered non-fatal injuries. While this loss of life only represents two percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities, it's still troublingly high. After reading about some well-publicized urban bike/truck battles where the commercial vehicle emerged a good deal better off than the rider, designer Tory Orzeck started to think of ways to give cyclists more presence on the road. The result of his labors is a handlebar-mounted, dual-tone, LED-packing smart bike horn called ORP. Read More
— Motorcycles

Plug & Play Screamer lets motorcycles give other vehicles an earful

By - November 15, 2012 2 Pictures
Motorcyclists are already at risk when they’re traveling amongst cars, so it certainly doesn’t help that their bikes’ horns tend not to be very loud. That’s why biker and electrical engineer Peter Olt created the ear-splitting Screaming Banshee supplementary motorcycle horn. Now, he’s offering a smaller, easier-to-install model, known as the Plug & Play Screamer. Read More
— Motorcycles

Screaming Banshee horn ensures that motorcycles get noticed

By - June 18, 2012 2 Pictures
As Gizmag’s Loz Blain will tell you from personal experience, one of the biggest dangers faced by motorcyclists involves not being noticed by drivers of larger vehicles. The small-car-like horns that come as standard equipment on most bikes do little to address that situation, which is why electrical engineer Peter Olt invented the Screaming Banshee. It’s an aftermarket motorcycle horn that blares at a sure-to-be-noticed 139 decibels – but only when the situation calls for it. Read More
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The Hornster bicycle has a horn that's louder than a Concorde

By - May 8, 2012 3 Pictures
It’s no secret that cyclists are at a disadvantage when sharing the roads with motorized vehicles – not only do bikes offer less in the way of protection and speed than cars, but drivers often don’t even notice that they’re there. The Hornster, a bicycle featuring what is claimed to be the world’s loudest bicycle horn, was designed to bring attention to that fact. Read More
— Marine

EcoBlaster rechargeable air horn: noise is the only pollution

By - July 27, 2009 1 Picture
Whether you’re a boater, sports fan, or obnoxious prankster the EcoBlaster rechargeable air horn can meet all your high-decibel needs without the wasteful, eco-unfriendly drawbacks of traditional air horns. Most air horns use disposable aerosol cans to provide the oomph for their audible blasts. When the can is empty, you toss it in the trash and get another. The EcoBlaster, on the other hand, features a reusable, refillable air chamber. You can refill the air chamber as often as you like using the included pump, a bicycle pump, or compressor. Read More
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