Zackees Turn Signal Cycling Gloves: Make your intentions crystal clear
While cyclists do try and make their intentions pretty obvious on the road, those driving cars are not quite as aware as they should be. If you’re mainly used to looking out for bright lights, then you’re likely not going to notice an arm which is supposed to indicate turning from someone on a bicycle. If there must be lights to grab the attention of motor vehicle drivers, then you’ll want to look for the most efficient method of being visible.
The Zackees Turn Signal Cycling Gloves are probably the most technologically advanced sort of biking gloves on the market. They’re made of leather, a towel material, reflective trim, and spandex so your hand can breathe. On the back of your hand is where a super-bright LED arrow resides. You can control these by putting the contact plates together, or by clicking the metal contact switch located between the thumb and index finger.
The battery can be either rechargeable or disposable, and will last about 3-6 months depending on how much you use them daily. You won’t need to worry about tossing them in your bag with the contact plates touching and draining the battery, as it is designed to shut off after they’ve been touching for a certain amount of time. This is part of a crowdfunding campaign which is already over 100%, so if you’d like to get a cheaper price, you might want to preorder at the $69-99 price before it goes up. There will be sizes extra small to extra large, and they’re machine washable.
Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter