Allo’s low-cost iPhone bike mount adds a speaker (and safety) to your ride

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Cycling is a great exercise, but it’s certainly not the safest if you’re wearing headphones while biking on busy roads. Enter Allo, an iPhone case with integrated speaker that mounts to your bike.

allo on handlebars

I like the concept of this Kickstarter project, probably because I’ve been sideswiped by a car while on my bike. And I wasn’t even wearing headphones. Being able to hear vehicles on the road — or even other bikers coming from behind, for that matter — is essential for safe cycling. With Allo, you don’t have to sacrifice music listening, directions or incoming phone calls on an iPhone(s aapl) while on two wheels.

With 31 days to go to reach its $24,500 funding goal, Allo is already near halfway there with $11,217 in pledges. You can get in on Allo for $40 if you’re an early bird; after that, the full price of $45 is required to back it.

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Tincanman50

Take it from a seasoned cyclist. This won’t be loud enough to be heard. Wind noise (especially going downhill) is like a freight train going past. Besides, it’s too big & ugly

brettday

I read about this earlier, but they never mention which models of iPhone they will be making these for.

Bill Back

Because cars with loud speakers isn’t annoying enough? One headphone is plenty safe. Most accidents aren’t caused because the bicyclist didn’t hear something.

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