Safety first kids.  That’s what we always say.  And the saying probably couldn’t apply more than in the case of riding a bicycle.  Sure, unless you’re hitting the half pipe or nailing jumps, the likelihood of you getting seriously hurt on a bike is few and far between.  But you can never negate crappy drivers sitting behind the wheel of a 2 ton vehicle.  That’s why it’s imperative that you have a set of bike lights for night time riding.

You could opt for the usual strap on lights.  However, if you forget to remove them when you lock your bike, you might return to find them missing.  And that’s why we love this bicycle seat post with a set of integrated lights into the shaft, called the LightSkin.  It’s made in South Korea and uses simple, household AA batteries that last for up to 50-400 hours depending on how many LEDs you activate – 3 LEDs or 5 LEDs.  The whole piece of kit is waterproof, and is turned off using an integrated one-touch button.  Included in the $69 price tag is D-Skin, a thin, flexible, and half-transparent film that makes the light also visible from the side.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."