I used to be pretty heavily into bike riding. I’d routinely head out on all day bicycle treks. just me and my Schwinn. The problem was my tunes. Specifically, wires. My bike riding days were well before the onset of Bluetooth and wireless devices. This meant that I was routinely tugging my Walkman (yes, this also predated mp3 players and ipods) out of my pocket. It is a wonder it survived at all. The second problem was that bike riding on busy streets with headphones is…well…dangerous. You need to be able to hear the sounds of oncoming traffic if you hope to stand a chance out there.
Well, along comes a new product, Cy-fi, which solves both of these problems. Cy-fi is a wireless speaker, designed for use while bike riding, but is also great for camping, boating, hiking, or just sitting around. Pretty much anywhere you might need a lightweight, portable (and oh yeah, wireless) speaker, take a look at this. It comes in two flavors, Bluetooth for use with any A2DP enabled cell phone or device. More intriguingly, however, is the Kleer flavor which connects with any iPod. I have been following the new wireless technology, Kleer, and am excited to finally see it being used in market-ready products.
Check it out at www.mycyfi.com. It will run you $199 for the iPod Kleer version or $179 for the Bluetooth version.