Hammacher Schlemmer Introduces The Bicycle Rearview Camera

May 15, 2012, 11:13 ET from Hammacher Schlemmer

NEW YORK, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its 164-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The Bicycle Rearview Camera, a system that mounts to a bike and provides a real-time, clear view of what is behind a cyclist.

The pocket-sized camera mounts to a bicycle's seat post and the 3 1/2" TFT color monitor attaches to the handlebars, providing a clear, color video of the road behind you. The camera's 75 degree field of view is ideal for monitoring approaching vehicles or other cyclists and the 78 3/4" zip-tied cable that connects the camera and the monitor accommodates any frame geometry.

"The Bicycle Rearview Camera allows cyclists to monitor what's behind them without forcing the rider to turn their head and take their eyes off of the road," explained Hammacher Schlemmer's General Manager Fred Berns.

A sensor built into the camera detects low-light conditions and automatically illuminates a circular pattern of red LEDs that flash to alert motorists of your presence. The Bicycle Rearview Camera system is built to resist damage from weather and vibrations and the rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours of operation after a two-hour charge using the included AC adapter.

The Bicycle Rearview Camera is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $179.95. For more information about this product, please visit http://www.hammacher.com/82465 or contact Trish Hammond at (847) 581-8987 or via e-mail at pr@hammacher.com .

About Hammacher Schlemmer

Hammacher Schlemmer is America's longest running catalog, offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected since 1848. The company provides unique products that solve problems or represent the only one of their kind, backing all products with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. Hammacher Schlemmer's innovative offerings are available through its catalog, website, and its famed landmark store on East 57th Street in New York City.

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