Blubel: A Bicycle Bell That Navigates

LED lights offer direction through this connected bike accessory

The charming chime of a bike bell has long provided one use: to alert those around that a cyclist is coming. Blubel, funding on Kickstart now, offers far more. Through LED gestures on the bell’s facade, it actually guides bike riders utilizing Bluetooth connectivity to users’ smartphones. The Blubel dedicated app also reads bike chimes across the entire network, and can re-route cyclists to avoid …

Pingbell Brings the Traditional Bike Bell To Present Day

More than a signal for alerting pedestrians, it's a device that tracks position

In bike-friendly cities, more often than not, one’s ride is stored in a sea of other bikes, or in the closest place available—which might not be the easiest to remember. One year ago, Amsterdam-based studio FROLIC proposed a simple solution: a discreet app-connected smart bicycle bell. After interest from buyers, manufacturers and even distributors, and six months of product development, they’ve just launched the result, …