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See.Sense ICON – the Intelligent Cycle Light That Can Send an Alert if You Crash or if Your Bike is Stolen Has Smashed Kickstarter Funding Goal

/EIN News/ -- BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Oct. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- See.Sense ICON launched on Kickstarter and achieved its funding goal of £24K ($37,000) in only 16 hours.  It has clearly captured the imagination of cyclists and journalists around the world, receiving rave reviews from leading cycling and tech journalists and has already raised almost $USD100,000 with more than two days still to go.

See.Sense ICON is an intelligent and connected light that instantly turns any bicycle into a fully connected ride.  By integrating with your smartphone, the new See.Sense ICON has the ability to alert you if the light senses someone tampering with your bike and alerting a nominated contact if it senses you have had a crash. And if you’re on a street with lots of potholes, the light can let the city know. 

The cycling gadget also utilises the patent-pending intelligent sensor tech found in their first light, to tell if a cyclist is approaching an intersection, a roundabout, riding in and out of traffic, or entering a tunnel. In these scenarios the light will shine brighter and flash faster. The rechargeable light has daylight visible LED lights, with both a focused and dispersed beam, helping riders avoid crashes at dawn and dusk, some of the riskiest times to ride.

During the campaign, ICON has received some superb media coverage from the tech and cycling communities including Fast Company Exist, which said “ICON is something that could be particularly useful for cities as they try to redesign roads to make cycling safer” and Bike Radar which said “The initial concept is brilliant, literally and figuratively, now the company has made it even better”.  The leading cycling technology blogger, DC Rainmaker said, ‘Overall I am impressed with the features’. 

ICON is also nominated for an Institute of Design Ireland (IDI) award and will be featured in the IDI Exhibition on 26th November in Dublin.

See.Sense ICON is currently live on Kickstarter until 24th October, 5 pm (UK time).  With first deliveries available for November 2015, there’s still time to back ICON and get your hands on THE cycling gadget for this winter.  After Kickstarter finishes, ICON will be available for pre-order from www.seesense.cc and at selected retailers.

Notes to Editor:

Link to See.Sense ICON on Kickstarter:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1670187625/see-sense-icon-the-intelligent-and-connected-cycle

About See.Sense

See.Sense is a technology company with a love for cycling, established in 2013 and based in Northern Ireland.  Their mission is to create cycling technology that will enhance the performance and enjoyment of cyclists around the world. 

See.Sense had a successful kickstarter campaign with their first product, the See.Sense 2.0 in November 2013, raising £33,826 from over 500 backers.

Stocked world-wide

With a US fulfillment centre, See.Sense can ship directly from the US.  The company has free postage worldwide.

Further media enquiries:  
Irene McAleese 
Co-Founder, See.Sense  
E: irene@seesense.cc