Following on from its rear-facing Fly6 camera and light combination, Cycliq achieves Kickstarter funding for its front-facing high definition camera device

Rear-facing Fly6 cameras have captured some of the most memorable cycling accidents of recent months and now manufacturers Cycliq have developed a similar concept for the front of your bike.

It’s not as simple as simply attaching a camera to your bike, however, as the unique selling point of the Fly6 was that it combined the camera with a rear light – two birds, one stone.

The Fly12 will feature a high-definition 1080p camera and a 400 lumen light in the same compact unit, offering six hours of battery life with both the camera and light in operation.

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And the innovations don’t stop there. The Fly12 features Bluetooth and wifi capabilities, allowing you to easily upload your footage and share it with friends easily.

Cycliq has also developed a Smartphone app where you can store your footage, add Strava metrics and cut your videos to 15-second snippets to use on social media.

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The developers set themselves a target of raising $245,000 on crowdfunding website Kickstarter, but with 23 days to go nearly $475,000 has been donated by 1,327 backers.

If you wanted to claim one of the $249 devices you’re out of luck as the initial Kickstarter offering has sold out for any donations under $329, but Cycliq hope to mass produce the Fly12 ready for shipping in November 2015.

  • flipperfeet

    They have not met any of their projected Kickstarter or pre-order dates. Most recent communication to backers indicates they should not expect the Fly12 until mid-April 2016