Bike Hacks has a lotta love for the folks at MonkeyLectric. If you are hearing of them for the first time, they produce bike lights with an usual name - the Monkey Light. I actually interviewed Dan Goldwater, the dude behind MonkeyLectric, and will repost the interview in the near future. The post is locked up with many others in our archives from when our WordPress site got hacked. Anyway . . .
The good news is that MonkeyLectric is adding a new product - the Mini Monkey. I guess that means the first version is the Mega Monkey =)
I did a review of the original Monkey Light and the post can be found here. I sum, I love the light. I have had it for several years and it has stood up to everything I have thrown at it. On top of that the battery life is great and the batteries are super easy to change. I only have to recharge the batteries about once a month.
Dan is a generous guy and is sending Bike Hacks a Mini Monkey to review. I already know it is going to be high quality based on the first version and you can pre-order your own Mini Monkey. Here is some text Dan sent along as part of the press release and I agree with the statement that it would make a great holiday gift for anyone who rides at night:
We'd like to give you the opportunity to pre-order our newest Monkey Light and help us out in the process. By pre-ordering you'll be the first to get the new light - and you'll also get to help us decide the final patterns! We are using Kickstarter.com to organize the pre-order. Your pre-order helps us avoid having to work with BMW-driving bankers to fund our manufacturing costs. If you love your Monkey Lights please help us spread the word so we can keep lighting up bikes!
What's new in the Mini Monkey Light? We've listened to you!
- Hub mounted battery for perfect wheel balance.
- Lightweight, performance oriented design - great for riding at any speed.
- Fun 8-Bit inspired patterns.
- Completely waterproof for aquatic cycling.
- Stainless steel zip-tie to prevent pilfering.
- Much easier to choose the color and pattern you want!
- Only $50 each
By clicking on this link you can watch a silly video of us and pre-order the new Mini Monkey Light. To get the new Mini Monkey Light in time for the Holidays, you must pre-order over the next 30 days.