Let it do the eyeballing for you.
The engineers at Knog, based just outside of Melbourne, Australia, are no strangers to fast-paced commutes on busy, narrow streets. We'd imagine their experiences in a major metropolitan area are part of what inspired the brand to create a line of bike lights specifically dedicated to the safety of urban cyclists. The Blinder Mob Eyeballer Front Light is a part of that line, and the tiny light — weighing just 35g — emits up to 80 lumens visible from 1,000 meters to help keep motorists aware of your presence.
Knog purposefully designed the light to only activate after a long button push to prevent you from turning it on and draining battery unintentionally, and it includes two interchangeable silicone straps to mount the light to a traditional or aerodynamic seat post. The Eyeballer's lithium battery lasts anywhere from eight hours to over 70 hours and is easy to recharge with its integrated USB plug.
- Q & A
Nice, simple light
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Nice, small light for a "be seen" setup. Pair with a helmet light for serious riding. Bright enough for bad weather visibility. Easy on/off the bike.
Button is hard to operate even with a thin full-finger glove.
I've had two of these. The strap needs to be improved as on each unit it broke after about 20 on/offs. Battery life as advertised. Flip out USB is nice so there's no separate cable to deal with (lose) but its a bit difficult to plug in to a USB port.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been through quite a few different types of headlights/tail lights and I have to say that this the best so far. It's fast and easy to put on and take off (theft is a big problem where I live). The light it very bright and I'm not concerned that motorists can't see me. It's rechargeable (!!!) and waterproof! The strap is nice and stretchy and will accommodate many bar sizes, however, anything very thin or very thick in diameter would be an issue. Overall, I'm very pleased. Love it!