The helmet I never knew I needed

To all the makers

I recently picked up a new helmet for my daily commute. Here you can see some tentative reservation before wearing it for the first time:

Thankfully, I’ve found it to be the former. In fact, this new helmet has completely changed the way I think about protective gear for my head since it offers three distinct advantages over any previous model:

  1. Simplification — Given that the helmet has built-in lights, I no longer have to worry about front and rear bike lights. Did I bring them to the office? Did I take them off my bike so they won’t get stolen? Do they have enough battery power? No longer a worry. I’ve left my charging cable at the office and can plug it into for some quick juice after I arrive. The helmet charges via USB, and my helmet is usually sitting on my desk a few feet from my laptop — no behavioral changes needed.
  2. Comfort — I really enjoy wearing it. In fact, I don’t even notice I’m wearing it at all (which makes for laughs as I look like I could start shooting laser beams out of my head with it on).

It’s been a few weeks, but this helmet has already brought me much joy. It’s funny how a product can change the way you think in retrospect — why wouldn't you have lights in a helmet? It’s so obviously better.

Thank you to all of the wonderful people out there working on new ideas, creating products, and building businesses that immediately set the bar and shift expectations.

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Dad, husband, technologist, entrepreneur

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