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Haiku is a satnav-cum-notification window for your bike

Our smartphones are more useful than ever, but how do you use one while on your bike? Answer: Haiku.

It’s a bike computer that attaches to your handlebars and sucks info from your smartphone. Fire up Google Maps on your phone, connect it to Haiku, and the on-handlebar screen will show turn-by-turn directions just like a standard satnav, so you’ll never miss a turn. It’s a lot more convenient than stopping to check your phone every few minutes, or sticking your phone to your handlebars and hoping it doesn’t fall off.

It also shows your data on your ride using apps like Google Fit, Strava and Apple Healthkit. It can show how fast you’re going, total distance, how long you’ve been out, and more.

Lastly, it blinks blue when you get a notification. Wave your thumb over it, and you’ll see who it is. Wave again, and you can read the message. Though we’d advise stopping first, unless you fancy ploughing into the car in front.

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Downsides? The screen is a little small. It’s fine for directions, but it doesn’t fit much text on, so reading a message doesn’t look like much fun. But it fits any bike, comes in a range of colours, and attaches using magnets that seem strong enough to keep it on even over rough cobblestones or while dropping off big kerbs.

It’s raised €36,000 of a €55,000 goal, and still has 24 days to go. If it hits its target, it’ll ship in May next year and cost €90 (£66).

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