When I was a kid, I wore one of the iconic white Bell helmets of the era, with a little mirror hanging off the front so that I could see what was behind me without turning my head.
It worked exceptionally well, and I even wore the mirror at my first-ever bike race, the Mount Taylor Winter Quadrathlon in Grants, New Mexico. The mirror probably cost me $10 and I won more than that in prizes.
I mention this because the people at Owl have introduced what they think is a better system — you attach a camera to the back of your seatpost and a screen to your handlebars and a cable connecting them.
The company doesn’t disclose how much this setup weighs, but whatever it is, it’s too much. The price, $200 at Hammacher Schlemmer, similarly misses the mark.
My counsel? If you want to see what’s behind you, turn your head, or buy a mirror for $10.