Niterider NiteRider MiNewt Mini - USB LED Light
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- NiteRider MiNewt Mini-USB LED Handlebar Mount Li-Ion
- First bike light to feature a Li-ion battery capable of being charged from the USB port of your computer or wall outlet.
- Includes LED headlamp, handlebar mount, Lithium-Ion battery USB cord and 4-1/2 hour smart charger.
- Battery can be charged through a computer's USB port or wall outlet
Top Customer Reviews
Pros: Great Price, Excellent Build Quality, Made in USA, Good handlebar mount, can be charged from my Mac with included USB cable, light weight and compact size.
Cons: I have a 10 mile daily commute along well lit streets but at 22-25mph I often outrun the light, nothing to indicate when the battery is fully charged, no flashing/high/low settings only on/off.
Pros: small, lightweight, long run time, good light output, excellent build quality. Seems to hold up fine in the rain. If you do buy, get the version which includes helmet mount - the mounting accessories are best in class.
Cons: output not adjustable,no low batt indicator, beam spread is pretty wide for a primary light - which means reduced reach - which means it is easy to ride fast enough to outrun the light.
If you get this light, consider getting another light for the helmet (I did do this) - easier to see AND be seen.
I installed the NiteRider Minewt Headlight on my bike right after I won it so I could use it the next day during the race. The installation was amazingly simple. Heavy rubber rings attach the lamp while the battery is fastened with a velcro strap. This makes installing and removing the light quick and easy.
The light preformed excellently during my race. I rode for almost three hours in the dark. The Minewt lit up the road in front of me like the headlight on a car.
Prior to my race I purchased two other lights for the front of my bike, the Planet Bike Beamer as part of the Planet Bike Beamer 1 and Blinky 3 LED Bicycle Light Set and the Giant Recon 0.3, which is not available at Amazon.
According to the package, the Minewt puts out 110 lumens. I believe it. That sucker is bright. Neither the Beamer nor the Recon 0.3 product description specify how many lumens they put out.
I can compare the Minewt to the Beamer or the Recon 0.3, but the products are not really in the same class. Which I suppose is why the Minewt retails for more than three times the price of the Beamer or the Giant Recon 0.3. It is simply much more of a light.
The only drawback that I found for the Minewt is that it has only one setting: fully on. It would be good if the light had a flash setting or if the illumination was variable.
But ultimately, the product is nearly perfect.
The way this attaches to the bike is very poor. It uses what is basically a strong rubber band. Different size bands for different size bars. The bands can fall of the light when not in use. I've lost the band after just a couple of weeks. Its very difficult to get the light set in exactly the direction you want and keep it there. Big bumps dislodge it easily. Also, the wire coming out of the light interferes with my brake cables making it very hard to get it set where I want it.
I give it 5 stars for brightness and 1 star for functionality.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this light is wonderful ,i reccomend to evrey rider that want a good product to buy this item,high quality with fair pricePublished on April 23, 2013 by niv wolkoon
Pros: This little light does an excellent job of lighting up the country roads I ride every morning. Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by Kingbird
This light is incredible. The 2012 model is barely bigger than my 2 thumbs, its super bright, 3 brightmess levels, flashing mode, low battery warning and full battery charge... Read morePublished on April 3, 2012 by Adam
I have used this light for a season now. I bought it as a helmet light as a kit that included a helmet strap. The button is on the battery pack, which I keep in my camelback. Read morePublished on October 14, 2010 by riderx
I have had this light for approximately a year now and absolutely love it. This light was definitely a good upgrade and I would be comfortable using this in just about any... Read morePublished on March 11, 2010 by That Guy
I have a 20 mile bike commute home. In the winter months it is dark most of the way. I need a good head light as there are several stretches where the street lighting is... Read morePublished on November 3, 2009 by T. Ryan Arnold
I was originally going to write a really good review. I use the light for a 6-mile commute at night on paved bike paths and streets, with sporadic to no street-lighting. Read morePublished on October 5, 2009 by Meredith
I've finally used mine enough to get a feel for it. Most of my rides lately haven't needed a light, but it usually still comes along for the ride. Read morePublished on July 19, 2009 by AGuy