Zackees, Inc

1014 Valencia St
San Francisco,  CA  94110

United States
https://zackees.com
  • Booth: 5243

Zackees makes Turn Signal Cycling gloves so that cyclists can be visible on their daily commute.

We are on a mission to make cycling safer than sitting on the couch. Today, cyclists risk being one of the 50,000 cyclists hit by cars every year.

Our award-winning Turn Signal Gloves uses state-of-the-art led and battery technology to deliver maximum brightness in the palm of your hand.  We pump out up to 8 weeks of 54-lumen brightness (as bright as a halogen bulb) out of a single rechargeable coin cell battery.

Cyclists love us, press loves us, and you'll love us


 Press Releases

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    SAN FRANCISCO - Sept. 13, 2013 - Brand new Bay-area startup, Zackees Wearables Electronics, debuted their first consumer product at TechCrunch Disrupt this Wednesday.

     

    Dubbed the Zackees Turn Signal Gloves, these cycling gloves feature a super-bright, high efficiency, LED arrow that allows riders to alert other drivers to their intentions. By utilizing a button-less switch (an action the requires two contact points in between the thumb and index finger to touch) cyclists can signal vehicles in front or behind with increased visibility.

     

    “With over 63% of Americans now using bikes in the 70 largest U.S. cities*, we saw a great opportunity to innovate in this space,” say Zackees Founder and CEO Zachary Vorhies. “It’s slightly unfair that cars have the added security of a turn-signal and not cyclists. Our gloves remedy this problem.”

     

    Additional features of the Turn Signal Gloves include:

    • Durable, water-proof design

    • 2-month battery life with regular use. Operated by a standard coin-cell battery.

    • Ambient light-sensor that controls illumination to preserve battery power.

     

    A video demonstration of the gloves can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgt1O2TaU_Q

     

    Zackees had several working prototypes on hand at Disrupt which were a huge hit with attendees. “The response was overwhelming,” says Vorhies. “We knew we had a cool product, however, it’s nice to get a confirmation from the public.” Even technology evangelist Robert Scoble seemed impressed during a visit to the company’s booth.

     

    Currently, plans are underway to start a crowdfunding campaign this Fall / Early Winter. Interested parties can sign up for more details at the company’s official site (zackees.com). Pricing information is not available at this time. Vorhies states that the product will be priced “very aggressively.”

     

    About Zackees


    Zackees is the brainchild of Zachary Vorhies, whose growing interest in the electronic-fashion scene lead him to leave a position at Google Earth to start Zackees. Together with co-founder and engineer, Murat Ozkan, he’s set out to create products that fuse utility with fashion.

 Products

  • Turn Signal Gloves
    Zackees’ award-winning Turn Signal Gloves are the latest, must-have safety innovation for cyclists....

  • Zackees’ award-winning Turn Signal Gloves are the latest, must-have safety innovation for cyclists. Simply press your thumb to your index finger to activate your LED blinker. Designed in California by a former Google Engineer, Zackees Turn Signal Gloves make it easy to communicate with cars. Put the power of signals in your hands.

    • Premium efficiency, 54-lumen LED’s
    • Ambient Light Sensors to increase brightness 4x during the day and extend battery life 4x during the night
    • Genuine reinforced leather palms, comfortable Lycra Spandex
    • Two pairs of rechargeable coin cell batteries and charger
    • Sleek, streamlined design – wearable, durable, and machine washable
    • Manufacturer’s Risk-Free One Year Warranty
  • Winter Turn Signal Gloves
    Zackees’ award-winning Turn Signal Gloves are the latest, must-have safety innovation for winter cyclists and snow mobilers....

  • Features water resistant spandex and fleece liner to keep your hands toasty warm, even in rain and snow!

    Zackees’ award-winning Turn Signal Gloves are the latest, must-have safety innovation for cyclists. Simply press your thumb to your index finger to activate your LED blinker. Designed in California by a former Google Engineer, Zackees Turn Signal Gloves make it easy to communicate with cars. Put the power of signals in your hands.

    • Premium efficiency, 54 lumen LED’s
    • Ambient Light Sensors to increase brightness 4x during the day and extend battery life 4x during the night
    • Water resistant spandex and fleece liner
    • Capacitive glove tips for mobile phone screens
    • Two pairs of rechargeable coincell batteries and charger
    • Sleek, streamlined design – wearable, durable, and machine washable
    • Manufacturer’s Risk-Free One Year Warranty

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