How does it work out in the field? In the real world. I took it for a spin recently and man, this horn is loud. It saved my bacon on the first ride in a parking lot where someone was backing up with out looking. One short blast and the car stopped immediately after hearing the Hornit. Out on a public bike path, it gave plenty of warning 50 yards before approaching a woman with a baby carriage, dog and tricycle, They heard the chirp and moved to the right to let me pass, Measuring 4 inches long by 1 3/4" wide, the Hornit comes with a push button wired remote that is water resistant and comes with a nice handlebar adjustable mount. If you ride in an urban or even suburban area where distracted drivers are a big problem, the Hornit will save you and prevent collisions by making your presence known in a big way. Highly recommended as mandatory riding gear, right up there with a Bicycle Helmet and a high power flashing rear light.
If you are into self-preservation (who isn't?) and want to alert the zombie distracted drivers and pedestrians with earphones on yacking on their smartphones, this is just what the doctor ordered. I give the Hornit 5 stars out of 5. Two Thumbs up. Kudos to the engineers and inventors who are also bicycle riders as the design is well thought out and custom designed for daily bicycle usage. It's a real life-saver in the most literal sense of the word!!!!
You can purchase the Hornit from your local bike store/retailer or directly from the good folks at Hornit on their corporate web-site here: www.thehornit.com There are a number of Youtube videos that demo the Hornit and you can hear it in action on the city streets.
|Road Mode||140 decibels|
|Park Mode||130 decibels|
|Dimensions and Weights|
|Main Unit||97mm(l) x 48mm(w) x 36mm(h)|
|Trigger||94mm(l) x 18mm(w) x 7mm(h)|
|Type||2 x AAA batteries|
|Durability||Batteries will typically last 6-12 months with normal use|
|Ingress Protection Rating|
|IP Rating||IP44 - Protection from splashed water and solid objects greater than 1mm in diameter|