CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable

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CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable
Visibility is key when you're commuting on your bike, but nobody likes messing around with all the batteries you burn through. This handy little tail light charges through the USB port on your computer, so you can take it off and let it charge while you're at the office, then slap it back on for the ride home. Pretty cool, eh?
  • Internal rechargeable Li-Ion battery charges through the USB port on your computer
  • 5 OSB (On-Site Programmable) modes let you customize the brightness and flash speed for your needs
  • 3 hour charge time
  • Up to 300 hour run time
  • Includes seatpost mount
  • Includes USB charging cable
  • Wt.: 55g
CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable
  • MFPARTNUMBER HS-2W-USB
  • RUN TIME Up to 100hrs
  • UPC 745025014082
  • BRIGHTNESS 2 Watt
  • MODES 5 + OSB
  • Rating 4.5

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CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Bright (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Bright visible (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (17)
  • Road biking (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (16)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (12), Comfort oriented (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

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5.0

Compact, Bright, Works as advertsed.

By gr2

from California

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Requires Additional Mount

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City
  • Road Biking

Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

This is the second light I purchased for this model. I had to make a simple extension mount because my saddle bag takes up too much space. The light is simple to use, bright, light weight and lasts all day (in blinking mode). I ended up buying two of these, one for my road bike, and the other for my mountain bike.

  • Cycling Style:
  • Speed Oriented
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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1.0

Do not buy

By Dont buy it

from LA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Construction
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

      Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

      Lsated about two weeks, started to not charge properly and behave erratically. After about two weeks of riding it does not even work anymore. Buy something else. Should have bought the super flash.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Lives up to the hype

      By Bartley

      from VA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Rechargeable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dawn Or Dusk Riding

        Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

        I use the light all the time to increase visibility. It is bright enough for drivers to see in the daytime and I feel like they give me extra space because I'm trying to be visible. The light lasts a long time on a charge and the light has different settings to conserve power. The light is very small and has many mounting options.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        BRIGHT FOR ROAD RIDING

        By MILEAGE MAN

        from KINSTON,NC

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

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        Pros

        • Bright
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long battery life
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None at all

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

        Well I got this light for Christmas about 2 years ago and well here is my review on it the light as others say is bright i have had other cars (strangers) stop me on the street DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS and tell me how bright it was and how well they see me i love the programmable flash on it the light will last about (FOR ME ANYWAYS) 300 MILES ON A CHARGE that in my book is awesome nashbar asked me to tell if there's something about the light i don't like or a con in the review i got none at all this light was so great i went and bought another one for my other bike and plan on getting another one in the future OH and the light does do as said charge time is about 3 hours

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great light

        By @CYclingNolte

        from Iowa

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long battery life
        • Many Pattern Options
        • Many Patter Options
        • Versatile
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

          Great light. It has about 5 blinking patterns and you can change the speed of the flashes so there are a lot of options as far as blink pattern goes. Its very bright and will last sevel long rides and even more if you change the pattern and speed. I have 3 of these lights so I can rotate them between bikes and I've used 1 for over a year before needing to charge it. It uses a regular micro usb so you can charge it almost anywhere if you need to. Also seems to be waterproof. It's easy to remove from the clamp but is secure when mounted. It does stick out a little from the mount (not directly next to the seat post) if that is a concern but it doesn't bother me.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          brightest i have seen

          By fastwheels

          from Yardley, pa

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

            Easily detached and attached for charging

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            They haven't hit me yet...

            By DrMatt

            from Cape Girardeau, MO

            About Me Commuter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Mounting Options
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking

              Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

              Cars report seeing me from > 1 mile away on clear winter days. Love that you can adjust the frequency within a selected blink pattern. Charges quickly, discharges slowly, so I run it M-F, and recharge on weekend. Mounting options for seat post or seatstays, as well as the normal clip for your bag. I would compare it favorably to my Portland Design Works tail lamp, except its a bit lighter and requires charge more often. Sometimes I will run both lamps if I'm commuting in high traffic, and haven't been hit... yet...

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Bright and have seen on other bikes.

              By Murphdog

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Avid Cyclist

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking

                Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

                I bought this for safety reasons since I hate being in the dark riding between friends with lights when the ride goes longer than expected. I wanted to be able to have a light that I can move from my road bike to my tri-bike seat bags whenever I want. Has many variable light settings and have seen it on many other cyclists bikes too. Purchased this light for the bike and Nashbar light for the helmet at the same time. I will zip tie this light to the bike to keep it from being pilfered when we stop for coffee.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                finally a rechargable taillight!

                By Helen S

                from Pittsburgh PA

                About Me Commuter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

                  It is currently monted sideways on my rack- but no big deal. I can also use my plug in charger from my headlight. I hate replacing batteries!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Unbelievably bright!

                  By DaveM

                  from Central, CT

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Commuting/City
                      • Road Biking

                      Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

                      This is a VERY bright light. Hard to be missed which is the exact purpose. I like how the blink rate is easily adjustable and that this is rechargeable.

                      • Cycling Style:
                      • Comfort Oriented
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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