First look: Niterider MiNewt Mini-USB Plus light

Small light that packs a big punch

Niterider has taken full advantage of LED technology's packaging advantages with its diminutive MiNewt Mini-USB Plus.  

The tiny 64g, single-emitter head reportedly streams out 110 lumens of usable light for up to three hours from the similarly teeny 102g Li-ion battery.  

Total on-bike weight is just 174g while the included helmet setup of our ‘Plus' model kicks that figure up to 246g, including the mount and extension cord.  

While we don't anticipate our MiNewt Mini-USB Plus tester to provide enough light for trail use, it will likely be an ideal option for commuters: the mini-USB power port on the battery means that you can charge up your battery either with the included wall charger or just by plugging it into the side of your laptop or desktop computer.  

Claimed charge time is just 4.5 hours so by the time you're ready to head home for work in the dark, so is your light.

Price: UK£80/US$129.95

James Huang

Former Technical Editor, US
James was BikeRadar's US tech editor from 2007-2015.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
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