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Taxi Hailer – catch that cab


The Taxi Hailer is one of those oh-so-obvious ideas that is doomed to be forgotten as quickly as it appears. Who on earth wants to carry yet another device in their pocket or case just in case they need to hail a cab? Anyhoo it’s £9.99 plus postage. Hey, it’s a nice idea, but… [via Tech Digest via Gizmodo]

 The most common method of hailing a taxi in the street is by raising a hand, however it only works if the driver sees you. Did you know that 96% of taxi Drivers stop for the first person they see! Taxi Hailer embraces this common international body language of raising a hand, and clearly identifies you as a fare to the taxi driver. Using a energy efficient super bright LED flashing light, the Taxi Hailer is an inexpensive, credit card size and a simple to operate product that will assist you in quickly hailing a taxi.

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