Keep looking someplace else
This is a follow-up review to one I posted in August 2012.
After my first Heads Up mirror broke, I did find out that Cycle Aware had a warranty on the mirror. I called them and they sent a replacement arm (free). As I was pressing the old mirror into the new arm, one of the supports in the ball-and-socket that holds the mirror steady broke off but it held the mirror okay until I later dropped the mirror and more ball-and-socket supports broke off thus rendering the whole thing useless.
At that point, I e-mailed the company with my concerns and frustration and they kindly sent me an entirely new mirror (free). That was in December 2012 and now it's August 2103. After maybe 50-60 uses, the prong on the arm has broken off again.
It's just no longer worth the hassle or the expense. Rather than buy a couple of these each year, I'm going to go find something else that I only have to buy ONCE.
Mirron snapped and broke off during ride
I used this produce three times. The third time during a group ride I tried to adjust the mirror it snapped off. With somewhat of struggle I managed to put back on. I couldn't adjust it correctly after that. The three parts that hold the mirror onto your glasses are pretty worthless on the thin wire frames. I lost the whole unit somewhere on the group ride and didn't go back for it. (I wore clip-on sunglassess that day rather than my over the glasses sunglasses.) Also during that ride whenever we went quite fast, the mirror wouldn't stay in place. It seemed to "bend" with the wind.I wish I could return it but seeing as it is lying on the Luce Line Trail someewhere I can't. It was pretty much a waste of [$], plus tax. REI should pull it from their shelves. I wish I could give it 0 stars.
Try something else
I actually liked this product when it was still in one piece. It fit snugly over my glasses and I didn't have the problem some have mentioned with the mirror easily going out of adjustment. I took this mirror with me for every ride, regardless. Until this morning ...
As I was getting ready to leave the house and was putting the mirror on my sunglasses, the rearmost prong broke off, as another reviewer mentioned. So ... totally useless now and no LBS open that early to go buy a new mirror. I checked the manufacturer's website to see if they offered any kind of warranty and could find nothing so that's that.
I will buy a new mirror but it WON'T be this one.
Buy a third eye instead
I have had the third eye mirror before, it has two ball adjustment points and is much easier to adjust then this product. First time using on a bike treed to adjust while riding and it popped of my glasses. In my attempt to grab it hit my handle bars with my hand and had my first bike crash in 20 years. On the second attempt to use it stopped my bike. Went to bend the arm and it snapped in half. So got a total of about 5 minutes of use out of this product.
I love glasses mount mirrors over handlebar. This product had two big issues that others have pointed out:1) the prong farthest from the mirror broke off rather quickly after purchase so i had to rubberband it to my glasses. A light drop on the ground also snapped the arm in half.2) when going high speeds (not that high though) the mirror tends to change angle because the wind pushes it back and you have to continually readjust it.I'm going to try the more robust peddler ([@])
"A" in concept, "D-" in execution
This is a great idea, but a total failure in practice. The bracket intended to grab on to your eyeglasses won't hold in place without an additional wire. The mirror itself is adjusted by means of a tiny ball joint that is so loose-fitting it is thrown out of alignment by a slight breeze(!) or a bump in the road. Got tired of fussing with mine and bought a bar-end mount mirror today.
I used it for 5 or 6 rides. But then I wanted to bend it a little to be able to see better over my shoulder. After a little bend it suddently snapped.
It is a good design in general, but needs to be made out of a plastic that can accept some bending.
Only 1 out of 10 reviews had much good to say about this piece of junk. REI needs to offer something that actually works and lasts more than the two minutes it takes to break this thing.
Another broken mirror
I used this on 4-5 rides, and was VERY happy with it until it snapped in two where it fits on to my cycling sunglasses.
Works well for me
I've been happy with mine and haven't experienced the problems of the other reviewer. Maybe they vary and you should check them out in the store before you buy. They don't work well if you've got very thin wire framed glasses, but they fit just fine on normal heavier plastic frames. There is a wide range of motion on the mirror so it's easy to direct it almost any way you want. I recommend it if you want to see those cars creeping up behind you. For me it's a lot easier to tilt my head slightly than it is to peer into a handlebar mounted mirror.
Alright, but breaks easily...
Overall, I loved the mirror; at first. Very convenient. Easy to adjust. A breeze to install.
However, I would recommend leaving it on your glasses permanently. I was switching mine back and forth between safetly glasses (for riding in the early morning) and sunglasses. Ended up breaking when I was installing them. I would recommend paying two dollars more to get the "Bike Peddler Take a Look" instead. The reviews speak for themselves. It's what I'm about to get.