Thursday, March 29, 2012

Galileo, Brilliant!

Plain and Simple, this is brilliant. Support this project on KICKSTARTER!

Galileo Overview

The Galileo is a revolutionary, iOS-controlled robotic iPhone platform with infinite spherical rotation capability. Just swipe your finger on the screen of your iPad or other iOS device and Galileo reacts, orienting your iPhone or iPod Touch accordingly.  With applications in areas of photography, cinematography, social networking, and video conferencing, Galileo gives iOS devices endless possibilities of remote-controlled motion. Capable of infinite 360° pan-and-tilt at speeds up to 200° per second in any orientation, Galileo is an invaluable tool to everyone from an amateur photographer to the professional cinematographer, and vastly improves the experience of video chat for anyone needing to stay connected.

Fat Gripz

Funny Name, I assure you it stops there.

  • Fat Gripz are being used by thousands of athletes and military around the world for weight lifting, strength training and powerlifting, including members of the US Special Forces, teams in the NFL/MLB/NHL, top MMA fighters and top bodybuilders
  • Thick bar training with Fat Gripz immediately targets your body’s weak links – increasing muscle activation and giving you more strength and mass (see how below)
  • Fat Gripz fit virtually all barbells, dumbbells, chin-up bars and cable attachments in seconds – making the bar more than twice as thick
  • Made from a military-grade high-density compound, they grip the bar like a clamp and don’t compress – even when deadlifting extreme loads
  • Immediate Impact Guarantee: You must feel the impact in your first workout or we'll give you a full and immediate refund – no questions (we’ll even pay for shipping)

$39 Dollars 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Holtkamper Kyte, Beautiful Design, What's Not To Love!

Going camping is sometimes a hassle, not with the HoltKamper. Set it and forget it. Almost like having your house at a campsite.
The Kyte pole-free awning is truly one-of-of-a-kind, worldwide. The pole-free awning 'floats' above the ground, without the need for any loose upright poles to support it. That places all of the awning space at your disposal! All you need to do is tighten the outer ends of the awning: the pole-free awning requires no ropes at all. The suspended carbon mast of the pole-free awning keeps the entire awning taught, even during storms. 
Bert Holtkamp, the Kyte's designer: "At our 'test rock' off the coast of Normandy the Kyte has had some very stormy conditions to contend with during the past few months. The pole-free awning is built in such a way that simply nothing can go wrong with it. The endurance test proves that beyond doubt." When the Kyte is folded in and out, the awning stays connected to the mast. Because of this, positioning the mast is a piece of cake. The carbon fibre makes the mast extremely strong, but at the same time very lightweight. In no time at all you transform a few metres of fabric into a majestic kite.
Sophisticated Roof.
The pole-free awning runs seamlessly into the Roof Extensions, which have been especially designed for the Kyte. These self-bearing roofs shield the windows and the side wall of the main tent against rain and direct sunlight
Control the climate.
The Kyte is equipped with a worldwide patented system for ventilation, insulation and condensation prevention: the Holtkamper Membrane Airco Tent system. Once you've used this system once, you'll never want to do without it. During hot weather (above 30 degrees) you open the roof and the hot air flows out of the tent. At the same time the sun is prevented from reheating the air in the tent: the air under the outer roof escapes straight away as soon as the sun causes the temperature to rise. 

Friday, March 02, 2012

Pedal Lock by Cheng-Tsung Feng & Yu-Ting Cheng » Yanko Design

Pedal Lock by Cheng-Tsung Feng & Yu-Ting Cheng » Yanko Design
As we all start to bike commute more, this will be great, based on this application we have a bicycle lock that deters theft in a very clever way. The pedals double up as wheel clamps and are designed such that breaking the lock (or pedal) will not only be a tough job but also a foolish endeavor. Superb!