Monday, June 16, 2014

Rhino Laces

There are many types of shoe laces you could use, paracord 550 is strong and hard to beat. Rhino laces are just as tough if not tougher.
RHINO LACES CANNOT BE burned, cut, sawed, chopped, destroyed, OR broken, OR WE WILL REPLACE THEM FOR FREE.
You really can't beat em'. Rhino Laces

Monday, June 09, 2014

Beach Vault!

For those who are protective when they go to the beach, the Beach Vault is a pretty neat idea.
This will make you feel like Jack Sparrow, looking for Rum on the deserted Island. Tossing the e-reader and iPod in your bag can be a great way to enjoy a day at the beach, but when you add it to your wallet, keys and cell phone that's a lot of valuables to leave unattended when you head out for a swim. The solution, according to the designers of Beach Vault, is to bury them.
Beach Vault

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Zero Cubed Mask, Perfect!

Revolutionary free diving mask with an exclusive look created in cooperation with renown automotive high performance powerhouse MOMO of Italy. The main feature of this mask is the field of vision which is almost completely non-impaired. The field of vision is 30% higher, compared to a classic free diving mask such as the Alien. The internal volume is so low that if a mask like the Alien is normally equalized starting at 25-30' depth, the ZERO3 doesn't require clearing before a depth of 60'. This makes for much more comfortable spearfishing particularly ad depth. Every detail on this mask has been conceived keeping in mind its design and functionality. The mask skirt features some milled surfaces that prevent the refraction of sunlight and make clearing easier, gloves don’t slip when you hold the nose. The finish of the skirt which has a carbon fiber appearance was designed specifically to avoid glare.
Perfect at $76

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tsunami Survival Capsule

The capsules are designed to sit, stocked with provisions, in a backyard, garage or on a flat roof. After a tsunami alert is issued, residents in at-risk areas enter the Survival Capsule, buckle themselves into the seats’ four point harnesses and wait. The pod floats atop the tsunami waves (Sharpe compares the effect to trying to hold a beach ball underwater) and has an optional bottom tether to keep the pod from being swept miles away. The weight of the pod’s water storage tanks keeps the occupants upright and allows ventilation via air vents in the roof, and emergency air tanks provide 60 minutes of oxygen should the capsule become temporarily submerged.

Why a tsunami survival capsule?

Well, we have all seen the tsunami signs at the beach, but what do they really mean? Depending on the location, it means a fast moving wave potentially 100 feet high could be at the beach in less than 15 minutes. Great, so what are your current options? In some locations vertical evacuation structures are available, in other locations you have to evacuate inland and uphill. Keep in mind, the earthquake that created the tsunami potentially destroyed your evacuation road.
A tsunami Survival Capsule provides an alternative to horizontal and vertical evacuation for areas that have limited evacuation warning time and for individuals that are incapable of evacuating themselves. 

Who are these guys?

We are aerospace engineers that specialize in making airplanes as light as possible without breaking. If you have ever taken a commercial flight, you have seen our work.
How does that help you in a tsunami?
We teamed up with a world renowned tsunami expert, Dr. Eddie Bernard, who helped us understand what kind of conditions to expect during a tsunami. The results were staggering; tsunamis pack a punch. However, using the same abilities we use to check aircraft structure we designed a Survival Capsule capable of withstanding the punishment. In fact, our two person capsule is so strong you could stack 10 cars on top of it! 

The Impact

There are 130 countries around the world affected by these disasters and 7 million exposed in the USA. Currently Japan is forecasting a loss of approximately 300,000 lives if the Nankai Trough creates an 8-9 magnitude, which has a 70% chance of occurring in the next 30 years.
We hope to reduce the future loss of life with our capsules and by educational outreach.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

StemLock, Wonderful Low Tech Solution to Bike Theft.

A lot can be said about Kryptonite locks but simple solutions sometimes are the best answer. I am not saying that a  lock does not help but this solution is great, hidden and well prefect.

Stemlock integrates two new functions into the bicycle. On one hand, it simplifies storage and transport. On the other hand, it is a powerful protection against theft. Stemlock is the first lock integrated into a multifunctional stem. Using a simple pressure and a quarter turn to the left or to the right, the handlebar is quickly aligned along with the frame and the wheels. With one turn of a key, the handlebar is disassociated from the fork, making the bike absolutely impossible to be ridden or conducted.
IXOW StemLock Classic

Thursday, May 08, 2014

FiveFingers Shoes, YUP, They Will Pay Millions To Those Who Bought Their Shoes!

Well it didn't take as long as I thought, but only after a few short years, Vibram is going to pay millions to those who bought their shoes and thought it would changed their life. Well it did, it messed them up.

I have to say, Newton Running, gives you a tutorial on running in their shoes, how to build up on millage, get used to your shoe. Vibram did no such thing.

Vibram USA, the company that makes FiveFingers running shoes, has agreed to settle a lawsuit that alleged the company made false and unsubstantiated claims about the health benefits of its glove-like footwear. According to the court filings, Vibram settled to put the matter to rest and avoid any additional legal expenses. “Vibram expressly denied and continues to deny any wrongdoing alleged in the Actions, and neither admits nor concedes any actual or potential fault, wrongdoing or liability,” read the court brief.
The settlement consists of two kinds of relief. The first is refunds to class members who submit valid and completed claim forms. Vibram will deposit $3.75 million into an escrow account and those funds will be distributed to those valid class members who purchased a pair of Vibram FiveFingers between March 21, 2009 and the date of the first dissemination of summary settlement notice or class notice, whichever is earlier. FiveFingers will award up to a maximum of $94 per pair, though the agreement acknowledges that based on similar settlements it is reasonable for class members to expect to receive between $20 and $50 per pair.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hearable and the Bragi, The Dash

The Dash has a touch sensitive surface that lets you control either what your smartphone or what the embedded music player does. You can control The Dash with sliding motions and taps. It is easy to do, even while running or biking.
While active noise cancellation is only good at reducing continuous reoccurring sound, noise isolation reduces all sounds. Active noise cancellation is good at reducing noise from the air-con and airplanes. Noise Isolation reduces noise from screaming kids, dogs barking, wife/husband yelling, airplanes, speeding cars, drunken sailors, neighbors playing basketball. Just about everything. Best thing is, that great noise isolation has increased battery time versus active noise cancellation.

Amazon Wearable Technology Store, Open for Business

It is now mainstream. Amazon is seeing the light and cashing in. Now go get your great deals, better if you are a Prime Member.

Monday, April 28, 2014

FreeWavz, Very Nice Earphones!

Whether they have been listening to my post or not, but FreeWavz, has gotten very close to making one of the best sports headphones out. One thing that is not clear from watching the video, where is the iPhone? Does it need to be with you?

Lets hope that it is phone free. I do wish they would send me one so that I could test it out. Maybe next time.
FreeWavz $199

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dreamscience Propulsion Thrusters, AMAZING!

Being unable to simultaneously control a power-kite and board, I figured a thruster system would be more controllable allowing me to focus my efforts on controlling the board.
The thruster system allows the user, not only to get more air in an extreme sport, but also get more forward speed - I've had to get friends to test this as I haven't got the bottle! And most impressive is uphill skiing and pulling up using reverse thrust to slow down !

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Non Technical, Amazingly Strong! Victorinox INOX

Victorinox Swiss Army is proudly launching a new product collection this year: INOX, one of the most trustworthy and resistant watches ever built. It is a true companion for life, crafted from a solid stainless steel block in homage to the 130-year heritage of Victorinox. Additionally protected by a removable bumper of nylon and silicone, it is built to pass the test of time. In total, the INOX has undergone and passed an unprecedented 130 homologation tests, 30 of which were conceived exclusively for it. These ensure, for example, that every INOX can withstand a 10-meter drop onto a concrete surface, or even have a 25-ton truck and a 64-ton Swiss Army tank drive over it! INOX supremely showcases the values ​​that have made the brand world-famous: quality, reliability and functionality in all conditions. To choose it is to enter into an enduring relationship of confidence and trust. INOX, the highest quality standards for ultimate functionality!
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Monday, March 24, 2014

The Swiss Army Knife of Jackets!

Seymourpowell has designed a new smart jacket for extreme environments called Life Tech, for outdoor sportswear brand Kolon Sport.

The Challenge
Seymourpowell faced the challenge of designing a jacket for the most extreme environments with functional elements that would be able to save lives in the harshest of conditions.

The Response
The jacket's design and features are directly influenced by extensive research and interviews with extreme survival experts. Seymourpowell worked closely with mountaineers and ski guides, a Professor of human thermodynamics, an ex-UK Special Forces operative and even a Polar Explorer. This research gave invaluable insights that have been used to create genuinely innovative and lifesaving features.

In a sign that the wearable technology revolution is being driven by the fashion industry, the Kolon Sport Life Tech jacket applies relevant wearable technologies designed to save lives in the harshest of conditions and demonstrates the effectiveness of wearable technology in clothing when there is a genuine need for it.

The Response
The various technological details of the design include: a tri-layered system made up of an outer waterproof and windproof, breathable Gore PRO outer shell jacket; a thermal inner layer with a Heatex System (the world's first conductive polymer heating system); and a stretch fabric base layer with electronic device and battery stowage with proximity to core body heat.

Other key technical design features include a wearable wind turbine generator; oversized zip pulls for use with gloves; easy access shoulder and back straps for manhandling a companion in distress; and a wearable first aid and survival kit.

The wind turbine mounted onto the sleeve of the jacket can be angled to generate power throughout the day whilst the wearer is on the move. It can also be removed and attached to the exterior of a tent to continue generating power overnight. The turbine can charge auxiliary devices such as GPS & smartphones for essential navigation and communication. The Heatex System provides up to seven hours of potentially life saving heat up to a temperature of 40-50°C around vital organs. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Healbe GoBe: The Only Way to Automatically Measure Calorie Intake

Indiegogo Campaign 

The Original 100% Automatic Body Manager™

GoBe is the only way to automatically measure calorie intake—through your skin, by reading the glucose in your cells. Simply wear it to see calories consumed and burned, activity, hydration, sleep, stress levels, and more, delivered effortlessly to your smartphone.
Everything else is just a manual calorie tracker. Only GoBe precisely calculates calorie intake, burn, and metabolic rate during any activity, with no logging, tracking, or guesswork.

How is Healbe GoBe™ different?

GoBe doesn't require you to keep a food diary, scan bar codes, or take photos of your meals. It automatically calculates calories consumed by measuring the amount of glucose in your cells, through your skin. Only GoBe uses Healbe FLOW™ Technology to combine a unique algorithm with measurements from the body manager's pressure, accelerometer, and impedance sensors to show you calories consumed; metabolic rate and calories burned during any activity; hydration; sleep; and stress.

How does Healbe GoBe™ work?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Alert Shirt, Feel The Game!

I can't wait for this to come to America. How many drunk football fans are going to want the Alert Shirt.

Ever wanted to know what it feels like to be tackled in a game of football, but aren’t prepared to get off your couch to actually find out? You’ll love the Alert Shirt, a fun piece of wearable technology designed to make you experience every tackle, collision, and score from the comfort (and safety) of your living room.

Now you have to subscribe to FoxTel, like DirecTV it is a package based subscription, but it is a start, there is no way that DirecTV will pass this up.

Friday, March 07, 2014

And Another Wearable Fitness Tracker - Jaybird REIGN

Not much known here, it tracks by your life activity, sleep, and go-zone. It would be great if it vibrated you awake, or you could customize what you wanted it to do. Here is a perfect opportunity to change it up, not follow the dozen or more wearable's that are all doing the same thing, claiming they are better. Don't follow, make an app that has all the functions baked in allowing the user to decide what they want tracked and alerted.
Boy how I would love to work for one of these companies!
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