Misfit Wearables has just introduced their new line of Shine compatible clothing which includes t-shirts and socks. The Misfit Classic Tees and Super Dry Sport Socks feature specially designed pockets that are perfectly sized to hold a Misfit Shine activity tracker. The 100% cotton t-shirts have the pocket located on sleeve and have been designed with fade resistant colors, premium stitching and no scratchy neck tags. The cotton blend socks have the pocket located in the cuff and offer additional padding under foot for extra comfort which is great for runners and walkers alike. The Misfit Wearables Super Dry Sport Socks are available in packages of two (in either black or black & grey) for $29.99 or $69.99 for a package of six. The unisex t-shirts are available in five colors and are priced $24.99 individually or in packages of three and ten for $64.99 and $189.99 respectively. Too spendy for my tastes, but if you’re so inclined visit Misfit Wearables for more details or to order.
When your workouts include running, walking, biking or other activities in the streets, it’s very important that you don’t blend into your surroundings. You want to be easily visible to drivers or you might end up as a skid mark on the pavement. In addition to wearing light colored clothing, and adding reflectors on your bicycle, you can also consider AthLights. AthLights are very small LED lights that use magnets for easy attachment to your clothing. They weigh only 1/3 oz each and feature a metal housing that is resistant to both rain and sweat. AthLights are powered by two button-cell CR927 batteries that should last about 40 hours before they need to be replaced. They have a simple twist on/twist off power mechanism that will keep you visible at night from up to 600ft away by alternating red and white light flashes about once a second. A package of two is priced at $15.95. They can be ordered directly through AthLight or other retailers like Grand St.
Continuing with our series of partnered posts from Faveable, a gadget discovery site, we have a selection of cool fitness gadgets which may work well with your current workout regime. First up we have a new activity tracker from Garmin, primarily known for their GPS range of products. The Garmin Vivofit features a pedometer, calorie counter, and a heart-rate monitor. It also assigns you daily goals to help you reach your fitness levels.
Fitbit Aria is a smart weighing scale. It not only tracks your body weight but also displays your body fat percentage and BMI numbers. It’s easy to set-up and can automatically recognize up to eight users for large households.
And, finally we have the Jabra SPORT+ Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones. These are perfect wireless headphones to be used during your gym sessions. They have been tested against US Military standards for rain, shock and dust resistance. You can easily control music and phone calls via the headset buttons too.
Most people would not consider a vacuum cleaner to be a gadget or even a tech site worthy topic. But what if the vacuum is full sized, cordless and can tell you how many calories you’ve burned while you’re using it? Designed in the United Kingdom, the Gtech AirRam cordless vacuum cleaner might be the first Gadgeteer worthy sweeper that we’ve had the opportunity to review. Keep reading as we get down and dirty with it. Literally…
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Gadgeteers, today is your lucky day to enter our contest to win your choice of one of three gorgeous leather bags from Saddleback Leather Company. We’ve been featuring bags from Saddleback for almost 7 years because their quality and workmanship is unsurpassed. They don’t offer a 100 year guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship for nothing! If you haven’t been able to enter one of our contests in the past because you’re outside the US, you’ll be happy to learn that this contest is not restricted to the US. It’s open to everyone and is easy to enter, so what are you waiting for?
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Have you ever accidentally started a video chat with someone when you were looking less than your best? Or maybe you’re a little paranoid that THEY may be watching your every move through the webcam on your MacBook? An easy way to solve that problem would be to stick a piece of tape over the camera lens, but if you want a more attractive solution that won’t leave a sticky residue, take a look at the SPIShutter.
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Have you ever considered setting up a decent gym within the comforts of your own home? The idea must have crossed your mind, especially during the new year period when fitness resolutions are at an all time high. It’s not a bad idea considering the commute involved with regular gyms and rising monthly membership fees. Our friends at Faveable have done extensive research to come up with a huge list of exercise gadgets you can buy for the home gym. Mind you, most are unconventional but they will ensure your workouts are fun! Check out what the list has in store for you by following the link below.
Initially developed to help people with visual impairments navigate the world, Ducere Technologies has launched LECHAL interactive haptic based footwear. Pronounced lay-ch-al, meaning “take me there” in Hindi, LECHAL footwear creates a hands-free navigation system through your feet, guiding the wearer towards their destination through simple vibrations in their shoes or insoles. Imagine exploring New York City… Instead of pulling out your phone and looking like a tourist as you try to find a popular restaurant or theater, you can comfortably walk to your destination while your shoes will vibrate to signal which way to walk and when you’ve reached your destination. Using Bluetooth to pair with a smartphone, LECHAL footwear can also be used to track fitness information like number of steps walked and calories burned.
Ducere Technologies have not forgotten their initial motivation to help those who are visually challenged:
“Every time you buy a pair of Special Edition footwear, one pair of LECHAL footwear will be subsidized for a visually challenged person, through Institutes like the world renowned L V Prasad Eye Institute, based in Hyderabad “
LECHAL footwear will be priced at $100 for the shoes or insoles. Each package will include a pair of footwear (insoles or shoes), a charger, and the application which can be downloaded on a smartphone (Android/IOS/Windows compatible). For preorders and more info, visit www.lechal.in
If you have ever been a PC gamer at some point in your life, you know how much of a difference that a quality gaming keyboard can make to give you an edge during gaming sessions. Most gaming keyboards use mechanical switches where each key is paired with its own spring loaded switch for improved tactile feedback. Gaming keyboards also have special gaming features such as macro keys that will let you save time by pressing one or two keys to perform a whole group of commands. Check the list below for some of Faveable’s top picks when it comes to gaming keyboards. The list includes some of the best models from leading brands like Razer, Logitech, Corsair and more.
Checkout: 5 Best Gaming Keyboards on the Market
Does this sound familiar? You’re happily writing in your brand new hardbound journal when you suddenly make a mistake. Maybe you misspelled a word, your penmanship was sloppy or you just weren’t happy with an entry. Now you feel like you ruined your journal. If you’ve ever wished that you could remove pages, add pages or rearrange pages in your bound journal, I have a notebook that might interest you. It’s the Sorta adaptive notebinder. It changes for you instead of the other way around.
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Photographers with mirrorless cameras need a secure way to carry their camera and all its accessories. Enter the new booq Python mirrorless camera bag. It’s a compact top loading shoulder bag that comfortably holds either a mirrorless camera with a large lens or a compact DSLR with a small lens. Due to booq’s durable water-repellent 168 denier ballistic nylon exterior and densely padded interior, it has been designed to protect your gear from impact and weather. It also has room to hold an iPad mini or similarly sized tablet, cables, and chargers in its main interior, as well as papers, business cards, an extra battery, and wallet in its exterior pockets. The Python mirrorless is available today for $80. You can read more about the Python and other bags at booqbags.com
Our friends at Tokyoflash Japan are offering one lucky Gadgeteer reader a free watch of their choice from their large collection high tech wrist watches. We feature their watches here on a regular basis, so you know that Tokyoflash watches are unique, fun and oh yeah, they tell time. Continue reading for full contest details. Read More →
earhoox didn’t let an unsuccessfully funded indiegogo project stop them from bringing their unique soft silicone earbud attachments to market. earhoox are designed to fit over your existing round earbuds from Apple, Sony and others. They feature a flexible hook that tucks into the crook of your ear providing a secure and comfortable fit that won’t fall out when walking, running, cycling, or just chilling on the couch. earhoox come in several colors and there’s even a version specifically for Apple’s earpods. They are priced at $10 for a pack of two pairs or $32 for a pack of ten parts. For more info visit earhoox.com.
If you are into fitness, you’ve no doubt heard of kettlebells, the cast iron cannonball sized weights with a single looped handle on top. This traditional Russian piece of exercise equipment has been around since the 1700′s and provides a wider range of motion than dumbbells. Standard kettlebells will get the job done, but kettlebells shaped like zombie heads have to be even better, right? Made of chip-resistant iron, Zombie Bells from Onnit are available in 18, 36, 54, and 72 pound versions. Each one has a different zombie head design and name: Brain Goblin, Staple Head, Ghostface Thrilla, and Mega Dead. By allowing both swinging and lifting exercises, Zombie Bells help build strength and endurance so you’ll be able to survive the coming zombie apocalypse. Prices start at $42.95 for the 18lb version and goes all the way up to $169.95 for the 72lb version. Zombies not your thing? Onnit also sells Primal Bells which are shaped like monkey and orangutan heads.
Of all the activity trackers that I’ve reviewed over the years, and there have been a lot of them, the Striiv has been the most fun to use for a couple different reasons. First of all, it has a large color touch screen LCD that is easy to read and use. But the main reason why the Striiv is so fun is because walking 10,000 steps a day will allow you to play games, donate to charity and compete with friends, all on the device. Those two reasons add up to an activity tracker that is not only fun to use, but one that will keep you motivated and active.
Now you can get one from Stacksocial for $59.95, saving 40%. This special price ends on March 3rd, 2014.
For more info about this device, check out my review of the Striiv.
Chances are that your regular alarm clock isn’t doing its job because it’s just too easy to hit the snooze button over and over. But what if you couldn’t do that? Our friends at Faveable have compiled a list of really funky alarm clocks that will ensure that you get out of bed and have fun doing it. Well, as much fun as one can have dragging themselves out of bed in the morning! From shooting your alarm clock with a toy gun, to a clock that will donate money from your bank account when you hit the snooze button. Click the link below to check the entire list.
Check out: 11 Creative Alarm Clocks To Get You Out of Bed
Boasting clearer vocals and deeper bass compared to the industry standard, the Encore Wi-Fi Music System from Grace Digital features a 2.1-channel audio system with dual 3” tweeter/midrange speakers and a bottom facing 4” woofer powered by a digital class D amp. This system is designed to connect to your Wi-Fi network for access to thousands of internet radio stations with convenient one-touch presets. The Encore is also compatible with Pandora, and leading pay music services like SiriusXM. Besides offering premium sound quality and a 3.5-inch display that shows album art and Internet radio station information, the Encore also doubles as a clock radio, allowing you to set up to seven separate alarms with an adjustable sleep timer and a large snooze bar. The system can be controlled using the panel of buttons on the top of the speaker, the included remote, or by using the free Grace app for iOS or Android.
The Grace Digital Encore (GDI-IRC7500) Stereo Wi-Fi Music System is available now on Amazon.com for $249.99.
The The Ultimate Apple Free Reference Card Kit is an eKit with 9 printable reference cards that you can freely distribute and share. The cards cover the following Apple topics:
-iPad iOS 7
-iPhone iOS 7
-Mac OS Lion
-Mac OS Snow Leopard
-Mac OS Tiger
-iPod Touch 4
The “cards” are actually full 8×10 inch sized pages complete with graphics and text. I’m going to print off the iPad pages and give a copy to my Dad. I gave him one of my older iPads last year and he still has trouble remembering how to use it. He can fold up one of these reference cards and put it right in the case.
There are a few hoops to jump through to get this eKit and you may be signed up for a 30-day trial of CustomGuide training, but it helps The Gadgeteer to earn some some affiliate fees that can help us to bring you more cool product reviews.
People who play guitars and other stringed wooden instruments often covet vintage instruments because they usually have better tone due to years of vibrations from being played. But no one wants to wait 50 – 100 years for their newer instrument’s sound to “open up” and resonate more. ToneRite is an electronic device that uses special frequencies to vibrate the wood, simulating playing the instrument without actually strumming the strings. There are versions of the ToneRite for the guitar, violin, mandolin, viola, cello, ukulele and double bass. The unit is placed to come into contact with the bridge without touching any of the instrument’s varnish. According to the claims, two to three “treatments” of 72 hours will result in added volume with a fuller and more balanced sound. The price for accelerated aging is $149 for guitars and $199 for ukuleles.
I’m actually waiting for a custom ukulele and think it would be interesting to try a gadget like the ToneRite to see if their claims are real or just imagined.
For more info, visit ToneRite.
It’s almost the weekend, so what better way to pass some time than browsing random gadgets! Continuing with our series of partnered posts from Faveable’s gadget discovery site, we have a selection of cool gadgets for you to check out. First up we have a 28″ 4K Monitor from Dell (coincidentally, they happen to be running a big sale this weekend offering a 20% discount). This monitor was revealed earlier this year at CES (Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas) and received a lot of praise and popularity thanks to its incredible $699 MSRP. Dell P2815Q has a 28″ diagonal screen size and offers four times the resolution of Full HD (1080p). It also doesn’t skimp on connectivity options. Read More →