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Adidas miCoach SMART RUN watch review

on Friday, April 4th, 2014

Winter is nearly over and it is time to get mentally prepared/excited for getting outside and exercising. For me that means tennis and running. As I age, the latter being less appealing than it use to be. Each year I do my best to augment my excitement for pounding pavement with fun and interesting tech, Read More…

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Where do you store your surfboard when you aren’t using it?

on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

We’ve showed you various bike racks on The Gadgeteer, but I believe this is the first time we’ve found a surfboard storage rack.  The racks are made of black steel or stainless steel, and they have cork pads to protect your board as it sits in the rack.  There’s also a hook to hang a Read More…

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Golf-X-Cube review

on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Walking around in an open field, scouring the bushes and woods with a club in your hand and then beating the stuffing out of a little white ball when you find it, that is the definition of golf. Oh wait maybe that is the definition of how I play golf. But whether you’re a scratch Read More…

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Not man enough to sit on the Iron Throne?

on Friday, January 17th, 2014

How about the rocking chair of 3 irons?  UncommonGoods offers some wooden rocking chairs by Michael Bellino that use things like golf clubs, baseball bats, hockey sticks, and other sports equipment as the back of the chair.  This Golf Club Rocker is made from unfinished Canadian white cedar and uses “reclaimed golf clubs” for the Read More…

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Happy – and safe – trails to you with these Tail Lights

on Monday, December 16th, 2013

I always cringe a little when I’m driving along and see horses and riders sharing the road.  It’s not because I don’t like horses or don’t want to share the road.  It’s because I’m always afraid that something will happen and a horse or rider will be injured or worse because someone in a car Read More…

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Coaches (and parents) can see at a glance when an athlete may have sustained a concussion

on Thursday, November 14th, 2013

I’ve heard a lot of reports about the dangers of brain concussion in athletes in the last year or so.  All sorts of sports can pose a risk of concussion, even when protective gear is worn.  When my daughter was at a Taekwondo tournament, a black belt received a kick to head and fell to Read More…

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This motorcycle helmet will have people asking “Batman, is that you?”

on Friday, April 19th, 2013

This motorcycle helmet from Helmet Dawg is for the person secure in their own…  Well, I’m not quite sure what they’d be secure in, but if you really like Batman and you ride a motorcycle, you need to check out the Dark as Night helmet.  This is a serious helmet that has been designed to Read More…

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The folding bicycle helmet by Overade

on Monday, January 14th, 2013

Note:  This product is actively seeking funding on a European crowd-funding site called Ulule. Bicycle helmets are a necessity for safety but a pain when you’re not actually riding your bike. When not being worn, Overade’s folding helmet folds to reduce the volume of the helmet to a third of the original size for easy storage off the Read More…

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Timbuk2 wants to be your fitness companion

on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Timbuk2 has a variety of bags that are designed to tote your fitness gear.  Shown in the above image are three yoga bags that can hold your yoga mat as well as clothing and other gear.  In the top row are the Scrunchie Yoga Tote and the Full-Cycle Scrunchie (made of 100% recycled and recyclable Read More…

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Carrera Foldable Helmet

on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Ever had trouble trying to make a bicycle helmet fit your old noggin?  It normally involves buying a size too big and then using heaps of foam padding to make it fit “comfortably”.  The foldable helmet from Carrera uses an accordion type mechanism to ensure a much better fit without having to muck about with too Read More…

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Pennant Fever, Android Style: Two MLB Magic Number Apps Mini Review

on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

It’s that time of year for baseball fans, the race for the playoffs. This is the time when baseball fans start talking magic number. The magic number is the number of wins by the leading team, and loses by the second-place team that will secure the division for the leading team. It is an easy number to Read More…

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Hovding Invisible Bicycle Helmet

on Friday, July 20th, 2012

Here in Australia, wearing an Australian Standards-approved helmet is mandatory when riding a bicycle. I know a few people who won’t wear bicycle helmets because of the bulk of the helmet, or because it might muss up their hair-do :)  So it’s either risk a fine if you’re caught (as well as risking head injuries), Read More…

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The First Wide-Angle iPhone and iPod Touch Action Sports Case is Now Available from Optrix

on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

With this case from Optrix, you can change your iPhone or iPod touch into a rugged sports action camera.  The Optrix XD encases your iPhone 4/4S or iPod touch (with an optional adapter) in a protective case that conforms to MIL-STD-810F (meaning it meets requirements for drop-, particle-, and water-resistance).  It has a 0.5mm-thick touchscreen Read More…

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Recon MOD Ski/Snowboarding Goggles Review

on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

If you are a tech-loving snowboard or ski fanatic, the Recon MOD HUD. The engineers at Recon Instruments have created a heads-up display that can be integrated into Recon Ready goggles, enabling the wearer to see real-time telemetry as they are zipping down the slopes. The tiny color LCD screen sits just below your right Read More…

SELECT iBall High Tech Football

on Thursday, July 12th, 2012

For those of you who aren’t experts in the art of the round ball, a goal isn’t scored unless the whole ball crosses the goal line. Currently there are no video replays in making decisions, so it’s up to the linesman to be in the right spot and to make a judgement call.  FIFA, the Read More…

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Bike Frame Handle Makes Carrying Bikes Easier

on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Ever had to lug your bicycle up a set of stairs or onto public transport?  Bikes can be an awkward thing to move around.  A new Kickstarter project, the Bike Frame Handle (aka “The Little Lifter”) is a simple yet elegant solution.  Made of leather, the strap wraps around your frame and gives you an Read More…

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The Ball Claw Review

on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

I am in a never ending battle to keep my hectic life less cluttered. This fact spans all aspects of my world…from my office space, to my desk at home, to our garage, and everything in between.  Kurt Kay & John Kurcheski of K Concepts have designed an interesting device for mounting some of your Read More…

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Enjoy Clear Communications and Music While You Ski with Uclear

on Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Uclear makes a series of Bluetooth communication systems that you add to your bike, motorcycle, or snow sports helmets. The HBC120 Snow  incorporates a “lightweight noise-cancelling Bluetooth system with advanced military technology”, so you can easily make a call, intercom another skier, or listen to music.  The boomless mic uses a patented noise-reduction system that isolates Read More…

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JLab Audio Removable Sports Earhooks

on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

If you have a pair of earbuds that you love but can’t use them for running or playing sports because they don’t stay in your ears, JLab Audio has a solution for you.  Their Removable Sports Earhooks  work with most earbuds and add a contoured, flexible hook that can be adjusted to fit your ear. Read More…

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No Friends? Practice Ping Pong with a Robot

on Friday, July 29th, 2011

Robots are taking over the world! Ok, not really – yet. They are coming one step closer though, just take a look at the Practice Partner 10 Robot from Home Leisure Direct. This table tennis robot can’t play an entire game with you, but it can help you perfect your serve. You can set them Read More…

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Low-profile SPIbelt expands to carry your stuff

on Monday, June 6th, 2011

The fanny pack.  Maybe not the vanguard of style for carrying personal items, but still can be spotted in use today.  SPIbelt has taken the concept and slimmed it down a bit.  Quite a bit.  Designed by a runner, the Small Personal Item belt, or SPIbelt, is a low-profile zip-pouch mounted to an adjustable waist Read More…

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Just in Time for Spring: Glove Radar

By: cobinrox
on Monday, April 25th, 2011
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

This looks kind of cool for us sedentary office nerds whose only social interaction is on a company-sponsored softball team that is run by the jocks of the company and only allow nerds to play catcher or left field or some other innocuous invisible position and . . .   oops, sorry TMI. Anyway, the GloveRadar Read More…

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Prove you have a Kung-Fu grip with the SensoGlove for Golfers

on Sunday, March 20th, 2011
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

My interest in golf was a short lived stint in grade school. I think it was 3rd grade and one of the boys in my class (Ricky Bowling) who lived next to a golf course would collect golf balls and bring them to school to sell. You have to admire his early entrepreneurial skills! I Read More…

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PC Tools says that 1 in 4 are online during March Madness games

on Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Although I’m not a big sports fan, I live in Indiana and am surrounded by basketball fanatics. With March Madness getting underway, the people at PC Tools are releasing details from an interesting survey that they recently conducted. Would it surprise you to learn that the number one place where people check the scores of Read More…

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Wear Your Favorite Team’s Schedule on Your Wrist

on Monday, December 13th, 2010

Wish you knew in an instant what time your favorite team is playing?  Game Time‘s patented Schedule Watch comes pre-loaded with game date, time, location and opponent for your favorite team or any team in your sport.  Update it for $10/year by downloading new schedules to your PC, then syncing with the supplied USB cable.  Read More…