sports gear

Cardiff Skates S1-1

Skate technology has come a long way since the first patented version of roller skates from the 1760's. Things like polyurethane wheels over steel wheels, strap on skates over lace up boot skates and four wheel inline over the quad version skate. So, where's the next big improvement? The Cardiff Skate Company thinks they have [...]

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iPunch

"We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better... stronger... faster" (cue the 6 Million Dollar Man theme). Responsive Sports has developed this exciting new sports training tool to help you improve your punching skills with the 4 ounce MMA style iPunch smart combat gloves. They have sensors incorporated [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
MiCoach Smart Ball

Adidas has created the miCoach Smart Ball for young and adult soccer players who are serious about improving various dead ball shot skills (i.e. penalty kicks, goal kicks, corner kicks, etc.). The sensors inside the ball monitor statistics like speed, power, spin, impact points, and trajectory, which are then sent via Bluetooth 4.0 to the [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
gracies-gear-long-tank

If armbands for you phone or MP3 player aren't for you, maybe you'd prefer to carry your gear on your chest.  With the  Power Pouch Long Tank from Gracie's Gear, you'll have a three-compartment zippered pocket on your chest that can hold your phone, MP3 player, key, ID, or whatever you take with you.  The [...]

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adidas_micoachsmartrun-1

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, [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
el-gringo-surfboard-rack-2

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 [...]

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Golf-X-Cube review

Golf-X-Cube-1

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 [...]

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golf-club-rocker

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 [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home, Kitchen, News
tail-lights-safety-lights-for-horses

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 [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear, Pet Gadgets
reebok-checklight-concussion-monitor

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 [...]

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dark-as-night-helmet

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 [...]

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overade

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 [...]

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timbuk2-fitness-bags

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 [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Health, Fitness, Sports, News

Carrera Foldable Helmet

Carrera

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 [...]

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MLB_WildcardMagicNumber_Screen

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 [...]

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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), [...]

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optrix-hd-case-iphone-ipod

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 [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
reconinstruments_mod-temp

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Bikeframehandle

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 [...]

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