Category: Outdoors

News and Reviews of outdoor accessories, sports gear, travel gear and survival equipment for adventure seeking junkies who like to spend their time outdoors

TraxPack: A smart wheeled bag with tank-tracks to deal with stairs

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Wheeled suitcase is easy to maneuver, but becomes tedious to drag up on stairs. The wheeled bags nowadays are coming with features like smartphone charging and smart-lock, but TraxPack has more to offer. The TraxPack has location tracking powered by GSM and GPRS, two ports for charging portable devices, and an integrated scale that lets user measure their luggage weight and manage it accordingly, like in against airline requirements.
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Ninebot By Segway MiniPRO: Next generation self-balancing scooter for urban commuters

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Ninebot Mini, the self-balancing scooter created quite a buzz last year and showed the world what future of personal commuting will be like in the coming years. Now Ninebot and Segway have joined forces to create an advanced self-balancing personal transporter which comes with even better features. Powered by Ninebot technology, the miniPRO two-wheel electric scooter has a higher top speed of 10 Mph, longer battery life which lasts for around 14 miles distance and safety features customary to Segway’s standards.
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Samsung Galaxy Surfboard displays coach’s instruction and tweets in real-time

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Surfing is a cool sport, not only because you’re in the middle of the cool waters in scorching sun, also because it’s a sport to instill individual discipline and sense of judgment. With the newly prototyped surfboard by Samsung, the aspect of individuality associated with surfing may be in jeopardy. The Galaxy Surfboard (as it is called) is designed by Samsung in collaboration with design studio Leo Burnett. Read More…

Pilot – Waverly Lab’s real-time foreign language translator fits in your ear

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Waverly Labs has launched its latest innovation the Pilot – a pair of earbuds that can fit inside the human ear and translate foreign languages in real time with only a trivial lag. Two people who don’t have a common language to communicate can easily talk to each other with Pilot. Information about the technology is thin on ground as the company didn’t tell anything except that it uses “translation technology” with an embedded application. Of course, it does, but we were looking for some more details. Facts hint at something similar to Microsoft owned Skype Translator that is already offering similar service in voice and video calls. But this time, the technology can fit in your ear. Read More…

Shooz – World’s first hi-tech modular shoes with interchangeable skin

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Enoardo Iannuzzi’s pair of modular shoes achieved its crowdfunding target successfully and is about to start shipping the product to backers soon. The Iannuzzi’s pair of shoes is bad news for traditional shoe makers because its very intention is to eliminate need of buying new shoes. Shooz, claimed as world’s first hi-tech modular travel shoes, is made of two parts, the sole and the skin. The concept is to allow users zip different skins over the sole. These skins would come in different styles and colors. Read More…

Supersonic Hyperloop One successfully delivers first public demonstration

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If you remember SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk talking about using magnetic levitation technology to zip travelers intercity and intracity, you know that the earthbound transportation is about to upend in next few decades. On Wednesday, Hyperloop One, earlier known as Hyperloop Technologies, delivered first public demonstration of what can be called next level of futuristic transportation for both passengers and cargo. The demonstration of Hyperloop One took place in the Nevada desert about 10 miles north of Las Vegas. Read More…

Johnny Weir to get world’s first Twitter-powered brooch at Derby

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Designers are pretty excited with emerging trend of experimenting with smartclothing or smart fashion accessories. Special attention is being paid toward establishing connection of social media profiles with these accessories. For instance, we had recently posted about Bojian Han’s SoSole sneakers that talk and IBM Watson developed a ‘Cognitive Dress’, both of which can download data from Twitter profile and manifest user’s personality or mood through a particular color code. Now, we have a Twitter-powered brooch to add to the list.
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Puma BeatBot robot wants to create invincible runners like Usain Bolt

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Usain Bolt is currently the fastest runner on the planet and Puma wants to turn every aspiring runner into a champion. That is a dream practically impossible, but at-least Puma is giving it a try. With able help from a team of MIT engineering graduates and advertising agency J. Walter Thompson, Puma has developed BeatBot, a robot which motivates racers to increase their pace. Obviously, to make it known to the world, Puma has roped in Usain Bolt as the man to promote this one of a kind robotic rig.
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Whipper – World’s first climbing performance tracker cum smart coach

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Whipper is being claimed as the world’s first device that not only records your climbing performance, but also works as a coach to improve your climbing skills. It’s a small clip on device that comes with an accompanying smartphone app. As a climber clips on this small device to his waist, it begins to track the climb, location of climb, and way of climbing. After you are done climbing, all the date can be synced to mobile app to get feedback on your performance including other information, like date and time, location and name, grade, vertical feet, incline, time spent on wall, calories burnt, pace, efforts etc. Read More…

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