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

X9 Follow Bluetooth-powered Golf trolley makes golfing fun and relaxing

X9 Follow Bluetooth-powered Golf trolley

We’ve seen some really innovative creations to facilitate golfers on the course. Yet, the X9 Follow – the first of its type Bluetooth-powered golf trolley makes a mark for itself. Designed and created by Stewart Golf, the X9 Follow is a compact and foldable trolley, which unfolds in one smooth movement. When unfolded for use, you simple have to open its front cover, connect the lightweight lithium-ion battery and put the cover on. X9 Follow comes with anti-rotation bungee cords, which are used to secure your bag with the trolley, so that when you are pushing it in the parking lots of pathways, your bag doesn’t tumble over.
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Adidas Brazuca fitted with cameras for a dizzying football view

Adidas Brazuca offical match ball Fifa Word Cup 2014

The official FIFA World Cup 2014 ball, Adidas Brazuca got a 360 degree makeover by the maker as it got fitted with cameras to capture the dizzying view as it gets kicked on the football field. Although this ball is just for filming documentaries and interviews, the original one is a work of art in itself. With almost two and a half years in the making, Adidas Brazuca has been tested by 600 players around the world, including Lionel Messi who was dedicatedly involved in its making. Therefore Adidas Brazuca is one of the most tested football in history and its name Brazuca, meaning a thing made in Brazil also appropriately fits in the theme of FIFA World Cup 2014 to be held in Brazil.

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Become invisible to surveillance cameras with the Justice Cap

Justice Caps

Freedom is everything, and while you walk on the streets your freedom could be impeached by surveillance cameras and face recognition cameras put in place by the authority. If you don’t want to reveal much about your identity, and lead a secretive life the only option left is to not leave the secure perimeters of your house. Or perhaps you could get yourself a Justice Cap. A cap that makes your face unidentifiable to surveillance cameras. More like a baseball hat, the Justice Cap has a set of LEDs on top that has anti-camera technology to white out your face whenever a camera is trying to recognize your face.
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Lawn mower + ATV + Electric generator = Raven MPV7100S

Raven MPV7100S vehicle

A lawn mower, ATV or a quick use generator? The Raven MPV7100S powered by a 4200CC gas engine is a lawn mower that morphs into an ATV to carry load or a generator whenever extra power is needed. MVP7100S has removable 46-inch mowing deck that can mow a field at speed of 6 miles per hour and a turning radius of 14 inches for easily taking tight corners. When the mowing deck is removed, the vehicle transforms into an ATV that can tow cargo of half a ton and touch top speed of 17 miles per hour.

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Cybathlon 2016 for parathletes will put on show exoskeletons, prosthetics and brain-control interfaces

Cybathlon 2016 Powered Leg Prosthetics Race

To give disabled athletes a chance to show-off their athletic skills, Switzerland will hold the world’s first Cybathlon, the championship for robot-assisted paratheletes in October 2016 that is going to be hosted by a coalition of Swiss robotics labs. This high-tech mecca of Olympics like games will have brain-controlled events where the athletes will have to beat each other in racing game controlled by brain alone using BCI (brain-computer interface). Another event would include electrical stimulation bike race where players with spinal cord injury will be pre-fitted with functional electrical stimulation devices so that they can pedal a cycling device around a circular course. Other events will have leg prosthetic race, exoskeleton powered race, powered wheelchair race and arm prosthetic race. In total the Cybathlon will have six events which are going to be attended by people from all over the globe.

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AluBOOYAH ski mountaineering bike with retractable skis

AluBOOYAH ski mountaineering bike

Boo Bicycles has come up with a mountaineering bike designed by Jacob Lapenna which took 6 months in the making. The AluBOOYAH ski mountaineering bike was a result of Jacob’s winter trip to 14,275 foot Torrey Peak in Clear Creek Colorado where he wanted to climb a 75 degree sloped ice track. So he decided to make a bicycle that would be fit for adventure trips that require you to carry significant amount of cargo. Moreover it would be an advantage if you have a bike that can carry all your hiking or trekking gear supplies for long grueling trips. To realize this dream Boo Bicycles joined hands with big comapines like Petzl, Darwin crampons, Quark Tools etc. to commission together a bike that is all ready to take on any kind of landscape.

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3D projection show at basketball game takes everyone by surprise

3D projection technology during NBA game

Cleveland Cavaliers might be having a bumpy ride this season but they are rocking the show when it comes to the use of technology. As a part of the retirement ceremony of former Cavs big man Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the team used a high-end 3D projection technology to take the audience’s breath away. The digitally re-created show was a collaboration between Quince Imaging, Think Media Studios, and the Cavs TV and Media department. Using the basketball court as the canvas to unleash the imagination, the spectacular 3D show used the court and its painted elements to translate them into pixels which was then recreated to put forth the spectacle.
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Play golf in night time with motion activated Light-up LED Golf Ball

Light up golf ball with motion activated LED light

As a golf player getting that perfect feel of the game can be priceless and at that time you wish to play day and night long. Playing in the day time is understandable but playing golf in the night time is asking a bit too much. But the Night Sports Light-up LED Golf Ball makes it possible to play golf in the night time too. As soon as you hit the ball, the LED lights up on impact and stays on for 8 minutes so that you can track the ball for the next shot in pitch dark. The ball has LED light that has 40 hours of battery life which is enough for an extended golf playing frenzy in the night time. The LED golf ball comes with patented After-glow technology for continuous visibility even from quite a long distance away and lights up in one of the four colors as soon as the club hits the ball.
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Adidas Samba Primeknit – Luiz Suarez to wear world’s first knitted football boots in Barclays Premier League

Luiz Suarez to wear wold's first knitted football shoes Adidas Samba Primeknit

Liverpool’s star striker Luis Suarez is all set to sport the world’s first knitted football shoes by Adidas at Barclays Premier League 2014 season match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Old Trafford on March 16. He will wear these unique limited edition shoes for the Uruguay team at FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil too. The boot is very lightweight, as it has upper knitted from heel to toe providing a bespoke second-skin fit and takes up the shape of wearer’s foot making them feel as if they are playing barefoot with maximum comfort. Adidas Samba Primeknit boots provides a new level of comfort and flexibility making sure that the football players have maximum control over the ball while dribbling or running at full steam on the playing field. Primeknit boots are made from a yarn that is precision coated for waterproofing in the most extreme playing conditions like rain or snow.

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Now smartphones might come to the rescue of avalanche victims


It is no secret, an avalanche can prove to be the greatest bane to winter sports enthusiasts. This is because the chance of escaping considerably falters with every passing minute beneath the buried snow, with the ice’s property of solidifying over time (almost like concrete). Well, during such baleful scenarios when time is of essence, rescue workers only get a flimsy 15 minutes to respond before the victim’s condition gets serious or even fatal. And, the worst part is: current systems are either costly or not just good enough to cope up with such quick rescue operations. Well, Fraunhofer Institute (for Material Flow and Logistics) has been developing a streamlined network based system that could address these shortcomings. Their innovative ‘Galileo-LawinenFon’ solution entails smartphones to have special transmit and search functions that could send crucial help signals within mere seconds.

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