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

This bike water bottle collects vapors from humid air and makes it drinkable

Fontus solar powered water bottle filter

As a biker you are constantly in need of hydration and water is the best source to go for. But what happens when you have been pedaling for miles and there is no water in your sipper or anyplace nearby? To get over this problem Austrian startup Fontus has developed a water bottle that extracts water vapors from the air and then filters it to give you one less worry while on your adventure. The solar-powered water bottle has a hydrophobic surface which sucks any traces of water particles from the air and then filters it at the rate of 0.5 liters per hour.
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WingBoard could let you fly amid clouds while being pulled by a plane

wingboard by Aaron Wypyszynski of Wyp Aviation

You can go wakeboarding or snowboarding anytime you want, but sadly there is no way to truly fly amid the clouds behind an aircraft. Drawing inspiration from a Wingboard showed in Talespin cartoon where an animated bear naked Kit Cloudkicker jumped onboard a wingboard to ride through the clouds behind an airborne plane; flight test engineer Aaron Wypyszynski, has designed a real-life WingBoard that would one day allow you and me to surf across the sky, while being pulled along by a plane.   Read More…

Globe creates world’s first skateboard with built-in Bluetooth speaker

GSB_skateboard_Bluetooth_speaker

Whether it’s a pair of skating shoes or a pair of earphones for skating; designers attempt to make them really comfortable and cushy. Still, when you attempt an ollie, there’s a fair chance the earphones fall off. To let you enjoy your favorite tacks to the fullest while skateboarding, Australian footwear and skateboard designer Globe International in collaboration with Boombotix has created a pair of skateboards with built-in speakers. Giving riders freedom from earphones, the skateboards – GLB-GSB Blazer 26″ and GLB-GSB Pinner Complete 41.25″ create an ultimate soundtrack for your ride. Read More…

The Prague Museum showcases everything Apple and Steve Jobs

The Prague Museum Apple museum_1

Although Apple doesn’t have its own museum to take a dive down memory lane, one private collector has opened up his own in Czech Republic to enchant Apple lovers. This museum in Prague dubbed very aptly as The Prague Museum opened last week and it has all the Apple products right from the 1976 to 2012. It has Apple computer, iPod, iPhone, printers and even Steve Jobs business cards when he worked at NeXT and Pixar. Since Apple is such a big name even the papers and contracts related to the early days of company are on display.
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Tennis racket hacked to play grunting sounds while hitting hard shots

Grunting Tennis Racket

Lawn tennis as a game is one of the most gripping in sports and player’s grunting at the swing of every powerful shot is one of its charming aspect. But grunting also uses up lot of your energy and if you want to have that signature grunt while playing just for fun, this DIY will interest you. Seiya Kobayashi wanted to bring the grunting of players like Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Novan Djokovic to the tennis racket. So, he decided to make a custom tennis racket which emulated the grunt of tennis players.
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World champion skier narrowly misses a falling drone from the sky

World champion skier  Marcel Hirscher narrowly misses a falling drone from the sky

During the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Italy, drones again earned a bad name for themselves. The incident involved a camera drone falling inches away from four times defending overall champion Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher as he was on course for his second run. The drone was set up by broadcast crew and some malfunctioning in the equipment resulted in the bizarre incident.
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BULLET shaped world’s smallest LED flashlight loads onto your keychain

Slughaus BULLET LED flashlight_1

Who says flashlights have to be heavy, big and battery eaters? Have a look at this small little LED flashlight aptly named as BULLET by Slughaus going great guns on Kickstarter. Slated as the world’s smallest functional flashlight, this accessory is small enough to add to your keychain or carry in your pocket without even knowing it’s there. Inspired by the design of a 9mm round, this flashlight weights just 6 grams in total. So small and lightweight, you won’t even know you are carrying it.
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Does cricket need a high tech glow-in-the-dark ball?

Glow in the dark cricket ball by Nicholas Martino

The game of cricket has changed so much in the last decade or with ODI’s and T20’s have changed the pace of the game. The balls used in cricket have also changed with the age old red ball used in test cricket giving way for the white ball in limited overs cricket format of the game. And recently we saw the pink ball being used in third test at Adelaide in the Australia vs. New Zealand test series for better visibility during the dark hours of the day. Now sports enthusiast wants to bring high tech balls to the foray as he has developed glow-in-the-dark rechargeable cricket balls.
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This wingsuit stunt in the Russian mountains could have turned ugly

Ratmir Nagymyanov and Aleksey Drozdov wingsuit jump in Russian mountains

Wingsuit fliers always carry a quotient of danger whenever they take a leap of faith and hope to achieve what they plan on doing. There are many factors which can take a wingsuit flier off course and risk banging into mountains or skyscrapers. But that doesn’t stop daredevils from making their next base jump and do stunts that no one else has done before. We have already seen loads of daring wingsuit stunts in the past and this one here is right out of the mind-numbing category. Watch base jumpers Ratmir Nagymyanov and Aleksey Drozdov go through the ancient ruins on a Russian mountain in heart-stopping clip which is unbelievable.
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World’s first modular watercraft to ship in January 2016

Bomboard modular watercraft

Watercrafts are fun to drive and take full benefit of calm waters on a sunshine filled day. Although transportation can be an issue at times. BomBoard is the world’s first modular personal watercraft which solves this problem since it can be taken apart into four sections. So, this watercraft can be loaded into the boot of your car and taken to the nearest beach. Under the hood this machine packs a punch with 45 HP fuel injected motor (450cc) mated to a high performance jet pump. This makes BomBoard go at top speed of 45 mph.
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