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

Watch what happens when a LEGO skateboard is put to test

Lego Skateboard
What would happen if you try drop-in and kick-flips on LEGO skateboard? To answer this, Braille Skateboarding has now posted a video showing some skateboarders beat a LEGO skateboard to death. Peter Brown from Shop Time made a skateboard out of LEGO bricks and epoxy only to put its endurance to a tough test. To the surprise of all, the skateboard lasted longer than they had expected. Read More…

First delivery drones commissioned to transport blood to hospitals in Rwanda

Zipline Zips delivery drones in Rwanda

We have seen drones deliver packages from Amazon and Burrito, but these delivery drones commissioned in Rwanda are for real and backed by the government for a purpose. Developed by Zipline – a San Francisco-based startup in collaboration with the government, the drones called Zips will be used to deliver blood to patients in Western Rwanda. The rural region has 21 transfusing centers but it has remained aloof of appropriate healthcare because of poor accessibility. Read More…

Zepp Play Soccer wearable sensor records stats, tracks performance

Zepp Play Soccer wearable sensor

Zepp already has sensor that helps golf, tennis and basketball players fine tune their game with on-field data that makes sense. Zepp has now taken another stride forward and has developed Play Soccer, a sensor that lets footballers track data regarding distance covered, number of times ball kicked and the time for which the player sprinted or walked in the game. An average footballer runs almost 7 miles (11km) in a single game, considering the fact this data can be valuable for a player’s fitness and training. Read More…

Stuntman Braun jumps over Snake River Canyon in steam-powered rocket

eddie braun snake river rocket bike jump knievel

Stuntmen are synonyms to daredevils. They tend to accomplish things that are otherwise nearly impossible. Case in point, a jump over a 1,400ft wide Snake River Canyon in Idaho by stuntman Eddie Braun. Braun achieved the feat by propelling himself in steam-powered rocket he calls the Evel Spirit. Read More…

Ken Block’s insane drifting in Gymkhana Nine: Raw Industrial Playground

Ken BLock Gymkhana Nine Raw Industrial Playground

After spilling his magic in the Gymkhana Eight, shot in Dubai UAE, Ken Block returns with the jaw-dropping Gymkhana Nine: Raw Industrial Playground. Returning back to the roots and putting more limelight on the all-new Ford Focus RS RX which is brimmed with power and useable control. The professional Rallycross driver pushes all the limits of millimeter perfect drifting in this video. Probably enough to set himself apart from the drifting professionals as you’ll see in some of the heart-stopping moments of the action.
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Mercedes Benz Vans will have drones on top to deliver packages in last mile

Mercedes benz vans delivery drones

Sprinter Vans manufacturing arm of German car maker Mercedes Benz has designed delivery vans that will board two drones on the roof. Mercedes Benz Vans has partnered with Silicon Valley-based drone maker Matternet, to envision a future where delivery drivers will fly drones to deliver packages in the last short distance – the driver will park the van in the neighborhood and deliver one package, while the two drones onboard the van will be guided to deliver another two packages. Read More…

Breeze drone is your personal aerial selfie stick that does a lot more

Yuneec Breeze selfie drone-2

There are hundreds of manufactures and as many or even more drones. While drones for now have been inclined at capturing the world around, the latest innovation from electric aviation company Yuneec called Breeze is a forward-thinking quadcopter that is made to take selfies. The compact drone is easy to fly (yes, ease of operation is in the core of the flying machine) and is meant to be controlled with a mobile device. The Breeze weighs under a pound and features a mobile camera onboard, capable of shooting videos in 4K. Read More…

Kick Stick propels you at 30mph on a skateboard [video]

Modes of personal transportation are going crazier by the day. If you wanted a car alternative to beat the traffic on the way to work, folks at Rise Robotics have developed the Kick Stick – a bionic oar that can help you skateboard at the speed of a car. The Kick Stick is a battery-powered robotic stick with a wheel at the base. It has a 2.75-horsepower motor, just above the wheel, which helps propel the skateboard at mindboggling 30 miles per hour. Read More…

Wilson X connected football is every quarterbacks dream ball


It’s not easy for the best in the world of football to throw a perfect pass. Each quarterback out there will affirm. With the new Wilson X connected football, throwing a perfect pass can be lot easier and more accurate. Designed with budding quarterbacks in mind, the new football measures distance, speed, velocity, spin rate and the throwing position to perfect each throw and help train more precisely. Read More…

HP Powerup Backpack boasts 22,400 mAh battery backup for your devices

HP Powerup Backpack

The hunger of power sucking gadgets is now going to die any time soon, as long as humanity decides to go off the grid completely. That is why there is an endless list of power banks, battery packs and modern day gadgets which keep your gadgets charged to the brim. In this opportune market HP has come-up with their own iteration of a power bank for laptops, smartphones or any other mobile device that you own. HP Powerup Backpack looks like any other normal backpack on first look, but what’s on the inside makes it special.
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