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

CES 2017: LeEco debuts two Android-based smart bikes for cycling aficionados

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LeEco has debut two new smart bikes at the CES 2017 with new features and integrated Android 6.0 Marshmallow that is specifically tailored for cycling and can support some third party sensors as well. One of them is a mountain bike while other is a road bike. Both bikes are given 4-Inch touchscreen that can display turn-by-turn directions to the rider with a simplified menu. It has a compass, a barometer and a speedometer to keep track of journey’s data including speed, distance, covered etc. The cycles have 4 LTE Radio and rider can play music, both online and offline, talk to fellow cyclists via on-bard walkie-talkie and share rides or data with them. Read More…

CES 2017: Yi Erida is fastest carbon fiber drone you can control with phone

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Yi first made waves with $100 Xiaomi Yi action camera, now Atlas Dynamics has tagged up with Yi to deliver Yi Erida drone (a new sensation). Yi Erida is developed by Atlas Dynamics and it features a YI 4K camera onboard. It is first consumer drone made from carbon fiber. Unveiled at CES 2017, Yi Erida was shown in flight for the first time. Made from lightweight carbon fiber, the drone can reach speeds of up to 75 mph (approximately 120kmph), and it can remain airborne for almost 40 minutes, Atlas Dynamics claim. Read More…

Team Pro Shirt – Polar’s brand new smart fitness wearable to arrive in March

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Polar brand has announced its new smart fitness wearable named the Team Pro Shirt that would be launched in March this year. The shirt features network of built-in sensors and it’s basically a fitness tracking system that combines GPS and motion tracing technology with heart rate monitoring that would make it more efficient to track player performance in team sports. The wearer will be supported with relevant data like heart rate, speed, and acceleration. Entire data is transported to iPad with the help of an accompanying application called the Polar Team Pro. Read More…

Jetman and Breitling Wingwakers seen flying together over Dubai

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XDubai, a group known for recording extreme sports in 4K, has posted another incredible video showing famous Jetman Yves Rosy and his partner Vince Reffet flying over the Palm Jumeirah along with Breitling Wingwalker- group of British daredevils that are famous for performing thrilling aerobatic stunts while standing on the wings of flying biplanes. Read More…

Try a trick or two on this toboggan sled-style skateboard (Video)

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There’s nothing people wouldn’t do in the name of fun, but this one is far from fun, done specifically in the name of Christmas. Why on Earth would someone otherwise turn a toboggan-style sled into a freakin’ skateboard. You got to be nuts to do that, or rise up one day with Santa knocking you in the dream to come up with such a wired thing. Anyway, guys and Nub TV, already famous for their crazy videos on YouTube, have built a sled-skateboard for Christmas – and they haven’t just build it, the weirdos have even taken it for a spin, breaking some bones in the process. Watch the video and you’ll be surprised, just like the builders themselves, to see how well this damn thing fairs out. Merry Christmas lads – but don’t try this at home! Read More…

Quadrofoil Q2S Limited Edition – A $30,000 personal e-watercraft that glides over water

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A two-seater electric water-craft called Quadrofoil Q2S Limited Edition has appeared with a heavy price tag of $30,000. Quadrofoil claims to have used highly advance naval technology and C-shape hydrofoils to let you glide over water surface at a maximum speed of 25 km/h. The craft is designed in accordance with the natural flow of water to provide optimum stability, control, and efficiency.  The concept of using hydrofoils isn’t new, but its implementation in Qaudrofoil is appreciable.
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Segway One S1– Self-balancing, single-wheel ride to be unveiled at CES 2017

Segway One S1Segway Inc. is well known as a leading provider of electric personal transportation. The company had begun with its quest to deliver new generation personal mobility devices in 2001 and now it has penetrated into various markets including law-enforcement. In November, Segaway in collaboration with Ninebot had announced the One S1- a single-wheel mobility device for pre-sale exclusively on Amazon for $749.
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3D Runner – Adidas offering limited edition 3D-printed sneakers for $333

adidas3d printed sneakersAdidas has announced its first-ever 3D-printed sneakers for commercial market for a price of $333.  Only limited editions will be produced. The reservations are open from Dec 13 and the sneakers can be picked up from the Adidas NYC store.  The company claims that these sneakers are the beginning of the revolution in customized shoe manufacturing.  Although, current version is little expensive, the future looks brighter for customized 3D-printed sneakers. The shoe we are talking about is being called 3D Runner, which is an engineered 3D web structure.  The high force areas are denser as compared to low force areas.  It helps in enhancing performance of the wearer, claims the company. Read More…

Disabled Russian man invents self-propelled scuba-wheelchair

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Artist Sue Austine is known as the first man to create an underwater-wheelchair for disabled and had displayed what could be achieved with it. However, it was an expensive scuba-diving piece of hardware that was beyond common man’s reach. However, now, Igor Skikevich, a 51-years-old disabled Russian man, claims to have invented Submarine-Wheelchair – an affordable scuba-diving wheelchair.  He is seen giving a demonstration in a video.  Igor is seen doing all kind of underwater stunts and movements to show how flexible the ride is. The wheelchair features two propellers attached to rear of it. A strap is attached to the chair to keep the diver in place. Read More…

Jetovator and Devin Super Tramp recreate Star Wars speeder-bikes scene for real

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Jetovator,  a company that manufactures water-jet-skies, along with YouTube celeb Devin Super Tramp re-created the speeder-bike chase scene from the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in real-life. The skies were heavily modified to give them appearance of the bikes featured in the movie.  The crew also tweaked some dirt-bike helmets for the pilots. Instead of jungle, the scene was shot over a water body. The team added special effects.   Everything worked perfectly. You should definitely watch the results in the following video: Read More…

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