The 94Fifty sensor basketball feels and weighs the same as any basketball but embedded inside, the ball has an array of 6 sensors, a Bluetooth radio, and a battery which feeds loads of data about your game to an app that in addition to tracking all your metrics, also offers workouts, drills, competitions, and social tools.
Do you have a wearable monitor yet? Under Armour’s chest-strap mounted Armour39 Performance Monitor tracks the intensity of your workouts & then crunches the numbers and delivers analysis via Bluetooth to your smartphone app. Other popular monitors like Nike’s FitBand & the Fitbit only track your “activity.” & what does that tell you? Anyone else picturing this thing strapped to Ivan Drago?
The standard bicycle water bottle & bottle cage set-up seems to work pretty well for most people but Anthony Goldman created the Koala Bottle system anyway. Magnets in the polycarbonate cage attract the metal ring on the bottleneck as you reach down to return your bottle to the cage. This makes drinking while riding less distracting & safer.
This book is a golfer’s pre-made bucket list—if you think of the 1001 world’s best golf holes as little buckets that is. This illustrated guide covers the best and most challenging golf courses, with critical, detailed break downs of each hole including full stats, facts, trivia & history.
The R1 Driver is fully adjustable allowing you to dial it in for exactly the shot you want. You can adjust upright loft between 8º & 12º for optimal arc as well as choosing one of 7 face angle options. Adjustable weights allow you to control distance-enhancing draw to neutral/straight to keep you on par at every hole. Source (Photo credit: David Dusek)
You used to mock the joggers with the water bottle belts & now you wear one. If you’re absolutely convinced you need more gear for your twice-a-week 20-minute jog, these “runner’s gloves” from Salomon, which are really more like straps that each hold a 8.5 oz. water bottle to your wrist, could be better than the bottle belt. Definitely less bulky.
Ski & snowboard helmets with built-in speakers are nothing new but Sweden’s POC brand stepped it up by partnering with Beats by Dre on the sound. They also included a microphone for taking calls and put controls on the cord for volume, switching songs, etc. Available January 2013.
Colorado’s homegrown, handmade ski company Icelantic, is known for producing high-quality, high-tech skis. You might have to be a little Rocky Mountain High to order up a set of boards featuring an up-close portrait of legendary Colorado hippy John Denver on them, but that’s perfectly legal in Colorado now. via
The main shortfall of the standard kayak is that even though they’re lightweight, they’re big, and cumbersome and you need a truck or roof rack to get them around. But the Oru Kayak ends all that. This thing is collapsible. It’s a full-size 12-foot long kayak that packs down to a very portable size allowing you to check it on a flight, stow it in the trunk of your car, even backpack it into remote mountain waters.
We can all appreciate a nice rack. Whether the display is a deer, elk, your neighbor’s wife (don’t stare), or even the steering system off your OG mountain bike, a good mount will always draw attention. Bicycle Taxidermy offers a variety of pre-mounted bike “horns” and “antlers” as well as the parts to mount your own. Odd perhaps, but certainly less creepy than a jackalope or ogling another man’s rack.