Nike is playing catch up for a change. After seeing the success of barefoot runners from competitors like New Balance, Merrell, and Vivo, the mighty Swoosh is jumping into the barefoot game with the Hyperfeel. The ultra-minimalist Flyknit upper uses Flywire for support, but it’s basically a sock with an outsole attached. Or as they say, “a direct extension” of the runner’s foot.
The Relay Hi-Fi wireless receiver connects all your Bluetooth smart devices to your existing stereo setup, so you can DJ from your phone, tablet, or laptop with content stored on any device or streaming from the cloud without ever having to switch sources. Party Pairing technology also lets your friends play their music through the Relay.
Driving and staring at the screen on your phone is supposedly dangerous. This is safer: Garmin’s new dash-mounted Heads Up Display projects driving directions onto your windshield. Linked via Bluetooth to your smartphone, it runs Garmin’s StreetPilot for iPhone or NAVIGON apps & helps you keep your eyes on the road.
Scotch breath. But not just any old scotch. These single malt infused toothpicks are made with Single Malt Nº16, a barrel aged Islay scotch from a 200-year-old distillery. A process of soaking & kiln drying the toothpicks captures the complex & subtle flavors of the premium scotch. via
Ziphius is an app controlled drone for shooting underwater photos & video. From your swimming pool to the seven seas, your smartphone commands Ziphius’ HD camera as you shoot & share your images on YouTube, FB, etc. For you cats who don’t swim, you can see what the camera sees on your phone or tablet from the safety of the shore.
Nike’e new Incyte ball is so good it was quickly put into play for pro league games in Spain, Brazil, Italy, & England. It strikes cleaner, travels faster & with Nike’s RaDaR (Rapid Decision and Response) visibility technology, the Incyte ball is even easier to see.
Remember the 1940s? Neither does anyone else, except for the guys at Satchel & Page. (and possibly grandpa) They’re not octogenarians but they’re keeping the memory of the 40s alive by creating handmade leather bags & cases styled after WWII-era designs. Guaranteed for life.
Here come the smartwatches. The Meteor from Kreyos does more than just tell time. Obviously. It links with your iOS, Android or Windows phone allowing you to use all your phone’s voice control abilities without having to reach into your pocket or manpurse to retrieve the device.
The new Springblade from Adidas is all about energy return. The groundbreaking design features 16 forward-angled blades made of a high-tech elastic polymer that releases energy with every step, propelling the runner forward.