Everyone would have a home security system if they weren’t so expensive. And even if you’ve got one, the control panels look like a scientific calculator from the 80s. Plus you pay a lot for this outdated technology. Scout wireless security systems are sleek, smart & totally DIY. You install the system yourself, control if from your phone or computer and never pay monthly fees.
The Myo Armband let’s you control your digital devices with just a wave of your hand or a snap of your fingers by monitoring & reading muscle activity in your forearm. It’s called “gesture control” and functions sort of like Wii minus the controller. Like, right now you would snap your fingers to play the video or air-swipe and move down the page to the next awesome product. Ships fall 2013.
Puma’s latest running shoe gimmick technology is called Mobium. It’s a finely tuned elasticized band built into the shoe’s outsole that ads extra bounce and stability exactly where and when your foot needs it most. The idea is that the shoe mimics the expansion & contraction of the tendons in your foot, enhancing your natural movements.
Even if you’re unsure about whether to classify your “urban carrying needs” as “extreme” or just kind of normal, these two stealth black packs from Modern Industry are worth a closer look. They’re constructed with tough 10-ounce waxed duck canvas and Horween leather & lined with organic cotton. The Conduit is a sling-style pack & the Magnitude is larger, featuring a removable padded laptop sleeve.
On the unending quest to find the best duffle bag ever made, there is certainly no shortage of choices. Here’s a fresh entry in the waxed cotton canvas and leather variety from a North Carolina-based purveyor of supplies for the “rugged gentleman” called Buffalo Jackson Trading Co.
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?
Adidas’ Boost cushioning technology is the secret ingredient in their new Energy Boost series running shoes. Boost is an ultralight, super high-rebound TPU foam used in the midsole that gives the shoes the most energy return of any running shoe on the market.
This is a great example of how SLR & video camera bags are getting more functional and versatile. The weather-resistant Perspektiv pack will carry a full DSLR or video kit to the summit or when you just need a pack for the hike, pull out the padded SafeZone pod and stuff it with other stuff.
If you’ve been waiting for the release of the Wikipad portable gaming system you’re not alone. The 7-inch Wikipad game-tablet uses a Tegra-3 chip & gives gamers a great platform for the rapidly growing number of good Android games coming out. Available before Christmas 2013.