Posts in the category Gadgets

Sena Goes A/V With Their New 10C Video Camera and Bluetooth Intercom Device

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While Sena may not be a well known brand to cyclists, you might know the name if you also ride motorcycles or ATVs. Sena produces Bluetooth communication devices and video cameras for power sports applications, and they’ve just announced a helmet mounted video camera/Bluetooth headset unit called the 10C.

According to Sena, the 10C is the world’s first combined motorcycle communication and camera system. The 10C can be installed on a bike helmet with its adhesive mount, opening up some cool new possibilities for cyclists. The unit not only allows you to communicate with up to three other people, but you can record your voices on top of your video image for a fully narrated clip. The camera also hosts a video tagging feature that only records a short clip when you hit the button, making it easy to come home with a no-edit highlight reel.

The 10C was just introduced to consumers at the 2015 Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona. Click below the break for more info…
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No Key, No Hassles With The Noke Bluetooth U-Lock

Noke bluetooth U-lock and padlock

As smartphones are becoming more and more integral to our daily lives, their long list of applications is growing by the day. While it might seem frivolous to have a bike lock that’s activated by your phone via Bluetooth, the Noke has some cool advantages and unique features. First and foremost, you’ll never lose a set of keys or forget a lock combination again.

The brains behind the Noke U-Lock is Fuz Designs, a company that found success with their Noke Bluetooth padlock last year. They’ve adapted the idea into a bike lock that’s produced a great response on the company’s fifth Kickstarter campaign, raking in over $400,000 so far.

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Zwift opens up cycling’s massive multiplayer online training game to everyone!

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Remember the days when kids would line up outside Best Buy for the latest console or Halo edition? Well, if you’ve been pulling the digital equivalent and waiting for your invite to Zwift’s beta, you’ve just made it in the door.

As of today, Zwift has opened the beta to all, letting you sign up and ride in their ever expanding virtual world. Yep, since their limited launch in September 2014, they’ve been continually improving both the virtual island you’ll soon be riding on and the overall functionality and accessibility of it. In February, they added a Mac compatibility, and in March they added a mobile companion app to show your stats on your iPhone and keeping your big screen showing the lush pixel perfect scenery. Heck, they even setup competitions to help you earn a spot on a real, live pro team IRL.

Time to fire up that computer…

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The Add-E Electric Motor Kit is Generating Watts of Interest on Indiegogo

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Like them or not, E-bikes are rapidly growing in popularity. Nearly every big manufacturer has at least one for sale, but at the same time other players are producing retrofit motor kits that offer the same power assist advantage, and possibly a few others. The Add-E motor was invented by Fabian Gutbrod, from Villach, Austria. Gutbrod decided to produce an electric motor kit so customers could keep riding their old favorite bike, plus save space and money versus buying another complete bicycle.

The Add-E is a bolt-on electric motor kit that drives a friction roller to assist the rear wheel. The whole kit weighs just 4.4lbs, creates zero friction when not assisting and the motor and battery can be switched between multiple bikes with extra mounts installed. Their Indiegogo campaign is in full swing, with their goal of €100,000 already well exceeded.

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Strava Local Creates Crowdsourced Smart City Guides for Athletes

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We all have a few favorite routes to ride in our local trail network or neighborhood, but now Strava is taking the collective knowledge of their entire user community to share everyone’s favorites with the world. Their new Strava Local app creates smart city guides for athletes, designed by athletes.

Strava Local examines over 38 million uploaded rides or runs and determines the most popular routes and destinations to provide suggestions for great loops and cool shops or landmarks to check out along the way. Each area’s guide is further curated by local experts to ensure the best experiences and attractions appear on the list. Guide yourself down past the break for more info…
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Panasonic Introduces Lightweight, Wearable & Highly Accesorizable A1 POV Cam for All Adventures, Day or Night

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Seems everyone is throwing their hats into the action sports camera ring these days. Panasonic is the latest,  hitting play with a 3.54 megapixel lightweight, ultra-compact wearable 1080 pixel HD option (available in two colors, for the more fashionable among us) with a lot of bang for the buck. It’s shockproof, waterproof, freeze-proof, and dustproof and comes with a variety of fun mounting options and accessories to tailor the product for a given mode of adventure.

What really differentiates the Panasonic, however, is its coolest feature: The ability to film in total darkness through an IR filter and light source (source available separately). More features on the A1 and a video after the jump. READ MORE ->

SOC15: Remorp Remote Adds More Control for your ORP Smart Horn, Delicious PureFit Bars Make a Comeback

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What’s better than an ORP Smart Horn? A Remorp to remotely control your ORP, of course. Blending the functionality of a commuter light plus a nice horn and an angry horn, the ORP is a fun little handlebar mounted gadget that could make your commute a little bit safer. Safer still, is not having to remove your hands from the bars to use it…

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TomTom Shakes Things Up With Their New Bandit POV Camera

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Following in the footsteps of fellow GPS brand Garmin, TomTom has officially jumped into the POV camera game with their new Bandit action camera. In short, it does everything you’d expect from a modern POV camera along with a few pretty unique features.

The Bandit camera has the ability to overlay data, automatically tag GPS-detected highlights as you film, and offers a cool ‘shake to edit’ function that makes on the spot video production quick and easy. Check out the official promo video and more details after the break…
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Watteam Powerbeat powermeters get more aero and a cleaner install, still just $499

watteam powerbeat powermeter add on for any crankset

Well, technically they’re $499 when they start shipping this summer, a timeframe we’ve been assured they’re on track to hit. In the meantime, they keep tweaking it and making it better.

Recently, they switched from AAA batteries to a fully enclosed rechargeable battery that made the unit more waterproof. Now, they’ve made the transmitter unit smaller and sleeker, and they’ve switched the the strain gauge mounting position to the bottom of the cranks, which reduces the length of cable needed to attach them to the transmitter.

Check the video below to see how it originally looked check our original post to learn a little more about the system…

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