Our watch gadgets category has been neglected recently, not because we don’t like writing about watches more likely that there has not been any great developments lately. Today we seen a watch featured on Engadget that we had to cover, it is called the Vea SPORTIVE.
The Vea SPORTIVE is a watch that the designers claim will revolutionize the world of training whilst wearing a watch. Typical uses for a wearing a watch whilst doing a sport could be when a person is running and wants to check their overall time or split times. Some sports enthusiasts may just like to know the time and don’t demand anything more from a watch. Either way current watches advertised as sports gadgets just allow for timing but the Vea SPORTIVE has a lot more to offer.
Firstly, it can measure the pulse rate of the user wearing it. This is important so the user can monitor their own rate allowing them to decide whether they can exert themselves a bit more if their pulse rate is still low or to reduce their effort to bring their pulse rate down to an acceptable level. Secondly, the Vea SPORTIVE allows for playing of music. I presume this gadget would be banned during competitive sports after all you don’t want to be concentrating then all of a sudden being disrupted by someone running past with Lady Gaga belting out of their watch. Finally, the sports watch offers all the important functions that you would expect on a training watch such as speed, calories burnt, and total distance.
Other basic features of the Vea SPORTIVE watch is a camera, 1.5” touch-screen, Bluetooth, 8GB data storage and an SOS button that was requested by the community to which the developers managed to integrate. This function is especially useful should you come into trouble when you are out on the run by yourself. The SOS button sends out your location and specific data making your easier to find. All this for the price of $578 in July, increasing to $722 by September.
[Source: Vea Digital]
If you have been on holiday you will have come across the problem of having to identify your suitcase as it circles around the conveyor belt. In normal circumstances this would not be too difficult, however after a long flight, maybe early or very late hours, maybe ever after a few alcoholic beverages it becomes that little bit harder to do. No need to worry as there is a travel gadget called the Wireless Luggage Locator that will help you.
Featuring patented technology the easy2pick wireless luggage finder allows for a electronic luggage tag with a built in transmitter to be secured around or inside the baggage. The user holds the wireless key chain that recognizes the signal from the transmitter in the luggage and begins to flash, beep, and vibrate. This all happens when the baggage is within 20 meters so you know where to look.
To stop other peoples bags featuring this device from alerting the key chain an individual code on each product prevents mistaken identification of luggage.
Another top feature of the Wireless Luggage Finder is its ability of the de-activate when in the plane and re-activate when away from it. It does this via its electric photo sensor which measures light, altitude, and noise to determine its location.
Other important features of this CE and FCC approved product are that it has a battery life of up to 100 hours. This means that if your flight is delayed at the airport for a few hours or even a couple of days you can still rely on the luggage finder to be working when you land at your destination.
[Source: X-treme Geek]
Do you always weary of looking for gifts for your male colleagues or guy friends? After all, there is only so many belts and tie pins that you can buy for them. However, why not give them something that will set them chuckling and prove useful in the office as well. The inflatable pillow tie is the perfect answer. Never heard of them before? Well, we are here to tell you that the inflatable pillow tie has to be one of the best inventions since sliced bread. Why? Just read on and find out about this remarkable invention.
Firstly, it works just like any ordinary tie. For $20 a pop, it is definitely one that you can easily afford, too. At the moment it only comes in one standard colour which is white and blue. The only difference between the pillow tie and ordinary ties is the fact that there is an inflatable part of the tie which you can work on. Once inflated, simply rest your head back and enjoy a little snooze in the office. Probably the only thing would be that the colour is uniformly white and blue so your boss might be wondering why everyone in the office is decked in the same coloured tie.
These pillow ties are definitely the perfect gift for colleagues and friends. After all, a tie that works as a pillow on the side – what is not to like about this? Just be careful when actually falling asleep in the office because even the tie can’t save you from being reprimanded by your boss!
The Pain Relieving Neuromuscular Stimulator System is a cordless home electrotherapy system that delivers hours of drug free pain without the need to go visit a specialist or doctor. This device uses TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) therapy which is a type of pain relief method commonly used by medical professionals.
The electrode pad is self-adhesive and when it is placed on sore spots, it emits low electrical frequency that is harmless to the human body into the tissue that helps block the pain signals going through nerves and straight to the brain.
The Pain Relieving Neuromuscular Stimulator System increases an individual’s blood flow to the injured area to let out comfort, relaxation and healing at the same time. According to APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) the TENS therapy can be a great way to deal with pain and help an individual to manage pain without any discomfort whatsoever, for example, muscle soar and lower back pain in vital spots. It allows you to choose from 10 types of treatments with 10 types of pressure level.
The medical gadget comes with a pair of small and large electro pads and an adjustable belt to secure the electrodes for lower back pain relief. It also comes with a carrying bag. This device operates with two pairs of triple A batteries and it is included when you buy the system. It is advisable for those who are using pacemakers to not wear this device as it will affect the pace maker. The retail price for the pain relieving neuromuscular stimulator system is $129.95.
Go-carting has become a popular sport and not just for adrenaline junkies or speed demons. Not satisfied with just sitting in front of their gaming consoles playing Mario Kart or Crash Bandicoot, more and more people are literally jumping on the go-carting bandwagon and getting go-carts of their own especially when considering the relative affordability of go-carts these days.
The Corner Drifting Go Cart will fulfill not only your go-carting needs but also your go-carting fantasies as well! It is equipped with an electric motor that will take even an average-sized adult of up to 140 lbs up to a top speed of 12 mph. executing the most hair-raising of 180 degree hairpin turns, drifting slides into corners and even fishtailing!
The Corner Drifting Go Cart even boasts some traction control as the rear tires are made from a thermoplastic that although low in friction is high in abrasion and heat resistant. This means the tires do not burn rubber as fast allowing for a certain amount of slip which spells endless drifting fun. Not unlike Formula 1 cars, the steering wheel is U-shaped equipped with a hand brake for the rear tires and a variable-speed throttle.
Complete with a bucket seat, you can be rest assured of safety and security as a safety belt and shoulder strap is also attached to the seat. The Corner Drifting Go Cart utilizes two sealed, 12-volt lead batteries that can be recharged using the A/C charger included. A 12-hour charge will ensure you 40 minutes of continuous racing. Minimum assembly is required, with tools included. The Corner Drifting Go Cart is recommended for ages 8 and above. It retails for $349.95.