Posts tagged ‘bicycle’

October 21, 2010

Share Your Most Extreme Moments with an Extreme Video Cam

by Matt Forcey

Anyone watching the news coverage last week from the Chilean mine rescue, at some point would have found themselves inside the rescue capsule as it made its ascent up the tunnel to the surface.  You were there with the miners thanks to an amazing piece of video (which if you haven’t seen, watch it here) that was recorded on a very spartan, very rugged, and all around very impressive little digital video camera called the GoPro Hero.

Created in 2004 by a group of self-professed athletic super geeks in Silicon Valley, the GoPro Hero was originally designed for fellow amateur outdoor sports enthusiasts who needed an easy-to-use, wearable recording device, to capture then share with the world the crazy shit they do.  True to the original design’s form with their latest model, the new HD Hero 960 is

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October 17, 2010

Clowning Around on an Innovative Self Balancing Motorized Unicycle

by Matt Forcey

 

Friends, nerds, countrymen, lend me your ears.  More portable than folding bicycles and more respectable than (most) mopeds, Focus Designs‘ new Self-balancing Unicycle (SBU), keeps you upright and cruising with a similar accelerometer/gyroscope stabilization set-up as the Segway, and an innovative in-hub motor.

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October 5, 2010

Turn Any Bicycle Into a Smartphone-Controlled, Hybrid E-Bike

by Matt Forcey

 

Smart, responsive and elegant, the Copenhagen Wheel is a new emblem for urban mobility.  It turns the bike you already own, quickly and easily into an electric bike with regeneration and real-time environmental sensing capabilities.

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September 26, 2010

Flashy LED Posterior Poster

by Matt Forcey

Every motorist has at one time dreamed of having a rear-window-mounted display to message other drivers in appreciation or angst.  For the bicyclist though, such a gadget could be much more than cathartic.

Korean design firm, Lee Myung Su has delivered on this need with a backpack (already an essential accessory for cyclists), sporting a built-in LED screen that can display signals to surrounding drivers.

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September 14, 2010

Got MPG? Derringer Cycles Go 150 on a Gallon of Gas and Look Great Doing So

by Matt Forcey

Derringer is the neo-classical interpretation of a 1920’s era board track racing motorcycle, but that’s not all.  Designed by world-renowned industrial designer, Adrian Van Anz, this revolutionary moto-hybrid was conceived as an exciting new option in highly-efficient transportation.  

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September 12, 2010

Puma’s New Cargo Bicycle

by Matt Forcey

Danish bicycle company Biomega and design collective KiBiSi have collaborated to create this new bike for sports brand Puma.  The PUMA Mopion Bike has a metal rack attached to the front of the frame for carrying baggage.

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