Coolest Gadgets » Biking Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:00:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 G-Bike is the first carry-on style electric bicycle in the world Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:00:28 +0000

When it comes to bicycles to get around for the urban commuter, there are many different kinds of models to choose from. Many of us would settle for a regular two-wheeler with a fair number of gears in order to help us tackle the trickier uphill segments along the route. However, regular sized bicycles are normally not allowed to be carried on board trains, making end-to-end connectivity a wee bit more challenging. Portable bicycles or foldable ones, on the other hand, do not really offer the same kind of “kick” as a regular sized bicycle. Enter GreenWheel’s G-Bike, the first carry-on style electric bicycle in the world.

The G-Bike will boast of a sturdy, secure frame with a trio of folding points at the back wheel, mid body, and base of the handlebar stem. This special design will enable the bike to neatly collapse down to its carrier form, where you can then bring it with you right behind like an obedient puppy, or a luggage carry-on.

As for its technical specifications, they are rather impressive. Boasting of a long lasting battery life of up to 55 miles in range (this will also vary depending on the steepness of the slopes involved, among others), we love the incorporation of puncture resistant tires that feature an integrated puncture guard in order to deliver all-terrain access. The 36V 250W motor is able to provide significant torque and speed to handle any kind of slope, while the battery can be removed to recharge, taking a mere 4 hours to do so. There is also a high quality LCD display that showcases important details such as speed, distance, and battery life remaining, while Shimano Nexus Gears delivers easy riding with the feel of a 3-speed bike.

Expect the G-Bike to retail for $1,799 apiece if you are interested in going green in style.

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Ahead ensures your helmet gains some smarts Sun, 04 Jun 2017 15:00:15 +0000 aheadGetting around on a bicycle is great — not only do you get to enjoy a whole lot of exercise along the way, you will also help reduce the amount of carbon footprint left behind in the world. Wearing a helmet can be said to be compulsory in developed countries when you cycle on the road, so why not transform your helmet into something smart? Ahead is the smallest device in the world which is able to transform your helmet into a smart one, thanks to the technology packed within that hails from Analogue Plus. You end up with the full power of a smartphone, right smack in your helmet.

Ahead is so easy to install, all that you need to do is to snap it onto any helmet, where it will instantly offer your helmet some much needed smarts. It will pair with your device, allowing you to listen to music, talk on the phone, obtain directions so that you know where to turn at the next intersection, have a chat with Siri, and perform a slew of other functionalities with your smartphone while your ears remain free from any uncomfortable headphones, and your hands are able to concentrate on both handlebars of the bicycle without being distracted.

Tipping the scales at a mere 65 grams, Ahead can be snapped securely onto any helmet, thanks to the three included slide brackets. There is no need for any kind of tools, and you are able to transfer Ahead from one helmet to another when you purchase a new one. How does Ahead work? It will rely on an oscillator that will be able to pass sound directly into your helmet. This will function on any kind of helmet, be it open or closed, padded or thin. It might sound familiar to those who have used bone conduction headphones before, as the principle is the same, as it passes vibrations into your helmet. The Kickstarter Early bird prices for Ahead start at just $79, so what are you waiting for?

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The Knog Oi Bicycle Bell politely moves pedestrians from your path Mon, 29 May 2017 19:30:39 +0000 Kong Oi Bicycle Bell

Once you add riding a bike to your daily routine, you start to realize what accessories you would benefit from. If you live out in the country with limited street lighting, then adding visibility will be your priority. If you’re in a bigger city, visibility will be equally important, but navigating your way through hoards of pedestrians will be another aspect to worry about.

If you want to politely get people to move out of your way without blasting an air horn, the Kong Oi Bicycle Bell could move them of their own accord. This is a small circle that you can fit on any type of bicycle bar, and you only need to pull back the tab and release it to get a clear bell sound. It’s not anything like the obnoxious bike bells you’ve heard in the past, and take on more of a wind chime approach, sounding pleasant, light, but crisp.

This comes in large and small, fitting 22.2mm bars or 23.8-31.8mm bars. The size will affect the price, which is in a range of $12.99-$27.99, and it comes in black, brass, copper, and silver. These are made of stainless steel, high tensile springs, aircraft grade aluminum ringers, a reinforced nylon mount, and are sure to make anything who hears them move out of the way.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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Polar reveals the new Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:00:09 +0000 polar-m460When it comes to gadgets that are able to help you out in terms of fitness, you would not go too far wrong with Polar and its collection of devices. From running computers to heart rate monitoring, Polar had always managed to deliver top notch performance in ensuring that you are able to measure and compute all of your physical movement without missing a beat. Their latest device that is all set to hit the market? The Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer, where this bad boy will feature Advanced Power Meter Compatibility alongside Smart Coaching capability.

The Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer is special as it sports a sleek, all-black and fiber-like surface texture that is accompanied by an improved button grip. This particular bike computer will boast of integrated GPS, extra power meter compatibility, advanced power metrics and smart coaching, not to mention Strava Live Segments. It is a potent combination that makes it the ideal training tool for cyclists who intend to achieve their fitness goals. It does not matter whether you are a seasoned cyclist or one who has just taken up the sport as a hobby, the Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer will still have something to offer for everyone.

With an asking price of $79.90, the Polar M460 will boast of a two-month Strava Premium membership to boot. What is interesting about this particular device is its compatibility with an extensive list of third party power meters as well as advanced cycling power metrics. Some of these include the Training Peaks’ Normalized Power, Intensity Factor and Training Stress Score, which will boost training efficiency. The Polar M460 also ensures that cyclists remain connected thanks to smart notifications for incoming calls, texts, calendar alerts and social media updates. Best of all is, it is IPX7 rating water resistant to handle any foul weather with aplomb while you are out.

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FEND is a Collapsible Bike Helmet that folds to a third of its size Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:30:15 +0000 fend

If you ride a bike and care at all about your safety, you should be wearing a helmet. Otherwise you’re just asking for instant death as there’s really nothing to save you from a collision. Not protecting your elbows, knees and any other uncovered areas are up to your discretion, but bashing your head on the hard ground will not heal up as easily. It’s obnoxious to have to carry a bicycle helmet around all day, but your safety should come before looking cool, right?

For those of you who don’t want to deal with a giant helmet dangling off of your bag or person all day, there’s FEND. This is a bicycle helmet that will fold up to a third of it’s original size, meaning you can pack it away when you’re not on your bike. This doesn’t get you out of wearing it while you’re riding, but at least it won’t be as glaringly obvious that you ride a bike every other moment you’re not on it.

This comes in white and black, and presently will cost you $89, which is a small price to pay for a combination of protection and the convenience of being able to fold up your helmet and stuff it in your bag. Since the design is streamlined, your head will also get a lot more airflow, making sure you don’t have to deal with scalp sweat. This hard ABS shell uses nylon straps with metal fixtures and has a multi-impact EPP liner, making it a pretty solid, classy accessory, but you still get the dorky-looking chin strap.

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter
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These Rumble Shoe Lights make sure you aren’t invisible at night Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:30:47 +0000 rumble-shoe-lights

When you go out for a breath of fresh air at night, it’s terrifying to be anywhere near a main road. Cars will come dashing around corners if they think there’s not a cop in the area, and may end up with murder on their record. We’re so used to everyone being in a car that it’s almost strange to see people out at night, even though it’s completely sane to go on a nighttime run, walk, or just take an impromptu stroll because you feel like it.

Since you don’t want to end up a pancake, you have to make sure you’re easy to spot from a distance. These Rumble Shoe Lights use LEDs so that runners, bikers, pets, and your little ones will be seen before it’s too late. You can put these on the backs of your tennis shoes, on top of your feet, around your wrist, or forearm. Despite the tension setting, you can imagine fun runners who go 8MPH or more probably won’t be able to keep these on very well.

There are three settings for visibility which include a constant glow, pulse, and a self-starting sensor mode. You should get around 100 hours of use out of each CR2032 battery, and these should hold up in any weather situation. You’ll be looking at paying out around $9.99 whether you get the black set with orange lights or the white set with green lights. Either way, you’re going to be seen at least a little bit better at night.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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Sena introduces smart cycling helmet Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:00:44 +0000 senaYou have only one head, and under that hair and skin on the outside lies a skull. The skull is what keeps your brain protected from all sorts of knocks and hits, but since it is not made out of some indestructible material, you know that some blunt force could actually shatter the skull — and mush up everything inside. This means one should always be extra careful when it comes to protecting one’s head, even more so when you are traveling on a bicycle or motorbike. A helmet is mandatory for road users who get about on two wheels, and helmets have also evolved to keep up with the times. Sena intends to be part of the smart helmet revolution with their new smart cycling helmet.

Being an industry leader in Bluetooth innovation when it comes to the motorsport and outdoor activities market, Sena’s smart helmet is the world’s first Bluetooth and QHD Action camera integrated cycling helmet.

Aptly known as the Sena Smart Helmet, it will offer top of the line technology with the seamless functionality required for your ride. It arrives in a sleek and extremely lightweight design, where it is also equipped with a fully integrated Bluetooth communication system and QHD action camera. With the Sena Smart Helmet, you can carry out a conversation with up to three riding companions, or being able to listen to music, monitor speed, cadence, and heart rate, all the while recording video from where you are to the finish line. Definitely perfect to help you record that victorious moment, right?

This is a Wi-Fi equipped helmet, and riders can capture and share videos from their adventures. With a Smart Audio Mix feature, the user can record music from their smartphone, audio from the helmet’s microphone, in addition to any audio from the intercom overlaid directly onto the video. There is enough memory to store up to 2 hours of QHD quality (1440p/30fps) video or FHD (1080p/60fps) video.

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Fit your bicycle with a Biketones MP3 horn Sun, 18 Sep 2016 17:00:32 +0000 biketonesDo you remember the feeling of enjoying your childhood while you were on a bicycle? The wind rustling through your hair, the birds chirping during those warm summer days. Ah, those were good times, and back then, there wasn’t too much traffic on the road, either. Making it a perfect setting for you to cycle around. The thing is, the older bicycles still came with a bell that you could ring just in case you needed to alert a pedestrian or two, or even a larger sized vehicle. Bicycle horns are not exactly a “thing”, but fast forward to today, and a bicycle horn might be deem to be an essential accessory on your two wheeler. How about upping the ante with the Biketones?

The Biketones will arrive in seven different colors. Not only that, it will also be able to sound 7 different fixed MP3 clips, now how about that compared to the boring old jingle that your grandad’s bicycle bell used to make? The Biketones’ horn audio will range from the familiar minions siren “Bee Doo, Bee Doo, Bee Doo” all the way to the Dixie horn.

Horntones CEO, Mike Kosco, shared, “Horntones released the FX-550, an MP3 car horn, back in 2007. My son was inspired by the car horn and wanted to have a custom horn made for his bicycle… In 2012, he was 9 years old. He came home from school one day and shared with me his “great idea”… an MP3 horn for a bicycle. Not only did he describe his idea verbally, he had drawn a fairly detailed schematic of his invention. After 4 years of searching out components, learning solid modeling and making several rounds of prototypes… we are happy to announce the release of Biketones, the world’s first and only MP3 horn for your bicycle!”

Those who are interested to maintain their safety while cycling around while keeping up to date with the latest developments can pick up the Biketones for $19.95 a pop.

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Shoka Bell is the best tool for city cycling Fri, 05 Aug 2016 19:30:49 +0000 Shokabell

While riding a bike is far better for the environment, other vehicles on the road have drivers who wish cyclists weren’t there. It’s dangerous to ride a bicycle as you need to be adequately seen and heard, and even then sometimes drivers are just out to see you hurt. There’s also the trouble of making sure that your bike doesn’t get stolen, you’re seen at night, and all sorts of other fun factors to worry about.

For those looking for another method to keep themselves safe, the Shoka Bell might impress you. This is a customizable bike bell, navigation system, front light, motion/thief alert, and has a 200 hour battery life. There’s a joystick that you can program a variety of sounds to so you don’t have to blast a bullhorn at every pedestrian you come up behind. All of those sounds can be whatever you’d like, and can be downloaded through the corresponding app.

The navigation through the app will choose the safest route rather than the fastest as staying alive is usually more important than getting to your destination quicker. The Shoka Bell also will give you indicator arrows for directions on your phone, as well as warning you of busy intersections. The front light uses 8 LEDs, adjusts to ambient light, and can put out a crazy bright stream of illumination. It stays on your bike through a magnetic handlebar mount, which will let you easily take it off and carry it with you. This is a $99+ purchase with even more goodies than what’s listed above, and is certainly worth looking into if you’re a bicyclist.

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter
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This Luxury Exercise Bike makes it obvious that you’re rich Tue, 05 Apr 2016 19:30:36 +0000 CICLOTTE

It’s hard to imagine, but what if you had so much money that you literally bought everything you’ve ever wanted? Would you stop buying stuff, give a bunch of money away, or keep spending money on more and more frivolous things until you have an emotional breakdown about your own personal worth? Hopefully you’re living decently enough to not be leaning too far one direction or another, but if you are starting to buy frivolous stuff, then you are part of a target market!

There are insanely pricey things everywhere, and only those who don’t have to think of money as an obstacle can buy them. Take the Ciclotte for example. This is a luxury bicycle that costs $11,699, and likely a few hundred more for shipping and setup. It doesn’t necessarily do anything different from other exercise bikes, but it does take on the basic shape of a circle!

This isn’t available yet, but it seems to have four out of five stars with no reviews. It also states that the only different thing about it is that it’s pretty by saying “it breaks with the designs of gym equipment that have always emphasized functional aspects, to find a place with inimitable style within the most varied living contexts”. It would certainly look cool in a big-windowed high-rise apartment, but only a small portion of the world can live that way.

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