Beriscope: See underwater, from land!

by Mark R

Some of you might remember the other day when we reported on the Coolerbot, a way of exploring the outdoor wildlife from remote control while indoors. The Beriscope is a way of looking at undersea life from remote control. Here’s how it works: The ball shaped thing on the left side of the device can separate from it, but is still tethered to it with some cable. The user throws …

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The Copenhagen wheel stores up energy for later

by Mark R

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MIT Researchers have appropriately debuted the Copenhagen Wheel at the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change. This big red wheel has a very unique ability: When you brake, your kinetic energy is recuperated by an electric motor and then stored by batteries within the wheel, so that you can have it back to you when you need it.

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Recon Technologies making some highly advanced ski goggles

by Mark R

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I haven’t been skiing in over a decade, and there were times that I got lost on the slopes. They didn’t have navigation units or cellular phones back then, but this new device from Recon Instruments could turn skiing into a very high-tech experience. The Recon Instruments ski goggles have a miniature heads-up display that can show the skier’s position on the slopes, as well as the location of his …

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ESPN Better Batter has automatic reload and baseball sound effects

by Ally

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Teaching your kids to hit a baseball is a bit of a trying task.  Of course, that’s partially because you’re handing your child a bat that probably will at some point hit you instead of the ball.  Plus normally you’re using a tee to teach them.  Once they hit the ball you usually have to pick up the tee and go find the baseball.  With this Fisher-Price product it would …

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4Fitness Gym is made to be compact

by Mark R

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This seems to be a trend in home exercise equipment to fold up into something very compact, like the Hidden Grove Fitness Armoire Collection and the Fitness Cube. I suppose it is a sign that our living places are just too darn small. The 4Fitness is a gym system that is designed to fit together and conveniently lean against the wall when it is done. Each of these four sections, …

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The Ironman Trail Runner Body Link

by Ally

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Those of you that are serious about your exercise or are thinking of becoming serious might want to check out this Timex branded bundle.  The Ironman Trail Runner and Body Link will make sure you not only stay healthy, but you stay on the right path as well.  All around, it’s a great pair to get you started.  Especially for those with New Year’s resolutions to be more healthy next …

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Dancepants is a kinetic-powered MP3 Player

by Mark R

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Is it just me, or are MP3 players in everything these days? I guess some concept designer just had to put an MP3 player in clothes, and why not the pants? After all, the words “dance” and “pants” rhyme. Say, is that an MP3 Player in your pants, or…all right, I think you all know where that one was going. I’m not liking where the Dancepants is going. You see, …

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Bladefish Sea Scooters

by Edwin

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What has taken years of development has resulted in a self-proclaimed “best underwater propulsion device” that is available in the market, making it the ultimate underwater scooter for both divers and snorkelers. Yes, the Bladefish Sea Scooters are capable of pumping out a whole lot more power compared to its predecessors that relied on lead acid propulsion. Unlike them, these new models can be recharged in a fraction of the …

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