Football Gadgets

In this CG section we share the gadgets for both American football and the beautiful game, to enhance your experience and enjoyment of the fore mentioned sports.


The Wilson X Connected Football lets you throw with the pros

by Caitlyn

While not everyone is a fan of sport ball, there are those who rather enjoy watching games and learning the stats of teams and players. Many of those people play at home either for fun or with the intent to make it onto a team whether it be local or for the big leagues. When it comes to football, one of the most important aspects to master aside from endurance and running is the throw.

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Ball Returning Soccer Trainer

by Edwin

ball-returning-trainerSo, I am quite sure that many of us who follow the world of football (soccer for those living in the US) in the current summer transfer window would be twiddling their fingers anxiously, wondering whether Gareth Bale would actually make the jump to Real Madrid for what would possibly be a new world record transfer fee of 100 million Euros. Well, as you dream about your kid making it big on the world soccer stage so that you can be his manager and start living a jet-setting lifestyle, perhaps providing him with the right tools to practice consistently would be a good idea. Enter the $99.95 Ball Returning Soccer Trainer, which is a two-in-one soccer net that allows a player spend more time perfecting his or her game, instead of using the bulk of that time to retrieve balls.

The Ball Returning Soccer Trainer comes with a sturdy steel frame that has been shaped like an X, where one side of it has been draped with a curved net. Whenever you kick a ball into this area, it will naturally follow an upward arc, before it rebounds with spin and height. This would mean one has to trap and control the ball before taking the next kick, inadvertently developing the fancy skills that are required of a professional. On the reverse side of the trainer, you will find that it comes covered with a taut, vertical net which is capable of absorbing most of the ball’s impact before returning it, so that you have an ideal surface to practice your shots on goal as well as one-touch heading and passing drills.

Keep Playing Into the Night

by Alison

I fondly remember the childhood days of playing games outside until you could not see a foot in front of you. Neighborhood football, baseball, basketball or soccer games got everyone out of the house and active. That moment when parents started yelling “come home” out the door was always a sad moment. When mom said that it was pitch black out I never had a comeback better than “but moooommmm, the game’s not done!”  Wish Reboot Sports was around in those days. We could have played all night.

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A Football Fan Like No Other

by Alison

The NFL season is underway! It is great to see the players duking it out.  Die hard fans are showing their colors with the latest gear and gadgets sporting their team’s logo. With hats, jerseys, jackets and more fans express their true personalities. But why not take it to the next level and decorate your home? Hammacher Schlemmer has just the addition to show your spirit.

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Super Bowl XLVI to be streamed live!

by Mark R

For the first time in history, the biggest game in the United States is going to be streamed live to computers and mobile devices.

Here is the catch. If you want to view the championship NFL game of the year on a mobile device, then you had better have a Verizon phone and access to the NFL Mobile app.

I suppose that we should have seen a streaming Superbowl coming, as NBC is already doing web streaming on Sunday Night broadcasts, and they happen to be the network that is televising the big game this year.

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Football Fan Display, lets Fans Abuse the Players

by Al

This is a cool concept and some what apt with the world cup just kicking off, the somewhat boringly named Football Fan Display.

Football Fan Display is a hand-held flexible foam board which is used to digitally display messages of support or criticism to players at live matches. This is done by pressing switches on the back to light up sections on the front to form a number or letter. Groups of fans can communicate with players by using multiple products to spell out messages and thus supplying them with a greater sense of interaction at the venue.

Designed by Ross Hubbard, the Football Fan Display is a concept over at DesignSpotter, interesting to see if it will ever actually come into existence.

Kickster Goal Pro 2000

by Edwin

With the World Cup in South Africa just looming over the horizon, it makes perfect sense to have a little practice at home if you are thinking of emulating your heroes, don’t you think? The Kickster Goal Pro 2000 that retails for £39.99 sounds like the perfect thing to have, being the most convenient portable football goal on the market at point of publishing. Despite being lightweight, it is also durable, fitting nicely in just 2 minutes thanks to its numerous Velcro ties and other fasteners. Both kids and grown ups can have a go at it, letting you play on just about any pitch.

NFL Regulations: Now Tweets before, during, or after games

by Mark R

nfl_logo_thumbSure, that Twitter thing has made our lives easier for others to keep track of, but the NFL isn’t really liking it too much.

The NFL has set up a new rule saying that players, coaches, as well as league officials are forbidden from posting tweets or Facebook updates 90 minutes before the game. They can all resume transmission after the post-game interviews are completed.

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