Archive for February, 2011

The Electric YikeBike

Friday, February 25th, 2011

The YikeBike is the world’s smallest all-electric bike. Conceived, designed and build in New Zealand, this folding folding bike weighs in at just over 10 kg.

Unfortunately, its $3595 price tag is not so small.

Read more about this bike of the future on the YikeBike website and see the YikeBike do its thing in this YouTube video.

Also, check out this series of blog posts on fitness gadgets that will help you get in shape, which is something we really can’t say about the YikeBike.

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Fisher Price See Yourself Camera

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Several new kid-friendly gadgets were unveiled at the recent Toy Fair 2011 in New York City. One of our favorites in the See Yourself Camera. This 1.2 megapixel digital camera is build to withstand the punishment that kids can dish out. It has a colorful design that kids will love and features a rotating lens that lets kids take pictures of themselves.

The Fisher Price See Yourself Camera should be in store this summer, with a suggested retail price of $69.99. Also look for the iCan Play iPhone Case, another great Fisher Price gadget for kids.

Read more about both gadgets on the Engadget website.

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Love your Gadgets?

Friday, February 11th, 2011

For many people, gadgets are an indispensable part of modern life.  But is it possible to actually love your gadgets?  This week Time magazine reports on an Arizona State University study that confirms the some people replace human relationships with emotional attachments to their smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles and other gadgets.  Besides gadgets, the researchers found that “material possession love” is also experienced by many car owners and gun owners.  People who are in the grips of this love lavish the object of their affection with accessories and add-on services, spending significantly more money on their possessions than other people. 

Read more about this phenomena on the Time website.

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Withings Wi-Fi Scale

Thursday, February 03rd, 2011

If your New Years resolutions included goals of losing weight and getting into shape, there are lots of gadgets to help you meet your goals.  Withings Wi-Fi Scale is the perfect way to use technology to track your weight-loss progress.  This sleek tempered glass and aluminum digital scale measures your weight and body fat and then uses Wi-Fi to transmit the data to a personal statistics page on the Internet.  You can then review the data on your personal computer or smart phone.  The Withings Wi-Fi Scale retails for about $150.  Find out more about the Wi-Fi Scale on the Withings website.

A digital scale is the perfect addition to a home gym.  Read tips for designing your own home gym at the Mark Austin Homes website.

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