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Nike pulling all Nike+ services into one dashboard this fall

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Internet,

Nike+ Active redesign

Nike+ is finally going to get the overhail it needs. Emails from Nike+ Active are hitting inboxes of users, letting them know that the site will be down starting on June 5 while it moves to the new Nike+ (the version that Nike FuelBand users are accustomed to.) As of now, Nike+ users have had to log in to, and use, two different interfaces depending on which Nike+ products they own. The migration and unification should be complete this fall.


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Unboxing Live 090: Nike+ FuelBand

We open up the Nike+ FuelBand in this episode. The Nike+ FuelBand actually displays how well you are doing throughout the day as it pertains to your fitness and activity level, syncing to your iPhone over Bluetooth not only on your phone or other Bluetooth device, but also on the band itself. It does this using its 20 LED color dot-matrix display that shows how much Nike Fuel you've earned during the day, and another 100 white LEDs to give you information in calories burned, time of day, and pedometer info. The device costs $149, and the Nike+ FuelBand is available on Amazon.

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Nike+ FuelBand aims to monitor your fitness

Posted by John Ball Categories: Accessories, Wearables,

Nike isn't the first company to think of using a wristband or other device to monitor your fitness and better improve your life, having been beaten them to the punch by the FitBit and Jawbone UP. But still, what Nike brings to the table with its new FuelBand wristband is extraordinary. The Nike+ FuelBand actually displays how well you are doing throughout the day not only on your phone or other Bluetooth device, but also on the band itself.

The band on its own has a very sleek design with a 20 LED color dot-matrix display that shows how many “Points” you have earned during your workout, and another 100 white LEDs to give you feedback, time of day, and the like. The idea behind this is that the next time you work out you try to equal or get a higher score than before, pushing yourself to work out more and therefore become more physically fit. The activity wristband market is small but growing, and from what we can tell the Nike+ FuelBand may be the best bang for your buck. You can pre-order one now for $149.


Nike’s ‘Back to The Future’ Air Mag kicks selling for over $3,500 a pair

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Wearables, Design,

Nike Air Mag Sneakers

The limited-edition, Back to the Future-inspired Nike Air Mag must-have shoes quickly climbed above $3,500 in the first night of bidding, with some models topping $4,000.

But the shoes are not self-tying, a promotional video confirmed.

Nike unveiled the Air Mag at an event in Los Angeles on Thursday, after a teaser sent shoe aficionados and geeks drooling. Only 1,500 pairs of the Nike Mag will be released, 150 per night for the next ten nights, making them the latest must-have geek item. Who cares about the iPhone 5?

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Brass Monki: Sneakers transformed into works of art

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Wearables, Design,

Castle Crashers Sneakers

What better way to show off your fanboy-ism than by rocking some custom designed kicks based off your favorite video game or comic book?

Designed by a 21 year old by the name of Daniel Reese, or rather, “Sneaker Freaker”, these colorful shoes pay homage to several different facets of nerd and pop culture, such as: web, video games, films, comic books, music, and more. Get a look at more of his stuff after the jump.

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VIDEO: Stephen Colbert’s Take on the Tiger Woods Commercial


Weren’t impressed with Tiger Woods’ new Nike commercial? Maybe it was the eerie voiceover that turned you off?

Well, as pointed out, the spot could have been a lot…different. Listen to the other versions the advertisers didn’t choose.

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VIDEO: Tiger Woods Silenced in New Nike Commercial

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Sports, Commercials, Gossip, Video,


What’s the best way to reintroduce Tiger Woods into the world of advertising? By keeping him quiet.

For Tiger’s first Nike commercial post-scandal, the embattled golfer doesn’t do the talking - Earl Woods does.

“Tiger, I am more prone to be inquisitive,” his deceased father says. “To promote discussion. I want to find out what your thinking was. I want to find out what your feelings are. And did you learn anything?”

Yes, Dad. If you cheat on your wife, get into an embarrassing car accident and go into rehab, you can still make money without having to utter a single word.

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Tiger Woods and Nike: On Again?

Tiger WoodsTMZ is reporting that is well on his way to winning himself back into the good graces of his former corporate sponsors.

Their sources say that Tiger was spotted shooting a Nike commercial Thursday at the Isleworth Country Club golf course near Tiger’s Windermere, Florida home.

Read More | TMZ

Bono Not Worth the Money

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Performances, Rock,

Bono thinks he is “overpaid.”

The rocker - who is worth an estimated $660 million - says he devotes so much of his time to charitable projects because he believes he has more money than he deserves to have.

Speaking at the launch of Nike’s “Lace Up. Save Lives” campaign - which raises money for HIV charity (Red) - he said: “These guys are very wealthy. I am very well paid, overpaid and even over-rewarded for what I do. But a lot of these soccer guys are giving something back and they don’t need to do that.”

Meanwhile, Bono admits he and his bandmates are “delighted and humbled” to have been asked to headline next year’s Glastonbury Festival, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

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DJ AM Nikes on Hold

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Celebrities, Nike, Footwear, Sneakers,

DJ AM and his Nikes

The unexpected death of (a.k.a. Adam Goldstein) has left several projects in limbo.

In addition to working with MTV on Gone Too Far, a reality series about addiction, the disc jockey was also collaborating with Nike about a line bearing his logo.

The shoemaker, like the cable channel, is now having to reassess its plans. A company rep claims they plan to consult with Goldstein’s family about how to move forward with the limited-edition Nike Dunks.

Adam, who was once engaged to the fashionable , reportedly owned over 700 pairs of the brand’s shoes.

Read More | E! Online

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