Perhaps Steve Wozniak will give up his Segway now. Nine months ago it could only go about 2 feet off the ground, but now the Martin Jetpack can soar up to about 8,000 ft. A typical trip will last about 30 minutes at a speed up to 60mph. This is no simple toy for the curious, Due out later in the year, purchasing one of the first 10 will cost you $100,000.00, training included.
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Talk about combining pleasure with guilt. The Samsung Adidas miCoach features stereo FM, an MP3 player, a 2-inch 262,000 TFT display with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution, a 2 megapixel camera, a sliding keypad, GPS ability, E-mail and Internet connectivity, and all the usual cell phone bells and whistles. In addition, it has built-in step and pulse meters as well as training tips and time updates. It will come out in Germany and other parts of Europe in mid March. Available in 7 colors and 2 models, we could see this being particularly helpful during the next gorging holiday season.
Yamaha wants to help you improve your workout with the Bodibeat. Drag and drop your own tunes in your library or listen to pre-loaded mixes which they claim numbers in the thousands. The Bodibeat will select a tune that is equal to your pace whether you walk, run, or something in between. Choose from three modes, free workout, fitness, and training. Settings include tempo guide, song transition, and bass boost. It also doubles as a basic MP3 player with heart rate monitor. Expect the Bodibeat’s debut in the 3rd Quarter. Contact Yamaha for more details and price.
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SuTree is a new community based education site aimed at bringing together e-learning content creators and their community. Much like a video oriented Instructables, SuTree allows users to create and share videos helping users learn anything from how to make cheesecake, to how to speak a foreign language. The recent boom of online knowledge silos is a fantastic boon for the entire world - sites like SuTree, Wikipedia, MAKE, and Etsy are helping everyone learn new things and share their knowledge using the power of the internet with the power of user-created content.
We admit that most of our daily workout involves 20 reps with soup cans and an exercycle that is in a broken no-gear state. So the Power Plate My5 does it all for us. It can adjust to training conditions with a timing display. At a size of 68 x 90 x 150 cm, it comes in silver and black. If the idea of doing real exercise isn’t frightening enough, perhaps the price of €5,350.00 (~$7,617.00) will get that heart to racing.
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You realize we meant scoring in basketball, right? Anyway, we’re dying to get our hands on the AccUShot22, an actual basketball complete with indentations for finger and hand placement, to help you learn the basics of making the perfect shot. The cool thing is that the ball can be used both for training purposes and actual play. You say you’re left-handed? Don’t worry, there’s an AccUShot for you too. Available in three sizes—including a WNBA regulation ball for future Lisa Leslies. Available for $33-$38 USD.