Product Reviews

EGO-Kits Give Downhill Mountain Bikes A Boost

While electric commuting bikes are currently experiencing a surge in popularity, electric mountain bikes such as the Conway E-Rider and the KTM eGnition are also showing up on tradeshow floors with increasing frequency. Most of these are designed as cross-country and/or trail bikes, with the idea that the motor can extend their range above the …

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Personalized, Electronic Handgun Headed for Commercialization

The 100% electronic O’Dwyer VLe “Smart Gun” is to incorporate biometric authorizing technology that should enable it to meet new US requirements for “personalized” handguns according to a joint release from Metal Storm and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Legislation passed last year in the State of New Jersey requires that “three years …

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New Speedo Racing Swimsuit, Fastskin3 – Built Using ANSYS

Speedo’s introduction of its drag reducing LZR Racer swimming outfit created a controversy during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The suit worked so well that it was subsequently outlawed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) as the technological equivalent of doping – it provided too much of an advantage. Now, with the help of …

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Liquid Image to Expand Goggle – Cam Offerings

In addition to taking the tiny ego HD action cam along to Las Vegas for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Liquid Image has also revealed two new additions to its Xtreme Sport Cams product line. Both goggle cams feature built-in video, Wi-Fi and GPS and can be controlled via a smartphone app. The only appreciable …

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ARIS Sport Throws A New Curve at Skateboard Wheels

The ability to carve into turns is something that is valued by surfers, snowboarders and skateboarders alike. While water and snow are relatively easy to carve into, however, concrete and asphalt are most definitely not, putting skateboards at a bit of a disadvantage. Attempts have been made at better-carving skateboards, including the pivoting-truck-equipped BMW StreetCarver, …

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