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Smart-Kart Actev Arrow

REMEMBER THE GO-KART  you never got as a child? The one your mom called “too dangerous—end of story”? With the all-electric Arrow Smart-Kart on sale this week, you can right the wrongs of the past, for the next generation at least, and do so without putting your children at risk of head trauma.

The Arrow is sized for children age 5 to 9, but a determined adult can squeeze behind the wheel. Yes, we drove it. Yes, we were grinning like imbeciles the whole time.

The younger set will be thrilled by the Arrow’s surprisingly brisk 12-mph top speed. Even more exciting, the Arrow will “drift,” or skid, through tight turns. (To facilitate this on rougher roads, slap optional friction-reducing drift rings over the tires.)

If putting fledgling drivers behind the wheel of a vehicle with dual 250W electric motors gives you pause, rest assured that safety features abound. Once the Arrow is tethered to an app over direct Wi-Fi (no need to scour your cul-de-sac for a network), parents can set speed limits, change gears and, thankfully, tap an emergency brake if the child is headed for trouble. The geo-fencing feature shuts down the vehicle should it stray beyond boundaries you’ve traced on a map. And the kart won’t even start without the parents’ app activated (though there’s an unsupervised mode for children with better driving records).

 

The hallmark safety feature, however, is the anti-collision system. Like premium cars, the Arrow has a front sensor that detects obstacles and triggers the brakes.

Driving is only the beginning, though. During our test run, Actev Motors CEO and co-founder Dave Bell pointed out a front-mounted red laser, which could one day (via a software upgrade and some accessories) allow multiple Arrows to play dogfighting games. “Like laser tag,” he said, but on wheels.

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Duct Tape Keychain

The Duct Tape Keychain will Change your day.

Keychain Duct Tape is an elegant and effective way to integrate duct tape into your Everyday Carry. It can be refilled over and over again, and its solid, one-piece construction will provide a lifetime of utility. Patent Pending. 

Specs:

  • Made in USA out of solid Brass or Stainless Steel
  • Matching US Made Keyring
  • Holds 18″ of Gorilla Tape or 24″ of Gaffers Tape
  • 2.5″ x 0.625″ = about the size of tube of chapstick

Duct tape is one of the most useful things on the planet. It can be used to secure, repair, or build in ways that no other material can match.

Unfortunately, while convenient to use, duct tape is very inconvenient to carry around due to the large rolls that it comes on. And in my experience, only the tools that you carry every day will be there when you need them most. 

The desire to have the power of duct tape in a pocket friendly package was the inspiration for this project. My original version was a simple DIY keychain, but since launching Gearward, I’ve been quietly developing a classier, more durable device. Now that the patents are filed, I’m very excited to introduce Keychain Duct Tape.

 

Keychain Duct Tape is machined in the USA out of solid Brass or Stainless Steel, and comes with a matching, US made keyring:

The result is a very handy bit of kit that you will be proud to have in your EDC.

Having duct tape on your keys is sort of like getting your first smart phone – you don’t realize how useful it is until you’ve had one for a while. Over the last couple years of testing, I’ve had Keychain Duct Tape save the day on quite a few occasions.

Because Gorilla Tape is so strong, most repairs only require a 1″-2″ strip of tape. However, eventually the tape will run out, and the keychain will need to be refilled. Luckily, a 35 yard roll of Gorilla Tape costs $9, and will provide 70 refills.

Apple Touch Bar – Mac Book Pro

Apple Touch Bar , Their answer to the touch screen laptop.

Apple has been firmly against the touch screen, choosing not to merge the ipad and the mac book. This is a big decision with big consequences. They have decided to incorporate a small touch screen into the keyboard. It will be interesting to see if this bet pays off as devices like the surface that blend the tablet and laptop are gaining popularity and market share. Will Apple stay stubborn or will the give in to what everyone else seems to be doing.

 

What’s really interesting about the new MacBook Pro running a mini Apple Watch is the possibilities for the future. Apple just added an embedded iOS computer with a touchscreen to its MacBook range, so that opens the doors for future experiments. “Today it might be similar to an Apple Watch in capability, but there’s so much potential for this to grow,” says Troughton-Smith. “The Touch Bar theoretically could run while the rest of the machine is turned off, so you get all the low-power and security benefits of an iOS device, without having to switch to ARM completely on the desktop.”

That could mean Apple could bring actual iOS features, apps, and touch functionality over to the Mac without having a true touchscreen. “Perhaps someday it could run a higher class processor, like Apple’s A-series chips, and allow macOS to ‘run’ iOS apps and Extensions, like iMessage apps, or manage notifications, system tasks, networking, during sleep, without having to power up the x86 CPU,” speculates Troughton-Smith. That possibility makes Apple’s Touch Bar experiment a lot more interesting, and it could make it a lot more like Microsoft’s failed attempt to popularize Windows SideShow, a way for developers to extend apps and notifications to small screens on laptops while they were powered off.

Fitbit Flex 2

Fitbit Flex 2 is an ultra-slim, swim-proof fitness wristband with a removable tracker that fits into bands, bracelets or pendants—so you can effortlessly track all-day activity, exercise and sleep in a style that’s all your own.

The first-ever swim-proof, swim-tracking wearable device from Fitbit, with Flex 2 you don’t have to worry about getting it wet—in the sink, shower, pool, even in the ocean! Just like the original Fitbit Flex, Flex 2 makes advanced health and fitness tracking effortless with automatic all-day activity, exercise, and sleep tracking to show how your entire day adds up, keeping you motivated and accountable to reach your goals.

The minimalist display uses color-coded LED lights to highlight activity progress, and can even keep you connected with call and text alerts when your phone is nearby. And the long battery life (up to 5 days*!) will ensure you won’t miss a step, day or night!

Fitbit Flex 2 Fits Your Style

Fitbit Flex 2 features an an ultra-slim, minimalist design (it’s 30% smaller than the original, groundbreaking Fitbit Flex!), and can be accessorized with a variety of bands, bracelets and necklaces to match every mood and outfit. Wear it alone, or stack it next to your favorite bangles, watches, and other jewelry to express your personal style for every moment of your life—from the gym, to the office, to the beach, even a night out on the town.

Fitbit Flex 2 classic elastomer bands will be available in a seven colors—black, blush pink, gray, lavender, magenta, navy and yellow, and are great for everyday wear and fitness. You’ll find premium options in the Luxe Collection, like stainless steel bangles in gold, rose gold, and silver. And there’s even a stainless steel lariat-style pendant in gold and silver when you really want to dress up an outfit.

Designer accessories from top fashion partners will give you even more choices, allowing you to  coordinate your tracker with everything in your closet so you can enhance your own unique, personal style.

Fitbit Flex 2 Fits Your Workouts

Swimmers will be happy to know Flex 2 is water resistant up to 5 ATMs (50m), and it can automatically track your pool swims as exercise in the Fitbit app, capturing your laps, the duration of your workout, and caloric burn.

Like other Fitbit trackers, Flex 2 effortlessly tracks your most important health and fitness stats, featuring all-day activity tracking of steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes—giving you a holistic overview of your entire day, and allowing you to see activity progress towards your goal by tapping the band—each light represents 25% of daily goal.

Flex 2 also offers the SmartTrack automatic exercise tracking, which recognizes select workouts, including walks, runs, bike rides, elliptical, sports, aerobic workouts, and now swims (when enabled), and records them to your Fitbit app. You’ll even get friendly reminders to move in the form of gentle, unique vibrations and color coded lights to help you stay active, encourage you to reach your hourly step goal, and help reduce stationary time.

Fitbit Flex 2 is available for pre-sale on Fitbit.com, with a classic fitness band in black, navy, magenta, or lavender. Additional bands and accessories sold separately

Magnetic Lighting Charger- Apple and Android

Magnetic Lighting Charger is the world’s first Apple and Android magnetic connector that allows you to quickly and seamlessly charge both your devices with a magnetic coupling. Because Apple’s iPhone 7 has the Audio jack and the Power jack on the same connector, the team behind MagBolt made the world’s first magnetic connector to support these new features for iPhone 7. Magnetic connectors are vastly superior to mechanical connectors not only are they way more convenient to use. They are also far more resistant to dust, water and other contaminates. You can connect your phone’s cable magnetically with one hand. It entertains 2A current max throughput for the large and power-hungry devices. The Charger can also make life easier with your other micro USB devices and Apple products. The Magnetic Lightning charger is a simple idea, but we believe it can impact the world in a BIG way.

Electric Skateboard- Swagboard

The skateboard of the future is here! Swagboard NG-1 NextGen boosted electric skateboard takes the fun of a typical longboard to the next level. This futuristic motorized skateboard is built with a 7-ply Canadian maple wood deck, durable polyurethane wheels, and solid grip tape for a more comfortable and secure ride. This boosted board can hold weights of up to 176 pounds and can travel up to 11 mph!

The Swagboard motorized longboard uses a 24V Li-On Fe battery with our patented SentryShield design for extra safety. A battery indicator light on both the motor board and the wireless remote will flash when the battery needs to be recharged. Once charged, this electric board has a battery life that will last between 4 and 10 miles, so it’s perfect for short, urban commutes!

This electronic skateboard uses a wireless remote that automatically pairs with the electric longboard when it’s turned on. Use the remote to move forward, accelerate, decelerate, and brake. Swagtron motor skateboard also has a cruise control feature that allows the rider to maintain their speed without touching the throttle!

Amaze your friends and propel yourself into the future with Swagboard, the next generation of powered skateboards!

  • Swagboard electric skateboard has maple wood deck and grip tape for a secure, comfortable ride.
  • Motorized skateboard uses wireless remote to accelerate, decelerate, and activate cruise control.
  • Patented SentryShield design on electric longboard protects Li-On Fe Battery.
  • Battery lasts 4-10 miles and has an indicator light on remote and longboard that flashes when low.
  • Boosted electric board reaches up to 11 mph, making it perfect for short commutes. Max weight: up to 176 pounds

If you have been looking for a boosted board but dont want to shell out the cash, this is the board for you. I think its time to make to jump and buy it today.

Smartphone Projector- Have Fun Tonight

This Smartphone Projector is a great gift for kids or anyone looking for a little fun with their phone.

The first version of Smartphone Projector was such a success they decided to release a pre-made, deluxe finish version.

No need for glue with this one, it works straight out of the box. Just take it out, choose what you want to project, kick back and relax!

Smartphone Projector 2.0 comes with a soft matt laminate finish and silver foil accents and makes the perfect gift for any gadget lover this Christmas. Designed with sophistication in mind, 2.0 has brown leather print detail, inspired by range finder cameras, leather hip flasks and Cuban cigar lounges.2.0 is wide enough to fit the iPhone 6 Plus, so imagine kicking back on a Chesterfield sofa with some whiskey and popping the Smartphone Projector on to enjoy some Super 8 inspired film or a Hollywood classic on your Smartphone.

The perfect present for the gadget lover with a taste for the finer things in life, they can make the most of their HD smart phone screens but with a touch of classic luxury design. Made from cardboard, Smartphone Projector 2.0 is light, compact and totally portable.

It comes ready made so can be used straight out of the box. Inspired by the sweet spot where modern technology meets vintage aesthetics, the Luckies design team wanted to utilize the infinite possibility and popularity of modern technology that is in the palm of our hands, whilst making a gift that provides a little bit of escapism from the everyday grind.

Kids will also love toe cuddle up with this in there bedroom for a sleepover with friends. They will have hours of fun watching with there friends and the durrability will make it last. This is a must have for the holiday season.