Archive for Sports

VEA Sportive mobile watch

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2011

When you go jogging, the less equipment that you take the better. VEA’s new Sportive mobile watch aims to lighten your load. It has some basic phone functionality, a camera, and an MP3 player. It’s also a clock, of course.

Some other features include a 1.5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, 8GB of storage, and an SOS button that sends out your location and other vital info. It’s available on July 14th for €399 ($578). Joggers should love this device.

Football Cocktail Shaker

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on September 21st, 2010

Most cocktail shakers are shiny metal. Classy. When James bond orders a Martini “shaken, not stirred” it’s gotta look classy. Well, this is the exact opposite. This Football Cocktail Shaker isn’t for Bond. It’s more suited to rednecks and guys with cheese on their head, or guys with large foam hands and face paint.

It comes with a watertight inner spill proof chamber to play nice with your favorite mixers. Just screw both halves together and throw it around with your friends for a good shake. Unscrew it for your drink. Only $19.95.

Water Bobble filtered water bottle

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on February 24th, 2010

Try saying that ten times fast. As a prosperous nation, we take many things for granted. Like clean drinking water. Well, we may take it for granted, but others around the world don’t have it as easy as we do.

Things like this can help them. Or anyone who is unsure about the cleanliness of their water. A $10 Water Bobble. It’s a patented filtered water bottle with its own filter and yes it looks like a baby bottle. Just fill it up and the filter does the rest.

MacGregor Multisport Tabletop Electric Scoreboard

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

Do you play a lot of games at home, but don’t have a way to keep score? This McGregor Multisport Tabletop Scoreboard will keep score for you. Whether you are thumb-wrestling, playing wastebasket Basketball, or the real thing, you can now keep score.

It even lets you count fouls, shows who gets the next possession on a jump ball, and of course keeps score and times the whole game. Add another $48 and you get a remote. Only $333. Keeping score in your head is much cheaper.

SprayMore series Paintball Landmines

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2009

SprayMore series Paintball LandminesI’ve never engaged in any Paintball wars myself, so I thought it was all guns. Nope. Check out the Spraymore series from Paintball Landmines.

It’s a complete line of advanced and reusable Paintball Landmines that range from tripwire models to wirelessly detonated versions. Damn, these things are going to make one heck of a mess. Wirelessly detonated models can be triggered from up to 100 feet away.

Nike unveils the new Nike+ SportBand

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2009

Nike unveils the new Nike+ SportBandNike has unveiled their latest Nike+ SportBand, a watch-like device for athletes that displays their vital information and includes calories burned, distance, pace and time. The SportBand features a white background screen to help the numbers stand out and a seal to improve water resistance.

They are available in grey with pink, dark with yellow and black with red and you can get them on July 15th for $59 a pop. You’ll have all of your stats right there with you at all times.

Baseball with a radar gun built in

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2009

Baseball with a radar gun built inBack in the stone age, if you wanted to know how fast you could pitch, you needed a radar gun, which was huge and expensive. Only Major League dudes had them and they pointed them at every pitcher in the league, all for the sake of stats. Well this is the 21st century bub. You don’t need a radar gun anymore. We’ve shoved the whole thing into the ball itself.

The SmartBall shows you exactly how fast you throw it. I hear ya. The ball is no longer regulation with the added weight. And yeah, if you hit it with a bat, it will likely die. But it should be a great way to measure your speed and then improve your speed.

Barbie Foosball Table

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on June 11th, 2009

BarbieBarbie has everything. A dream house, Milabu dream car, and all kinds of other stuff I can’t name because I’m a guy. Well, now she has her own Barbie Foosball table. It’s like a bunch of 11″ ditzy bubble-headed dames suddenly got skewered through their armpits and are forced to play sports for your amusement.

That’s pretty much the whole story. It’s from french designer Chloe Ruchon who wants to make some sort of artsy-fartsy statement. We just see it as very pink and very full of airheads. It’s likely also full of several young girl’s hopes and dreams…

Target Toss Pro video game: Lawn Darts minus the resulting death

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2009

Target Toss Pro video gameWhen I was growing up, people used to play with lawn darts all the time. Sadly those people are no longer with us as the game often resulted in various injuries and death. They outlawed the game, which was probably a good idea.

Well, the game isn’t outlawed anymore. Incredible Technologies, the makers of PowerPutt Mini Golf, have a video version of Lawn Darts that should be much safer than the original version. It even has a Raw Talk feature with adult profanity, for those missed shots. Video below.

Sensor-equipped Footballs may make Refs obsolete

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on December 19th, 2008

Sensor-equipped Footballs may make Refs obsoleteWe’ve all seen a ref make a bad call at their team’s expense. It sucks. NFL refs aren’t perfect. But footballs and gloves with built-in sensors will make it easier for them as well as put some out of business. It might even mark an end to coach’s challenges. Dr. Priya Narasimhan of Carnegie Mellon University has developed this football and gloves, outfitting them with wireless sensors that can precisely determine whether or not a ball hit the ground before being caught or whether or not someone had control of the ball before fumbling. Using GPS, they could also determine whether or not the ball crossed the goal line.

The same kind of sensors could easily be adapted to shoes, used to measure stride and running patterns, or even in shoulder pads, calculating blocking positions and force.

Control Freek Tennis Racquet with air-conditioned handle

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2008

Control Freek Tennis Racquet with air-conditioning handle
Control Freek has a new and unique tennis racquet that aims to prevent sweaty palms by including an air-conditioner in the handle. I suppose this is big news for the Tennis world because sweatty palms will lose you matches and hurt your grip.

No batteries required. It was specially designed to capture air in the handle every time you swing the racquet. That air comes out through the holes and onto your palm, hopefully improving your game. I’m not sure that this would work, but if you’re the sweattiest palmed Player on the court it will cost you $275 to cool off.

Walking stick & Fishing pole in one

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2008

Walking stick & Fishing pole in one
There may be a reason that older people who use canes don’t fish very often. Could be that it’s a pain in the ass to use both a walking stick and fishing pole at the same time.

Those with walking problems will be happy to now find both in one device. Though it might get them some strange looks when not fishing. It’s 35-inches tall, with a rubber foot and metal/plastic reel, and only $39.95. Obviously it could be more stylish.

Pedal powered Tennis Ball launcher

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2008

Pedal Power Tennis ball launching bikeLet’s say you’re riding your bike around town and suddenly you have the urge to launch tennis balls at something or someone. Thanks to this inventor, you can satisfy that urge and launch away. It’s completely eco-friendly too, built from two recycled bikes, scrap steel and wood, even a leaking water jug and a lacrosse stick.

Pretty simple but genius way to make a tennis ball launcher. As you pedal the bike, you power 2 other bike wheels that launch the balls. Perfect if you like to ride your bike to the Tennis court. Or just blast pedestrians and the like.

Dumbbells get smart

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on June 12th, 2008

Dumbbells get smart
The dumbbell hasn’t had an upgrade in a long time, if ever. Well, now suddenly they are getting smarter. What if you could have an entire set of dumbbells in one compact design? That’s the idea behind this concept by Sang-Hoon Lee.

You can digitally adjust the weight of the dumbbell. There are tiny balls inside the dumbbell that spin. The faster the balls spin, the heavier they weigh, thereby beefing you up so you don’t look like a girly man. You can adjust the speed of the balls, which adjusts the weight, simply with a dial and pushing buttons. The set comes with a charger cradle..

Tetris + arm wrestling = Tresling

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on April 16th, 2008

Tetris + arm wrestling = Tresling
The world of geek sports just got more competitive. Tetris and arm wrestling have collided and now has a name. Trestling. Not since peanut butter collided with chocolate to create the Reeses cup, has there been such excitement.

It’s got everything a geek could want. It’s competitive and violent, with two players smashing their arms against sensors that move their blocks left and right. All to the tune of “Eye Of The Tiger” of course. Buttons control the rotation of the pieces. Do you have what it taks to become top dork in the championship tournament? It actually looks pretty fun and challenging. Check out a video below of the game in action.