Friday, October 1, 2004
Gadgets and Gizmos: Latest Hobby Toys
Forget being one with nature. Thanks to the latest gadgets and gizmos, the great outdoors just got a whole lot better. Today, even running comes complete with its own set of directions. Here's the Nightteam's Tom Haynes with more.
(WSVN ) -- Welcome to recreation of the 21st century.
The key words: Stronger -- faster -- better. For this generation, nothing is sacred anymore.
Just about every activity you can think of has been updated and upgraded.
Eat your heart out James Bond.
From the silver screen to the swimming pool, who needs fins and flippers. Today, anybody can zoom, duck, and dive just like 007.
All a secret agent needs is the sea scooter at sharper image plus a vivid imagination.
Now, if James Bond played golf, this is definitely what he'd be wearing.
These glasses actually help you find your golf ball. They work by blocking out long wavelength light, such as greens and browns, allowing only white and yellow colors -- to pass though.
These glasses make the game of golf a whole lot easier and believe me I need all the help I can get. The new visiball allows you to spot your ball yards down the fairway.
And talk about saving time.
Check out the worlds first intelligent shoe - brought to you by the folks at Adidas.
Christian DiBenedetto from Adidas: "We've got a sensing system that is accurate to a tenth of a millimeter sending readings a thousand times a second to a processor capable of doing five million calculations a second."
In other words, a runner can go from hard road... To grass... To "woodland trail" -- and the shoe will constantly adjust.
And while you're running -- keeping track of your time has "never" been easier.
The "MP3 run" by Nike will not only play your favorite tunes -- it has a sensor hooked to your shoe for "on demand" feedback.
And you won't see "this" at the Tour de France -- this bike seats "seven."
One person steers -- all seven peddle. But if your legs get tired -- check out the "levitating hover scooter" from Hammacher Schlemmer.
Here, an engine-powered fan speeds a rider on a cushion of air. Then when you're all done, even relaxation has been refined.
Check out the Panasonic Real Pro Massage chair from Brookstone...Where a small control panel allows you to "customize" your massage.
One more product - with the baseball playoffs about to start, check out this ball. You don't need to be a pro to clock your pitch. This ball does it for you.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Visiball - Golf Ball Finding Glasses
Speed Sensing Baseball
Seven Person Bike
Levitating Hover Scooter