With spring here many of us have fitness on our minds! Joonbug heard about this ultra-cool fitness band called Basis and wanted to learn more! You wear Basis on your wrist and it helps you decipher which activities burn the most calories, tracks your heart rate, and gives you insight into your fitness routine and overall health.
This lightweight, sleek, and easy to use device can be taken anywhere! For the fashion-minded there are various color options including vibrant red, black, or white. Basis serves as a fitness watch, but really does so much more! For $199, it’s the first device that has the ability to tie your movement, calories burnt, sweat, and pulse together. You gain insight into which activities burn the most calories for you and how you can alter your fitness routine for maximum results. The device can actually save you time and money, because you can see which workouts work best for you (if you've invested in a gym membership). Basis also believes that a few key concepts can help you change your overall health and mood; adding walks, getting proper rest by setting, and sticking to, a reasonable bedtime, and that it's hard to manage what you can't measure. This device has changed all of that.
Both "techies" and fitness lovers are really digging this new wave of fitness gadgets.
Get it while it's hot! Jetson Bike has launched the Jetson E-Bike, the first eco-friendly and stylish electric bike. Perfect for busybodies, city dwellers, and even towns folk, this bike runs on a high grade rechargable battery -- all you have to do is plug it in, charge it up, and wheels away! The bike has the nice, sleek look of a vespa but is actually environmentally friendly. Probably the best feature of this new bike is that you no longer need to spend half your paycheck on gas and spend half an hour looking for a parking space.
Say see ya to leather billfolds. Ogon’s forward-thinking wallets feature a secure aluminum construction, bright standout colors and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) protection that keeps your personal information hidden from today’s high-tech thieves. Choose from array of colors from Silver to Gold to Purple, Lime Green and more.
Mollaspace carries items by designers from all over the world to further its mission of transforming objects from mundane background-blending items into whimsical vehicles of self-expression. We’re digging the Eco Can, a reusable water bottle in the shape of a soda can.
All signs point to awesome. Based in Austin, this company handcrafts pieces of wood and acrylic into witty motto laden signs like Get Shit Done, NomNom and Smile, You’re Designed To. No Soliciting: It’s Really Annoying is our favorite.
Like any great bartender, the NEW Drinkspiration App delivers personalized recommendations based on your past tastes, location, time of day, noise level and more. Not only does the App come stocked with hundreds of recommendations but it also provides recipes, how-to videos and a special large font feature that’s ideal for using while on-premise enjoyment at any bar.
Even more exciting is the social friendly, "I'll Have One" feature that allows you to share what you're having with friends and see what drinks are trending around the world.
For more information visit: http://www.absolutdrinks.com/en/drinkspiration/
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The X Factor judge we hate to love has revealed that he's parterned up with Syco Entertainment, his joint venture with Sony Entertainment, to design a line of headphones called "X Headphones."
"I've tried all of them, literally every single one. Sony and I set out to create the best headphone in the world. We are absolutely blown away by these. With the X headphones, it's like being in the recording studio when the records are made. The sound is that clear," Cowell said in a statement. The headphones are going for a nifty $299 and will be featured throughout that X Factor season.
Check out Engadget for a detailed review.
Social media snobs you're in for a treat - a new online social network is making its way to you! Erik and Louise Wachtmeister launched Best of All Worlds, an innovative and private online community that focuses on the future. Erik states that, "So much of social media is about focusing on other people’s pasts. Best of All Worlds is about paying attention to our own future.” This invite-only platform offers relevant future-facing information instead of focusing on past events. You can access Best of All Worlds both online and through their iPhone app.
StrutType, a new iPhone app, gives both amateur and professional photographers the ability to turn their photos into turn-of-the-century works of art. iOS app developer Christine Summers of Ultimate Chemistry and media relations guru Neil Alumkal, and President of Stuntman PR, collaborated to bring this unique app to life. The app recreates dry-plate photography between 1875 and 1920. It features a range of 20 filters, black & white, gray tones, sepia, greens and cyans combined with period-specific canvases, textures, watermarking, vignettes, light-leak effects and frames. “The wood and brass Strut folding camera introduced the first portable, dry plate photography in our history. It was actually the flaws of the process that gave images of that era a character that’s been lost ever since,” explains Summers, President of Ultimate Chemistry. “The light leaks, the vignetting, the canvas, the frames, the random blurs and the tinting culminated to create a certain magic that’s almost unachievable now. This is the first time in a century where you can get that look without an extreme amount of antique shopping.”
Disney researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed new technology that will bring your plants to life. Based on the principle that all living things contain natural electric energy, scientists are using computers to tap into this energy and make it possible for us as humans to go so far as to play music with a rhododendron!
Now don't fear for the plants, these researchers assure us that the process is completely non-invasive. Simply by placing a wire in the plants soil and attaching it to the computer software, we are able to interact with the plant. The software allows the plant to detect our touch location or even estimate our frequency of grasp and contact, thus our being able to play a plant like an instrument.