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Kickball Ice Cream Maker: I Kick for Ice Cream

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Kicking a ball is lots of fun, and ice cream is always a welcome treat. I think it’s safe to say that something that combines both is destined to become a huge hit, like the Kickball Ice Cream Maker. The name is pretty much self explanatory. Just pour in cream, sugar, vanilla, and your flavoring of choice into the ball’s food-safe sealed compartment. Fill the space outside of that compartment with ice and rock salt, seal it up, and start kicking the ball around.

Twenty minutes of play will give you one pint of delicious ice cream to enjoy. Not bad, considering everyone had a ton of fun while making the icy treat.

The Kickball Ice Cream Maker is available online for $35.

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Reebok Bacon Is A Thing, Now

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You wouldn’t normally associate Godly delicious bacon with anything fitness-related, but Reebok begs to differ. At the latest Crossfit games in California, the sports gear brand distributed the above boxes of smoked cured meat, which they felt would fit right in with many of the competitors’ Paleo diets. Yes, Crossfit is all the rage, and so is the Paleo diet, which has its proponents ingesting basic un-processed foods that our ancestors in the Paleolithic era would have eaten. We’re not convinced that cavemen were in the business of curing, smoking, and frying thin strips of concentrated goodness back then, but the fact that this particular bacon contains no sweeteners, no msg, no nitrites or preservatives seems to be reason enough for the company to endorse it. It doesn’t appear to be something you’ll find in shelves anytime soon, but it is a legit Reebok “product”.

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Underwater Handheld Scooter: Swim Underwater Even If You Don’t Know How

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If you never got the hang of swimming but love being in the water anyway, then you might want to get one of these Sea Doo sea scooters. They’re basically hand-held gizmos that look like a cross between a vacuum cleaner and a fan. Power it up and it will propel you underwater so you can “swim” even without actually swimming.

The Sea Doo scooter can propels you up to 2 miles per hour at a maximum depth of 15.5 feet. It comes with a rechargeable battery that can run up to an hour and a half per charge, which is more than enough time for some leisurely swimming.

It’s available online for about $185.

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Adidas Launches Expensive miCoach SmartBall

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You know why football/soccer is so darn popular the world over? Because it’s just about the cheapest, most accessible sport in existence; you literally need only a ball-like object and you’re good to go. Cheap apparently doest sit well with profit seeking companies, so Adidas loaded up the venerable ball with a bunch of sensors and decided to charge an outrageous price for it. We’re talking about the miCoach SmartBall, and through its various sensors and chips, and associated app, you’ll be able to tell just how hard you kicked that ball, how much spin it had, and exactly where it struck. You get all this data in near real-time, which would allow you or a coach to better guide you the next time you have possession. Soccer playing data geeks with too much disposable income would appear to be the perfect target audience for this product, and we suspect a good number of them won’t mind spending the $300 asking price.

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X9 Follow Electric Caddy Replaces Real Person, Frees Your Hands And Shoulders

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Golfing alone can be fun and relaxing, but there’s always that heavy bag of clubs to carry around with you from hole to hole. And while caddies are great, maybe you want to remain truly solo. That’s where the X9 Follow comes in. It’s a portable electric device that carries your bag for you, and follows you around wherever you go. You just take it out from your car trunk, connect the battery, pair the remote, attach your bag and go. As long as you have the remote on your body, it’ll follow you around a few paces behind. When you reach your hole, place the remote on the X9 and it’ll stay put. It’s able to go uphill and downhill with no problem, and will even let you remote control it manually.

The X9 is not a new product; robotic caddies have been around for some time. But there are a host of new features that make this one stand out from its predecessors. But as you can imagine, this sort of convenience comes at a price: $3,250! Well… golfing is a rich person’s sport, so we’re not altogether surprised.

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LED Golf Balls For Awesome Nighttime Playing

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Mark Twain once said that golf was a good walk spoiled. He definitely never saw these LED Golf Balls, then. Just imagine how awesome this would look in the middle of the night, soaring through the air. No we’re not actually suggesting you can get a proper game of golf going in the dark, but you can still have fun so why not give them a try? They light up as soon as they’re hit, and stay lit for 8 minutes, which should be long enough for you to find it. The battery will last 40 hours, which is a lot of 8 minute cycles. It’s $30.

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Boom: Badminton!

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As long as you’re not hung up on the idea of playing the game properly, with regulation court lines and fancy rackets, this $100 Instant Badminton Court should keep you somewhat entertained on a long summer day. No installation is required, as this freestanding set simply pops out of its carrying bag and expands into a regulation height, 11.5ft wide net. The kit comes with 4 rackets and 2 high-visibility shuttlecocks. Also, shuttlecocks is a funny word.

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One World Futbol Is Nearly Indestructible, Can Bring Some Joy To Kids In Impoverished Countries

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The world’s most popular sport doesn’t involve a cigar shaped ball thrown with the hand, but rather a spherical one kicked around with your feet. And while the barrier to entry is usually quite low, requiring nothing more than a ball and your legs, even that’s a tall order sometimes; in some part of the world, balls are fashioned with thrash and string. The One World Futbol is a very special ball in that even when punctured several times, it doesn’t deflate. It just keeps going and going. And the idea of the project is that if you buy one, another one will be given to a child in need, somewhere in the world. Created by Tim Jahnigen, early on the project was given some wings by an involvement from superstar Sting, and then a sponsorship from Chevrolet. It’s called “One World” in recognition that we really do live in one world, and as a reminder to people in the “first world” that they are in fact sharing the same planet as those who live in more impoverished areas. It’s $40.

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Superlight Windbreaker Folds Up To Fit In Your Pocket

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Ever been jogging and wished you’d brought your jacket? But it didn’t seem that cold, right? If you’d had Solomon’s S-LAB Light Jacket, you could have just brought it with you in your jogging pants’ pocket and pulled it out when you noticed you were getting cold. It weighs all of 70g, (2.5oz.) and has what the company calls “ClimaWind” technology, which means it’s made from a highly breathable material that won’t have you starting to sweat, making you want to take it off, only to get cold again because now you’re sweaty and it’s still cold out…

It’s $80.

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