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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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94Fifty Basketball Is Rigged With Six Sensitive Sensors

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Baketball’s been around for a while, but now that high-tech sensors are super small and cheap, why not stuff them inside a ball and start getting a bunch of metrics on the game you know and love? The 94Fifty basketball weighs and behaves exactly the same as a standard ball, but contains 6 sensors that can communicate with your smartphone via Bluetooth, and feed it data on spin, shot arc, shot speed, dribbling speed, dribbling strength and pretty much anything you’d want to measure to help you improve your game. The app also comes with various challenges for you to complete and social elements to put you up against other 94Fifty owners around the world. Charging of the various sensors is accomplished wirelessly, through a Qi-approved electrical induction pad.

There’s no official price just yet, but this should be hitting the marketplace this month.

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Variable Gravity Soccer Training Apparatus

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We’re not going to enter into a commentary on soccer and its viability as a serious sport in the USA. Suffice it to say, a good chunk of the world loves it and that’s enough to make the Zero Gravity Soccer First Touch system you see pictured above relevant. Having fast and agile feet is essential to becoming a good soccer player, and that’s not learnt overnight. The Zero Gravity system grabs the ball on one end, and lets you adjust the counterweights on the other end, slowing the movement of the ball considerably. Less counterwight, faster ball, and vice versa. The device can be placed at different heights, which means you can practice bouncing it not just on your feet, but also on your head, or your knees.

Clearly aimed at young players, we think that even novice adults could benefit from it. But you’ll have to pay $139 for the privilege of owning it.

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