Rideye

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We always seem to find the coolest bike related gadgets on Kickstarter. Check out our post on Revolights. This is no exception.  The Rideye is a black box camera for your bike. The camera continuously records and saves the last 2.5 hours of video, so you can instantly have record of any incidents. With one touch of the button, you can stop the recording and instantly save the file. In the event of a crash, the blackbox sensor will automatically save the file. The best part is that you only need to charge the Rideye once a month.  The 120° wide angle lens on the HD camera is sure to capture everything you encounter. Crafted from aircraft-grade hard-anodized aluminum, the water resistant camera makes for quite a durable package. The Rideye will be available March 2014 for $149. Preorder now. Check out some Rideye footage after the jump.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear

Samsung recently debuted its entrant to the smart watch race, the Galaxy Gear. This wrist piece acts not only as a watch, but as a notification and input device linked to your smart phone (currently only the Galaxy Note 3). The Gear allows you to leave your phone in your pocket while answering calls, checking messages, and tweaking your schedule. With its built in camera, Gear allows you to instantly take photos and share them with your friends. Other features, such as auto lock, find my device, weather, pedometer and media controller make this a perfect companion to your phone. The Gear comes in six colors. Buy($299) 

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DJI Phantom Quadrotor with GoPro Mount

The DJI Phantom is one of the nicest looking and most affordable ($479 on Amazon) multi-rotor aerial filming systems on the market today.  It’s lightweight ready to fly design make for a easy set up; all you have to do is attach the propellers, charge the battery pack and add batteries to the remote control and you’re off. The flight range is 300 meters, but if the Phantom does go out of range, the autopilot system will take over and the unit will automatically fly back to its designated home base. This is all made possible by the Naza-M + GPS integrated flight dynamics system. The Phantom comes with an integrated mount for a GoPro, so you can get that impossible shot. Get yours today. Continue reading DJI Phantom Quadrotor with GoPro Mount

Nest 2.0 Thermostat

Nest Thermostat with Airwave

 

The Nest has been around for a few years now, but is worth mentioning since recent incentives from utilities such as National Grid have made it more affordable. The nest is a brilliantly designed learning thermostat that programs itself through your normal day to day input. To set it up, all you have to do is answer a few basic questions and it is ready to go.  The Nest has built in activity sensors that can tell whether or not you’re home, and adjust the temperature accordingly. When you are away, you can monitor the Nest via a convenient and intuitive smartphone app.  Over time the nest will develop efficient habits and help you to save money on heat and electric bills.  The Nest is currently priced at $249, but National Grid customers can save $100 instantly in the Nest Store. 

 

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Today Apple announced the new updated iPhone 5S and the brand new iPhone 5C, which will be the first new device to come with Apple’s completely redesigned operating system, iOS7. Brace yourselves, this post will be a bit more technically meaty than reviews of the past. The big upgrade is in iOS7, which has been completely gone over and re imagined from it’s predecessor, iOS6.

The new iPhone 5C will basically have the guts of the iPhone 5 in a cheaper, plastic package.  It will be available in a variety of colors and will have a higher capacity battery. The 5C will cost $99 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB version. Continue reading iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Giant Vintage Sunglasses

Here at GearPlug, we tend to keep our readers updated on the latest and greatest new gear and gadgets.  This is not one of those posts.  Today we’d like to highlight a website that caters to “Genuine Vintage and Retro Sunglasses from the 70’s, 80’s and beyond…”. Continue reading Giant Vintage Sunglasses

GoPro HD wearable cameras

Naked Camera in Housing

I recently acquired a GoPro Hero 1080 HD $259 at GoPro camera and all accessories that are sold for it, and I must say I am quite impressed with some of the images this little device can capture. The basic principle of the tiny camera is a rough tough go anywhere, plastic encased unit that outperforms most in it’s segment.

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