Misfit Shine is a wearable fitness and activity tracker. It is one of the best looking trackers we’ve seen to date. The Shine is carved out of a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum and is water resistant to 50m, a designation that sets it apart from other fitness trackers. It can be clipped to your clothing, worn on your wrist with either a rubber or leather strap, and can even be worn as a necklace. The Misfit Shine is a bit larger than a quarter and is able to track swimming, cycling, and steps taken. The device can also track sleep and the LEDs can be used as a clock as well. To sync the device, simply place it on top of your phone’s screen. Video after the jump. Buy ($119.95)
We’re huge fans of watches here at gearplug. We believe that having to pull your phone out of your pocket just to check the time is a bit of a hassle. But some people just don’t like to wear watches. Ring Clock is a watch you wear, well, like a ring. It features a clock aspect around the band of the ring that uses super low energy LEDs to illuminate the current time. When you rotate the ring the time is displayed on the simple and masterfully designed band. Constructed from 316L stainless, Ring Clock is allergy free and will not oxidize or turn black. It uses Qi wireless charging with the included base, and is water resistant to 30M. Pre-Order ($235) Continue reading Ring Clock
Bublcam is a 360° HD video camera. It has 4 embedded camera lenses that surround the spherical device, which is slightly larger than a baseball. Four solid aluminum die-cast structural rings ensure that this camera is as rugged as can be. Capable of recording 1080p video on all four lenses, which can then be stitched together using proprietary software, or converted into equirectangular video. Bublcam can also capture stunning panoramic photos. The unit has built in Wi-Fi so you can live stream video directly to your PC or mobile device. Pre-Order ($499+CAD)
If you’re like us, you believe that growing up is overrated. There’s no escaping adulthood, it’s a physiological certainty, but there is nothing wrong with letting your inner child shine through every once and a while. The Snowball Blaster from Wham-O is one of the best ways to do this. It makes and launches softball sized snowballs up to 80 feet. The easy to pull mechanism ensures rapid firing and pinpoint accuracy. The three-ball snowball press on top of the blaster is removable, for added mobility. The Snowball Blaster comes with a bonus shield and vinyl targets, and it’s cheap enough to buy an entire arsenal. Buy ($19.99)
Filming yourself is not an easy task. The advent of action POV cameras such as the GoPro and Contour has helped amateur videographers catch themselves on tape without the help of a cameraman. These are great, but are usually only good for close shots either attached to the user or somewhere near, and only provide a fairly static shot. SOLOSHOT helps you get those long panning shots all by yourself, of yourself, automatically. Continue reading SOLOSHOT
With the holidays just around the corner there’s no better time to stock up on decorations, and thankfully ThinkGeek has gamers in mind with their Classic Video Game Controller Ornament set. The set comes with four ornaments, all inspired by classic video game consoles of the 80’s and 90’s. Release your inner child and raise you geek cred with this wonderful set of ornaments that set your tree apart from the rest. Buy (19.99)
As evidenced by some of our previous posts, we’re huge fans of the use of ISBU shipping containers in modern home construction. Made has taken it one step further with their Container Collection of furniture. With three basic designs consisting of the small cabinet, the tall cabinet and the side table; these fun mini containers add an industrial edge to your space. These unique furnishings come in three vibrant colors and are constructed of durable sheet iron. No two containers are exactly alike, as each is hand constructed. Buy (£139+) Continue reading Made Container Collection
Fitbit has updated their fitness tracking wristband with the new Fitbit Force. The Force allows you to keep real time fitness stats right on your wrist. Force tracks steps taken, distance traveled, stairs climbed, calories burned, and active minutes during the day. At night, the Fitbit can track quality of sleep, hours slept, and has a silent wake up alarm. Soon the Force will also show call notifications. The wristband uses Bluetooth 4.0 to automatically update and sync to your computer or smartphone. Its water-resistant design allows you to do all your normal activities without worry of damaging the device. All of your fitness trends are tracked on your personal dashboard within the fitbit app or on your computer. Buy (129.95)
This is the grossest thing you will ever see on Gearplug. Ever. But with Halloween just around the corner we couldn’t resist. From Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, ThinkGeek brings you the Nightmare on Elm Street Animated Sweater. This is sure to be the best costume at the Halloween party. The four ghoulish faces of Freddy Krueger’s trapped souls actually move, contort and cry out with sounds pulled directly from the film. Just make sure you complete the outfit and buy the gloves, hat, mask, pants and shoes separately. Video after the jump (Buy $99).
3D printing is finally becoming a somewhat affordable way to create awesome things out of plastic. The CubeX from Cubify is one of the more advanced 3D printers on the market today. It has the capability to print in multiple colors at once, up to 18 colors of ABS or PLA plastics. The CubeX can print thousands of designs, available free with the device, or anything you can dream up and design with the 3D modeling software. Print designs as big as 10.8” x 10.45” x 9.5″. That’s larger than a basketball! Buy ($2,499)
Foldylock is an incredibly sturdy bike lock that folds to fit into a compact case that you can mount on your bike or toss in a backpack. Constructed of six hardened steel links sheathed in plastic to protect your bikes frame from scratches. The Foldylock unfolds to a total length of 90cm (just under 3′) and weighs in at 1.5kg (3.3lbs). The lock is rust free, and the manufacturer claims it has been subjected to rigorous salt bath testing with incredible results. Foldylock features anti-drilling rivets and cylinder secured in a hardened steel housing, its a tough lock to crack. Buy ($80 Kickstarter) Continue reading Foldylock
It seems that we’ve been posting a lot of cables lately. Charging your device is almost as essential as breathing, and a simple cable is the best solution to charging your device. Juices+ Cables, like the Eastern Collective Cables use a woven cable for a durable, tangle free design. The cables come in Gold, Silver, and Black. Where they differ in their design, the Juices+ use anodized aluminum connectors instead of plastic. For some phone users (iPhone 5, 5S, HTC One, Nokia models) this is very attractive, as it matches the material their phone is constructed with. These cables are licensed by Apple for use, so you will never have any compatibility issues. This project has already surpassed its Kickstarter goal by over 400%, but you can still get in the game and grab yourself one of these cables for just $18. Get one today!
Legos never go out of style. Ever. Especially when coupled with a franchise like Star Wars. Even more so when they have anything to do with robots/droids. They are probably one of the only toys on the market that a grown man can have fun with and not worry about being chastised for it. The limited production Lego R2-D2 is one of the best executed Star Wars/Lego tie-ins we’ve seen to date. It is part of the Ultimate Collector Series, and is a very hard to find piece. Features include a retractable third leg, a universal computer interface arm and circular saw, a realistic rotating head and a fact plaque with included R2-D2 minifigure. R2 Stands over a foot tall and is an excellent addition to your collection. Buy ($179) Continue reading Lego R2-D2
This Tuesday, September 24th Warner Brothers is releasing the Blu-Ray combo pack everyone has been waiting for: The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition. This incredible collection includes not only the three best Batman films ever produced, but a slew of other awesome extras and features. The extras include Mattel Hot Wheels models of the Bat, Batmobile, and Batpod. Continue reading The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition