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Smart TV by Equiso

Turn any TV into a Smart TV.

Yes I really said that. The guys at EQUISO have developed a thumb drive size device that will allow you to plug into the HDMI port on your television and turn it into a android driven TV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GORoxLJiQA&feature=colike

The Equiso System comes with a unique remote that allows you to control you TV like a wii remote. But is way more than a we remote. This sweet remote has a keyboard on the back of it. This allows you to use your TV truly as a SMART TV.

What is a Smart TV? as defined by Wikipedia: Smart TV, which is also sometimes referred to as “Connected TV” or “Hybrid TV“, is the phrase used to describe the current trend of integration of the internet and Web 2.0 features into modern television sets and set-top boxes, as well as the technological convergence between computers and these television sets / set-top boxes.

Smart TV’s are quite expensive, now with the Equiso Smart TV you can turn any TV into a smart TV.

I was able to play with the prototype this past week. I put it to the test with my kids. My son who is 11 took to it like a duck in water. He plugged it in and instantly start scrolling around. They had angry birds in space in stalled and he started playing that. With the Equiso Smart TV remote he was able to play even angry birds with no problem.

He thought it was pretty awesome how you could just point the remote at the Equiso Smart TV and it worked like a wii remote.

Right now it is on Kickstart, they are raising their initial funding. It has been out for a week now and it is gaining some serious traction!

Be one of the first to get one of these awesome products! Designed by a Harvard Student I can see this Smart tv becoming a hit with his friends all over campus and all college campuses around the world.

Get your Equiso TV here!

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Ravnic - July 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

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Niterider Minewt 600

Summer Is Finally Here! It is time to get for those long evening rides. This is one of my favorite things to do. I love getting off from a long day at work and jumping on my mountain bike and taking a few hour ride. The problem that I run into is living in the desert of southern utah I have to wait until 7 or 8 to leave just because of the heat. So riding after hours is a necessity. So I got the Niterider Minewt 600 Here is the specs on this pretty sweet bike light.

The new Minewt 600 cordless puts out an amazing 600 lumens in a one-piece package with no separate battery pack or cables! Thats freaking amazing. Niterider Minewt 600  is pushing LED technology to a new level. Recharges easily with the included 5.5hr Smart Charger (or plug into to a USB port and charge at your desk!)

Its the first one-piece light that is truly trail capable and overkill for city streets. Plus, Niterider uses reflectors and lenses specifically designed for bicycle riding, so you get a superior beam pattern compared to other systems using “off the shelf” optics.

  • Tool-free quick-release handlebar mount
  • Also includes helmet mount
  • Features premium CREE LEDs
  • only 190 grams

RUNTIME
This light features 4 light level options, plus a flash mode:

  • 1:30 hours on High (600 lumen)
  • 3:00 hours on Medium (400 lumen)
  • 4:30 hours on Low (275 lumen)
  • 10:00 hours on walking “flashlight” mode (100 lumen) – ideal for use around campsite, changing a flat, etc.

A typical car headlight is 700 lumen, so you pretty much have a car headlight sitting on the front of your bike. Pretty cool hu? One of the greatest features is that it is cordless. This means that you can use it for other things.

Buy a Niterider Minewt 600

 

Charge Time: 5:30 hr

Weight: 190g (with battery & handlebar mount)

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Rock “n” Roll Lubrication

Looking for a good lube to keep your chain moving? I have been looking around for a long time for a lube that would hold up in the desert of Southern Utah and also the powder dust in northern Utah. WELL … I found it. Rock n roll lube is truly the king of lubes, this stuff rocks! I works in:rock n roll extreme

  • Rain
  • Extreme Mud
  • Any type of dust
  • Sand

Most lubes collect the dust and gum up your drive train.

Best is to purchase in a 16 oz bottle. Should cost you around $14.00

If you ride a lot this should last you at least one full season. Apply by spinning your drive train backwards as you apply it. Then continue spinning it for a few more seconds. I then take a old rag and wipe the chain down to remove the grime and extra lube. Make sure you apply it in a warm environment around 65 to 90 Fahrenheit.

Strengths: Withstands wet rides, lasts longest of any lube I’ve used, keeps chain clean, easy to apply.
Weaknesses: If you don’t follow the directions (which includes keeping the lube warm, read the label), you might find it doesn’t work very well.
Similar Products Used: RnR Gold, ProLink Gold, White Lightning, TriFlow Dry, TriFlow wet, Pedro’s SynLube

Bottom Line: Best lube on the market for my purposes: from my regular 3-4 hr weekday rides to my all-day rides in alpine conditions with wetness and mud likely on many rides… this is the best lube I’ve used.Rock and Roll Gold works nearly as well but is not quite as resistant to wetness. I use Gold in the dry period (4 weeks or so in high summer) and Extreme all other times.Remember to follow the directions — it will make a big difference in how well the lube works. After you’ve used RnR lubes for a while you’ll get to know just how much excess to put on before spinning the cranks to work it in. Remember to wipe it dry after applying. And it works best if you can lube the night before, if

Rock n roll lubrication comes in a couple of different types. I have used Gold and Extreme (blue color)

Send your comments about using RNR Extreme (blue) lubricant.

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THULE 964 Revolver 4 Bike Rack

THULE 964 Revolver 4-Bike Hitch Rack

I’m like most of you and I don’t have a truck where I can just through my bike in the back and take off. So I need a rack, not any rack I want one that allows me to still get into my car rear hatch back with out having to take the bikes off. Well here ya go Thule 964 Revolver hitch-mount bike rack. It carries  up to 4 bikes without giving up the convenience of full thule 964 revolverrear-vehicle access.

For 2-inch hitch receivers. Folding bike arms, antisway, and locking.

Features Include:

  • New, improved swing-away design for quick rear-vehicle access
  • Hitch Switch™ quick-release lever for fast, folding storage of bike carrier arms
  • T3™ Cradles lock down bikes while still allowing complete adjustment along bike arm
  • 955 No Sway Cage™ prevents bike-to-bike contact (antisway)
  • Includes integrated locking cables and STL2™ hitch lock
  • Carries up to 4 bikes/964 lb. (2-inch hitch receivers)
  • Replaces Thule’s 998XT Trailblazer four-bike hitch-mount rack
  • Please consult the Thule Rack Finder to match the correct Thule parts with your vehicle

I have grown to love most of Thule’s products. But this one is on the top of the list. I really enjoy the swing away feature. Very easy to use and pretty intuitive design.thule 964 bike rack

Pro and cons of the Thule 964

Lets just get the cons out of the way real quick.

  • It is kinda bulky and heavy. My wife would have issues with putting this on our Yukon.
  • Pretty tough to put the fourth bike on if all your bikes are full sized Mountain Bikes. Road bikes sure I can see you putting them on nicley.

Pros

  • Swing arm (very sweet) My wife loves this feature. Dont have to take the bikes off to get into the back.
  • T3 Cradles. They lock down the bikes and cradles while still allowing complete adj. of the arms. These help with the bikes swaying back and forth and hitting each other.
  • Intergrated cable lock secures bikes to the rack. It comes withe the lock and key.
  • Life time warranty. (no questions asked)

Recommendation:

This rack was designed to stand up to abuse.

It is worth the cost and with serve you and your bikes for a life time. I would get if I was you. Your Bike is worth it!

 

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Klean Kanteen Water Bottle

There is a new water bottle in town that is here to stay! Well I guess they are not that new but they are getting a lot of attention.

Say hello to the Klean Kanteen Water Bottle

There has been some major debate in the world of safe drinking water on weather plastic bottles are the best containerklean kanteen water bottle to use. There is a chemical Bisphenol-A. This chemical, also known as BPA, is found in different types of  plastic water bottles, making them possibly hazardous to the health of those consumers who drink water out of plastic bottles a lot.

Stainless steal bottles were then introduced. It  has many advantages as a material for  people that reuse water bottles. It is safe and durable; no funky taste of the contents;
and it look pretty good too. One of my favorite features of the Klean Kanteen Water Bottle is the wide mouth, you can easily put large ice cubes in them and they fit your mouth nicely.

At first glance you wonder if it is worth it. My answer is totally. This water bottles have many benefits:

  • Many styles and colors
  • Kid friendly
  • Impact resistant lid
  • Insulated versions also available
  • Lots of accessories

My good friend is a road cycleist and he loves using the klean kanteen water bottle on his rides. They have designed a lid that has the traditional pop cap that you can easily open with your teeth.

They also have a unique cage that mounts perfectly to any bike frame.

Klean Kanteen Many Shapes

The Different Sizes include:

12 ounce (kid size)

18 ounce (Awesome Biking Size)

27 ounce (Most Popular fits perfect in your school bag)

40 ounce ( The Grand Daddy of all Water Bottles)

FAQ,

Can I put hot liquids in my Klean Kanteen?
No.Most Klean Kanteen bottles are single walled and not for use with hot liquids. Warm beverages can be used at personal comfort level.

Are there Klean Kanteen Knock Off Water Bottles?

Of course there are. We can not guarantee that you will get the quality or satisfaction of one of these types of products.
Most of them are made from lower quality metals and may have defects.

If you are looking for a water bottle that will last you for almost forever then get yourself a Klean Kanteen Waterbottle

 

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