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Connect And Power Your Device With The Solar Ski Helmet

In the market for a ski helmet? How about one with built-in audio? How about one with built-in audio, a microphone, Bluetooth technology that can power all of these extras via solar energy? Well, you can't have this helmet just yet, but developers at Fraunhofer IZM are working with TU Berlin and TEXSYS to get this product out on the market.

SolePower Can't Recharge Busy Mom, But It Can Charge Her Phone With Every Step

SolePower is making it possible to charge your portable electronics by doing what most people do every day: walking. They are also feeding right into the feet of multitasking moms who never sit down. By using a power-generating insole, a portable Power Pack stores enough energy to charge a cell phone after 2.5-5 miles of walking, which is what the average person walks each day.

+ Pool Could Be The World's First Water-Filtering Floating Pool

How many people actually swim in the Hudson and East Rivers? Not many. New York City is surrounded by water, yet the water isn't the cleanest and that deters potential swimmers. That's where the + Pool comes in. This community pool will float on one of New York's rivers and filter the river water through its walls, making the water inside the pool clean and great for swimming.

Want This New Invention? Your Own Personal Solar-Powered Cloud

On a hot and sunny day there is nothing like a big, fluffy cumulus cloud to create a bit of relaxing shade. But, oh, they seem to move off all too quickly. Believe it or not, there is something you can do about this. You can have a Solar-Powered Cumulus Parasol. It is like owning your own little piece of the sky.

Smart Dives Into The Electric Bicycle Market With Its Smooth But Heavy e-bike

Electric bikes are becoming increasingly popular among urban commuters. They get you to work without the hassle of sweating out a ride, as you would on a traditional bike, or having to find parking, as you would in a car. Now, Smart, makers of the Smart fortwo cars, have dipped their toes into the electric bike market with their smooth but heavy e-bike.

Bossaball: An Extreme, High-Flying New Sport

Volleyball meets gymnastics. Throw in a little soccer and capoeira, and what do you get? You get a game played on a big air mattress with trampolines and a net. You get high-flying action, acrobatic shots, spiking, diving and kicking. You get bossaball.

Carry Your Goal In A Duffel With Goalrilla's Gamemaker

Training for sports is tough. Even tougher is training for a sport when the equipment is hard to come by--equipment like soccer goals. Not all soccer players have an eight foot tall goal in their backpack, but they could. That's right, they could have a soccer goal in their backpack with the Goalrilla Gamemaker.

Make Your Picnic Posh With The Picnic Trolley

No awkward, bulky coolers will do at a picnic where the Picnic Trolley is going! Made in Great Britain (Wales, in fact), "the mecca of high-end picnics," the Picnic Trolley is brought to you by the incredibly innovative Pro-Idee Concept Studio....

Onewheel Is A Self-Balancing, Electric Skateboard With Only One Wheel

Onewheel. The name says it all...or at least most of it. Of course, it says "one wheel," but it doesn't say "electric skateboard," nor does it say "self-balancing." But the Onewheel is all of those things--an electric, self-balancing skateboard with only one wheel.

X9 Follow: Golf Trolley That Follows You

Who wants to carry their own golf clubs around the course? That's what caddies and golf carts are for right? Well, now there's a third option. The X9 Follow is the first golf trolley that will follow you around the course. It's like having a R2D2 as a caddy.

Carry The Adhoc Canoe In A Backpack

Imagine hauling your canoe out of the water after a few hours on the river, stretching your legs on the bank, and then walking back to your canoe, folding it up, storing it in your backpack and going on your way. How convenient would that be? Well imagine no more. The Adhoc Folding Canoe is a real thing.

SwingEase Converts Traditional Park Swings Into Baby And Toddler Swings

Being at the park together is not really being together when you have kids of different ages. It’s rare to find enough baby or toddler swings at a park and it can be tougher to find them near the big kid swings and slides. SwingEase solves that problem by converting a standard park swing into a swing safe for babies and toddlers.

Chinese High School Holds Exams In A Forest To Prevent Cheating

Teachers at Chengfeng School in Jingzhou, China have come up with an innovative way to prevent plagiarism by students taking important mid-term exams: moving the students' desks outside and widely separating them within a nearby forest.

My Other Bicycle Is A Chevrolet... Wait, What??

While American cars are a tough sell in Japan, American bicycles are practically flying off the shelves. No matter that these sporty bikes emblazoned with Chevy's name, bowtie logo and “An American Revolution” slogan are actually made in China, this bizarre branding exercise is all about style, not substance.

Vanhawks Valour: A Pedal-Powered High-Tech Connected Bike

The innovative Vanhawks Valour is a high-tech connected bike with a surprisingly low-tech power source: its rider. The stylish two-wheeler is anything but primitive, however. The stealthy carbon fiber frame features built-in Bluetooth 4.0 and a host of safety sensors that interact with a companion app.

Pockets For Your Shoes--Great Idea For Runners

Finding a place to hide your keys is sometimes a big dilemma for runners. You don't want to have to carry anything unnecessary with you, and besides running clothes don't generally come with pockets. However, a few different companies have solved this dilemma and have on the market their versions of shoe pockets.

Baseball Players, Practice Your Swing And Your Fielding With The Spring Trainer

If you're a baseball player, you know that training on your own can sometimes be very difficult. The skills required in the sport, primarily hitting and catching, often require a training partner to develop and perfect. However, Goalrilla's Spring Trainer could solve those problems by allowing you to practice your swing and fielding by yourself.

Clearly The Best Canoe Is Clear

Conventional boats with their opaque, colorful hulls just don't cut it when you're enjoying the crystal waters of some tropic destination. With a transparent canoe or kayak, you can enjoy the underwater vista without craning your neck or threatening to tip over your vessel.

Get Four Camping Gadgets In One With The Eton Scorpion

The Eton Scorpion is like the Swiss Army knife of camping gadgets. With its rugged exterior, this sturdy, solar powered device is really four devices in one. It may just be the one thing you need in your camping trip or off-the-grid emergency.

Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle: Two-Wheeled Barrel Of Fun

The innovative Austrian-designed Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle (“Eletromotorrad” in German) doesn't look like any other electrobike while performing better than most of its competitors.