Trackstick Pro GPShttp://www.popgadget.net/2007/02/trackstick_pro.phpNike + iPod stalkinghttp://gizmodo.com/gadgets/portable-media/stalking-101-hack-the-nikeipod-sport-kit-221933.phphttp://www.scienceblog.com/cms/nike-ipod-combo-can-be-used-as-tracking-device-12108.htmlZoom in with the DC-NCP130 Webcamhttp://www.popgadget.net/2007/01/zoom_in_with_th.phpTake your loved one's picture EVERYWHERE http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9687910-1.html… Read more
MARIN HEADLANDS, Calif.--It is sometimes amazing to discover what is right in your backyard.
I grew up in San Francisco, yet it was only recently that I discovered that just a few miles north of the City by the Bay, the United States' only fully restored Nike missile site is nestled into these gorgeous green hills, in plain view of the Pacific Ocean and one of my all-time favorite beaches.
It's always nice (and rare) to see a manufacturer actually release a product when promised. And Nike says it will be doing just that with the April 10 debut of its "Nike+ SportBand," which had been promised to come out this month.
It seems pretty much as billed before: The main difference between this latest portable fitness system and previous versions from Nike is that it doesn't require a media player to work. The armband gauges such stats as speed, distance, time elapsed, and calories burned while giving runners access to features on Nikeplus.com for … Read more
There's been a lot of talk lately about a pending release of Nike's SportsBand fitness device, the latest being a report from German site Mac Life that it's coming in April.
The wrist device, which looks pretty much like a digital watch, is designed to work similar to the Nike + iPod Sports Kit, sans the media player. In other words, it allows runners to track their exercise routines even if they don't own an iPod.
In addition to time display, the SportsBand can collect data on speed, distance, elapsed time, and calories. According to the Mac … Read more
Here's an innovative approach to facilitating social innovation: a "collaborative competition" leveraging sports.
Ashoka's Changemakers and Nike have partnered to open a worldwide search for projects that use the transformative power of sport to promote social change. Ashoka is a citizen-sector support system for social entrepreneurs. Changemakers is building the world's first global online "open source" community competing to surface the best social solutions, and then collaborating to refine, enrich, and implement those solutions.
Changemakers invited users worldwide to submit innovations to what it calls a "collaborative competition" -- an "… Read more
Johnny Carson lived by a golden rule of standup comedy: Quit while you're ahead. The longer you try to milk a routine, he'd say, the better the chances that you'll bomb.
If only companies would take that advice. Case in point: Like others, we thought Au's candy-colored "Infobar" phones looked good enough to eat--and that's where it should have stopped. Instead, according to OhGizmo, it's been paired with a retro-looking line of Nikes in coordinated hues.
Nike is adding headgear to its ever-growing list of gadgetry. You can keep your ears warm and filled with music with the Nike Performance Hatphones.
Yes, you guessed it--a cozy skullcap with a pocket for your iPod Nano. The controls and built-in headphones easily adjust to fit your ears, just in time for those cold winter runs. For $60, I think I would rather buy some new music and wear my old woolly hat and headphones, but I am sure someone will buy one.
Someone over at Nike's product design team must be a fan of the crazy watch site Tokyoflash, because the new "Nike Amp+ Sport Remote Control" looks as if it could have come directly from the Japanese retailer's catalog. At least Nike's product goes beyond just the usual indecipherable flashing LED lights, providing "instant voice feedback of a runner's time, distance, calories, and pace" when used with Nike+ Ready shoes and the Nike+ iPod Sport Kit, according to Electronista.
It controls the music, of course, and has a dedicated button that plays the &… Read more
Nike seems to have joined GM on the Transformers bandwagon.
Manolo's Shoe Blog--yes, we even read shoe blogs here at Crave--noticed these Transformers that convert from a sneaker into a toy robot. The fake sneakers, which come as the characters Convoy or Megatron, are half-size replicas of actual Nike sneakers and even come in a shoebox. (Have fun explaining these to airport security.)
The sneakers, available this May for about $30 from Takara Tomy, are no doubt part of the marketing blitz for the July 4 release of the new Transformers action movie. A Japanese ad for Nike … Read more