Unless you're a hard-core basketball player, or shoe nut, the Nike Lunar Hyperdunk+ shoe feels like more of a gimmick, and a pricey one at that.
Meet the Nike Flyease, a new line of footwear built for athletes who struggle with standard athletic shoes, and Matthew Walzer, the teenager who helped bring the shoe to life.
Basketball players and athletes looking for a way to track their performance and stats will have two new tools to do so, starting this summer from Nike.
If you think an NBA court is somehow state of the art, take a look at what they have in China.
A Japanese producer is showing off his advanced face tracking and projection technology, and it's crazier than we could have ever imagined. Can you think of all the different ways society would use this kind of technology if it became mainstream?
Partner Li-Ning, a sneakers maker that burst onto the international scene at the 2008 Olympics, is back to mainly selling in China. It's hoping that a deal with rising-star Xiaomi will give it another shot.
commentary By focusing on its "core base," Nike is ignoring a much larger segment of the market.
At $250, these are expensive even for shoe and basketball enthusiasts. While some may like the design, I wasn't the biggest fan. Given the price and limitations of what it can do, I can't recommend these shoes for the average Joe or even folks who get on the court on a regular basis.
An early impression of Nike's activity-monitoring wristband, where I unexpectedly jump rope, drum on buckets, and do a few surprisingly intense basketball drills--all to test out the device.
If counting steps is your thing, the Fitbit One has you covered. It will also track your sleep and help you log calories and other exercise, but for these non-step activities, Fitbit One can be lacking.