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Hyperdunk+ redefines smart shoes

The Lunar Hyperdunk+ sneakers are designed for the hard-core basketball fan. The shoes come with removable Bluetooth sensors that can link the shoe's pressure sensors to an app on an iOS device. The shoes measure how long you've played, how quickly you move, and how high you jump. You also get a Nike Fuel score, which is Nike's own proprietary measurement of activity.

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A bold fashion statement

Nike's flagship basketball shoes opted for an interesting mix of colors, with black, aqua blue, gray, and purple, making for an interesting look. Some of the shoe nuts in the office weren't so hot on it.

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The Hyperdunk+ shoes unboxed

The Hyperdunk+ shoes are clearly a premium item, and you recognize that as soon as you open the box. Of course, at $250, they'd better feel premium.

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Hyperdunk+ goes Bluetooth

Under each insole is a slot for a Bluetooth sensor. Simply plug them in and push on the heel to activate them.

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The Nike+ Basketball app

The home screen of the Nike+ Basketball app shows your Nike Fuel score, total amount from your vertical leap, playing time, and quickness.

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The Nike+ Basketball app

The pressure sensors built into the shoe can tell how hard you're stepping down.

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The Nike+ Basketball app

The app's Live Mode gives you real-time feedback as you run through jumping and quick-step exercises.

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Hidden sensors

Once in the shoes, the Bluetooth sensors disappear. The shoes themselves are light, and the sensors add little weight to them.

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Battle-scarred shoes

These Hyperdunk+ shoes had the honor of enduring several tough basketball games before the photo shoot.

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Charging the sensors

Because of their odd shape, Nike packed a unique charger for the Bluetooth sensors. The sensors hold their charge for a while; CNET has tested them for weeks with minimal drain.

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