HEROCLIP Makes Gadget Flow's Best Products of the Year

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2018 in review – Gadget Flow’s best voted products of the year

by Madhurima Nag

What are some of our most recent favorite products? You can find all of our recent favorites under the Staff Picks category here.

  • What are some of the latest tech releases? You can stay updated with the latest major tech products releases from our category here.

  • Are there any futuristic smart home gadgets? Given the current pace of change, some new products feel like old hat. But these futuristic smart home gadgets should impress even early adopters.

The last twelve months have been rife with impressive design, technology, and new products. Some of the biggest brands continued to wow us with newer versions while smaller brands paved the way with innovative technology. From augmented reality to unique clocks, we’ve compiled our list of the best voted products of 2018.

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Introducing BN3TH

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We’ve got a new product and we’re really excited to share it with you! Introducing BN3TH the Most Comfortable Underwear you’ll ever wear. Here’s their story:

WHO WE ARE

At BN3TH, we create engineered apparel focusing on men's underwear for all to feel confident in. We prioritize providing uncompromising support in the staple pieces that have a noticeable physical and mental impact on your everyday life.

We set out to transform the way men think and talk about underwear with our patented MyPakage Technology™ that eliminates the need for any shifting and adjusting thanks to a 3-dimensional internal pouch.

Over time, we evolved as a company to begin championing a full range of apparel for any and every consumer, endeavour, occasion, climate, and style.

Our inspiration begins in our backyard - the mountains, the ocean, the people, in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, but extends far beyond into the amazing world we live in.

WHAT WE DO

It's our ongoing quest to create the best products on the market, rooted in purpose and innovation.  From underwear to active wear to layering and more, BN3TH is here to evolve what you wear.

WHY WE DO IT

WHEN DID WE ALL START BEING SO COMFORTABLE?
WHEN DID WE STOP SURPRISING OURSELVES?
LIVING TO WORK. PLAYING IT SAFE. MOVING WHEN OUR WATCH TELLS US TO.
IT’S TIME TO CHALLENGE THE VOICE IN OUR HEAD, AND STEP OUTSIDE OUR COMFORT ZONE.
THE THRILL OF ACCOMPLISHMENT WHEN YOU TRY SOMETHING NEW?
WE NEED MORE OF THAT. SOMETIMES TO FIND BALANCE YOU NEED TO LOSE IT, SO FALL, THEN FIGURE IT OUT ON THE WAY DOWN.
BLAZE YOUR OWN TRAIL. AND FORGET ABOUT POINT B.
TODAY IS A TRIP AND YOU CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE.
DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE, BN3TH THE SURFACE.

Five Ten Celebrates Women's Mountain Biking

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 By CJ Selig  

As an employee of Five Ten I could reach out to several women’s camps because we (Five Ten) provide their clinics with demo shoes. I wanted to examine their motivation and impact.

Mountain Biking is the best sport in the world; everyone can find their own way to enjoy it. From the adrenaline of competition to the tranquility of the great outdoors our sport benefits anyone who wishes to see the world and be active.

It takes a concentrated effort to turn a day of mountain biking into a lifetime spent in the dirt with your favorite set of wheels. Traditionally this transformation happened less often for women, but today many begin this journey with a skills clinic.

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A skills clinic can improve your ability on a bike. This sounds obvious but constant improvement is key to spending years revisiting your local trails or dreaming up holidays that include your bike. Candace Shadley of the Trek Dirt Series knows the importance of pressing women to improve their riding.

 My favourite part of my job is seeing how happy people get when they accomplish something they didn’t previously think they could do, and knowing that those feelings of success and possibility will translate from the trail into their everyday lives.

Candace Shadley

Any coach or teacher will confirm the challenge inherent in guiding others. Tina Bek and Tina Lang have teamed up to run the Tinas’ Backyard Trail Jam to tackle this challenge. Tina Lang summed this up into the classic ‘aha-effect.’

 Many participants already got some tips before the course, be it from their men, or other courses. Then you tell them that there is another ‘easier/right’ technique, for example ‘your bike can’t move when you pinch the saddle between your legs.’ Then they try it - AHA – and are so happy with this information...

Tina Lang

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Selle Royal Presents eZone

Those who love it know to listen, pay attention to the details, see what makes the other happy and strive to make it happen, putting in the passion and all of the tools necessary. This also means finding external help, if it serves to achieve the result. Selle Royal loves what it does, and as such it is constantly attentive to the needs of those who choose its seats and tries to anticipate their needs before they can be seen as something "missing".
Electric mobility has finally become a well-established and appreciated scenario around the globe, not only for its eco-sustainability but also for the increasingly high performance that electric vehicles offer. Selle Royal soon understood how the needs of those who choose e-bikes were different from those who use a traditional bike, and wanted to turn intuition into a reality. To do this, it he turned to someone who studied electrical mobility in many respects, a partner who shares its passion for design as a fusion of functionality and aesthetics: Designworks. The BMW Group company has become the partner of an ambitious project aimed at achieving a unique product, the first saddle specially designed for ebikes.

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After an initial phase of creative and research analysis, designers got to work by identifying a user-type group, inviting them to a workshop to study the features and desires as regards comfort when cycling. Their approach was transversal; they did not simply ask the guests to describe their ideal saddle, but first created a series of playful exercises to observe the emotional and instinctive reactions of cyclists. They then started a second phase to identify the features that users look for in an e-bike compared to more traditional bikes, in order to understand how they are used in everyday life, for what situations they are used and for how long.


The combination of the results of the two phases made it possible to understand the relationship that people have with their own bicycle, how they imagine their future on the saddle, what their desires are and what aches and pains they have when they ride, as well as to define the features that they expect from a saddle. The development of the eZone concept thus broke ground.

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How to Choose the Right Scott Bike

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Since their invention in the ’70’s, mountain bikes have changed a lot, going from robust multi-functional bikes to high-tech sport machines. The suspension technology in particular has opened the door to a new dimension of riding, comfort and fun. Nowadays, there are so many different bike types for so many different uses. Fabricants and special interest magazines usually divide mountain bikes into the following categories: Cross Country, Trail, All Mountain, Enduro and Freeride/DH.

WHO AM I AND WHAT DO I NEED?

If you are already an active mountain biker, you will be able to define your profile quite easily. If you are a beginner, then you should first think about what you are expecting from your bike and what brings you the most fun. Here are some features that can help you evaluate yourself.

I AM A XC RACER

You like performance and light weight. You want to ride fast and you like competition. More than 100mm of travel is secondary for you.

You need a Scale RC or a Spark RC from the Cross Country category.

Tip: HARDTAIL (SCALE) OR FULL SUSPENSION (SPARK)?

 Because of its front and back suspension, a full suspension bike, or “Fully” is normally about 1 kg heavier than a comparable hardtail which only has a front suspension system. However, the comfort of a Fully will allow you to save strength, will give you more confidence and will bring you much more fun. In most cases, mountain bikers are better off with a Fully. Nevertheless, if you are planning to race Cross Country or if you have a small budget, you should go for a hardtail.

I AM A TRAIL RIDER

You like your bike light, comfortable and playful. Even if you keep an eye on racing, you are more interested about having fun than actually competing.

You need a Spark 900 or Spark 700 from the Trail category.

I AM AN ALL MOUNTAIN/ENDURO RIDER

You want to ride fast but with comfort. Above all, you want to be able to ride anywhere. You like riding downhill, especially on technical trails.

You need a Genius from the All Mountain category.

With many options available on the market, wheel sizes can be confusing. Here is how we see it, and why we spec our bikes the way we do.

We find that both 27.5” and 29” wheels have their benefits. 27.5”, compared to 29”, will accelerate more quickly, and tend to open the door to more agile bike handling. Smaller riders often prefer the 27.5” wheel size as the bike will feel more maneuverable for them.

29” wheels tend to be rollover kings, able to get over anything in their path. With modern bike geometries, these bigger wheels are faster, and more capable than ever before. Stable, efficient and consistent is what you’ll get with a 29er.

New Crank Brothers Pumps

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Crank Brothers is known for their cutting-edge designs. Their unique pedals and wheels demonstrate what their approach can do for our components, and they’ve gotten just as innovative with their new line of floor pumps.

The Sterling and Gem offerings come in at $50 and $70 respectively. They’re relatively traditional, but each features a high-volume / high-pressure setting we’re used to seeing on Crank Brothers’ hand pumps. It allows them to use a quicker-inflating, larger volume air chamber than the pumps we’re used to, but also offer an easy high-pressure setting in case you’ve got any skinny tires in your garage. They’re on par with other refined floor pumps we’re used to seeing. Both have aluminum air chambers and large, easy to read gauges. The Gem uses a plastic base and a dual-valve head while the Sterling has an aluminum base and a smart head.

But the Klic pumps are what got us excited. More so than a floor pump probably should. The standalone Klic pump stashes its hose and gauge in the handle when not in use for clean and easy storage and transport. It clicks (or, rather, Klics) into a port midway up the pump with magnets strong enough to handle its 160 PSI capacity. But what blew us away was a couple other magnets hidden inside the pump’s base. They gently lock down the handle so you can pick it up without leaning down to the base or clumsily wrapping the hose over the top to keep it from extending. Like all good design, it’ll have you asking why you didn’t think of it yourself.

 

Review by: BikeMag

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