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Livall Bling Helmet
Livall's Bling helmet

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25 August 2015 | 0

 

Livall Bling Helmet

A few weeks ago we looked at the Lumos bicycle helmet with its distinctive LED lighting. Livall’s Bling Helmet – which smashed its Indiegogo target – starts with an LED array then adds access to calls and music, and acts as a remote control for your smartphone.

Livall Bling HelmetThe Bling Helmet has 80 LED lights on the top and back of the helmet for better visibility and LED tail lights that show turning signals with a touch of a single finger on the included Bling Jet Remote Control, installed on the bike’s handle bars. In the event of an accident, the helmet also sends out automatic SOS alerts to emergency contacts when the built-in three-axis gravity sensor detects a strike.

A nano cadence sensor measures speed, distance, calories burned, and posts ride information to social media.

The helmet also includes a phone holder with an internal power bank battery so there’s no need to worry about your handsey running out of power during the ride.

Price: tbc

 

Sony Smartband 2

Fitness bands have come in for some criticism over the past few weeks for their accuracy, or lack thereof but there are plenty of reasons not Sony Smartband 2to avoid Sony’s latest entry.

The Smartband 2 bundles a heart rate sensor with call, message, e-mail or social notifications with vibrations and visual feedback through colourful LEDs.

Device compatibility shouldn’t be an issue. It works with any device running Android 4.4 (KitKat) or iOS 8.2 and later.

The Smartband 2 comes in black, white, pink and indigo durable silicone rubber styles, with IP68 waterproofing.

Price: €119

 

Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-C

Aimed at the business market, Toshiba’s Satellite Pro A50-C measures 379x258x23.95mm, has a 15.6″ non-reflective LED display in a Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-C choice of 1366×768 or 1920×1080 pixel resolutions and weighs in at about 2kg depending on your preferred configuration.

Under the hood it runs a fifth generation Intel Core i7 CPU; Nvidia GeForce 930M with 2Gb VRAM; up to 16Gb DDR3L RAM; and comes with a choice of 256Gb SSD or 1Tb HDD; and an optional super-multi DVD drive.

Connectivity comes courtesy of HDMI, USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, an SD card slot, RGB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Intel’s dual band Wireless Display port.

It comes with a choice of Windows 10 Home or Windows 7 Professional pre-installed and Toshiba claims the A50-C can go up to eight hours on a single charge.

Price: tbc

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