We had snow today and my thoughts turned to the slopes. I love everything about winter, including the snow and cold temperatures. I love skiing and sleigh riding. Every year my husband promises to check out snowboarding. Let’s check out some equipment that can have him at least looking cool on the mountainside…
Welcome Nike’s LunarEndor QS snowboarding boots designed with ultra responsive cushioning, with a special 3-D molded upper providing maximum warmth and a truly ergonomic fit. Nifty, changeable inserts located at the side of the boot actually lets you choose from 3 different support levels, depending on preference or conditions.
To keep the cool-factor alive, the LunarEndor QS boots have a Swoosh trademark that is uniquely illuminated by 30 LED lights and powered by small embedded lithium-ion batteries. The boot’s on/off switch is conveniently located along the boot’s cuff so you can light up the night, or the lodge, whenever you want to.
The Nike LunarENDOR certainly seems to be one of the most technologically advanced snowboard boots available. The addition of Nike’s Lunarlon foam looks to absorb some of the impact encountered on your journey, as well as provide a gentler, more responsive ride, These boots also offer you superior support in order to help keep your legs and hips more naturally aligned…nice.
The 500 dollar Nike Snowboarding LunarENDOR QS boots will be available mid-December and in very limited quantities at nike.com or local Nike SB retailers, or get the NON special edition boots, minus the light up electronics for around 430 bucks… see you on the slopes.
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There are many things in life that help us relax our minds. Oftentimes, it’s something repetitive, and gives some sort of satisfaction. Bubble wrap is an excellent example, as it lets you feel accomplished through popping little plastic bubbles, knowing you’ve done something without it having any positive or negative effect. It’s literally just busywork for our minds, and brings us a feeling of childlike elation.
While it’s not a grand idea to keep bubble wrap on your person at all times, that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep something equally fun around. The Pachi Pachi Light Switch is an iPhone 5 case that has something that will help you quell anxiety, and likely create it for others. It’s a simple idea, but one that could keep your hands busy while your subconscious enjoys each click as a mental victory.
That’s right, someone actually got the idea to put light switches on the back of a phone case. Every time you flip it this way or that, it will click as if you’re turning off or on the light. Instead of being annoyed by the person who constantly drums their fingers on the table or clicks their pen, you can have your own obnoxious sound party. This will cost $34, and comes in white, black, pink, and blue. While this will provide you with decent entertainment, it’s not going to give the best protection for your phone. You’ll have to choose between paying for a gimmick, and an iPhone case that protects the glass front and back of the phone.
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Winter is a time for hot chocolate, cozy moments by the fireplace, and freezing your buns off. While we wish we could hibernate during the cold months, that just isn’t possible. We have to trek out into the frigid air, exhausting not only ourselves, but our gadgets. Don’t tell me you haven’t tried to overwork your gizmos so they’ll warm up.
If you don’t want to rely on devices that aren’t supposed to be hot to warm you up, then you might want to go for an alternative method. The Handwarmer with Smartphone Recharge is going to make this winter seem a little less dreary, as it takes care of two problems at once. It will keep your phone juiced up, and your hands toasty. Talk about a lifesaver! What if your car slid out on your way home from work and you had forgotten to charge your phone during the day?
This has a built-in flashlight for emergencies, can get up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit, heats up within 60 seconds, and can stay warm for 5 hours. Of course, it takes about 3.5-5 hours to recharge your smartphone, so you might have to choose between which is more important for your situation. Charging time is about 90 minutes, so you will want to plan ahead. As it has a USB port, it will work with any type of smartphone you have. The cost is around $40 or more with shipping.
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