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Jun 10, 2014

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets - June

Credit: Ondrej Jirek

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets

Flying cycle
http://craziestgadgets.com/2014/05/12/flying-bicycle/
Instead of keep waiting for a flying car, start off your trip on the ground and then take off for the sky on Flying Cycle via some manual power. Its a great concept that take the look from the hover boats and propelled parachutes.

Bendy Watch 

This new variation of a wrist watch should be coming soon thanks to fully organic OLEDs. Apple iWatch rumored to be on horizon potentially might have this type of screen. While there are smartwatches already on the market, the bendy screen would allow for more clearer resolution and larger viewable area.

Siri to integrate with third-party apps for iWatch
http://www.electronista.com/articles/14/03/05/may.solve.smartwatch.interface.problems

Apple's iPhone 6 with 4.7" and 5.5" size screens

The new iPhone is due to be release this August as per rumored news online. The new phone will like come with larger size screen of 4.7" and there is a possibility of a phablet at 5.5 inches.

URB-E, Take your Transportation with You

http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20140224/urbe-transportation/
There are folding bikes and then there is Urb-e. It is one of the smallest folding bikes. Takes up very little space when traveling. And it can transport you quicker than walking and more stylishly than skateboarding.



Snorkeling Just Got A Major Makeover Thanks To The Tribord Easybreath

subea.com/innovation/easybreath-snorkeling-face-mask-tp_3001
This cool new innovation of the snorkel mask lets you breathe easier and more comfortable in the water. Wih regular mask, when you put it on your nose gets pinch so that you do not breathe through it. Which is unnatural for most people. I can breathe either or interchangeably. Easybreath covers your entire face including mouth and in doing so, let's you breathe through your nose normally under water. It also has a tube that closes automatically to prevent water flowing in and the same time allows for the water to be pushed out.
For additional reviews of snorkel masks and other gear, check out jenreviews.com/snorkeling/

Jetpack

The future is here. Manufacturers have been showing off this continually improving technology in flight recently. While it is not yet at mass production stages, the pack has been tweaked to make it lighter and easier to maneuver. However, currently, you will not get many miles per tank and price. It only lasts a few seconds in the air and costs between $100,000 and $150,000
http://interestingengineering.com/the-future-is-here-impressive-indoor-flight-of-jetpack-is-unbelievable/

Skatecycle

http://www.firebox.com/product/3731/Skatecycle

Tadpole mini Bluetooth Speaker
http://www.ifrogz.com/bluetooth-speakers/tadpole/8708


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Nov 18, 2013

Thought The Hyperloop Was Kooky? Even Crazier Ideas For Future Travel

Thought The Hyperloop Was Kooky? Even Crazier Ideas For Future Travel
Guest post by Glenda Pierson, a freelance technology blogger

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It is worth noting that major methods of transportation have not changed for quite some time. Vehicles are much more efficient, but they are still the same vehicles. This could be due to the fact that a new method of transportation requires a corresponding infrastructure on which it can operate. The Hyperloop is an example of this problem. Although it and other travel inventions prove to be innovative, the willingness to update the infrastructure continues to be a hindrance to their development.

What is the Hyperloop?

Billionaire Elon Musk revealed his Hyperloop invention as a form of high-speed travel for the future. He claims the pneumatic device would feel similar to an airplane while riding yet deliver speeds of up to 800 miles an hour. Such speeds would be capable of transporting passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about 30 minutes. Guests would be seated in a capsule which would float on a cushion of air. According to Musk’s plan, the contraptions would depart every 30 seconds with 28 passengers on board. The cost of travel would be 20 dollars each way.
Upon his revelation, there were naysayers and doubters of course, but it is not entirely unrealistic. ET3, a company from Colorado, already has multiple investors for its own version of high-speed transportation. Founder Daryl Oster says their system will be able to transport passengers from New York City to Beijing in just two hours, achieving a speed of 4,000 miles per hour. Thanks to Elon Musk, people like Oster feel their outrageous transportation concepts gain more credibility.
So, what are some even crazier future transportation ideas?

Martin Aircraft Jetpack

While one of the more familiar futuristic plans, the jetpack still seems so unlikely. This notion did not stop the creation of the Martin jetpack which is in the final stages of development. This particular device comes with a parachute and rolling cage for safety and is planned for government use. According to the company the FAA’s Highways in the Sky project is examining the potential for personal flight paths.

Train Plane

The idea behind this transportation method combines the functions of both a train and an airplane. It works with a train traveling normally on a track until being picked up at some point by an airplane. The car of the train thus becomes the plane’s fuselage. The train is then placed back on a track on its destination route.

Kolelinia Zip Line

Architect Martin Angelov devised a plan to string a network of cables above a city and transport people attached with powered backpacks.

Bike Tube

The bike tube was created for London commuters to travel during a strike by the local subway system. After the strike the concept remained practical for those looking for a more efficient way to travel throughout the city. The tube offers five different routes throughout London.

Schweeb

This design impressed investors at Google so much that they provided $1 million for research and development. The device involves suspending passengers in a pod in which they pedal to their destination. Unfortunately the idea never quite took off.
Unlike other crazy transportation ideas, the Hyperloop may be more likely to become a possibility. After all, its inventor is the same man behind PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla.
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Glenda Pierson is a freelance technology blogger, currently residing in Houston, Texas. She is eager to see new energy efficient travel options grow in the U.S., and is keen on examining mechanical integrity and other heavy-duty construction projects.


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