Friday, May 29, 2015

Gear Trunk Helmet

I was sent to use and review a Gear Trunk helmet which they promote to be used for skateboarding, wake boarding, mountaineering and biking or any other sport where it may require protective headgear.  The helmet fits good, however when it comes to adjusting the straps, it seems only the right side straps are adjustable.  It leaves the left side straps place over your ears which is uncomfortable. The padding inside is nice.  The helmet rides pretty high on my head, but I guess the front, sides and back are protected if I was to fall or hit my head. The 15 vents release any heat your head may produce and the buckle makes for a fast attachment. 


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Strength Stack 52 Fitness Cards Pack

Are your workouts boring?  Doing the same exercises or routine every week.  The Strength Stack 52 is an equipment free exercise card game.  The card game is fun and ever changing. It can be used by oneself or numerous people and the skill levels are various. From beginners to very difficult the cards are very easy to understand and learn from.  Each card has a picture of the exercise, a description of the exercise, name of the exercise, numbers of repetitions to be performed, difficulty rank as well as a QR code that can be used to link you to a video of the exercise being performed in a video segment. There is also a normal suite (hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs) that can be used on the card if you choose to use those in a desired game. There is a value given to each card, as this can also be used to develop or use in a desired game. The cards are also color coded with six different color, each color representing the dominate muscle group being worked. The Strength Stack 52 Fitness Cards Pack contains:
15 cardio exercises (Blue)
32 core/ab exercises (Red)
3 back exercises (Pink)
30 leg exercises (Yellow)
9 Arm exercises (Orange)
13 chest exercises (Green)
12 of the hardest bodyweight exercises known to man (Gold)
3 instructional cards
2 wild cards (used in games)

If you think or love the Strength Stack 52 your in luck, there are also the Strength Stack 52 Expansion Pack and Strength Stack 52 Insane Pack available. By the way the Strength Stack 52 was created by military fitness expert and scientist Sergeant Michael Volkin and used by the US Army in Iraq. 

I was sent the Strength Stack 52 Fitness cards to test and review. 

Float-Pro -- GoPro Head Strap Float

The Float-Pro is designed to attach, with the use of velcro straps, to the back of a GoPro camera head strap.  The strap can then be attached your head, baseball cap or helmet.  It is compatible with the GoPro Hero 4, 3+, 3 and 2. The Float-Pro comes with the detachable floater as well as a head strap with GoPro mount and thumbscrew.  On the inside of the head strap there is strip of silicone that will help keep the mount in place. The head strap and mount as well as the float are all made of very good quality material. I have used the mount to film using my GoPro in the pool and look forward to bringing it out to the lake and not have to worry about the camera sinking if if comes off my head. 

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Reference ID: pm4ccea3161064506dda8e0c9fd416d1ae

Monday, May 18, 2015

THE Pole, Bluetooth Monopod

I know I have reviewed other selfie poles before, but wait this one is different is a great new addition. First off THE Pole, bluetooth wireless monopod extends out 39 inches or three feet, 3 inches. THE Pole comes with a charging cable and GoPro mount as well as a spring loaded clamp for holding your bluetooth enabled smartphone. The spring clamp measures 2 inches before being pulled apart to about 3 1/4 inches to insert your phone into.  THE Pole supports Android 4.3 and iOS 4.  Here is where the coolest and addition to this is. You have the option to control the zoom in or out using the  +/- buttons when it is paired with a Samsung device!  This is great for those who have older Samsung smartphones or who have not updated there operating systems.  I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 so this feature will not work on mine, but I have paired it with an other Samsung smartphone and it does work.  I have been told by THE Pole's manufacturer that an upgraded Bluetooth chip will be installed in later models of THE Pole, yet the one I have is older.

To get THE Pole, check out their link

THE Pole 

Coosh 60W Rapid Car Charger for the Mac Book Pro

It’s bad enough sometimes running out a battery power in your cell phone or worse your laptop while working on a project. That is where the Coosh 60W Rapid Car Charger for the Mac Book Pro comes in to save the day. The Coosh 60W Rapid car charger allows you to charge your Mac Book Pro while on the go in the car. The Coosh 60W Rapid car charger is compatible with the MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display * MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display * MacBook Air 11" Mid 2012 * MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012. The charger cord is 170cm which is plenty long even to stretch inside an SUV.  To fully charge a battery is takes approximately 75 minutes and if you forget to unplug the charger it has a built in over charge protection. It slips very easily into the vehicles cigarette lighter plug or 12V plug. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wake Up More Naturally with the Lumie© Zest

Do you have a difficult time walking up when it’s dark outside? I do, more so in the winter months when the sun rises later in the morning.  In the summer, the sun rises earlier so I am able to get up and moving a lot quicker. I have slowly transformed into a rooster by waking when the sun does. Well sort of. I have been using the Lumie© Zest, an alarm clock that with it’s LED lights simulates the rising sun, gradually getting brighter and finishing off with an audible alarm going off. Let me first say, I don’t think I suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), but the Lumie© Zest has a mode in which light therapy helps treat SAD.  I was given the Lumie© Zest to review and use and see if it could help wake me up in the darker hours of the morning. The user can program the alarm clock to take 15 or 30 minutes for the 60 blue tinted white LED’s to fully illuminate.  At the peak of it’s brightness (which can be controlled at 20%, 40%, 60%, 80%, or 100%) an optional audio alarm can be set also to go off and both can easily be snoozed. The sound of the alarm can also be used anywhere from off, 20%, 40%, 60%, 80%, or 100% of the maximum volume. The lights are to boost your mood, energy and productivity.  I, on the other hand am using it to get myself out of bed early out running, out on my bike or driving to the pool for a swim workout. The light can be used also during the daytime to improve ones mood if they are stuck indoors all day or want to feel more awake and more motivated. The Lumie© Zest uses a 24 hour clock, so setting up the clock time and wake time are very easy. Light therapy for those suffering from SAD is very effective, yet check with your doctor before beginning this type of therapy.  in the time I have been using the Lumie© Zest I can honestly say it has helped me awake easier. I highly recommend Lumie© Zest to other athletes who want to wake up earlier more natural to get their daily workout in. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I got a fever and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!

No matter what sport every sport needs more COWBELL!

Whether it’s to signal the final lap of a course or family is on the side of the road cheering you on, there is nothing like a COWBELL to boost your adrenaline.  Stewart Trading LLC has just the COWBELL you are looking for.  It’s stick grip handle made it easy to hold onto. The COWBELL can be heard very far away.  Stewart Trading LLC sells the bell in numerous different colors whether your looking to match a teams or clubs colors. The 9.6 inch COWBELL has a big surface area if you so desire to decorate it. Easily paintable or attach stickers to it. The high quality COWBELL is made to last. 

Friday, May 8, 2015

The AerGun X-1000 with AerTight Head

Before heading out on any ride, checking the tire pressure is always part of my pre-ride check. Properly inflated tires are a must. 
The AerGun X-1000 with AerTight head, is a pump that is well designed and built to last. It’s versatile in its ability to fit both Presta and Schrader valves without the need of any special adapters. The steel constructed high pressure floor pump can obtain a pressure of 160PSI or 11Bar.  The large pressure gauge is easy to read and dial marker helps, while inflating your tires to the correct pressure.  The pump has a 36 inch or 3 foot flexible hose. A bleed valve to release excess pressure is also on the pumps head. The AerGun makes inflating anything effortless and comes with a ball needle or bladder needle, that conveniently attach to the hose for storage.  Get rid of your valve converters as the auto adjusting AerTight head has you covered. With my road bike tubes using Presta valves and mountain bike using Schrader valves the pump is very nice. With the ball needle and bladder needle pumping up the kids basketballs, footballs or pool inflatables it's convenient. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Coosh Rapid MFI Certified Car Charger

Not able to charge while inside an OtterBox case. 

Having the ability to charge your phone or other electronic device in the car is a must now days. The Coosh 2.4Amp Rapid MFI car charger is just the charger.  With the Coosh Rapid car charger able to support iPod Nano7/iTouch5/iPhone5/iPhone5s/iPhone6/iPhone6 plug /iPad mini/iPad 4/iPad Air as well as Micro-USB devices. The ability to switch between charging different devices makes this charger AWESOME!  It’s Smart LED indicator lets you monitor your charging of your device. The charger is also Apple MFI Certified. The charger also has two USB charging ports.  The only issue I have had with it is the Lightning Cable end going into the port while iPod Touch is inside it's OtterBox case. Very convenient though having both the Lightning Cable and Micro-USB on the same cord.
The Coosh 2.4 Amp, dual-port car charger with fixed Micro-USB and Lightning cable,
(Model CLGTC03) is available on Amazon for $39.95 and is worth every penny. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Selfie Stick

I received the Selfie Stick to test and review.  Sure you can trust someone with your cell phone or camera to take your picture while out and about, but with this Selfie Stick your able to do it yourself.  First off this Selfie Stick works great with any Bluetooth enabled smartphone. It can also be used with a GoPro camera and comes with an attachment. The stick has a 1/4 20 thread the smartphone holder attaches to.  Synching the Bluetooth in your smartphone, is easy, with the “in handle” shutter button and the handle is rechargeable and comes with a USB cord to do just so.  The mount can hold up to 500 grams in weight while it’s seven sections extend out from about 9 inches to 39.5 inches away.