Today in Gear: September 11, 2015

A high-tech basketball tracker, the only iPhone charger you’ll ever need, recyclable down and more.


A high-tech basketball tracker, the only iPhone charger you’ll ever need, recyclable down and more.

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When you’re practicing alone on the courts or with a hoop in your driveway, you are your own coach. The solitude isn’t a problem, but it can be tough to track your results while tweaking your technique. ShotTracker does the tracking for you, freeing up your head so you can get it back in the game. A wrist sensor and net sensor work together to log successful shots and overall attempts on your phone via ARM Cortex microcontroller components. The net sensor can go untouched on your hoop for three months of battery life at a time, while the 0.3-ounce wrist sensor tucks neatly into a wristband or sleeve for eight continuous hours of battery. Stepladder not included, schoolyard ballers.

Learn More: Here

Fuse Chicken TITAN Cable

Never buy a replacement charger for your Apple products again with Fuse Chicken’s TITAN, a Lightning cable wrapped in two layers of steel. Just hope Apple doesn’t abandon Lightning as they did 30-pin.

Buy Now: $35

Specialized Recon Mixed

Specialized’s Recon Mixed is a catch-all shoe for bikers, utilizing an especially non-specialized “Slipknot” tread for use on dirt, gravel, roads and more.

Buy Now: $60

Nau Recycled Down Collection

Nau’s Recycled Down Collection is a positive development in the ongoing story of down, utilizing down collected from pillows and blankets rather than questionably sourced feathers.

Learn More: Here

SmartOnne Smart Home Control Kit

While it isn’t the most robust home security solution on the market, Swann’s innocuous home control system is a good option for those focused on energy conservation, with features like remote control for home appliances and measurement of energy consumption.

Buy Now: $500

Tait Tidal Outdoor Furniture Collection

Tait’s beach-inspired furniture will let you hold on to a precious morsel of summer, with wavy curves, slim lines and sea-soaked colors.

Learn More: Here

Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

Yamaha’s YXZ1000R Supercharges the Side-by-Side Game

The Yamaha YXZ1000R is a mold-breaking side-by-side (SxS) that narrows the gap between man and machine. Read the Review

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