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    WORLD NEWS NOW

    With Co-hosts Diane Macedo & Kendis Gibson

    "Where more insomniacs get their news than any other source!"

    On these pages are gadgets I've shown over the past few years on the show. 

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    Monday
    Oct092017

    Here are new & unique gadgets I found at Interbike 2017 & showed on World News Now.

    If you missed my Interbike 2017 spot on World News Now, it's here: http://abcnews.go.com/WNN/video/bike-upgrades-dick-debartolo-50363949

     

    Meet the GeoWheel the wheel that raised over $1M on Kickstarter. Info via the company: Make pedaling your bike optional by replacing your regular front wheel with a GeoOrbital. The Wheel was developed by engineers from SpaceX and Ford. The breakthrough design of the GeoOrbital wheel an evolution of the electric bike. It is by far the most powerful in its class, affordable and easy to use and install. There is no need to install or configure any apps - simply clip on the throttle and use it like a gas pedal - the harder you press the faster you go. The 500W motor puts out TWICE the power of an Olympic cyclist. Pedal if you want, sit back if you don't. The GeoOrbital wheel comes in 2 sizes to fit over 95% of all adult sized bicycles. If your bike has 700c (a.k.a 28in/29in) or the smaller 26in wheels and uses rim brakes, the GeoOrbital wheel fits. In 60 seconds and without tools you can add electric power to a regular bicycle. Get around on your own bike, on your own schedule and without exerting more energy than you like. Traveling by bike is better for you and for the environment, not to mention it's a ton of fun. Max range without pedaling: 20 miles. With pedaling: 50 miles. Range is affected by weight, terrain, speed, etc. Bikes with the smaller tires have different specs. See the company website for all the details. Recharge time: 2 hours to 80%. 4 hours to 100% $995.00. 

    My Video from Interbike 2017: https://youtu.be/FtXPnvXmEjo

     

    See other uses the company has in mind for the Geowheel in their website video:

     

    http://www.geoowheel.com/

    Monday
    Oct092017

    Get Two Devices Every Biker Needs - In One Clever Device.

    Seatylock may seem like a strange name for a product but it does describe exactly what this gadget is! Every bike needs a comfortable seat, and a secure lock. Well, Seatylock is both! The removable seat features a hidden extendable series of inter-locking hardened steel links which can be unfolded and used to secure the bicycle, frame, tire and of course the attached seat, to a sturdy external object. The company adds that Seatylock Is rust free and that the hardened steel lock links are covered with plastic to protect your bike's frame from scratches. The device comes in two seat sizes - the"Trekking" seat and the "Comfort" seat, both available in many colors. It includes a universal adapter to make Seatylock compatible with most standard bikes. $99.00.

    Seatylockhttp://bit.ly/2xMNudC

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    Monday
    Oct092017

    SmartHalo, a new bike gadget that guides your way, all with LED's.

    Smarthalo is a different way for cyclists to navigate using a minimalist circular interface that connects with a smartphone via Bluetooth. Using just color LED's, it shows the quickest and (hopefully) safest paths to your destination. It also lights the way at night and keeps the bike safe against thieves with an integrated alarm system. The accessory kit lets you install the device on most any regular bike’s handlebars. It connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and acts as a visually simplistic navigation guide. Insert your destination into the SmartHalo's corresponding app and it will provide you with turn-by-turn directions using light signals. It's weather-resistant and a sensor will turn on the two forward facing bright white LED's when the device detects darkness. You can also use the app to track your bike's location in case you forget where you left it. SmartHalo attaches to the handlebars with tamper-proof screws that only the owner can detach with a custom key fob. There's a motion sensor alarm that is deactivated when you approach your bike and the SmartHalo detects your phone. But wait, there's more! It also functions as a fitness tool. Set your personal goals and the SmartHalo will display your progress. There is a bit of a learning curve with all the functions and light colors, but the company feels this a lot safer than trying to follow a route staring at your phone while underway. $149.00. 

    www.smarthalo.bike

     

    Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2xOtNSS

    Monday
    Oct092017

    Not Only Is This Bike Air Pump Small & Powerful, It Has Bluetooth!

    It's the new Tattico Bluetooth Pump shown at Interbike 2017. This mini Bluetooth pump (just 9 1/2” long) works with the iGauge app to let a biker accurately check tire pressure as they pump. When a biker starts pumping air into the tire, the free iGauge app displays the tire pressure on their smartphone screen (iOS or Android) in easy-to-read large digits. Because many bikers go over rough terrain, the TATTICO Bluetooth gauge is isolated in a fully sealed, shock-proof and waterproof section within the pump body. To keep the pump small, the hose and tire value fittings are stored right inside the pump body. Includes a direct-mount backed with retaining strap. Shipping October 2017. MSRP $120.

    Company website: https://silca.cc/products/tattico-bluetooth-mini-pump  

     

    Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2xaSknS

     

    Giz Wiz Link. Pay the same as everyone else, GizWizBiz gets a small Amazon credit to buy more gadgets for the show.

    Monday
    Oct092017

    An Easy Way To Attach Your Smart Phone To Almost Any Set Of Handlebars, Bike, Shopping Cart, etc.

    The Handle Band is a universal smartphone bar mount. Niteize says it provides a secure attachment and instant access to most mobile phones, with or without a case. It's made with a lightweight expandable silicone with an aluminum base at its core. The band securely wraps around nearly any sized bar - including bicycles, jogging strollers and shopping carts. It's designed to allow you to use your smartphone while it's securely in place. In an emergency you could even use your phone as a bike light. You could even use it to secure other devices, like flashlights, bike pumps, etc. But wait, there's more! It also functions as a bottle opener, too. MSRP is $20.00 but it sells for under $15.00 on Amazon.

    Amazon: http://amzn.to/2x5kiSj

     

    Company website: https://silca.cc/products/tattico-bluetooth-mini-pump

     

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