This is a weird one. Tronex, as it’s called, is essentially a wearable flashlight system that you strap on your back. From this pack extend two headlights that are situated on flexible goosenecks, allowing you to bend them forward so they shine over your shoulders. I really have no idea why you’d use something like this instead of a traditional headlamp, but the appeal seems to be that this thing gives you more power and more beams, ultimately allowing you to shine more light and see things better. It also has a super space-age glowing blue ring on the backpack that makes you look like you’re a character from Tron, which is where i assume it gets its name from.
Bubble-chamber levels are a tried-and-true tool — but they certainly aren’t without their downsides. If you need to be really precise, tracking the location of a bubble inside a tube isn’t really the most ideal way to ensure you’re spot-on. That’s where Lumilevel comes in. Instead of a bubble tube, it uses high-accuracy accelerometers to determine how level its lying, and displays that information on a big, bright LED readout. Sure, it does rely on batteries that will eventually need to be replaced, but if what you’re after is extreme precision, this might be the tool you’ve been waiting for.
Ok so i’ll be the first to admit that this one isn’t particularly high-tech, but I backed version 1.0 on Kickstarter last year, and I’m here to tell you that Parasole’s “recovery socks” are amazing. They’re essentially like orthotic insoles bonded to the world’s most comfortable 3D-knit socks, and they’re outrageously comfortable. Wearing them is like getting a foot massage every time you take a step. I wear them after snowboarding, and they work wonders for reducing soreness. Get yourself a pair now, during the crowdfunding stage, and you’ll pay roughly half of what they retail for.
At this point, it’s no secret that screens are bad for our eyes. The science is pretty definitive: focusing on things at a fixed distance for prolonged periods of time weakens our eyeballs and make our eyesight deteriorate, while blasting blue light into our rods and cones disrupts our natural circadian rhythms. Kingrow’s K1 is an attempt to alleviate these problems. Instead of a bright, colorful screen, it uses an e-ink display that doesn’t emit any artificial light. In theory, this should help you avoid too much blue light exposure. Technically this project hasn’t launched yet, but it’s
Neon signs are undeniably cool. Unfortunately, they’re also fragile and unchangeable — but what if they weren’t? That’s precisely the idea behind SpellBrite: a clever system of LED lights that can be snapped together and rearranged whenever you want, and that also look nearly identical to real neon lights. As an added bonus, their LED lighting technology also allows them to be dimmed and controlled in ways that traditional neon lights simply aren’t capable of. Pretty neat, right?