My Nike FuelBand

The first time I saw the Nike Fuel was on my friend’s hand in mid march, and I was intrigued by it, I have seen a lot of those tools that tell you how much you have burned or how much you have walked but nothing like this. A simple designed product that can quantify your actions throughout the day. I know I was skeptic at first and I take the numbers with a bit of skepticism but it does something very well for me, it motivates me to move. There are types of information presented on the Nike Fuel Band, the time, Nike Fuel, Calories Burnt, and the Steps you have taken for the day. It adjusts your daily record based on the time that you program it for which I think is pretty cool. The LED’s give you an indication of how much fuel you have piled up for the day, and it does keep a decent record, the funny part is I know some people cheat, like they give their kids the fuel band to run around with so they don’t feel like they didn’t achieve anything for the day. Its hilarious that they feel the need to do that, this thing does make people move.

The Best part about is that it is somewhat water proof, I have done everything but swim in it, and I’m tempted to try it even though it says its not recommended I have online that some people have swam in it. And I love when you hit your goals for the day, you have 2000, 3000, or 5000 Nike Fuel goals and you have to enter your height and weight, and these numbers calculate based on the gyroscopes in the wrist band. People have argued with me that the numbers are exactly correct, but what they don’t understand is that it doesn’t matter, what matters is that with the Nike Fuel numbers you get a feel for your lazy days and you active days. You connect it to the USB to charge and it downloads all the information and sends it over to the Nike Website and presented in much higher detail the first picture, there is the month of March and I have hit the 3K Nike Daily Fuel Goal only 10 times which isn’t too bad but I think I can do better. Whats great is that the timing was perfect, just as I started going to the gym I got this product. It honestly just makes you less lazy, you just stare at the number and know how lazy you are. It’s a wristband that always measures your activity as you go about your day. With the Fuelband, you can quantify the consequences of your lifestyle. Honestly I think everyone should get one, especially people with iPhones since it wirelessly syncs the information to your iPhone, for me I have to plug it into the USB to upload the Data.

  • Price $150 (Got It for $180 Off Ebay)
  • Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, ambient light sensor
  • Display: 100 white LED lights, 20 color LED lights – Very cool and futuristic looking
  • Size: 5.79-inch (S), 6.77-inch (M), 7.76-inch (L) – I Got a Medium, fits me perfectly

Link: NIKE
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Nike Air Mag

I am one of those people who loves Back to the Future, I would love to get my hands on the DeLorean and keep it as a show piece if I had the money and time to put one together. I previously talked about the shoes that they released last year with the Special Edition Blu Ray but these shoes are the ones Marty McFly wore and were self tying. only 1500 of these will be made with all of the proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. People are going insane for these shoes and if you thought women were too vain about their shoes, you need to meet British rap act Tinie Tempah. In a bid to get his hands on the first pair of Nike’s limited edition, McFly-inspired Air Mag sneakers on eBay, TMZ reports that he had to fork out a whopping $37,500! The cheapest shoes start at $2000 and go all the way up to $10000 depending on your size, I would love to have these shoes, I would honestly put them on display and NEVER wear them.

Link: Ebay


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Nike DeLoreans Gone in a Few Hours!

I don’t think there wasn’t a kid of the 80s who didn’t love Marty McFly! How cooler can you be then having a flying skateboard and a time traveling car with doors that flip up. I remember watching those movies vividly as a kid in the theaters in London, I loved every moment of them and I loved how funny Doc Brown was, always getting electrocuted. I ordered the 25th Anniversary BluRays as soon as they came out, and I was thinking about these shoes since it was a cool interpretation of the DeLorean. Turns out I didn’t have a chance compared to the lines of nerds who were ready and waiting for these shoes, every store from Boston, NY, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Washington, and a few others were sold out within hours. There were even some stores that were promised to receive a quantity but didn’t get anything, these shoes flew off the shelves. Within a few hours the limited stock of these shoes were gone, it seems the nerds were out to kill.

Link: Gizmodo


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