The Week's Best Gear: Waterproof T-Shirts, Flexible TVs, and Theft-Proof Bike Pedals
It's 2015 and things are a-happening.
Bang & Olufsen Beosound Moment - $2,800
Bang & Olufsen's new awesome sound controller eschews the plethora of choices offered by our smartphone's music apps and boils it all down to your mood. If you touch the red section of the controller, you get more aggressive music. If you hit the blue, things get chill. Toward the center, you'll hear stuff you know, and further out lie the deep cuts. The future is now, welcome to MindHead.
Threadsmiths - $60
Most white t-shirts have a fairly short life. Soon, a bit of marinara or vino tumbles down and ruins the party—unless that white shirt is from Threadsmiths. Made with the magic of nanotechnology, this cotton t-shirt looks and feels like it should, but resists spills like a champ.
LG 77EGG9900 OLED Flexible TV - $TBA
Plenty of new giant televisions are curved these days, but what if you don't want that curve? LG has the answer in their new TV—a motor that curves and flattens the screen whenever you want. The thing is a whopping 77 inches, has LG's WebOS operating system, and new 4K upscaler. No price for now, but you can bet it's going to be expensive.
Misfit Bolt Smart Bulb - $49
Misfit's smart bulb can produce any color, allowing you to program whatever lightscape you want to, directly from your phone. It's plug and play and it even has an accessory that makes it work if you don't have a phone or don't want to use one.
Salvaged Skateboards Pallet Street Cruiser Complete - $195
Made from old pallets, these skateboards have a little more street cred (sorry) than your average board. Already made with a ton of character since these pallets are beat up, they'll still look new when they're old.
Connected Cycle Pedal - $TBA
There's been a lot of smart bike goings-on in the past year, but the connected cycle actually makes some sense. It tracks every trip's speed, route, incline, calories-burned, and distance, and sends them to the cloud. You can transfer them from bike to bike—provided you have a special coded key—which means a thief can't really remove them, which makes it a viable anti-theft solution.