Today in Gear: February 20, 2014
|Callaway Big Bertha Alpha
The original Big Bertha changed club design forever in 1991. Callaway has appropriately revived the lagging brand with its most ambitious club to date, the first of its kind to allow independent adjustments for loft, lie, shot bias and a never-been-done before center of gravity height. Time to make your divots fly further than $499
We pity you if missed the chance to see Alfonso Cuaron’s Sci-fi disaster masterpiece in IMAX. The good news is you can still check out extended scenes of Sandra Bullock flying solo (and panting in space panties) at home on Blu-ray, Ultra Violet, DVD and iTunes.
Amazon: $23 iTunes: $20
|Timbersled Mountain Horse Kits
Kits that convert dirt bikes into snow bikes — making all the townies jealous. We’ll bet you a Benjamin they’re in a Redbull commercial soon.
Rockwell’s heady concept ditches traditional EPS foam designs for an innovative three-layer approach that results in smaller, sleeker bike helmets with better fit. Their so-called VACO12 cushioning system acts like a bean bag, adapting to every head while removing pressure points. Look for them to launch next summer or fall.
Traditional watches are for telling time as it passes. The Durr! is a Norwegian experiment designed to help users “feel” it. The made in Oslo device is pitched as “a shivering unisex bracelet that investigates our perception of five minutes” by vibrating every five minutes. A colorful run of 50 were made and promptly sold out; apparently some people were able to get over the name.Skreksto.re
|Yuneec E-GO Cruiser
It’s not a hoverboard, but it’s still a step in the right direction. The cruiser’s key innovation is a 400W electric propulsion system, born from a decade of aviation research, that gives riders up to three hours of assistance on a three to five hour charge. Turning it on, accelerating, breaking and stopping all happen via wireless controller — which nobody has to see you use. $699