Welcome to Impulse, your one-stop shop for gadgets, gizmos, and gear. Compiled by staff writer Erik Stordahl, Impulse provides you with the latest and greatest and what’s currently hot on the market.
This week we’re offering a plate full of high-tech goodies for athletes everywhere. Should you like any of the products showcased here, you can easily use the Layar App on your smart phone to pull-up a direct link to the company’s website. Scan. Click. Buy. Simple.
Here we go.
Stolen from the set of either Blade Runner or Minority Report, Google Glass is here to take hi-tech to brand new heights. You can take a picture or record a video; give your friends a first-person perspective when you’re running with the bulls in Spain, jumping out of a plane or doing crazy things like doing your taxes or standing in line at the DMV (always make an appointment!) Get your Google Glass for only $1,500.
You knew this was coming sooner or later. Rumors surround this new Smart Watch but we’re seeing that this could inevitably replace the iPod Nano since runners will gobble this up when it hits store shelves. Price: Maybe $250
Take the FuelBand with you on your run and it’ll track everything from distance run, calories burned, heart rate. Share it all with your friends via Facebook. Find your friends on there and see how you stack up. Get yours for $149.
Giants Past & Present
If you’re a Giants fan and you’re still swimming in a champagne-filled bathtub soaking in another World Series win, we’ve got some reading material for you. Giants Past & Present spans the 130-year history of the team filled with pictures and insights from loads of hall-of-fame and current Giants. Price: $25.
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
Our friends Transform FX Fitness are partnering with Concord resident, Melissa Sorensen, to raise funds for Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It’s going down the weekend of Sept. 28-29. If you’re interested in helping out or supporting, visit www.avonfoundation.org
These socks absorb moisture and keep your feet dry and comfortable during even the most intense workouts. And at $3.30 a pair, we’re sure you’ll buy enough to last all of triathlon season.
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