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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...

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.

We’re getting close to the summer months, which means you’re shopping for a new swimsuit, eliminating that farmer’s tan and planning a vacation. If you’re like us, that means staying in, blasting the AC, eating Cheetos and watching re-runs of I Love Lucy. Let the fun begin!

Wellrox Flip Flops. 

After wearing the same old flip flops for an entire summer, your feet, posture and balance could be in bad shape come autumn. By using snazzy technology that’s well beyond our comprehension, Wellrox provides a nice, cushiony support while not sacrificing style. Get these flip flops and walk the beaches and shores in comfort. Grab a pair at Macy’s or online at

Pivot Firebird. 

Maybe you’re not a beach person and you’ll be spending the summer far away from even a hint of flip flops. In that case, grab Pivot Cycle’s latest Firebird. It’s ideal for downhill competitions, racing down Mt. Diablo or just chasing down the ice cream truck.

Blue & Gold Classic. 

Oh yes, golf season is in full swing (see what we did there?), which means your calendar’s about to get booked with dozens of tournaments. Don’t miss this one! The Blue & Gold Classic tees off Monday June 3 at Indian Valley Golf Club in San Rafael. Grab your foursome for the 1:00 shotgun start. Contact Patty Brusati at (415) 519-2939 for more info or email her at


The can’t-miss event of the early summer just got a whole lot sportier. That’s right, SportStars will be on hand for the three-day Memorial Day Weekend event at Mt. Diablo High. We’re taking over the athletic field and putting on a smorgasbord of skills stations ““ everything from baseball to rugby to lacrosse. There’s also going to be carnival rides, face painting, tattoos, cotton candy, tons of goodies and door prizes. For more info go to

Workout goodies. 

Now that it’s starting to heat up, you’re probably gonna start running more. Here are two essentials you’ll need for working out:

iLuv FitActive Sports Earphones “” great sound quality with different colors to choose from. They’re ideal for running with its secure fit. Perfect for running or biking. 

Aduro U-Band “” strap in your iPod and run for miles with the comfort and style of this armband.

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