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Computers

Ergonomic mouse tells you when to take a break

If you use a mouse on a daily basis, you'll know that gripping the little device for all those hours can easily cause discomfort. A crowdfunding project is looking to help, aiming to bring a new ergonomic mouse to market, combining an upright, neutral gripping position with visual signals telling the user to take regular small breaks.Read More

Health & Wellbeing Review

Review: Strapping up for less pain with Better Back gizmo

We review a lot of high-tech gadgets here on Gizmag. But sometimes, the best solution to a problem doesn't require Bluetooth, batteries or bytes but rather, plain old physics. That's the case with the Better Back harness, a simple strap-based contraption that promises better posture and less lower back pain. We tried out Better Back for a few weeks to see if it makes good on its promises.Read More

Bicycles Review

Review: Reprieve Bicycle Saddle's claims actually hold some air

Although a lot of people may describe conventional bike seats as being "a pain in the butt," the fact is that they're more often a pain in the crotch – in the perineum, to be precise. That's why Texas-based 3 West Design first announced its air bladder-equipped Reprieve Bicycle Saddle in 2014. Two years and one successful Kickstarter campaign later, the first production units are now ready to go. We recently got the chance to try one out, to see how much it really takes the pressure off.Read More

Health & Wellbeing

Folding Edge Desk doubles as a kneeling chair

Modern technology has allowed many people to break free from the rigors of traditional desk environments. Laptops and tablets spur mobile productivity, and the growing options for standing desks have addressed better posture and overall body health while working. The latest all-in-one solution combines the best of both worlds. The portable Edge Desk is designed to pop up a kneeling chair and adjustable work surface, folding down flat to save space when not in use.Read More

Bicycles

Telescoping bike changes shape to fit the rider

While getting a bicycle hand-built to your exact dimensions can indeed ensure a custom fit, it can also be quite expensive, plus that bike will be made mainly with one type of riding in mind. That's part of the reason that UK frame-builder Mike Hickman created the Hickman Bike. The idea behind it is that using an "off-the-rack" bike, riders will still be able to get that exact fit, and will also be able to adapt it for different types of riding.Read More

Around The Home Review

Review: The Duke will get ya on your feet – or on your butt

We've been hearing a lot about the detrimental effects of sitting too much, and how standing desks can help minimize the problem. If you've already got a perfectly good regular desk, though, do you really want to replace it? That's why some companies are now offering standing desk "converters," that sit on top of a normal desk – some of the fancier ones even let you switch between sitting and standing modes. We recently tried out just such a beast, in the form of BTOD's grandly-named The Duke.Read More

Bicycles

AIM mountain bike stem can be set to three riding positions

Mountain bikes' handlebar stems are a bit of a compromise. They put the bars at a length and angle that are generally good for most types of riding, but that aren't necessarily ideal for any one. While adjustable-angle stems do exist, most still don't let you change the length. Well, that's why Spain's 3FStech created the AIM stem. With the push of a button, it lets riders switch between three bar angles and reach lengths.Read More

Bicycles

Bird of Prey bike takes a new position on cycling

When it comes to bicycles with different types of seating positions, everyone is familiar with uprights and recumbents. There is, however, a lesser-known third option – prone. While these have formerly been limited to one-off bikes aimed at speed record attempts, Bird of Prey Bicycles is now offering a semi-prone aimed at everyday users. It may look a little quirky, but it's claimed to have several advantages over other bikes.Read More

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