According to a study conducted by the UK's Transport Research Laboratory, 79 percent of bicycle-vs-car accidents occurred when drivers maneuvered into the path of cyclists travelling at speed. In order to help lower that number, University of Brighton product design student Emily Brooke created the Blaze Laserlight as a final-year project. The bicycle headlight is designed to let motorists know that a bike is approaching, by laser-projecting an image of a bicycle onto the road approximately six meters (20 ft) in front of the rider. Four years and one successful Kickstarter campaign later, the Laserlight is now available to buyers in North America. We recently had a chance to try it out for ourselves.
When people think of Kei-cars, they tend to think of boxy wagons and quirky hatchbacks designed only for the Japanese market. With tiny 660 cc engines that qualify them for cheap tax and insurance, the Kei-car platform doesn't seem like a natural place to start when designing a sports car. That didn't deter Honda from creating a mid-engine, rear-drive sports car to fit the strict yellow-plate rules. Gizmag spent some time behind the wheel of the fantastic Honda S660 during our recent trip to Tokyo.
By now, you're probably quite used to things like smartphones, cameras and even car dashboards having a bewildering array of features. Well, Electrohome recently decided to give that same treatment to the humble alarm clock, in the rather ironic form of its Retro Alarm Clock Radio. We recently got our hands on the thing, and tried out features such as its autoset clock, sunrise wake-up lamps, motion detector snooze button and … thermometer?
The 2016 Scion iA is an entry-level sedan newly-minted in the Scion lineup, and so packed with goodness that you'll never know it's a compact. This car tosses the old "compacts are cheap and boring" cliche out its window and speeds off without looking back.
Master & Dynamic has been drawing attention in the personal audio market as of late, combining quality audio with sharp design. We were recently sent a pre-production review unit of its latest MW60 Wireless Over Ear Headphones to check out ... inside of a high-quality aluminum travel case from Zero Halliburton, no less.
A new Nexus phone used to be something to get excited about for Android devotees; it represented what Google thought could be an ideal mobile experience for others to build off of. The Nexus 5X doesn't quite engender that same mystique, but after spending over a week with one, we can still recommend it as one of the best overall value smartphones around.
The more we talk about the automotive space, the more we realize that there is literally a car for everyone out there. For a certain segment of entry-level sports car buyers, the 2016 Scion FR-S is a perfect fit. This car isn’t so much a track-ready checkered flag winner as it is a tuner’s dream. It’s potential on four wheels.
There are no shortage of camera straps out there which promise to make carrying your interchangeable-lens shooter more comfortable. The Boomr, which is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign, aims to do this by using built-in bungee cords to act as shock absorbers. We recently spent some time with a pre-production model to see whether the Boomr is worthy of bouncing its way onto your camera.
Creative Labs likes to do things big by packing its speakers with power and features. The original Roar, which we reviewed last year, delivered impressive sound and functionality. As an encore to the original, the Roar 2 is designed to be 20 percent smaller without any sacrifice or compromise to the hardware and audio. How well does this new version succeed? We recently spent a few weeks putting the Roar 2 speaker to the test.
Motorola's flagship phone for 2015, the Moto X Style (called the Moto X Pure Edition in the U.S.) has an appealing set of specs, a stylish design and all the customization benefits of Moto Maker. In the cutthroat Android handset market, though, making a good phone isn't always good enough.