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Gadget Guy: Winter Gadgets

Published: 8:51AM Thursday May 29, 2014

  • Gadget Guy John Buckley. (Source: Breakfast)
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Be Headwear Bluetooth Beanie

The BE Headwear Bluetooth beanie gives you the freedom to be with your music on the go without worrying about wires.

The Beanies come in wide range of fashion styles and sizes but one thing they all have in common is a little bit of technology sewn into the seam - a Bluetooth receiver connected to a couple of speakers and a microphone.

That means you can wear your beanie while running (or have it on under your helmet while snowboarding) and at the same time, you can stream tunes and receive phone calls without having to take your phone out of your pocket.

Available from select Snow Sports shops nationwide and Mitre 10 Mega stores.

Recommended retail price: $69.00

Distributor website:

http://www.winterimports.co.nz/#!shops/c3vf

Halo Belt 2.0 from Bells and Whistles.co.nz

The Halo Belt 2.0 is the perfect gadget for cycling, walking and running in the dark.

The Halo Belt is a versatile tool that aids in creating visibility. It is reflective, fully adjustable, rechargeable, and also illuminates. While it's designed as a belt for the waist, it is also commonly worn over the shoulder, loosely around the waist or even clipped around a backpack. At the flick of a button, the reflective band can be powered on to deliver a solid or flashing light.

Available in red, blue and green this Kickstarter funded tech innovation is exclusively available in New Zealand through bike accessories store Bells and Whistles.

Specifications:

Charge: Mini USB rechargeable with cable

Battery Life: Up to 36 hours of illumination in flash mode

Size: Adjustable Elastic from size 0 to 46

Waterproof: Is Water Resistant (can not be submerged)

Weight: 125 grams (including rechargeable battery

Price: $49.00 each

Website:

http://www.bellsandwhistles.co.nz/collections/all-products/products/halo-belt

Wizmount CU2 Backpack from The CollectorsCo.com

TheCollectorsCo.com is a cool new Kiwi owned website that collects unique gifts and gadgets from NZ and around the world including the WizMount pack for GoPro*.

The backpack makes extreme over the shoulder camera angles a reality for adventurous filmers with a GoPro video camera.

The pack's little secret is the in-built extendable camera pole mount for capturing high-intensity action sports video, making it perfect for snowboarding or extreme mountain biking.

Backpack Price: $239.90

Website:

http://thecollectorsco.com/

*GoPro camera sold seperately

All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability

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