Strida: A stroller for adults?

On July 20, 2009, in Gadgets, Geeky, by Ben

Theres all kinds of foldable bikes on the market and the Strida has been around since 1987. With its innovative design, it is still considered as one of the best of its kind, weighing only 10 kg, with a greaseless belt drive and boasting a fold/unfold-in-10 secs design.

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Despite having its closest relative, the even smaller A-bike, your energy-speed conversion cannot be accomplished more effectively than on the Strida. The only down side is it does have its difficult moments when one attempts to go up a slope and it just attracts too much attention whilst on the road !

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Here’s another recap of those juicy Sony OLEDs by Megawhat.tv which were featured at this year’s CES. Wristwatches with bending screens, full screen folding laptops, etc… you name it. We’ve been tipped some of our videos aren’t working within feed readers like Google Reader. This sounds like an old WordPress issue, so we’re looking into that, meanwhile if you can all do us a favour and email us / leave a comment if you spot a post with videos that aren’t working!

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Is there anything that ASUS can’t do or won’t try to do? Who knows, though the origami fold / unfold laptop concept featured below may just be another out of the blue, pure imagination, it certainly isn’t one we would want to miss. I wonder what else goes on in their creative minds…

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You may remember we unboxed a pair of Able Planet Foldable headphones (aka Clear Harmony Foldable with Linx Audio) a few weeks ago. If you missed that previous post, the unboxing gallery of it is here.

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