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April 29, 2010

Fun New Cycling Gadgets

Sprocket Pocket The folks at Maya, a Pittsburgh tech company, had a creative idea: They made a video showing you how to make an iPad pocket for your cycling jacket. You definitely need some prior sewing knowledge to make the nifty pouch, but when it's done, the "Sprocket Pocket" (with the help of an app, of course), allows you to signal without ever taking your hands off the handlebars. Ride carefully, though, because you don't want to take a spill and smash your expensive iPad.

In other non-essential but kind of fun technology news, now you can equip your bike with a 3DBottle, a reusable water bottle with a special image engraved on the side. Hold your bottle up to a webcam and the camera recognizes the image and plays a video. What's the point? There really isn't one, and we have the feeling the novelty will quickly wear off and you'll be left with a regular old reusable water bottle.

All this cycling-related technology is a good sign, though, because it means people are increasingly using bicycles as transportation.

-- Sophie Matson / photo courtesy Maya Design

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