The new and interesting gear thread...

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Wingnut » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:27 pm

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:51 am

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Spot Gen3

The promoted new features are:

New features Options:

Tracking motion-activated regardless of the level of tracking you choose (Basic, Unlimited or Extreme). A vibration sensor tells your SPOT to send track updates when you are moving and to stop when you do. This is a great new battery-saving feature!

Unlimited Tracking Set it and forget it. Pre-set your SPOT Gen3 to send tracks at the speed of your adventures. Change your tracks to send every 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes. SPOT Gen3 will send tracks at your chosen rate for as long as your device is turned on and moving (no need to re-set after 24 hours). Tracking doesn't stop until you do.

Extreme Tracking Get all of the great features of Unlimited Tracking, but with the added ability to vary your track rate down to every 2 ½ minutes. D

Longer Battery Life SPOT Gen3 has approximately twice the battery life of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger!

Battery Options Now there are more options for how you power your SPOT:
4 AAA Energizer® Ultimate Lithium 8x Batteries (L92)
4 AAA Energizer® NiMH reusable batteries (NH12)
Line power with a 5v USB connection. (SPOT Gen3 is not waterproof when line powered.)

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby TouringPhil » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:27 pm

Finally have an account setup. :D

The Gen3 looks interesting but it's a bit expensive by the time you pay for this device and the ongoing annual fees. Still looks like a great little unit, in particular this latest version just released.

I'm considering, something similar to monitor my Bike, while I'm out and about, therefore if someone so happens to manage to pass my Kryponite Lock on my bike and rides off, I'll be allerted to this on my mobile phone and able to track my bike.

I'm looking at something like this.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:00 pm

RonK and now myself are users of Anker's 5-Port 40W USB Charger. It is great to see that the Anker charger now gets the Techmoan treatment.



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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:43 pm

Aushiker wrote:RonK and now myself are users of Anker's 5-Port 40W USB Charger. It is great to see that the Anker charger now gets the Techmoan treatment.



Andrew


Andrew where did you purchase it I'm in for buying one?

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:24 pm

Aushiker wrote:RonK and now myself are users of Anker's 5-Port 40W USB Charger. It is great to see that the Anker charger now gets the Techmoan treatment.

He said what I said - you just can't beat it for a traveller's aid. I've been using mine for a month now and I'm delighted with it. As I write it is charging two iPads, an iPhone, a Magellan Cyclo and a Shimano Sports Cam. No sweat.

I assume that Andrew got his from King Power Accessories, same as I did.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:52 pm

RonK wrote:I assume that Andrew got his from King Power Accessories, same as I did.


Yes same place. I am thinking of getting a second one to leave at the office. Having the cameras on the bike and GPS to charge when I commute I see it as been an ideal solution.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:25 pm

Thanks for that what plug did it come with HK, UK or Aus?

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:55 pm

}SkOrPn--7 wrote:Thanks for that what plug did it come with HK, UK or Aus?

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HK, which is probably UK anyway. But the cords are common and I had a bunch of them already.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:25 pm

RonK wrote:
}SkOrPn--7 wrote:Thanks for that what plug did it come with HK, UK or Aus?

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HK, which is probably UK anyway. But the cords are common and I had a bunch of them already.


Thanks Ron I'm going to place an order now.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:02 pm

Aushiker wrote:The Anker Astro E5 15000 mAh looks like a reasonable compromise for me ... 10,500 to 12,000 mAh in reality which isn't to bad, two USB outputs at 1 amp and 2 amp and USB charging at 1.5 amp if going just for a battery.

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I now have one ex Japan. Very solid feel to it, charging my phone as I type. Seems to be quick with the charging. I got it from ebay seller, tokyofreaks23 for US$62.00.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby TouringPhil » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:05 pm

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Aushiker wrote:The Anker Astro E5 15000 mAh looks like a reasonable compromise for me ... 10,500 to 12,000 mAh in reality which isn't to bad, two USB outputs at 1 amp and 2 amp and USB charging at 1.5 amp if going just for a battery.

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I now have one ex Japan. Very solid feel to it, charging my phone as I type. Seems to be quick with the charging. I got it from ebay seller, tokyofreaks23 for US$62.00.

Andrew


Whats the weight?

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby il padrone » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:03 pm

What a wild rig for loaded touring :D

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby chillimagnum » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:47 am

Anyone know what cells are used in that Anker? eg. Japanese, Chinese, manufacturer.
That seller says he sells Japanese products but the Anker website I can't find that information.
With a 5V / 1.5A micro USB input, then ewerk with 5V 500mA output would be too slow to recharge? This would require a solar panel for off grid recharge?
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Wingnut » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:15 pm

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Andy » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:11 pm

A very neat little dynamo and only 70 grams. http://www.velogical-engineering.com/rim-dynamo-en

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Mike Ayling » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:07 pm

Andy wrote:A very neat little dynamo and only 70 grams.



And only 150 Euros!

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby kx315 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:38 pm

Built in road rash protection & BO elimination...... http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/09/carbo ... road-rash/
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:35 pm

This looks very interesting - the Falco Fusion Sports Electric Wheel Offers Seamless Power and Cardio-Control with Biometrics Feedback.

Well, I dunno about cardio-control, but what I do like is that it's for a rear wheel and is both cassette and disc brake compatible.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby TouringPhil » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:07 pm

That would have come in handy today.... Bugger of a hill I just rode up, felt great when I got to the top.

Love your website RonK. I'm going to start reading now.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:26 pm

TouringPhil wrote:Love your website RonK. I'm going to start reading now.

It's been a long while between updates Phil - work commitments have curtailed my touring activities for a couple of years, but I have unfinished business in EnZed and I'll definitely be heading off again soon...
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby outnabike » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:06 pm

So who is going to the Euro bike show in Germany to see the latest gear on display. http://www.eurobike-show.com/eb-en/

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Baalzamon » Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:21 pm

outnabike wrote:So who is going to the Euro bike show in Germany to see the latest gear on display. http://www.eurobike-show.com/eb-en/

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Wingnut » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:46 am

I want one of these!

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:21 pm

Quick Caps - neat little QR locks...

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