A Clever Accessory Ensures You’ll Always Know When You’re Drilling Straight

December 28th, 2020 | Posted in Gadgets, Uncategorized

The vast majority of time you’re using a drill, you want your hole to end up as straight as possible. And the BullseyeBore promises to make it a lot easier to keep your drill at a perfect 90-degree angle using a series of laser-projected rings that distort when it’s not straight.

The battery-powered BullseyeBore uses a simple red laser to project three red rings onto the surface of whatever you’re drilling. In order to ensure the drill is as straight as possible while you’re working, you want the outer ring to be perfectly concentric to the inner two (which don’t distort).

 

The size of the outer glowing ring also provides a visual indication of how deep the drill bit has gone. If the ring starts out at four inches in diameter and ends up being just two, it means the drill bit has penetrated the work surface to a depth of two inches as well. If you’re trying to avoid going all the way through the material you’re drilling, that alone could make the BullseyeBore a must-have addition to your toolbox.

Sadly, though, the BullseyeBore isn’t available for purchase-at least yet. Its creators are planning two versions-one that attaches to the chuck of any drill and accepts bits on the other end, and one that’s actually integrated into a chuck directly. But they’re still on the hunt for partners and OEMs to help them bring their invention to consumers.

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Speedo and Misfit Team Up For a Swimming-Focused Fitness Tracker

December 26th, 2020 | Posted in Gadgets, Uncategorized

Misfit’s button-sized Shine fitness tracker is already waterproof to a depth of over 160 feet, so swimmers don’t need to take it off while training. But since accurately measuring laps is different than measuring steps, Misfit has teamed up with Speedo to create a new version of the Shine that’s customized to track underwater activities.

The Speedo Shine, as the new version is called, features custom firmware with proprietary motion-sensing algorithms allowing it to keep track of a swimmer’s lap count, swim distance, and calories burned, no matter what type of stroke they’re using.

Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, the Speedo Shine also tracks the wearer’s walking, running, cycling, and sleep, just like the original version, so they don’t need to switch between versions going in and out of the water. And it syncs with the existing Misfit app, available on iOS and Android, or Speedo’s own upcoming fitness tracking app called Speedo Fit.

Available starting September 1 on both Misfit’s and Speedo’s websites, the Speedo Shine will sell for $80, which is about $10 more than what the original Shine currently sells for. So if you’re a casual swimmer who’s just curious about how much time they’ve spent in the pool or how many calories they’ve burned, the original version of the Shrine will probably still suit your needs. But if you swim competitively, the Speedo Shine has the potential to genuinely enhance your training routine, and your performance in the pool.

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