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TurnPoint Smart Motorcycle Glove

By: on March 24, 2017
$149 - $199
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The TurnPoint Glove is a navigation wearable for motorcycle riders. It makes following GPS maps and directions easier (and safer) because you don't have to find a nonexistent windshield, dash, or air vent on your bike that will mount your phone within plain view while you're riding. TurnPoint nests inside a custom motorcycle glove on your left hand, using Bluetooth LE to sync with a map app, and displaying turn-by-turn directions on the top of your hand as you go.

Lab Brothers are developing the TurnPoint so that, "From now on, [you'll] only get lost when you want to." The device itself looks like one of those View-Master reels, a small disc with 18 encircling dots and corresponding mileage numbers. The dots light up with LEDs to notify you of the distance until a turn--from 0 to 4+ miles, in half-mile increments--and, when you approach the turn, which direction to go. The attached TurnPoint glove also has fingertip control so you can interact with the GPS device without taking your hands off the handlebars. For example, touching your thumb to your index finger will indicate the distance to your next turn, and which direction to go.

TurnPoint seeks crowdfunding on Kickstarter through May 6, 2017. At printing, the glove paired with a GPS app available only for iOS, though Lab Brothers says if they exceed their $125,000 funding goal they can start to build an Android version too. Backers will receive the TurnPoint Bluetooth device fitted into the teched-up Left glove, as well as a matching Right glove with no superpowers.

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Sick in the Head: The 10 Coolest Motorcycle Helmets

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Thorns In - The Glove You Can't Take Off

$978 from Sruli Recht »

Thorns In meaning #1: Ten thousand mic-rose thorns lining the inside of this shark skin glove. Thorns In meaning #2: Ten thousand mic-rose thorns gouging fish-hook style into the hand of its wearer, such that pulling...

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The TRON Light Cycle

Discontinued

Yeah, it costs more than twice the country's 2011 median income, but two little words make it worth every penny: Street. Legal. If you can convince the bank, or your mom, to spot you the cash, a living, breathing replica...

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Yamaha NIKEN 3-Wheel Motorcycle

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Is Yamaha's NIKEN a threesome you could go for? The company will formally unveil its 3-wheeled motorcycle on November 6, 2017 at the Yamaha "Pioneers of Emotions" EICMA Press Premiere (you can watch it live at 9pm CET...

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Motoped Survival Bike

$2,499 - $3,149 from Motoped »

Universal mounting rack. Three gallons of fuel. In critical times, Motoped's Survival Bike puts escape in the hands of your feet. The military-inspired superhauler has a back rack assembly primed for multiple bolt-on...

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RYNO One Wheel Motorcycle

$5,295 from RYNO Motors »

Ever wanted to pop a perpetual wheelie? Well get ready, 'cause RYNO Motors is in production and set for the 2012 US release of two tiers of its self-balancing, single-wheeled, shit-stirring beast of a motorcycle. OK...

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Gunbus 410 - World's Biggest Motorcycle

A Texas-sized hog made in southwest Germany. Leonhardt Manufacturing's Gunbus 410 owns the current title of World's Biggest (Running) Motorcycle. That means you can really own and operate the steel-and-aluminum behemoth...

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NUVIZ HUD for Motorcycle Helmets

$499 from NUVIZ »

If you're not lucky enough to be selected by Skully to beta test their HUD motorcycle helmet, you might consider joining the line to own the NUVIZ take on motorcycle Head-Up Display. The NUVIZ Ride:HUD, a joint venture...

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Wearable Chairless Chair

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Welp, at least with the wearable Chairless Chair you'll never have to worry about someone stealing your seat. Or forgetting to save you one. Or expecting you to stand for the entirety of their lecture about your inability...

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The Dark Knight Rises Motorcycle Suit

$1,545 from UD Replicas »

Answer: As a souped-up sick UD Replicas Motorcycle Suit. Question: What is one more way in which the Dark Knight rises? Designed especially for the latest Batman trilogy's epic conclusion, the Dark Knight Rises Motorcycle...

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$50k from Hoverbike »

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Nuada Hand Strength Enhancing Glove

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It's hard to tell if there's a working prototype of the Nuada glove out there, of if the hand strength enhancement system exists only as a concept with renderings. The video, which would be a terrific place to demonstrate...