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Some would argue that professional baseball of past eras was a simpler and purer version of the game, free from controversies like player strikes or steroid use. And this line of Shoeless Joe throwback gloves, that recreate designs from as far back as 1910, could help you relive those times — even if they’re named after a player who was banned from the game after the 1919 Chicago White Sox scandal. Simpler times, right?
The trickiest part of avoiding exposure to toxic substances is that they’re often invisible, odourless and undetectable to our five senses. And as an alternative to expensive detectors and other electronic sensors, researchers at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT in Regensburg have created a simple pair of gloves that turn colour in the presence of toxic airborne materials.
It may not have been a runaway success for Nintendo, but a company called B.i.Tech is hoping there’s still some interest in the Power Glove concept. Its BEARTek gloves wirelessly connect to your smartphone or MP3 player over Bluetooth, providing full control of your device with simple fingertip taps.
It’s an issue that’s plagued mobile phone users for years now. You like the convenience a Bluetooth headset promises, but don’t want to look like a complete tool walking down the street. So as a happy medium, Hi-Fun has created this Bluetooth glove that lets you make and take calls like you’re pantomiming the ‘call me’ gesture.
It might look like a badass start to your own Iron Man suit, but on closer inspection, this $US3300 CO2-powered Exo-Gauntlet on Etsy won’t quite give you Tony Stark-like superpowers.