BearTek Motorcycle GlovesBearTek Gloves launched globally Oct. 21, 2013 and are available to consumers during the 2013 holiday season. They are a unique and brand-new-to-the-market wearable technology gift for outdoor and action sports lovers that like to enjoy their sport with the safety of intuitive single hand control.
The luxury class gloves are specifically designed for motorcycle, ski and snowboard enthusiasts as well as for those who are frequently outdoors in the winter months, to provide them the ability to stay connected to their phone, music media, and action camera devices with simple taps of their fingers.By integrating Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities and other wireless technologies into the gloves, wearers are given instant connectivity in the glove fingertips to control their phone, music and other media devices like GoPro cameras without physically touching them.The innovative design relieves the issue outdoor enthusiasts have suffered from of stopping, taking out their mobile device and removing their gloves to answer a call, change a playlist or operate their GoPro camera. BearTek Gloves operate by tapping thumb to various finger touchpads embedded along the sides of the fingers to send a signal to the media device that is safely tucked away.The snow glove kits retail for $250, the motorcycle glove for $275 and the winter classic glove for $225. Kits include the specialty glove with the selection of a Bluetooth or a GoPro camera sync module. All are available at www.beartekgloves.com. Gloves are available in black with silver trim accents and sizes small through XXL.Willie Blount (Founder & CEO of Blue Infusion Technologies) says: “BearTek gloves will be the must have gift for sports enthusiasts this holiday season. Not only are they a great present for someone who loves the latest in technology gear, but they will provide critical control for those who wear them.“They are a practical problem-solving gift while also appealing to those who are gadget lovers and technology fanatics. With the introduction of the GoPro® camera control, BearTek will relieve the three most said words on the mountain, ‘is it on?’”Maryland-based Blue Infusion Technologies made a limited release of BearTek Gloves available on September 9, 2013. The premium luxury gloves designed with flexibility for practical use are constructed for maximum durability and provide warmth and protection from the elements. Inside the cuff is the patent pending wireless sync module technology that is the core of the one-of-a-kind finger-touch control system.Once fully charged the module provides up to 80 hours of rechargeable battery life. The gloves include a 30-day “no questions asked” return policy and one-year warranty. By touching the touchpads users can manipulate key functions of phone, music or GoPro camera.The Bluetooth module allows users to instantly play or pause music, skip forward/back, fast forward/rewind, and accept or reject incoming phone calls. The Wi-Fi module controls critical GoPro camera functions such as start/stop video recording, change between video/photo modes, snap photos and the camera’s important power on/off for optimal battery consumption. BearTek Gloves are also compatible with Bluetooth headsets and helmets and are designed for easy system upgrades through the patent pending removable module that is interchangeable between current and future versions of the BearTek Glove line.Blue Infusion Technologies Originally a Kickstarter.com campaign, BearTek™ Gloves, is a true entrepreneurial start-up by Blue Infusion Technologies, an innovative company specializing in enhancing experiences through the use of technology. Outfitted with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology, BearTek gloves allow motorcycle and snow sport enthusiasts to operate other Bluetooth and wireless devices by touching designated fingers without touching the device. For more information, please visit beartekgloves.com or facebook.com/BlueInfusion.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.