Gadgets: a new way to power up your bike ride

Springtime means bike riding time. And there is a little gadget will keep you powered up during the longest rides. It is a portable, weather-proof bike-mounted battery pack for your mobile devices called the BikeCharge and it's from Tigra.

The BikeCharge fits any size bike frame, and rotates 360 degrees so you can position it just right.Not only is it weatherproof, it's shockproof too. They've drop-tested it from six feet up. No damage. It's got enough power inside to add at least one full charge to your mobile device. Just re-load it with the USB using the wall or computer.

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Blendtec 725

This gadget is described as a blender with a brain. Like all the Blendtec line, it's a powerful appliance that gives you commercial-grade results at home. It features a 100-speed touch slider that lets you change speeds with the swipe of a finger to create the perfect blend. Adjust it for smoothies, salsas, soup or grinding coffee beans and nuts. It also remembers what you blend, and offers up blending tips on its digital readout.

Inner Balance App

This is a new approach to improving wellness, by helping you manage your stress better. A sensor clips on to your ear and into your iPhone. It then guides you through a series of breathing and meditation exercises. The Inner Balance app helps you track your mood, and create a more positive outlook on life. Learn more at

Boomerang Portable Wireless Speaker

The Boomerang is designed to bring a home theater surround-sound to tablets and large format smartphones. It squeezes onto the sides of your tablet, which you can prop up at a comfortable angle for watching movies and video. Integrated bluetooth and NFC technology for easy pairing.

Tight Lines Jewelry

This is a line of sterling silver fly fishing jewelry custom-made in the USA. The artist behind Tight Lines says she wanted each piece to reflect her love of nature, and to capture the spiritual nature of fly fishing. The line includes pendants, neck wires, earrings, rings and more. Fifty percent of each order is donated to Trout Unlimited. Learn more at


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