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Clients SensoGlove & Golf-X-Cube in Holiday Gift
Guide “4 Gadgets For Athletes”!
- Holiday Gift Guide: 4 Gadgets For Athletes
- Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and
Cyber Monday are behind us, so I guess the 2013 holiday shopping
season is in full gear. If you made it through the opening
weekend with any money left, and you’re still in search of great
gift ideas, here are four gadgets or devices to consider buying
for your more active or athletic friends or family.
Golf is a very popular sport. It is an exercise in sadomasochism
that can be quite fun and relaxing if you do it right. That’s
SensoGlove may be able to help.
Many amateur golfers have a natural tendency to want to swing a
golf club like it’s a vertical baseball bat—gripping the club as
if they’re trying to choke the life out of it and swinging with
maximum force as if they’re trying to ring the bell at one of
those carnival games. The reality is that proper form yields
significantly better results than brute force.
You want to hold the club firmly enough to maintain control and
not have it fly out of your hands and go farther down the
fairway than your golfball. But, you also want a grip that is
not too tense. You have to find a balance between gripping the
club lightly, but tightly enough at the same time.
The SensoGlove is a soft cabretta leather golf glove with
sensors in the fingertips and a small computer that clips to the
glove on the back of your hand. The sensors detect how firmly
you’re gripping the club, and the computer provides both visual
and audible feedback to let you know if you’re gripping the club
The computer operates on CR1620 watch style batteries which you
can easily replace. If you wear the actual glove out, you can
purchase a replacement glove from SensoGlove, and just snap the
computer module onto it. The SensoGlove costs $89 on the
website, and replacement gloves without the computer cost
$22.48. There is also a value pack that comes with both
SensoGloves for both your right and left hands for only
$132.94—a significant savings over buying each separately.
The next gift idea continues to golfing theme, but it’s less of
a “gadget” than the other items on this list. The
Golf-X-Cube is literally just a block of green plastic.
There aren’t any computers or electronics involved at all.
The concept behind the Golf-X-Cube is ingenious in its
simplicity. The Golf-X-Cube is dark green on the very top, while
the rest of it is a lighter yellow-green. To use it, you simply
place it on the ground in front of you while you are practicing.
Just as with the golf grip, the goal of the golf swing is to
execute proper form, not swing with every muscle and beat the
ball as hard as you can. It’s important to rotate your torso,
and shift your weight properly for the correct golf swing, and
the Golf-X-Cube helps you achieve that motion.
When you’re in the proper position over the Golf-X-Cube, all you
can see is the dark green top. The goal is to maintain that
position throughout the swing motion. If you sway back or
forward during the swing rather than rotating properly, the
lighter green plastic will become visible.
The Golf-X-Cube is small enough to toss in your bag and take
with you to the driving range, or try it out on a golf course if
you like. It costs $33.95 and comes with a DVD that walks you
through proper swing technique and how to use the Golf-X-Cube
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