Jump rope shows your stats using persistence of vision


#1

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#2

Is it me or did that Kickstarter video sound like a bad infomercial?


#3

What next a bluetooth toothpick? Must everything have electronics?


#4

Interested only if comes with noose peripheral (and app).


#5

I haven’t seen anybody jump rope since sixth grade. Obviously, our old-timey ropes weren’t high-techy enough.


#6

I actually work with a guy who has a bluetooth fork.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2013/01/hapifork-bluetooth-fork-vibrates-if-you-eat-too-fast/


#7

This is nice, but is should be more complex so you can watch an adventure time episode but only if you jump for the full 15 minutes.


#8

If this thing came with an API so you could completely customize the “screen” it would be awesome.


#9

When it comes to jump ropes, longevity seems to drop the more you pay. I’ve worn out a lot of expensive ball-bearing-handled leather ropes before I realized how sturdy and durable the plastic-beaded ones are.

And when the beads in the middle start to get too worn out, just move them to the ends and let the others take their place.

I can’t imagine that plastic tube hitting the sidewalk very long before it has to be replaced.


#10

I don’t know why, but this whole commercial made me sad.

Anyone else feel that?


#11

I don’t care about the rope. I just wanted to look at that perfect fit body in motion.


#12

Looks like a high-tech Skip-it.


#13

Its a neat product, but man, ads these days. With that soundtrack I felt like it was going to resurrect my grandma so I could finally say the words I never got to say while she was alive.


#14

I especially appreciate they only researched the sexiest, stock photography jump rope images available today.


#15

Maybe the display can tell me when to jump, so I don’t tie myself in knots and fall over! I am in decent shape, but never been able to jump rope for more than a few seconds. I should try it again sometime.

Without my phone! I only use it for watching David Lynch movies.


#16

Just wait until they digitize toilet paper.


#17

Isn’t that what happens when you hold it in your hand?


#18

How much did that video cost? You could easily spend $5,000 - $10,000 making one like that. Plus all the money used to make the prototype. While it is neat to see a product that is already highly developed on Kickstarter, this really seems like one of those “Yeah, you are actually just making a dodgy purchase, not actually “investing” in something” Kickstarters. These folks clearly do not need the $60,000 they are raising. This is really more of a marketing method, I’d think, than an actual need for production run money.


#19

I saw an idea for something like this 30 years ago. The concept was that a post beside the road could be an electronic sign. The lights mounted on the post would draw an image as a vehicle drove past.


#20

What if you accidentally step on it? I’d like to know how the wiring survives a few thousand bends where it goes from the rotating handle.