Quan­tum Leap

Bespoke - - FASHIONISM -

A cou­ple of months ago the Ap­ple Store be­gan sell­ing a smart jump-rope. Now, put aside your scep­ti­cism of whether a skip­ping rope should even be given ‘brains’ be­cause we as­sure you Tan­gram’s new prod­uct is worth a closer look, even if it is con­sid­er­ably more ex­pen­sive than the or­di­nary sort. What’s so spe­cial about it then? Firstly, the Tan­gram Fac­tory Smart Rope was de­vel­oped by one of the ven­dors that helped cre­ate Sam­sung’s Smart TV ex­pe­ri­ence, and they’ve done their home­work, pro­duc­ing a well-stud­ied 90 USD prod­uct that comes in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent fin­ishes, in­clud­ing chrome, gold, as well as black and white metal. We love how each han­dle con­tains two sets of ball bear­ings and a rope an­chor­ing that’s been off-set at a 45-de­gree an­gle to make sure you achieve the smoothest and most nat­u­ral swing pos­si­ble. Of course, given the smart moniker, there are also a num­ber of mag­netic sen­sors in the han­dles, which keep track of your ev­ery jump and re­lay this in­for­ma­tion to your phone via a Smart Gym app. But there’s also a clus­ter of 23 LED lights on the rope, which come to life as you swing, thereby cre­at­ing a float­ing head-up-dis­play. It’s a cool fea­ture and helps make the rope more de­sir­able.

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