Thursday, May 24, 2012

ReeCharge™ Case for iPhone

This is one of the itens that I'll need to get around all islands in the 10 countries around Haiti:

ReeCharge™ Case for iPhone

  • Integrated 1400 mAh lithium polymer battery
  • Charge out function allows the case to charge other USB devices
  • Hard engineering-plastic case and silicone liner protect your iPhone against scratches and knocks
  • RidgeSeal case design protects against weather, sweat, and grime — meets IPX4 water resistance standard
  • Double-pivot lock system for secure case closure
  • Compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 3G
  • Optional ReeCharge Case Bracket clamps the case securely to any handlebar or railing up to 40 mm in diameter
  • Optional ReeCharge Dynamo Kit lets a bicycle hub dynamo charge the ReeCharge Case
ReeCharge™ Case for iPhone
The ReeCharge Case is a rugged, weatherproof case that completely encloses and protects your iPhone yet still allows full access to the touchscreen and your apps. Even better, the ReeCharge Case integrates a powerful lithium polymer battery that helps your iPhone’s battery keep up with your most epic outings.
With your iPhone fully protected and staying charged, you are ready for long days outdoors, in the saddle, on the trail, or on the slopes. With the optional ReeCharge Case Bracket, the ReeCharge Case mounts easily to the handlebar of any bicycle, allowing you to turn your iPhone into a powerful cycling computer with the appropriate app like the highly-rated BioLogic BikeBrain.




Made for iPhone

ReeCharge™ Dynamo Kit

This is one of the itens that I'll need to get around all islands in the 10 countries around Haiti, since my tent does not have solar power :-p

ReeCharge™ Dynamo Kit

  • Works with most standard bicycle hub dynamos
  • Safety circuitry in power converter protects battery against power spikes
  • Designed to work with the ReeCharge Case Bracket and ReeCharge Case (both sold separately)
  • Compatible with the ReeCharge power pack (sold separately)
ReeCharge™ Dynamo Kit
 Bicycle hub dynamos are the perfect source of green power — a dynamo generator embedded in the hub generates free electricity while you ride. The ReeCharge Dynamo Kit allows you to use this power to charge your iPhone on your bike through the optional ReeCharge Case and ReeCharge Case Bracket. Perfect for long tours where you need to keep your phone charged. A power converter with safety circuit conditions the power and keeps the device you’re charging protected from surges.

















ReeCharge™ Case Bracket

This is one of the itens that I'll need to get around all islands in the 10 countries around Haiti:

ReeCharge™ Case Bracket


  • Pivots 180° for easy switching between portrait and landscape modes
  • The ReeCharge Case (sold separately) clips easily on and off with the push of a button
  • BaseCharge technology provides for cleaner cabling by running the power from a Dynamo Kit through the bracket to power the ReeCharge Case
  • Fits handlebars, stems, and railings up to 40 mm (1.57”) in diameter
  • Weight: 75 g (2.56 oz)
ReeCharge™ Case Bracket
The ReeCharge Case Bracket mounts the ReeCharge Case for iPhone onto any vehicle with a stem or railing up to 40 mm in diameter, including bicycles, motorcycles, scooters, golf carts, and boats. Heavy-duty thumbscrews keep the case securely mounted on even the roughest roads.
If you have a bicycle hub dynamo and use the optional Dynamo Kit you can even charge your iPhone while you ride. BaseCharge technology runs the charging cable into the Case Bracket, which connects your charging device to the ReeCharge Case automatically, so it looks cleaner and you don’t need to fiddle with twisted cables.

Vacuum Flask

This is one of the itens that I'll need to get around all islands in the 10 countries around Haiti: (for fresh water of course! :-)

Vacuum Flask

  • The only vacuum-insulated, bottle cage compatible, one hand operable, bottle on the market
  • Compatible with standard bicycle bottle cages and the BioLogic QuickMount Bottle Cage
  • Surgical grade 304 stainless steel is durable, BPA free, and won’t impart taste
  • SipSpout top designed especially for hot coffee or tea
  • 375 ml (12.7 fl oz) volume capacity
Vacuum Flask
Sometimes, you have to slow down a bit to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, like a steaming cup of hot coffee on a chilly morning bike ride. The Vacuum Flask is an insulated stainless steel bottle designed specifically for standard bottle cages. A push button on the lid opens the SipSpout so it’s easy to take a quick shot at a stoplight. On hot days, it’ll keep a drink ice cold for hours. For hot and cold liquid refreshment.


ReeCharge™ Power Pack

ReeCharge™ Power Pack


  • 1600 mAh Lithium polymer battery
  • Compatible with iPhone* and iPod
  • Works with most standards-based dynamo hubs on any bike
  • Patented technology buffers incoming and outgoing current so it’s safe for all electrical devices
  • Can be charged directly via USB, from a computer or wall outlet
ReeCharge™ Power Pack
The BioLogic ReeCharge power pack offers green power to go! It is a personal power system that can charge most any USB-chargeable device, including iPhones, iPods, cell phones, cameras or GPS units. It incorporates a lithium polymer battery that can be charged by wall outlet, via USB from a computer, and most importantly, any bicycle with a hub dynamo.
Attached to a bicycle hub dynamo, the BioLogic ReeCharge captures and stores the green energy created by the generator in the hub. Now you can use your iPhone’s GPS while you cycle and never worry about drained batteries again. The splash-proof silicone case and specially sealed connectors keep the ReeCharge working even if you get caught in a storm.
When you finish charging the ReeCharge, just detach it from your bike, throw it in your bag, and you have reserve power on tap for all of your electronic devices. It’s perfect for long bike tours when you need to keep your gadgets charged. And it’s also perfect for business trips; you can leave all your other gadget chargers at home; one ReeCharge will charge them all. Includes USB cable with five interchangeable tips for the most common devices.
* Changes implemented in iOS 4.3.x for the iPhone 3GS affects the charging of the phone. If you have an iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.3.x, then the ReeCharge may not work with your phone. This is purely a software-related issue, which we have no control over. The ReeCharge works fine for all previous iOS versions on the iPhone 3G and all current iOS versions, including 4.2.x and 4.3.x, on the iPhone 4.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lembretes de Viagem Importantes


 
Veja as novas taxas de despacho de bagagem para clientes que comprarem bilhetes da Classe Econômica em 10 de fevereiro de 2011 ou após essa data.

 A viagem é mais fácil quando você sabe o que esperar e se planeja com antecedência. Desde o acondicionamento de itens às verificações de segurança, organização para circunstâncias especiais, como crianças, animais de estimação, equipamentos médicos ou instrumentos musicais, aqui estão as informações das quais você precisará ter conhecimento.
A isenção de taxas para a primeira e a segunda bagagem se aplica a passageiros que comprarem bilhetes da Primeira Classe ou da Classe Executiva, associados do AAdvantage Executive Platinum®, AAdvantage Platinum® e AAdvantage Gold®, bem como clientes que compraram bilhetes de tarifa cheia na Classe Econômica.

Tamanho, Peso e Número de Itens de Bagagem 

Itinerário
Número Permitido de Itens Sem Encargos
Tamanho e Peso Permitido Por Item Sem Encargos
Voos dentro dos EUA, Ilhas Virgens Americanas, Porto Rico e Canadá
Uma bagagem de mão: sem encargos
Despacho de bagagem sujeitos a cobrança de taxa
Um item pessoal: sem encargos
Aviso aos Passageiros da Primeira Classe e da Classe Executiva
Temos o prazer de oferecer aos passageiros da Primeira Classe e da Classe Executiva a possibilidade de despachar três bagagens gratuitamente nas viagens pela American ou com conexão pela British Airways ou Iberia.
45 in/114 cm (bagagem de mão)
Não maior que 22 in/56cm de altura, 14 in/ 35 cm de comprimento e 9 in / 23 cm de largura
 
62 in/157 cm (bagagem despachada) *
50 lb/23 kg. (bagagem despachada) *

Voos do Caribe e América Central de e para os EUA, Porto Rico, Ilhas Virgens Americanas, Canadá, Europa e Índia
Os clientes que comprarem bilhetes da Classe Econômica em 10 de fevereiro de 2011 ou após essa data poderão despachar uma bagagem sem encargos e uma segunda bagagem por US$ 30 a cada viagem, desde que ela esteja dentro dos limites de tamanho e peso. Os clientes que compraram bilhetes da Classe Econômica antes de 10 de fevereiro de 2011 podem despachar duas bagagens sem encargos, desde que elas estejam dentro dos limites de tamanho e peso. Veja uma lista de cidades do Caribe e da América Central. As alterações se aplicam a voos da American Airlines, American Eagle e AmericanConnection®. Consulte a lista completa de exceções para passageiros que estão isentos da cobrança da segunda bagagem.
The unique bicycle travel case equiped with air protection

The Helium can carry a road bike as large as a 64cm size or a full-suspension freeride mountain bike. Lightweight, flexible, robust, easy to carry and handle, our case has all the qualities a traveler could wish for. Furthermore, packing a bike in an Helium case is quick and easy.



                                                               

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Portable Solar Charger


Friday, May 18, 2012

Looking for folding bike with racks for travel bags

I'm continuing my search for the best folding bike solution, but it must have racks to hold some travel bags.


Today I've came across this picture... would this be a good solution ?


Saturday, May 5, 2012

How to Make Your Big Idea Really Happen


Inspired by the loss of her thirteen year-old daughter, Candice Lightner founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in 1980 to combat drunk driving through education and legislation. Just a few years later, Lightner and MADD played a pivotal role in passing a federal law which penalized any state that didn't raise the minimum drinking age to 21.
After Barbara Minto joined McKinsey as the firm's first ever female consultant, she found that many management consultants had trouble communicating information effectively. She developed the Minto Pyramid Principle to help colleagues structure their writing, and after gaining support within McKinsey, took the framework to other firms. It has since become ubiquitous across the consulting industry.
Lightner and Minto started out as individuals with a vision, and both women went on to significantly impact the realms they cared about. In our 2008 Harvard Business Review article "Shaping Strategy in a World of Constant Disruption," we discuss how certain firms are harnessing the power of business ecosystems to shape entire industries or markets. As it turns out, individuals can apply several lessons from shaping strategies when trying to turn a grand idea (be it for social good or professional gain) into a reality.
1) Create a Compelling Shaping View
In order to mobilize supporters, it helps to put forth a compelling view of what the future-state could look like. Perhaps the most famous example of a shaping view comes from Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech. In just 17 minutes, the Baptist minister who had been gaining reputation as a Civil Rights leader painted a vivid portrait of a world without racial inequality that ignited his supporters and spurred many to action (even risking their lives) in order to help achieve such a world.
Though the delivery may be less dramatic, a compelling view is just as important when trying to launch a new business venture. When Marc Benioff launched Salesforce.com in 1999, he used speaking engagements not to pitch his new business, but rather, to evangelize his vision of where the future was headed and bring supporters on-board. By getting people to believe in a radically redefined industry, Benioff inspired listeners to invest in making it a reality.
2) Make Sure the Benefit is Mutual
In defining a shaping view, it is important to make clear how the conditions you are trying to achieve will benefit many people beyond yourself. The more tangible you can make these benefits and the more explicitly you can define the types of people who may benefit, the more those people are likely to be motivated to support your efforts and help to make the shaping view a reality. For example, if you are trying to get companies to adopt new technologies or practices, it helps to describe how the work of various types of employees might change if these were adopted. One executive was able to gain the support of grizzled old maintenance guys who were deeply skeptical of social software when he showed them how this new technology could eliminate a major headache in their day-to-day jobs. Rather than talking in generalities, he painted a compelling picture for a specific set of workers to show them how this would help them deal with a very troublesome pain point.
3) Are you serious? Prove it.
First of all, take some action that will demonstrate your conviction regarding the shaping view. Martin Luther King mobilized a lot of people not just because he gave a speech, but because he was willing to make significant personal sacrifices in order to advance his view. It's not just about sacrifice. You can also generate credibility by convincing some prominent or powerful people to join your quest.
Paradoxically, you can also mobilize support by showing weakness. We have written before about the personal and professional value of showing vulnerability. As a leader, this can be as simple as admitting that you don't have all the answers. A 2011 Google study found that, of the eight criteria which make a great manager, deep technical expertise was the least important. Rather than focusing on your own image, pose the thought-provoking questions that invite others to contribute. After all, if you have all the answers, what role is there for others to make a difference?
4) Create a Platform.
If your shaping vision is compelling enough, there are likely many people who want to help make it happen. Having a central shaping platform typically removes friction for these potential supporters, which can help grow a support base and encourage participation. The key is to find ways for people to connect with each other, work with each other and draw strength from each other. For Martin Luther King, the churches spread across the South became key organizing platforms. In the office, it may be as simple as a shared table in the cafeteria at lunch time.
Thanks to the ubiquity of online communities, the virtual ties we form today are often as strong as those we create in-person. World of Warcraft guilds, for example, are extremely committed online groups that work collectively to solve complex problems. Creating a virtual gathering spot can help people who want to contribute but may not be able to meet at a specific time and place. It also provides a way to keep people engaged and contributing in between the meetings held in physical space. As with platforms in shaping strategies for companies, the key is to be creative about helping to reduce barriers to interaction and significantly reduce the investment required to participate as well as accelerating and amplifying the rewards of participation.

5) Gain Critical Mass.
Margaret Meade once famously said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." While this is certainly true in the early stages of a shaping vision (MADD, for example, began with just a small group of mothers), a large support base can lend credibility to a cause. Social software has made it easier than ever to get your message to a broad audience. While those reached through social software may only be weakly affiliated with the movement, their support can help bring attention to your cause and potentially helps connect you to other passionate participants that share your shaping vision.
We live in a world where individuals increasingly have the ability to shape the environment in which they live. Shaping is not just limited to large institutions. In fact, in many of the successful shaping strategies that we studied, the strategies were executed by people with limited resources on the edge of a market or industry. Whether we are seeking to shape our workplace or our society, small moves smartly made can set big things in motion.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What is WWOOF?

Today I was browsing the web, and came across this ... WWOOFing experince ...
What is WWOOFing ? Check out this video:



After that I checked out there web site at www.wwoof.org

What is WWOOF?

WWOOF is a world wide network of organizations.
They link volunteers with organic farmers, and help people share more sustainable ways of living.
WWOOF is an exchange - In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.
WWOOF organizations link people who want to volunteer on organic farms or smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help.




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