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Hoverbike Brings Return of the Jedi to Life

Hoverbike Brings Return of the Jedi to Life

Chris Malloy of Australia has developed a hoverbike that looks strikingly familiar. This is the first generation prototype that has some definite similarities to the science fiction floating cycles seen in the Lucas film. It is not currently in production, but Chris hopes to bring them to market in about a year. The bike is classified as an ultralite, so there is currently no need of a pilot’s license to operate one.

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YikeBike now comes in cheaper alloy version

YikeBike now comes in cheaper alloy version

In many large cities, a number of people choose to ride bikes rather than drive or take public transportation. There are many reasons for this from not having to sit next to weirdo riders to exercise. For the people that need a little help on their ride to keep from getting too tired there are a number of bikes on the market that are electric to give a little boost for longer rides. Late last year we talked about one of those new electric bikes called the YikeBike.

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Cufflinks look like a bike sprocket and pedal

Cufflinks look like a bike sprocket and pedal

Cufflinks aren't something I really have a use for. As dressed up as I get is khakis and a shirt with three buttons and a collar. I certainly don’t dress up enough to need cufflinks. If you are the cufflink wearing sort, there are a number of geek offerings on the market that will let you look all fancy, but still shout to anyone that looks closely that you are a geek. One of the geekier sets that we have talked about were those USB flash drive cufflinks this time last year.

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StreetFlyer is perfect for those afraid of heights

StreetFlyer is perfect for those afraid of heights

I have always wanted to learn to fly. The thing that always keeps me from that is that even if I learned to fly, actually owning an airplane is well out of my pay grade. If you want to fly, but a plane is too expensive for you or if you are afraid of heights, the next best thing might be the StreetFlyer.

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Kyocera Solar Cycle Station Charges Your E-Bike

Kyocera Solar Cycle Station Charges Your E-Bike

While electric cars may get the most attention, there's other eco-friendly options out there, too. And, frankly, electric bikes are far more friendly to the environment than most electric vehicles. Unfortunately though, the charging stations that juice up the bikes tend to not be. But Kyocera is looking to change all that, thanks to their brand new Solar Cycle Stations, which the company officially announced late yesterday.

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BOND bike packs flamethrower, tank track & ejector seat [Video]

BOND bike packs flamethrower, tank track & ejector seat [Video]

We wouldn't normally talk about insurance companies here on SlashGear, but ilovemybike must've known they'd be appealing to geeks when they put together their BOND bicycle prototype.  According to ETA it's intended to answer the three main criticisms of urban bikers, hence there's a flamethrower in the handlebars for cars that get too close, caterpillar tracks at the back for dealing with potholes, and an ejector seat for disposing of bike thieves.

Video demo after the cut

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