QisDesign’s LED Lamps: Boutique Energy Efficiency

As LED lights are starting to become prevalent, thanks to the fact that they are getting more energy efficient than CFLs, we’re finding some interesting lighting solutions from all sorts of companies. These lights were created by the Taiwanese company QisDesign, and they look quite fetching, especially the table lamp that folds completely flat.

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Cannondale’s Simon Advanced Electronic Lefty Fork

Cannondale's Lefty Simon Electronic Fork

At CES, there are gadgets. None of the gadgets amazed me as much as Cannondale’s electronic fork. Suspension forks are one of the most important features of MTBs. Just like Shimano came up with Di2 for road bikes and triathlon bikes, this kind of electronic fork will change MTB.

Why?

It’s kind of a smart fork that does all of the adjustments to your fork electronically, so that you don’t have to worry about it. Pretty cool. Scott has already got a remote lockout button on their high-end MTB like the Genius as well as some of the high-end forks like the RockShox SID XX, it won’t take long for these to be integrated into MTB.

I am a bit surprised that they replaced all of the innards of the lefty suspension fork with only one electronic valve. That doesn’t seem prudent to me. Personally, I’d like to see a top of the line fork with electronic components, like sensors and accelerometers, to do what the Simon does.