If you do a lot of cycling — especially in high-traffic areas — you no doubt know how important it is to keep your eyes off your fancy phone and on the road. The Hiod One ($TBA) is designed to let you do exactly that. Powered by Bluetooth, the One connects to your phone to make and receive calls, and also lets you talk directly to your other One-toting cycling pals up to 400 meters apart, using a super-simple handlebar-mounted control unit with an OLED display and a armband-mounted, water-resistant voice unit. All the advantages of Bluetooth, none of the dorky headsets.
Named for the incredible performance of the original prototype — "it's like a rocket" — these TaylorMade RocketBallz Fairway Woods & Rescues ($180-$330) are ready to help you out with game-changing length and reliability. They merge a high-strength 455 steel face plate with a cast body to deliver a slightly deeper face and further-forward center of gravity than traditional designs, promoting a higher launch angle and lower spin-rate. TaylorMade says the 3-Wood they sent is at least 17 yards longer than last year's Burner model. We're praying it really does add the extra yardage to our game. We could use it. Expect to see the whole RocketBallz line pretty much everywhere on tour next season.