The Road Ahead : April 2013
QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST CLUB APR/MAY 2013 THE ROAD AHEAD 25 TECH & GADGETS | LIFESTYLE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE HELMETS, VISIT VELOGEAR.COM.AU. TO READ THE STORY BEHIND THE CONEHEAD DESIGN, VISIT ROADAHEAD. COM.AU. *HAVE MORE QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP? VISIT GIZMO.COM.AU. CONTACT GIZMO ON 1300 275 449 OR HELP@GIZMO.COM.AU AND DON'T FORGET TO QUOTE YOUR RACQ MEMBERSHIP NUMBER FOR A 10 PERCENT DISCOUNT ON ANY REMOTE OR ONSITE SERVICE. check out: innovative helmets Keep safe with these helmets incorporating ConeHeadTM technology. SCOTT VANISH EVO Working closely with pro cycling teams, the first generation Vanish has been designed for road riding enthusiasts looking for a race pedigree helmet. Offering a class-leading combination of ventilation, fit, light weight and safety, the helmet combines ConeHeadTM technology with the all-new MRAS II fit system to ensure a comfortable and familiar fit experience. A mountain biking version of the helmet is also available. (RRP $189). KALI NAZA Bringing the same technology-driven performance of the Kali Prana to road motorcycle helmets, the NAZATM carbon motorbike helmet combines advanced strength in a feature rich, ultra-light design. The cutting-edge shape includes dual-density cheek pads for an individualised fit, an integrated ventilation system to ensure the rider's maximum performance and a quick-release, anti-scratch and anti-fog face shield. Comes with a five-year limited warranty (RRP $429). With technology such an important part of our everyday lives, it's vital to keep it in good order. Here are a few things you could do to get organised and ensure that your technology works: OUT WITH THE OLD Do you have files, emails, etc. that you haven't looked at in over a year? Sort through it. Only leave the stuff you're actually using on your computer. Do the same with your calendar/s and contacts. GET A CHECK-UP Is your computer in good health? If you don't want to risk losing what's on there then give it a check-up. At a minimum: 1. Run a virus scan. 2. Install software updates. 3. Delete temporary files. Regular 'check-ups' will help maintain its performance and prevent future problems. CHECK OUT THE COMPETITION Do a bit of research to check you're still getting value-for-money from your service providers. Take the time to compare offers for your mobile, internet and software. You could find a better deal on the same product or be able to upgrade your existing product for the same price. SYNC IT ALL You've cleared out, cleaned up and updated, it's now time to get all of your devices working in harmony. BACK-UP And last but not least, back-up all of your devices including your smartphone and tablet, not just your computer. KALI PRANA GRAFFITTI This motocross helmet may be colourful and light weight, but when it comes to safety and protection it's a true heavyweight. Weighing in at just 1200 grams, the carbon outer shell houses the COMPOSITE FUSIONTM Plus construction based on ConeHeadTM technology. The dual- density CONTEGOTM liner then provides the softest materials next to your head, with the integrated airflow system providing further comfort. (RRP $399). STAYING CONNECTED WITH GIZMO* BACK IN 2008 we brought you the story of RACQ Member Don Morgan's innovative ConeHeadTM helmet lining design. Based on 20 years research, Mr Morgan found that using cone-shaped foam absorbed the impact in a crash more effectively than current hard foam liners. Helmets using his innovative technology are now available in Australia, and the invention has won a string of overseas awards, including the World Invention Award for 2012 in London.