Modular running arm-bands and belts hit the Vegas Strip!
Nerdy tech writers like myself aren't expected to do much in the way of "moving", let alone exercising. I've got a thing for long-distance running, though. The most annoying thing about my hobby/addiction is finding ways to carry my gear comfortably. I don't bring much out to run- my smartphone, my keys and my water are usually enough.
But carrying that little is a pain in the ass in running gear. Pockets tend to be small, and heavy objects like a smartphone or a keyring tend to swing up and down as I move. At best, it's uncomfortable. At worst, it leads to the most dreaded of all minor running ailments: chafing.
Kim Overton, inventor of the Small Personal Item belt, has one solution for this issue. The SPIbelt is a modular running belt with a ton of options for pockets. Store your smartphone, water, keys and whatever else you need to take in specially sized compartments. They even have special holsters for EpiPens and Insulin shots and the like.
There are even SPIbelts in bright colors and customized for racers and marathon addicts. Those of you who don't like stuff jangling at your waist can look into the SPIband, which is an arm-band with an attached pocket.
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The belt, the band and the whole line of SPI accessories will be on display at this year's CES 2011 show. Look out for updates and a spot-review of this nifty new health accessory.