If you ever thought that the world of iPhone-related accessories could not grow any weirder or more diverse – repent right now, sinner! The Shaka Wind Meter proves that are still plenty of depths yet to plumb.
The Shaka is a simple tiny gadget – it is a fan that plugs into the headphone socket of your iPhone and tells you the wind speed. It had originally been made for surfers, but it definitely has way more uses than just surfing.
For instance, windsurfers find it handy to know the wind speed, and amateur meteorologists will like the idea that they can keep records of the wind speed and direction as well as the temperature.
Another cool idea would be to use it for running. All those iOS apps for training are good and they all do a fairly decent job counting burnt calories and miles we’ve covered, but, what they don’t do is account for headwinds. Sometimes, you could’ve done a run at half the normal speed, when you actually have made more of an effort than usual – it’s all because of the wind. What if all those workout/training apps measured the speed of the wind and then made up the best solution for your training session?Sounds cool, huh?
Anyhow, the Shaka will be available soon, and you can sign up to receive details at the site.