VIDEO: New Gizmo Makes Reading on the Treadmill Easier
No matter how many times I try to get through an Us Weekly, I’ve never been able to read while I run on the treadmill without feeling seasick. If you’re in the same boat (ha!), here’s something that could make both our lives a little easier: a new clip-on device called Run-n-Read, which detects how much—and at what rate and speed—your head bounces up and down as you run and makes the text on your e-reader bounce in sync.
The only real downside I can see is that you have to have the thing clipped to a headband or on the collar of your shirt, which could be a little annoying, considering that to turn a page, you have to tap the device once to go forward and twice to go back. So, like, imagine running on the treadmill and having to tap your forehead every two minutes. But maybe after awhile you don’t even notice it?
The nice thing is, this little gadget doesn’t break the bank at the special get-in-on-the-ground-floor pricing of $55. (The creators are in the process of raising funds to get the thing available to the mass market.) It works with an app available for Android and iOS devices. Check out the video below to see the Run-n-Read in action.