What do you mean, “No Hockey”?

Personalized Backyard Hockey Rink

The decision by the NHL to impose a lockout  following the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement has many of us disheartened. For the third time in less than 20 years, a labor dispute will deter hockey fans from their daily fix of passing, checking, and goal scoring. Already, the first two weeks of the regular season have been canceled, with no news of a pending resolution.

And while we can’t replace the speed and intensity of ice hockey at its highest level, Hammacher Schlemmer has just enough to tide you over until our favorite skaters are back on the ice rinks of North America. The Personalized Backyard Hockey Rink lets you bring the fun and excitement of odd-man rushes, penalty shots, and kick saves right to your door. No tickets needed to get in, no satellite dish required to watch, and no minivan full of equipment to load up. Let’s just play hockey!

The Personalized Backyard Hockey Rink

Electric bicycles emerge in Vegas

Electric Comfort BicycleElectric bicycles will be a topic of conversation when Interbike commences this week at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Interbike is North America’s largest annual gathering of the bicycle industry, with over 750 companies representing more than 1,200 brands attending. And one of the trends they’ll be focusing on is the “e-bike.”

 

E-bikes combine traditional pedal power with an electric motor for assisting the rider

Folding Electric Bicycle

when going uphill, or across broad flats. With today’s commuter constantly on the lookout for alternatives to heavy automobile traffic, more and more are turning to the bicycle as a way not only save time, but to be “greener” as well. The electric bicycle offers a combination of a bike that allows one to continue moving when motorists have become gridlocked, and an electricity-powered mode of transportation for those who would rather not physically pedal their bikes through an entire commute.

At Hammacher Schlemmer, we have several e-bikes to choose from. Fold-able e-bikes, tricycles, even e-bikes for multiple riders! Whether you need to beat traffic getting to and from work, or are looking for a fun way to get around the neighborhood, we have the electric bicycle to fit your needs. Take a tour through our Outdoor Fun section, and find your ride today!