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March 31, 2010

Knox Handroid

"... a Kevlar-, kangaroo-hide-, and, yes, exoskeleton-reinforced motorcycle gauntlet. Thermoplastic urethane spines run down the outside of each finger and flex with your digits. To keep the armor in place, a ratchet system cinches 19 strands of stainless steel wire, spreading the pressure across your entire forearm. Then, when the pavement tries to persuade your bones to move beyond their comfort zone, the Handroid answers no," wrote Joe Brown in the April 2010 issue of Wired magazine about this formidable piece of kit.

More technical video here.

$250 (or the local equivalent) at Knox stockists worldwide.

March 31, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink


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