Former Apple, HP, Google and Amazon product designer Steve Jacobs is the man behind the debut smartwatch from Olio called the Model One. It features a stainless steel 47mm case, wireless charging, Bluetooth 4.0 & voice activation. Compatible with iOS & Android.
Play Polite replaces the plastic & particle board of the standard sport store ping-pong table with real wood and handmade craftsmanship. Their tables are sturdy & rustic, featuring reclaimed fir & poplar wood construction with a playing surface made of Baltic Birch.
Map enthusiast & researcher Michael Pecirno has created a series of unique one-subject maps of America using data from the USDA, Google, & satellites to highlight resources such as forests, farmlands, & water into maps that give fresh context to the way see the U.S.A. They also do a great job of covering blank wall space.
Logic suggests that a bigger, heavier bike lock is a better bike lock. But if you’re carrying an 8-pound U-Lock in your pack, the 2.2-pound Litelok will sound pretty good. It also looks cool. Litelok’s creators used multiple innovative lightweight materials to create the composite strap, a material they call Boaflexicore. This material can withstand sustained attacks from hacksaws, bolt croppers & cable cutters. A funded Kickstarter project.
In the lead up to the release of the definitive Kurt Cobain movie by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen, the writer, director, & producer of the film has also written the accompanying book. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck the book delves even deeper into its exploration of the life & times of the enigmatic Nirvana frontman.
You’ll find unlimited uses for Gear Tie Dockable twist ties. They’re strong, enabling you to hang all sorts of gear, tools, & toys from a hook. Docks mount on the wall & the grippy rubber gear ties can hang with just about anything up to 25-pounds.
Snacks for the trip or post-workout nutrition will be be easier to organize & take with you in GoStak portable food storage containers. Made of durable Eastman Tritan plastic, they twist & lock together into a neat stack that fits nicely in your bag or backpack.
Mercedes made some solid updates their best-selling ML SUV – and they gave it a new name. More efficient motor options for one: they’re offering new diesel models and a plug-in hybrid that delivers 436 horsepower as well as significantly lower fuel consumption & CO2 emissions. Design updates to the front clip, headlights, grill & rear-end give new GLE class a fresh look, too.
Ever look at something like a bottle cap and wonder, who invented that? This book will tell you. And unlike Google or Wikipedia, Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs will give you more than just a name & a date. It explores the thinking, the tinkering & the American cultural climate that produces these sort of everyday innovations.