Topo Designs’ Quick Pack is a Classic & Versatile Compact Carryall at werd.com

Topo Designs’ Quick Pack is a Classic & Versatile Compact Carryall

Posted in Bags and Gear

Wear it across your body or remove the shoulder strap to wear it vacation-with-dad-style, around your waist. Either way, the Quick Pack from Colorado’s Topo Design will give you fast, easy access to your everyday essentials. Its 6-liter capacity has plenty of room for phone, keys, smokeables, spectacles, wallet, & more. Made in the USA.

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PlansMatter Brings Design-Savvy Travelers To Unforgettable Places at werd.com

PlansMatter Brings Design-Savvy Travelers To Unforgettable Places

Posted in Space

Created by a pair of architects from the midwest, PlansMatter is a platform for fans of design and architecture that offers unique travel experiences where guests stay in stylish, modernist homes. Like Airbnb but in well-appointed modern spaces from chic urban centers to the remote wilderness. They currently offer properties on 5 continents, including a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Wisconsin.

The Saber Backup Battery Keeps You Fully Charged For Days at werd.com

The Saber Backup Battery Keeps You Fully Charged For Days

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Simple, solid, & powerful. That’s what we all want from a backup power supply, right? And that’s exactly what the Saber delivers: rugged, reliable & no hassle function and enough juice to power up your laptop twice or your phone 10X. Created by a team formerly from Tesla, SpaceX and Amazon, Saber is a 23k mAh lithium-Ion battery with 86-watt hours of power. It’s got 2 regular USB ports & 1 USB-C port as well as AC-in for recharging. It’s also IP67-rated for dust & waterproofing plus it’s TSA-approved.

ZTE’s Axon M is the Dual Screen Phone You’ve Been Waiting For at werd.com

ZTE’s Axon M is the Dual Screen Phone You’ve Been Waiting For

Posted in Portable and Tech

With the Axon M, ZTE has created an Android-powered smartphone unlike anything else on the market. It’s a folding phone with two 5.2-inch glass screens—on one each side—that can combine to create a single 6.75” viewing experience. Or use them separately to run two apps side-by-side at the same time. Use one screen for the keyboard & the other read & respond to email. Or just Netflix and chill. It’s got a 20MP camera, LED Flash, and 64GB of storage plus a microSD slot giving you up to 256GB of extra storage.

KEF Introduces LS50 Nocturne Speakers Designed by Marcel Wanders at werd.com

KEF Introduces LS50 Nocturne Speakers Designed by Marcel Wanders

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

British speaker innovators KEF make some of the best-sounding and most advanced speaker systems in the world. And for the creation of the new LS50 Nocturne model, they teamed up with another world-famous name: Dutch art director and designer Marcel Wanders. The desktop Nocturne speakers combine audiophile-quality features like aluminum/magnesium domed drivers and 24-bit sound with a one-of-kind design that includes pulsating lights & glow-in-the-dark elements.

This Incredibly Strong Tape Fixes Things at werd.com

This Incredibly Strong Tape Fixes Things

Posted in Gear

Super strong, stretchy, non-adhesive, highly abrasion resistant and waterproof, Adventure Tape is like duct tape combined with a bungee cord and mated to super glue. It can stretch to 8X its original length and won’t snap. The uses & applications are pretty much endless. Available in 3 thicknesses: 9mm, 18mm & 43mm, all in 11.8-foot rolls.

These Sunglasses From Smith Track Your Brain Activity at werd.com

These Sunglasses From Smith Track Your Brain Activity

Posted in Shades and Wear

Smith Optics has created the first-ever brain-sensing sunglasses. In addition to stylish eye protection, their new Lowdown Focus model is designed to track & measure your mental focus during training. Noninvasive EEG sensors built into the frame measure brain activity and send the data to the Smith Focus App which in turn gives you detailed infographics of your cognitive activity, helping you train smarter & develop your focus.

This Sleek Portable SSD Transfers Your Big Files Faster and is Water Resistant at werd.com

This Sleek Portable SSD Transfers Your Big Files Faster and is Water Resistant

Posted in Computers and Tech

Portable and constructed with premium materials, the Silicon Power Bolt B80 is an external SSD (solid state drive) small enough to take anywhere. Solid state drives are more stable & faster than standard HDDs and this one delivers read and write speeds of 500MB/s and 450MB/s. Available with storage capacities of 120GB, 240GB, & 480GB. The B80 is the thinnest portable SSD on the market as well as dust and water resistant.

The Surface Book 2 Makes MacBook Pro Look Like An Amateur at werd.com

The Surface Book 2 Makes MacBook Pro Look Like An Amateur

Posted in Computers and Tech

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is the most powerful Surface laptop to date. About twice as powerful as a MacBook Pro actually, thanks to its 8th gen Intel processor. The detachable display also kills MacBook, with 45% more pixels. The battery is 70% more powerful than its predecessor, offering 17-hours of continuous video playback on a full charge. Available November 9 in 13-inch & 15-inch sizes.

The Survival Axe Elite is a Real Lifesaver at werd.com

The Survival Axe Elite is a Real Lifesaver

Posted in Gear and Tools

The compact Survival Axe Elite is 30 tools in one. It features a 1055 carbon steel tang & a glass-reinforced nylon handle. Hammer, hatchet, wrenches, glass breaker, seatbelt cutter, and lots more. Including a bottle opener for those really serious emergencies. Weight 1.6 pounds. Put one in your glove box and keep it there.

With Garmin Speak, You Get Amazon Alexa Riding Shotgun at werd.com

With Garmin Speak, You Get Amazon Alexa Riding Shotgun

Posted in Gadgets and Rides and Tech

Garmin Speak puts the power of Amazon’s Alexa in your vehicle. Stream music playlists and podcasts through your car stereo, listen to audiobooks, check the weather, listen to news, sports stats & traffic updates, all while keeping your hands on the wheel and your phone safely stowed away. You’ll also get voice-controlled street navigation powered by Garmin GPS plus visual directions on the display screen. The Garmin Speak app connects to your car stereo to run everything through your car’s sound system.

Volvo’s Polestar 1 Brings Hybrid Performance To New Heights at werd.com

Volvo’s Polestar 1 Brings Hybrid Performance To New Heights

Posted in Cars and Rides

Slated for release in 2019, the Polestar 1 from Volvo is a limited-edition, 600 horsepower hybrid. It’s got a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine up front and 2 electric motors in the back that produce 218 horses and run a range of 93 miles on a full charge—the longest range of any hybrid on the market. An Öhlins electronic suspension system allows drivers to make on-the-fly adjustments to the ride while a Sensus touchscreen infotainment system handles all the tech.

Casio Introduces Battle Ready GZE-1 Action Camera at werd.com

Casio Introduces Battle Ready GZE-1 Action Camera

Posted in Photography and Tech

Casio’s GZE-1 is an action camera with a rugged design that appears inspired by their G-Shock line of sport watches. It features a 6.9 megapixel sensor with a fixed focus 170.4º wide-angle lens, when shooting Full HD videos & even wider 190.8º for photos. It’s dust & water-resistant with IPX6 & IPX8 ratings as well as shock proof & waterproof down to 150ft. There’s also built-in wi-fi & if you own one of Casio’s Android Wear Smart Outdoor Watches, you can view the clips right on your wrist. No word yet on when it will be available in the USA.

The Airstream Globetrotter is a Glamper, Not a Camper at werd.com

The Airstream Globetrotter is a Glamper, Not a Camper

Posted in Rides

Created in partnership with UK-based luxury design studio Astheimer Limited, the new 27-foot Airstream Globetrotter is a penthouse suite on wheels. It’s modern & strictly premium from floor to ceiling, featuring high-end finishes, fixtures, lighting & entertainment—Polk bluetooth audio & Samsung LED HD TVs—as well as wrap-around panoramic windows.

Oculus Go is a Powerful VR Headset for the Masses at werd.com

Oculus Go is a Powerful VR Headset for the Masses

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

The forthcoming Oculus Go VR headset splits the difference between the expensive Oculus Rift model and cheaper, smartphone-powered headsets like Google Daydream & Samsung Gear VR. It will offer a tack sharp, fast-switch LCD display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and built-in spatial audio as well as an audio-in jack if you prefer headphones. Made of lightweight fabric, the headset is designed for breathability and comfort.  Available early 2018.