Fitting the full-size studio synthesizer in your luggage is not an option. For on-the-go jams or composition, Sweden’s Cheap Monday has created a line of pocket-size synths. They offer three different models; the “Rhythm” operator is a drum machine, the “Sub” is a base line synthesizer, & the “Factory” provides a selection of melodies. They can be used separately or together.
With just the flick of your thumb, the patented spring-assist opening mechanism on Schrade’s SCHA5B folding knife snaps open & locks nearly as fast as a switchblade. It’s made of AUS-8 stainless and features a clip-point blade with ambidextrous thumb knobs, black aluminum handles & a pocket clip.
Heimplanet tents feature an inflatable frame that eliminates the need for tent poles. That means less weight in your pack & easier set-up. The compact Fistral tent is made for 1 or two people & to set it up, all you do is lay out flat & inflate the air frame.
The electric wakeboard has arrived. This new carbon-kevlar watersport vehicle combines the speed of wakeboarding with the freedom of surfing—but you don’t need waves, this board has a built-in jet-propulsion motor that reaches speeds up to 25 knots. The battery lasts 30-minutes running at full speed and re-charges in just 1 hour.
The shockproof, water-resistant Venture 30 charger from Goal Zero can be powered up by USB or optional solar panel. And with a full charge, it will juice up your phone 3 times, as well as tablets, headlamps, cameras and other devices. The whole kit is compact & weighs just 1.5 pounds.
Candylabs Toys is a Kickstarter success story. They make solid wood toy cars, inspired by classic 60s cars and mid-century design. Their latest collection includes 5 new vehicles: a pair of fastback muscle cars, a tow truck, a yellow taxicab, and a woody wagon with real walnut veneer and a tow-behind camper. They’re so cool your kids might even play with them.
Leano is an ultra-lightweight portable chair. The design is super simple but stable, made with fold-out beech wood legs and a sturdy fabric seat. Roll it out, pop up the legs & chill. Anywhere. A funded Kickstarter project.
Made of a classified high-tech composite material noted for both its nuke-proof durability & NASA-worthy ultra-lightweight properties, this advanced, tactical EDC beer-opening device weighs a scant 20 grams yet boasts a staggering 140.000 Yield Strength on the von Mises scale & it will never rust.
X-Pot camp cookware collapses flat so it takes up less space in your backpack. Smart! More room for food. Available in four sizes, the X-Pot uses an anodized aluminum base for fast-boil heat & the walls of the pot are made of BPA-free, heat-resistant silicone. Grippy, flexible nylon handles and a strainer lid complete this functional design.
DC Comics versus Marvel Comics, the age-old rivalry has come to this: chess pieces featuring the most popular comic book characters from both camps. There are over 100 pieces to choose from to create your own custom set. the 5-inch tall figures are made of metalized resin and painted by expert model makers.