Back in the day, getting a proper shoeshine was easy. Today, not so much. But with the Ultimate Shoe Shine Kit, you can do it yourself with classic, high quality equipment. This kit includes 2 horsehair applicator brushes, 2 horsehair buffing brushes, 2 flannel shine cloths, 3 cans of Angelus Shoe Polish—the original 1907 formula in Black, Brown, & Neutral, and it all stores in a handcrafted, Canadian-made Douglas Fir or Cedar box.
Phone Works is a new line of smartphone-connected testing and layout tools from Ryobi. The Phone Works modules connect to your iOS or Android phone through the headphone jack and can be controlled through the free app. Modules include a plumbing scope camera, a moisture meter, stud finder, laser level, laser distance measurer, IR thermometer, and a laser pointer.
This Swiss Army knife-style design keeps an Apple Lightning, Apple 30-pin, and micro usb connection all together in one pocket-size tool to keep your charging needs covered everywhere you roam. The input is standard USB.
With just 5 minutes of charge time, the Pronto battery stores enough juice to fully power up your iPhone. Available in 2 sizes, the portable Pronto 5 will recharge your iPhone 3 times while the Pronto 12 will recharge it 9 times. Keep the device plugged in to a wall socket an hour to get the full number of charges. A fully funded Kickstarter project.
The Tombag is based on the classic top-loading American military duffle with the snap hook closure. But this English brand does more than just olive drab canvas. The bag is offered in 3 sizes and an assortment of colors, fabrications, and special editions.
Lunatik’s new Aquatik is the thinnest waterproof case available for iPhone 6. Fully submersible & also dustproof, it features sealed audio & charging ports and a Corning Gorilla Glass screen protecting lens. Available in black, white, orange, & um pink.
This simple cardboard shelf makes starting fires easier. In part, because it’s designed to promote airflow and elevates the base of your fire off the ground but also because it is water-resistant & treated with a slow-burning flammable chemical. So even if it’s raining and it’s your first time, you can still earn your fire-starting badge.
Bosch is introducing wireless inductive charging for their power tools. A new battery pack and charger is all it takes to convert current tools to their Power Ready wireless charging system. No more plugging in or fumbling with backup batteries. Just drop it on the charger every time you need to set the tool down.
The Rumpl blanket is like a tech sleeping bag without the zipper. Made of ripstop nylon and treated with DWR water-repellent coating, it features lightweight synthetic fill, so it will definitely work outdoors as well as out-perform your regular indoor blankie.
It’s not every day that Lego adds a new kit to their Ultimate Collector’s Series but when they do, they go big. Boba Fett’s ship Slave 1 that appeared in The Empire Strikes Back, will soon be available as a kit containing nearly 2000 pieces and when completed is 14” wide and 17” tall. It also comes with 5 mini-figures: Boba Fett, a Stormtrooper, a Bespin Guard, & Han Solo in & out of the Carbonite. Available January 2015.