Your Macbook & iPad are most prone to impact damage at their edges, where the glass meets the metal; drop it once without a case & unless you’ve got really good luck or one of these new sleeves from Incase, say goodbye to your precious Mac. These sleeves use a lightweight, shock absorbing material called Tensaerlite creating a bumper frame to protect your device at the edge & also soft neoprene to protect the front & backside of your laptop or tablet.
Unless you happen to be into couponing or hoarding receipts, a thin leather wallet is all you really need to carry cards and cash. And this one made by a San Diego cowboy named Mr. Lentz is a fine specimen. Thin, leather, & built to last. Giddyup.
Topo Designs is a little company out of Colorado that makes simple, durable, vintage-inspired packs. Howler Bros. is another little brand out of Austin, Texas that makes clothing in a similar vein. Their collaboration on this 15L pack seems like a perfect fit for the two. The Topo x Howler Klettersack features a top-load design and Horween leather accents. Available in brown or orange. via
Inside a motorcycle helmet seems like maybe the best place yet for a heads-up display. The Skully AR-1 is it, the world’s 1st HUD-enabled helmet. A 180º camera eliminates blindspots, it also features internet, phone, & music capabilities via voice-command, a push button tinted view activation & stacks of other features. Currently seeking beta testers.
A hybrid of a duffel bag and a backpack, the aptly named Duffel Pack is made of ballistic nylon & designed for both the gym and the office, featuring on one end, a ventilated shoe pocket while on the other there’s a sleeve for your laptop, tablet & other office essentials. A funded Kickstarter project.
Like all insulated coolers, this flip-top plastic box will keep your drinks icy but it also does what others won’t, it’ll blow you (with cold air.) That’s because it’s also a portable air conditioner. Using a radiator that circulates cold water through a fan, it features a flexi-hose vent on the lid that blasts you with chilly air.
Classic British saddle-maker Brooks has been building better bike stuff since the handlebar mustache was supposedly cool the first time. And they’re still at it. This new tool features 7 allen keys, 3 screwdrivers, four spoke wrenches, a chain tool, a bottle opener, & a knife. It comes in a leather case.
When the convention hall doors open for Comic-Con 2014 this Thursday, Lego will be showing off a new Batman set that includes the Tumbler Batmobile from The Dark Knight as well as action figures of both Batman & The Joker made in Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning image. The Tumbler is 15-inches long and boasts an armored exterior, adjustable wings, and rubber tread tires. Following the Preview at Comic-Con the set will go on sale in September.
The roll-top design and vinyl-coated polyester construction of this medium-sized Filson duffle make it perfect for wet weekends; boating, beaching or even a rainy ride home in the back of the pickup.
A hands-free dog leash sounds incredible, right? Sorry to say this leash won’t quite make it possible for the pooch to walk itself. It’s actually a retractable leash you wear on your wrist like a watch. And it’s only slightly larger than most smart watches; features include an auto-lock mechanism and fully adjustable length. via