iPhone accessories are so last week. And probably next week, too, so this week here’s one for Google’s Android-powered iPhone alternative, the Nexus 4. It’s a wireless QI charger that holds your device in comfortable viewing position while recharging to full power in 4 hours.
Snakes, skunks, and fire ants are just three reasons why pitching your tent in a tree might be a better idea. The Cocoon Tree tent is a lightweight aluminum-frame sphere covered by weatherproof tarpaulin designed for suspending up in the trees of a forest canopy where the wildlife viewing is much better.
Daytrader is a new Monopoly-style board game based around stock market investments. The difference between this game & the real thing is that turmoil in Europe won’t put you in the poorhouse, which is cool. You’ll also learn how the stock market works, which couldn’t hurt.
On the unending quest to find the best duffle bag ever made, there is certainly no shortage of choices. Here’s a fresh entry in the waxed cotton canvas and leather variety from a North Carolina-based purveyor of supplies for the “rugged gentleman” called Buffalo Jackson Trading Co.
Do you have a wearable monitor yet? Under Armour’s chest-strap mounted Armour39 Performance Monitor tracks the intensity of your workouts & then crunches the numbers and delivers analysis via Bluetooth to your smartphone app. Other popular monitors like Nike’s FitBand & the Fitbit only track your “activity.” & what does that tell you? Anyone else picturing this thing strapped to Ivan Drago?
A lightweight, portable campstove that burns wood instead of fossil fuel. That’s cool. It’s also an off-grid USB charging station. Even better. And now the BioLite campstove gets one more genius point for this new attachment that turns it into a packable backcountry barbecue grill. Cue the meat.
This is a great example of how SLR & video camera bags are getting more functional and versatile. The weather-resistant Perspektiv pack will carry a full DSLR or video kit to the summit or when you just need a pack for the hike, pull out the padded SafeZone pod and stuff it with other stuff.
Eric Clapton is more than just a rock & roll legend, he’s also a generous guy. He teamed up with Guitar Center to release a line of limited edition guitars, with proceeds going to Clapton’s own Crossroads Center rehab facility to help families affected by addiction. The collection includes a Strat, a Les Paul, and a Martin acoustic. Available March 21.
What use does anyone have for a USB-powered aluminum light that works underwater? Jacuzzi action, of course! Or maybe you thought of something else.