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.
The problem with airlines’ 50-pound weight limit on bags is that most bags weigh a good 7 or 8 pounds, meaning you (or she) only get to ram 42-43 pounds of stuff into you suitcase. This collection of roller cases from Tumi are ultra light & offer extra capacity for packing more in.
The super lightweight Power Pot uses your camp cookstove to convert heat from boiling water into power. Fire up the stove, fill your pot & as it heats up, plug in your USB device and recharge. A great alternative to that portable solar panel that works only when the sun is shining.
Obviously multi-tools are better than mono-tools, considering they save you trips back & forth to the toolbox. The key-ring size Rhino multi-tool for example features 4 different types of screwdrivers, 3 wrenches, & a beer opener.
From the werd.com archive…
Admit it. You have a special kind of love. One that doesn’t quite fit into the traditional mold. But, you’re a perfect match; mutually tweaked and head over heels. For you, special occasions usually mean writing in blank greeting cards. Not anymore. We found the goods, sincerely.