Unless you’re an ex-Boy Scout, tying any knot other than your shoelace is way too complicated. This new device relieves of this task when you’re strapping down cargo on your rooftop or trailer, or any other place you use tie-down straps. And after all, if you could tie a knot you’d just use rope instead of straps and tie-downs, right? The Strap-Loc device keeps the excess and loose ends of the strap from flapping in the breeze. Nice and neat.
Spending hours trapped in an office staring at a screen can cause anyone to crack. But before you blow your stack completely, take a break. Pull your RC attack helicopter out of the drawer and run a few sorties in the airspace above your desk. The Helo TC Assault is a stable, easy to fly chopper that uses your smart device for a remote and has a pair missiles you can fire at yourself or coworkers.
Who couldn’t use a bit more outdoor storage? A place to keep the patio chairs dry or keep the bikes from getting rusty? The YardStash is basically a heavy duty, easy-to-erect weatherproof tent for your junk.
GPS-enabled map in your iPhone? Pffft. The real “urban woodsman” uses a compass. With the Brass Stow Away Capsule, he’s also got a waterproof match safe in case he gets off course and needs to build a fire while waiting for his girlfriend to pick him up and drive him safely back to Brooklyn.
These knives are made entirely of carbon fiber. That means they’re super lightweight, each of the three models weighing in at less than one ounce. The thing is, carbon fiber isn’t something that holds a sharp blade. Carbon Fiber Gear offers these knives not for cutting but rather self-defense. They’re for stabbing. Puncturing. Immobilizing the enemy. Kinda hellish, sure, but as the saying goes, “better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.”
Rumor has it these photo-video-lighting clamps got their name from their numerous uses on the set of adult film productions. Okay, that’s a lie. Anyway, Nasty Clamps are heavy-duty spring clamps with a Gorilla-pod style arm on them, which has a tripod mount on the end. Snap a Nasty on and you can put your camera, LED light bank, or flash, pretty much anywhere you want. Source
The original Leatherman has been knocked-off in a hundred different ways but nothing compares to the real deal. The new Leatherman Rebar model features 17 different tools including pliers, knives, files and screwdrivers and wire cutters with a replaceable blade. The Rebar is a bit smaller and slimmer than standard models. Available in stainless and black oxide.
How many times have you pulled over to hit up Starbucks for a caffeine injection only to walk in and see a line of losers snaking out the front door? Save yourself this bitter experience while cruising along at freeway speeds. The Handpresso Auto is a high quality portable espresso maker that plugs into your car lighter. It uses ESE coffee pods, and with 16 bar pressure, it pumps out black gold without ever slowing you down.
Thirty-five years ago a corny sci-fi flick called Star Wars was released. And since then the kids (who are now middle-aged) have been fiending for the next sequel, toy, offshoot, or set of licensed collectibles to emerge. The wait is never long. Here’s Legos’ latest from the Ultimate Collector Series: a 12-inch tall R2-D2 with a retractable third leg and a head that actually rotates. Available May 2012.
Here’s a fun little “project” to keep you busy out in the garage or down in the basement when you just need a little time to yourself. The Canchucks kit helps you convert a pair of your favorite beer cans into nunchucks. Yes, of course it’s unlikely you’ll ever defend yourself by swinging these at somebody’s grill but they’ll keep you busy for awhile in the workshop and entertained when they’re finished.