A swollen, Costanza-style wallet stuffed with receipts and business cards is just not practical. Try something slimmer, like this minimalist Cinch. It features an oak backbone and stretchy, black elastic band that will hold all your essential cards and cash plus it won’t make your butt look big in those jeans.
The WakaWaka Light is a powerful, award-winning little portable solar LED light that burns bright for 16 hours on an 8-hour charge. That is cool. What’s cooler is WakaWaka’s mission to bring light to places without electricity: off-the-grid zones, refugee camps, and disaster areas. When you buy one, you help give one to those in need.
These antique coins shaped into custom guitar picks and polished to a vibrant shine will give your shredding heavy metal licks an even richer sound.
This isn’t the first iPhone controlled robot but Lego’s latest, the Mindstorm EV3 Robot Kit isn’t going to vacuum the den. And even though the play, look, & feel of these robots were created for children—playable within 20 minutes of opening the box—big boys will appreciate their advanced design and programmability. Available in the second half of 2013.
Most origami kits teach you how to make a paper flower or grasshopper, which is about as interesting as, well, origami. How about a paper-folding project with balls instead? These paper models are downloadable PDFs that you just print out and build: all your favorite late-model and classic trucks are available. No grasshoppers.
If you’re going to take that leap and wear “accessories” at least choose functional ones. Unlike assless chaps, this grenade-shaped beer opener/multi-tool/keychain will look sharp hanging from your belt and it has ¼” & 7/16” hex wrenches plus several ways to pop your brews.
This magnetic wall mount organizer will get clutter like your keys, iPhone, and earbuds up off your workspace and keep them easily within reach. And speaking of reach, another use for the device is the convenience of “hands-free” video calls, popular with couples in long distance relationships.
If you’re a catch-and-release fisherman, you know that bringing your camera is just as important as bringing the right kind of flies. This totally waterproof roll-top dry bag features Molle webbing allowing you to strap it on anywhere, so your camera is handy when you reel in the big one. And even if you don’t fish, we can all appreciate a dry bag.
This 4-card carrier mounts to your iPhone 5 to give it yet another useful function: now it’s a wallet. Made of natural oil-tanned leather & Macassar ebony wood, it is handcrafted in Los Angeles, California.