You won’t need a luggage tag or a red ribbon to identify your bag on the carousel if you’re toting a one-of-a-kind hardcase from London-based furniture reproductionist Timothy Oulton. His F-14 inspired, aluminum-clad cases come in four different sizes.
Innovation isn’t usually a word associated with air travel but British Airways is introducing a smart new travel product right on time. They’ve teamed up with Designworks studio to create an electronic bag tag you can track with your smartphone thus eliminating the need for a paper tag for every flight. Instead a new bar code is generated for your tag, which you swipe with your phone for easy, live-tracking. The new tag debuts on flights next month.
The Handibot is a digital power tool that functions as a router & CNC that will cut perfect arcs, curves, complex shapes, and 3D forms. While most tools of this type are stationary, the handibot is handheld, meaning you can take it all over the jobsite. It is also app-driven, so you control it from your phone or tablet to create flawless digital cut-outs by just pressing the start button.
Nine tools in one: bottle opener, hex heads in 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8MM, one phillips, one flathead, one 25mm torx. Fits on your keychain. Any questions?
Remember the 1940s? Neither does anyone else, except for the guys at Satchel & Page. (and possibly grandpa) They’re not octogenarians but they’re keeping the memory of the 40s alive by creating handmade leather bags & cases styled after WWII-era designs. Guaranteed for life.
After a long day on the trail or an even longer day in the car on the way to the campground, it’s nice to finally kick back by the fire. And the Mayfly Chair from Alite is a perfect place to plant yourself. It’s lightweight & comfortable; it folds up small to fit in your bag or car and it weighs only 1.4 pounds. Take it along.
We thought that Trucker’s Friend were those little pills from the gas station that make it feel like your hair is growing. Apparently it’s also a special kind of battle ax. This heavy-duty multi-tool works as an ax, hammer, nail puller, pry bar, tire chain hook, wire twist, and more. Throw it under the seat of your ride for easy access in dealing with roadside BS of all sorts.
For screwing in those hard to reach places, there’s possibly no better tool than the Flipout Tantrum. It’s an electric screwdriver that offers 168 different configurations, allowing you to get in there and screw it properly no matter how tight the space is.
Somebody cares. Not necessarily about you, but they care about something. In the case of the Black + Blum tape dispenser, the object of their concern was getting a piece of tape in a way that was more beautiful. Maybe even more practical. It’s made of cast iron and heavy enough to dispense tape with one hand.