Archive for September, 2015

New Sonos Play:5 at werd.com

New Sonos Play:5

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

For the re-design of their flagship Play:5 speaker, Sonos upgraded everything: a fresh exterior, touch sensitive controls, 6 speakers instead of 5, and it links up with your phone using the Sonos app’s Trueplay tool, enabling you to dial in the best sound in any/every environment.

Google Chromecast 2 & Chromecast Audio at werd.com

Google Chromecast 2 & Chromecast Audio

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Chromecast 2 is the update to Google’s popular Chromecast streaming device. The app-driven device got an all-new look, a built-in HDMI Cable, and a new adaptive antenna system that delivers a better connection with automatic adjustments. They also rolled out Chromecast Audio, a device that lets you turns any speaker into a connected speaker for streaming.

Luminoodle USB Lighting at werd.com

Luminoodle USB Lighting

Posted in Gear

Utah-based Practical Power first popped up when they crowd-funded the PowerPot, a camp cook-pot that also charges your phone. Their latest clever product is the Luminoodle, an all-in-one portable LED light that sticks, ties, hooks, or hangs on virtually anything & recharges via USB. Another funded Kickstarter.

Sondors Electric Bike at werd.com

Sondors Electric Bike

Posted in Bike and Sport

The sub-500-dollar Sondors Electric Bike is set to be the most affordable E-Bike on the market. Available in both a fat tire & narrow tire model, the bike’s Li-Ion powered 350W electric motor will hit top speeds of 20MPH with a 50-mile range.

Tesla Model X at werd.com

Tesla Model X

Posted in Cars and Rides

The long awaited, anxiously anticipated Tesla Model X has finally been unveiled. It’s a futuristic SUV with seating for 7 & falcon wing doors. Numbers: It does 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Range on a full charge: 250-miles. Tow capacity: 5000 lbs. Starting price for the base model 90D: $132K.

Infusion Living Reforms Collapsible Bucket at werd.com

Infusion Living Reforms Collapsible Bucket

Posted in Gear

A collapsible bucket can be used for lots of things. First thought: fill it with ice & beers. Or maybe bail out the sinking canoe, wash-up after the hike; you’ll think of something. This very packable silicone bucket holds 2 gallons and folds down to less than 2-inches tall and has a stainless steel handle.

RED Raven at werd.com

RED Raven

Posted in Photography and Tech

The latest 4K cinema camera from RED is their smallest yet; offering the full capabilities of the much vaunted RED Dragon in a form factor that weighs just 3.5 pounds, perfect for shooting with drones and gimbals. Like other RED cameras, the Raven is a modular design, allowing you to configure your rig to your exact shooting needs.

Keurig Kold at werd.com

Keurig Kold

Posted in Kitchen and Space

Keurig has turned their beverage automation expertise to soda. The Keurig Kold system turns out carbonated drinks with the push of a button & works much like their coffee makers: fill it with room temp water, pop in a capsule, and it dispenses cold, fizzy Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, and other drinks instantly. Unlike Sodastream machines, Keurig Kold requires no CO2 canister.

American Pain at werd.com

American Pain

American Pain was a Florida drug-dealing ring that used ex-cons & off-duty strippers in an elaborate fake clinic that peddled Oxycodone to addicts posing as “patients.” This book chronicles the rise and fall of this infamous & obscenely profitable pill mill, and how it helped tip the nation into its current opioid crisis, the deadliest drug epidemic in American history.

Snow Peak Food-Grade Silicone Cups at werd.com

Snow Peak Food-Grade Silicone Cups

Posted in Camping and Gear

Silicone isn’t just for implants. Outdoor outfitter Snow Peak now offers safe, food-grade silicone cups that look like glass yet won’t break or weigh down your pack. They’re versatile: hot tea, cold whiskey, they can handle it all. Available in several sizes.

FLUID – The Learning Water Meter at werd.com

FLUID – The Learning Water Meter

Posted in Outdoor and Space

The American-made FLUID Water Meter allows you to track your home water usage in real-time, making it easier to conserve, save money, & detect leaks. Upon installation, it begins tracking usage data to make water-saving recommendations. Linked to the FLUID app, you can monitor usage as well as set conservation goals.

Steam Toaster Oven at werd.com

Steam Toaster Oven

Posted in Kitchen and Space

This Japanese toaster oven has something the others don’t: a unique humidifying function that makes all your toastables soft & fluffy on the inside while giving them the crunchy toasted exterior you crave.

The Level at werd.com

The Level

Posted in Gear and Work

This isn’t a balance toy like the Bongo-board or Vew-Do board. The Level was designed to create subtle instability beneath your feet & promote body movement giving users all the health benefits of continuous movement and muscle stimulation that balancing yourself provides. Use it at your standing desk, under your regular desk, while you sit on the couch, whatever, wherever.

Roast Chicken, Apple and Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich at werd.com

Roast Chicken, Apple and Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Posted in Food and Host

For some, fall is sweater season. For the more evolved among us, cool autumn weather makes this the time for serious sandwiches. Chicken, apples, & brie make great combo in a salad but imagine it all melted between two slabs of your favorite bread.  Add a dark beer and uh, see you after your nap.

RiutBag at werd.com

RiutBag

Posted in Bags and Gear

Designed for safer city travel, the RiutBag was designed and built with all the zippers facing your back, so some creep on the train can’t reach in & steal your stuff. The bag was tested (& approved) by 1000 Kickstarter backers before the final design was approved. It is available in 2 sizes: a 15-liter pack & a slimmer 10-liter size, both carry a 15” laptop & A4 documents.