Archive for July, 2016

Danner Mountain 600 at werd.com

Danner Mountain 600

Posted in Boots and Wear

The Mountain 600 blends the look of a classic Danner hiking boot with the modern, lightweight performance of a Vibram Fuga outsole. Not only does this make for a lighter boot, the soles’ Megagrip compound offers exceptional grip on both wet & dry terrain. The upper is made of suede and features a waterproof DannerDry lining.

Motoped Survival at werd.com

Motoped Survival

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

You can tell the cop it’s “technically a bike” and it is. See the pedals? But with it’s tuned 49-cc (or optional 125-cc motor) this “bike” is gonna get you there quick. The whole thing is overbuilt to handle the speed & support weight of the drivetrain: adjustable forks, 4-piston hydraulic brakes, & 3-inch wide rims. A rear rack is built for carrying cargo & additional fuel to take you up to 300 miles without hitting a gas station.

Volcano Grill at werd.com

Volcano Grill

Posted in Camping and Gear and Grill

Very versatile; the Volcano Grill burns wood, charcoal & optionally propane. Plus, in addition to grilling, you can get accessories to make it work as an oven, smoker, fryer and griddle. Or, you can use it as a portable fire pit. Generous venting means high cook temps while the double-wall metal construction means very little heat transfer, making it safe for use on the patio or tabletop.

Yakima SkyRise Rooftop Tent at werd.com

Yakima SkyRise Rooftop Tent

Posted in Camping and Gear

If you want to rig up your adventure-mobile with a rooftop tent, options are pretty limited. Most tents are heavy—built for extended African safaris. Yakima is about to change that. They’ve developed two lighter, smaller, rooftop tent models with modern designs & lightweight, breathable nylon construction. Available in early 2017.

Samsung Turbo Powerbot Vacuum at werd.com

Samsung Turbo Powerbot Vacuum

Posted in Gear and Space

Boasting superior suction power over the other popular vacuum bots, Samsung’s Turbo Powerbot will do a better of job cleaning the floors & advanced sensors mean it won’t be bumping into obstacles. A dedicated app lets you control and monitor it from your phone.

O-Type Firehose Chair by Oxgut Hose Co. at werd.com

O-Type Firehose Chair by Oxgut Hose Co.

Posted in Seating and Space

The seat surface and back of the indoor/outdoor O-Type Chair are made with firehose—actual decommissioned hose that saw the line of duty. Durable & comfortable, this unique material is matched with a smooth frame of powder-coated steel and aluminum. A pair of Delrin wheels add to the chair’s minimalist good looks.

Teal Drone at werd.com

Teal Drone

Posted in Gear

With a top speed of 85 MPH, Teal is the world’s fastest production drone. Developed by a Utah-based company, it streams 720 vision & films in 4K at 24fps. Navigation is GPS-driven & its powerful on-board computer is capable of complex machine learning algorithms. It can be controlled by a tablet or phone app but with its speed, a transmitter control unit might be a safer bet.

I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir at werd.com

I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir

He never surfed but re-wrote the book on pop music with the Beach Boys. With fame came mental illness, the drugs, & the booze. His years as a deranged & reclusive “genius” alone in his Bel Air mansion. Eventually, there comes redemption. All this and a lot more of the story is revealed in the forthcoming Brian Wilson memoir.

Mandem Safe at werd.com

Mandem Safe

Posted in Gear

Disguised as a Nike shoebox, the Mandem Safe will keep your valuables locked up and incognito, blending in with the other kicks in your closet. It’s made of 5mm steel and features cam locks plus holes in the bottom for bolting it down to the floor. Available for pre-order now.

KOSKI Augmented Reality Building Block Game at werd.com

KOSKI Augmented Reality Building Block Game

Posted in Gear

Combining magnetized wooden building blocks and an augmented reality iPad app, KOSKI is a constructive game that allows players to build physical structures and add digital details like trees & waterfalls to create 3D environments where characters interact.

Max Pump at werd.com

Max Pump

Posted in Camping and Gear

Powered by a rechargeable, Li-Ion battery, the Max Pump provides about 90 minutes of inflating power for your air mattress, fishing float or inflatable toys. Weighing less than half a pound, it is ounce-for-ounce, the smallest yet most powerful pump in the world.

Hasselblad X DJI Aerial Photography Package at werd.com

Hasselblad X DJI Aerial Photography Package

Posted in Photography and Tech

DJI & Hasselblad have just unveiled the aerial photo package that the pros have been waiting for. DJI’s most advanced drone, the M600 is outfitted with a custom Ronin MX gimbal system & uses Hasselblad’s industry leading A5D aerial camera; this is a powerful professional system that will deliver game-changing results for aerial photographers, surveyors, & mappers.

Subtech Pro Drybag at werd.com

Subtech Pro Drybag

Posted in Bags and Gear

Taking sensitive, high-tech gear like camera equipment & computers out on the water is a gamble. But if that gear is packed into a bag like the SubTech Pro drybag, it’s a lot safer. The 45-liter drybag features airtight dual zippers & an internal inflation system that provides shockproof protection for everything inside. It is made of tough 460D TPU material & completely waterproof to 50-meters.

Sony Z Series 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs at werd.com Sony Z Series 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs at werd.com

Sony Z Series 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs

Posted in Tech and Television

Sony is stepping squarely into the high-end TV market with the release of their Z Series 4K HDR Ultra HD line. HDR is High Dynamic Range, which means hyper-realistic, deeper blacks and super high contrast—this is achieved with Sony’s Backlight Master Drive Technology, which, Sony says, takes the 4K Ultra HD experience a step further into the future. 65, 75 and 100-inch models will be available.