Archive for December, 2016

First Complete Factory Prototype Ford GT Auction at werd.com

First Complete Factory Prototype Ford GT Auction

Posted in Exotic and Rides

The very first Ford GT factory prototype is going up for auction. Built back in 2003 by an elite team of engineers and designers, including the late Carroll Shelby, it is truly one-of-a-kind; the first complete factory prototype with full interior and functional engine/drivetrain. With a long list of one-off parts & factory test-friendly features, this rare super car is expected to reach a nearly $1 million price tag. Set to hit the block in Scottsdale, Arizona between January 18 and 22.

Samsung CH711 Quantum Dot Curved Monitor at werd.com

Samsung CH711 Quantum Dot Curved Monitor

Posted in Computers and Tech

Gamers, prepare to have your face melted. The picture quality of Quantum Dot technology in Samsung’s CH711 Curved monitor is designed to deliver “richer and more vibrant color from any viewing distance” with 2,560 x 1,440 WQHD resolution and 125% sRGB color coverage. Available in 27 & 31.5-inch models, it is set to be unveiled at the upcoming CES show.

Mountainsmith USA Tyrol Backpack at werd.com

Mountainsmith USA Tyrol Backpack

Posted in Bags and Gear

Made in Boulder, Colorado from 100% upcycled materials, the USA Tyrol Pack revives an original 1990s design from Mountainsmith’s early days. The limited edition 30-liter top-loading day pack marks a return to USA production for the brand.

HyperDrive for MacBook Pro at werd.com

HyperDrive for MacBook Pro

Posted in Computers and Tech

The most obvious failing of the new MacBook Pro is its disappointing deficit of useful ports. The HyperDrive remedies the issue by plugging into one of the 3 USB C ports and providing all the other stuff you need without annoying adapters & dongles: an HDMI output, SD/microSD slots, two USB 3.1 ports and a Thunderbolt 3 port supporting 100W of power delivery.

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature Headphones at werd.com

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature Headphones

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Proudly endorsed by Sonic Youth frontman, art-rock pioneer and audiophile Thurston Moore, the P9 Signature incorporates the best of Bowers & Wilkins’ 50-year legacy of audio innovation into one impeccably designed over-ear headphone. It features only exquisite materials like Italian Saffiano leather coupled with unrivaled audio engineering for a headphone that looks as good as it sounds.

ROLI Seaboard Rise at werd.com

ROLI Seaboard Rise

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Unanimously recognized as the musical device breakthrough of the year, Seaboard Rise is a cutting-edge bluetooth wireless keyboard that incorporates 5-D touch technology, allowing players to shape sound intuitively through 5 types of touch: Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, and Lift. This unmatched level of touch-response adds exponentially to possibilities for musical expression.

Buffalo Tent at werd.com

Buffalo Tent

Posted in Camping and Gear

Whether you’re headed to Coachella, Burning Man, Shambala, or all three, this tent is a state-of-the-art portable shelter designed for the modern nomad. Available in White or Space Grey, you have the option of a total sun blackout fly and/or heat resistant exterior coating. With a peak height of 9’3” & 204 sq. ft. of floor area, there’s plenty of space for your whole tribe (14 people). The structure of the frame is also strong enough for you to suspend 250 lbs. from the peak, so you can literally hang out in there. Also available in a smaller, Mini model with room for up to 8.

Firewaall 003 Portable Wood-burning Tool at werd.com

Firewaall 003 Portable Wood-burning Tool

Posted in Camping and Gear

Made in Canada from laser cut 304 stainless steel, the flatpack Firewaall 003 is a freestanding fireplace designed to maximize heat for your survival fire or just for fun— warming up those toes quick or an impromptu wilderness weenie roast. Whatever the scenario, max airflow ensures that your fire will start fast & burn hot.

The Alpha Shovel at werd.com

The Alpha Shovel

Posted in Gear

The Alpha Shovel is indestructible. Made of Aircraft-grade aluminum, it is built for clearing walkways with ease & chopping through ice like butter. Serrated teeth, a 25-inch wide by 12-inch deep blade, a collapsible handle for easy portability and a saw built into the handle—just in case. Designed & tested in Jackson, Wyoming. A funded Kickstarter.

Sideshow x Hot Toys Rogue One Action Figures at werd.com Sideshow x Hot Toys Rogue One Action Figures at werd.com

Sideshow x Hot Toys Rogue One Action Figures

Posted in Gear

Box office blitz and now some new toys. Hot Toys and Sideshow have created a new collection of 1/6th scale action figures for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Choose from Jyn Erso, Chirrut Imwe, K-2SO and Darth Vader, as well as Stormtroopers, Shoretroopers, & Death Troopers. Yes, they’ve got weapons, and interchangeable hands and LED lights.

Vasque Lost 40 Boot at werd.com

Vasque Lost 40 Boot

Posted in Boots and Wear

Built for winter hiking and deep-snow trekking, the Lost 40 boot from Vasque—named after a notoriously sub-zero region of Northern Minnesota—is made for extreme cold and features a 7mm wool felt liner, AeroGel thermal barrier under your foot, and a Vibram IceTrek outsole.

LG Levitating Speaker at werd.com

LG Levitating Speaker

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

LG has created a wireless portable speaker with looks as bold as its sound. It a 360º omni-directional speaker that levitates. In the base of the Levitation Station, there’s a subwoofer, and floating in air above it is a pod that features Dual Passive Radiators for crisp, balanced mids & highs. The battery lasts for 10 hours & automatically recharges itself when needed.

Jimco Spec Trophy Truck at werd.com

Jimco Spec Trophy Truck

Posted in Rides and Trucks

A true off-road racer with looks inspired by the Ford Raptor, the Class 6100 Trophy Truck Spec from Jimco is made to excel in extreme conditions like the Baja 1000 and Paris-Dakar—brutal long-distance races that push every part to the limit. Powered by a 6.2-liter Chevy LS3 V8, it rides on 39-inch race tires with 26” of suspension travel up front & 32 in the rear.

Reigning Champ One For One Soccer Ball at werd.com

Reigning Champ One For One Soccer Ball

Posted in Equipment and Sport

This striking, all-black size 5 soccer ball has more than just a good look; it supports a great cause. With a mission to encourage youth sports & fitness, Reigning Champs’ One For One program donates a ball to a North American youth sports program for every one it sells.