Archive for August, 2017

With the Kovea Refillable EZ Eco Stove, You Can Leave the Fuel Canister Behind at werd.com

With the Kovea Refillable EZ Eco Stove, You Can Leave the Fuel Canister Behind

Posted in Camping and Gear

The design of the EZ Eco lets you refill the fuel in the stove from a gas canister before you set off and leave the canister at home. Use a standard screw thread camping canister or low price MSF-1a butane canister—and don’t worry about over-filling or other flammable dangers, the patented filler valve automatically protects against over-filling and 8 built-in features ensure your safety. One refill is enough fuel to boil 16 ounces of water 6 times.

Canon’s M100 is a Solid Step Up From Your Smartphone at werd.com

Canon’s M100 is a Solid Step Up From Your Smartphone

Posted in Photography and Tech

The latest compact mirrorless from Canon is the M100, which replaces the 2-year old M5 with similar specs at about half the cost. And that is a very good thing: A 42.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, Canon’s DIGIC 7 processor, 6 FPS continuous shooting, and it films 1080P video at up to 60 FPS. Wi-fi, NFC, and Bluetooth are built in. Available in October.

Esbit Titanium Camp Utensils Lighten Your Load at werd.com

Esbit Titanium Camp Utensils Lighten Your Load

Posted in Camping and Gear

Made of super-lightweight titanium, the Esbit folding fork, knife, and spoon set will keep you properly fed while camping, traveling, or just cutting out single-use plastic cutlery. With a compact, fold-up design they’re non-corrosive and non-toxic with no metallic taste, and they weigh just .4-.6 ounces each.

Bang & Olufsen Teams Up with LG on an OLED TV that Sounds as Good as it Looks at werd.com

Bang & Olufsen Teams Up with LG on an OLED TV that Sounds as Good as it Looks

Posted in Tech and Television

Continuing their push to be the single-source for all your home entertainment tech, Bang & Olufsen has teamed up with LG to create the BeoVision Eclipse 4K OLED TV which features a built-in 450-Watt sound system. LG’s WebOS 3.5 allows users to access & customize streaming services like Netflix and YouTube as well as Spotify, ChromeCast, and AirPlay. Available in 55 and 65-inch sizes, it can also be expanded by adding any and all of Bang & Olufsen’s BeoLab speakers.

Breitling Introduces a New Analog Movement in its Chronospace Evo B60 at werd.com

Breitling Introduces a New Analog Movement in its Chronospace Evo B60

Posted in Watches and Wear

The Swiss-made Chronospace Evo B60 features a 100% new Breitling ‘engine,’ the first analog-display quartz movement developed by and for the Breitling brand. Made of Titanium, it’s a sturdy, lightweight 43mm instrument with a black dial that features two central chronograph hands as well as a 24-hour counter at 9:30, 60-minute counter, 1/10th second dial, and date aperture.

The 20TB My Book Duo Drive Gives You Serious Storage at werd.com

The 20TB My Book Duo Drive Gives You Serious Storage

Posted in Computers and Tech

20 terabytes might seem like a massive amount of storage right now. But with your 4 & 8K footage and other big-boy files, it makes sense to plan ahead. The My Book Duo drive offers 20TB capacity and in RAID-0 mode, provides super-fast performance with up to 360MB/s2 sequential read speeds. Or, use RAID-1 mode for redundancy. The two internal RAID-optimized WD Red drives also allow you to use it as two independent drives.

Insecta Presents Bugs Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before at werd.com

Insecta Presents Bugs Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

For every one human on earth, there are two million insects, co-existing with us in daily life, largely unseen and unappreciated. Insecta presents a spectacular array of these bugs and insects in super high-resolution, “hyper-real” color photographs, magnified by 500% or more. Each image is accompanied by fun and informative scientific text to remind us of the fascinating masterful design and machinery of the natural world.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Treks Into Outerwear Territory at werd.com

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Treks Into Outerwear Territory

Posted in Light Jacket and Wear

Maine-based Hyperlite Mountain Gear, maker of ultralight outdoor equipment, has just launched its first-ever piece of outerwear: The Shell.  It’s a super lightweight technical jacket made of waterproof Dyneema Composite Fabric, keeping its weight to a mere 6-ounces. Adventure-friendly features include a built-in packable stuff sack, helmet compatible hood, waterproof zipper, and adjustable velcro cuffs.

Fitbit Introduces The Ionic Smart Watch at werd.com

Fitbit Introduces The Ionic Smart Watch

Posted in Gadgets and Tech and Watches

The newest smart fitness watch from Fitbit looks like a squared-off Apple Watch and it’s aimed at the very same audience. It features GPS, Heart Rate monitor, swim tracking, contactless payments, music storage, and all the standard fitness tracking tech you need. They’re also introducing new wireless headphones called Fitbit Flyer for rocking your workout soundtrack. Available in October.

Timberland Revives a Fall Classic: The 1978 Waterproof Hiking Boot at werd.com

Timberland Revives a Fall Classic: The 1978 Waterproof Hiking Boot

Posted in Boots and Wear

Released for the first time since it was introduced back in 1978, Timberland’s classic hiker is back just in time for fall. The traditional Euro-style design features a full-grain upper, metal eyelet and hook lacing, and a rugged Vibram outsole. Internally, the new model has some updated tech: a modern Timber-Dry waterproof membrane and plush, anti-fatigue insoles.

Bandit9 Builds a Bike Fit For a Superhero, or Supervillain at werd.com

Bandit9 Builds a Bike Fit For a Superhero, or Supervillain

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

Powered by a liquid-cooled 750cc Harley-Davidson Revolution X engine wedged into a heavily modified frame, the sleek, slick, and phantom-like Dark Side from Bandit9 features a sweeping, completely custom-built design with exaggerated sculptural lines and a V-Rod-esque silhouette. Highlights include its bullet-like stainless steel front cowl, bobbed rear end, and uni-body tank which are all hand built. Bandit9 will make only nine of these bikes.

Belle is a Speaker & Bluetooth Hub In One at werd.com

Belle is a Speaker & Bluetooth Hub In One

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Belle from Podo Labs is a 100-watt wireless speaker that can crank on its own but also functions as a Bluetooth hub, allowing you to link up to 6 other speakers and create an immersive wireless sound system anywhere. Like surround sound for movie night or switch it to its dedicated “Sub” mode and use it for thumping bass and low-end while the other speakers deliver mids & highs. Basically, Belle delivers solid sound with lots of options for custom connectivity. A funded Kickstarter.

Find Your Next Dream Trip in The New York Times Explorer Series at werd.com

Find Your Next Dream Trip in The New York Times Explorer Series

Edited by best-selling travel writer Barbara Ireland, the Explorer Series takes readers and travelers beyond the obvious with adventures in exotic places as well as giving new perspectives on familiar ones, all based on the distinguished journalism of the New York Times. The series launches with Beaches, Islands, & Coasts and Mountains, Deserts, & Plains. Upcoming volumes include Urban Adventures and Road, Rail, & Trail.

Braun Re-Imagines Two Dieter Rams Classics at werd.com

Braun Re-Imagines Two Dieter Rams Classics

Posted in Watches and Wear

Braun is re-launching two iconic classics from the late 80s: the AW 10 & AW 50 automatic watches created by legendary designer Dieter Rams. The new re-issue models were created by Rams’ protégé Diedrich Lubs and feature modern, minimalist designs that highlight material and dimension with subtle detail.