Archive for September, 2017

Jago Jackets Revive The Fabric That Conquered Everest at werd.com

Jago Jackets Revive The Fabric That Conquered Everest

Posted in Cold Weather and Light Jacket and Wear

Handmade in England, Jago jackets are constructed of a classic weather-resistant fabric called Ventile, a weatherized cotton canvas used back in the day by Everest pioneers and WWII Spitfire Pilots. Everything else about these all-weather jackets is thoroughly modern: they are windproof, breathable & water-resistant, featuring contemporary fit, reinforced forearms, durable threads & heavy grade YKK zips, welted pockets, & underarm stretch paneling.

Poritz & Studio’s Tambour Desk is a Modern Classic at werd.com

Poritz & Studio’s Tambour Desk is a Modern Classic

Posted in Space and Table

Some people still sit at their desks. If you’re one of those, the Tambour desk from Brooklyn-based Poritz & Studio seems like a great place to sit down and handle biz. Constructed entirely of walnut, it combines the elegance of classic curves with modern styling, including a horizontal sliding panel that wraps around a corner to reveals 3 storage drawers. Available in custom sizes, configurations, and finishes. Made to order in the USA.

Aston Martin Announces a Limited Edition Submarine at werd.com

Aston Martin Announces a Limited Edition Submarine

Posted in Exotic and Rides

Aston Martin is in the process of developing a futuristic 3-person submarine in partnership with sub-maker Triton. Few specs and details are currently known but the very limited edition Project Neptune sub certainly looks like you’d expect: a sleek, luxurious underwater vehicle worthy of something like the next James Bond film.

The Hero6 is the Best GoPro Yet at werd.com

The Hero6 is the Best GoPro Yet

Posted in Photography and Tech

The latest & greatest from GoPro is out. The Hero6 features the same waterproof case design as its predecessor but upgrades performance with the capability to now shoot 4K video at speeds up to 60fps. This means much cleaner, smoother, and slower slo-mo, up to 10X slower actually. It is equipped with GPS & 5GHz wi-fi for fast uploads to your phone, as well as voice control, 12MP still photos, and improved image stabilization.

Suunto’s Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro is a Cool Winter Sports Watch at werd.com

Suunto’s Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro is a Cool Winter Sports Watch

Posted in Watches and Wear

Suunto is stepping up their Spartan range with the introduction of the premium Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro. It’s a GPS multisport watch that features wrist heart rate measurement and an air pressure sensor for precise altitude readings. In October, the entire Spartan collection will get a software update that introduces sleep tracking, route navigation improvements, and sunrise/sunset times, plus alpine and ski features.

Amazon Echo Spot Brings Alexa, Audio, & Video to a Small, Desktop Device at werd.com

Amazon Echo Spot Brings Alexa, Audio, & Video to a Small, Desktop Device

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Amazon’s forthcoming Echo Spot is an Alexa-enabled wireless 2-watt speaker with a screen. Use it to stream videos via bluetooth from Prime, for video calls, or to view a live camera feed. On top of that, you get all your Alexa functions, plus compact mobile audio for streaming music from Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio and TuneIn as well as podcasts and calls.

Porsche Unveils a Wicked Wagon: The 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo at werd.com

Porsche Unveils a Wicked Wagon: The 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

Posted in Exotic and Rides

Wagons. Good for dogs, surfboards, kids, and roadtrip adventures when you need to bring all the toys. They’re just practical. Especially when they perform like the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. At 680 horsepower, it’s Porsche’s most powerful hybrid that combines a 4-liter twin turbo V8 with a 136 hp electric motor. It will snap from 0-60 in 3.2 and has a top speed of 192 MPH. Not too shabby for a grocery-getter.

Iron Maiden Frontman Pens <i>What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography</i> at werd.com

Iron Maiden Frontman Pens What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography

You know Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson as the lungs behind such hard rock classics as Run To The Hills & Number Of The Beast but did you know Dickinson is also an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, and film scriptwriter? Dig into his long-awaited autobiography and learn much more about the man and the band.

HOPii Turns You Into a Craft Brewer with The Press of a Button at werd.com

HOPii Turns You Into a Craft Brewer with The Press of a Button

Posted in Gear

If you want to drink your own home-brewed beer without dealing with all that crafty stuff, HOPii could be the one. It’s an automated, counter-top microbrewing system that enables you to create beers at home in just a few simple steps. It comes with a highly controlled, light-free, oxygen-free fermentation system and features simple, one-touch sanitizing.  Add pre-packaged ingredients, press the button, and in 4-7 days, you’ll have fresh brew on tap.

Topo Designs Introduces Tough, Proper Fitting Work Pants at werd.com

Topo Designs Introduces Tough, Proper Fitting Work Pants

Posted in Pants and Wear

Colorado-based Topo Designs continues to build out their apparel offerings. The latest: work pants constructed with American-made 12-ounce duck canvas and double paneling on the front for long wearing durability. Triple stitched seams, too. And unlike those dad-fit Carhartt’s, these hardworking trousers are slim and streamlined.

Fumpa Bike Pumps Deliver Effortless Inflation at werd.com

Fumpa Bike Pumps Deliver Effortless Inflation

Posted in Bike and Sport

Fumpa Pumps are portable electric bike tire pumps. The original Fumpa will inflate six tires on a single charge, giving you precise pressure readings with its digital gauge. Works with Presta or Schraeder valves. The 6.7-ounce Mini Fumpa fits in your jersey pocket & will inflate 2 tires on a charge. Both are USB rechargeable.

Aire is the Flying Robot For Your Home at werd.com

Aire is the Flying Robot For Your Home

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Aire is a self-flying robotic assistant for your home. It won’t wash the windows or make you a sandwich but it can safely fly anywhere around inside your home autonomously while capturing & streaming HD video. Amazon integration allows you to use Alexa voice commands instead of the app to see what’s happening when you’re away, monitor home security or just take photos for you to share.