Archive for June, 2018

Oppo’s Find X Phone Hides a Cool Camera at werd.com

Oppo’s Find X Phone Hides a Cool Camera

Posted in Portable and Tech

With curved sides and rounded corners, the Find X phone from Oppo looks a lot like the Galaxy X9 but the defining feature of this new Android device is its motorized pop-up camera. When the camera app is closed there’s no sign of a camera anywhere, but when it’s open, out pops a 25-megapixel front-facing camera, 3D facial scanning system, and 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual rear camera.

The Rabbit Turns Home Outlets Into Charging Hubs at werd.com

The Rabbit Turns Home Outlets Into Charging Hubs

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

The Rabbit is a outlet-sized charger that plugs into your existing outlet. It covers both outlet holes but has a passthrough plug so you only lose one. What you get is a charging hub that gives you two charging tips on a retractable cable for simultaneous dual device charging. It comes with a pair of swappable Micro USB and USB-C tips. Swappable MFi-certified Lightning tips for iOS devices are also available.

Adidas Drops NFC-Enabled Official World Cup Game Ball at werd.com

Adidas Drops NFC-Enabled Official World Cup Game Ball

Posted in Equipment and Sport

Paying tribute to the host nation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Adidas has released an official game ball with a design that draws inspiration from Russia’s urban landscapes. It’s a thermally bonded ball with a seamless surface for pinpoint accuracy and low water absorption. It’s also embedded with an NFC chip that lets you unlock exclusive content on your smartphone.

Zodiac Olympos Automatic: a Classic Re-Imagined at werd.com

Zodiac Olympos Automatic: a Classic Re-Imagined

Posted in Watches and Wear

First created by legacy Swiss watchmaker Zodiac in 1961, the Olympos Automatic—a slim, understated classic—has been redesigned for today in two new versions: a limited edition 3-hand model in polished stainless & a 3-hand+date window model in a trio of different colorways. The 37.5mm watch showcases a manta ray-shaped stainless steel case & is waterproof to 50 meters. Powered by a Swiss-made STP 3-13 automatic movement.

BMW Announces M850i xDrive Sedan for 2019 at werd.com

BMW Announces M850i xDrive Sedan for 2019

Posted in Cars and Rides

More powerful and more luxurious than anything else in the lineup, BMW’s forthcoming 2019 8 Series Coupe revives the long-dormant 8 Series badge for a true flagship grand touring sedan. The M850i xDrive is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 boosted by two twin-scroll turbochargers to produce 523 horses and a 0-60 time of just 3.6. Leather, LEDs, and driver-tuned tech abound. Goes on sale Fall 2018.

This Wooden Puzzle is Tough On Your Brain but Easy On the Environment at werd.com

This Wooden Puzzle is Tough On Your Brain but Easy On the Environment

Posted in Gear

With the Pure Genius Classic Assembly Puzzle, the objective seems simple enough: disassemble and then reassemble the over-sized wooden pieces that make up this pointy, matrix-shaped puzzle. Thinking “that’s easy” will be your first mistake but certainly not your last, so good luck. It is made of eco-friendly, environmentally sound monkey pod wood.

Arc’Teryx Rolls Out a Travel Bag Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before at werd.com

Arc’Teryx Rolls Out a Travel Bag Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before

Posted in Bags and Gear

British Columbia-based super-tech outdoor apparel & gear maker Arc’Teryx has introduced a new rolling duffle that is lightweight and heavy-duty with a look all its own. It features a unique external frame design, to haul more gear without blowing past airline weight restrictions. The frame is 6061 T6 hard anodized aluminum, the seams are taped for weather resistance, & it rolls on oversized nylon wheels. Capacity: 80 or 110 liters.

Indian Unveils a Production Flat Tracker for 2019 (or 2020): The FTR 1200 at werd.com

Indian Unveils a Production Flat Tracker for 2019 (or 2020): The FTR 1200

Posted in Gear

Based on an existing bike in their lineup, Indian’s latest offering is the flat-track inspired FTR 1200, due out in 2019. This is not another upright cruiser with mild tracker styling, this is a legit, production model flat track bike like the one’s Team Indian has been dominating on for the last 2 seasons. It’s powered by an American-made V-Twin, the same 69 cubic-inch powerplant used in the current Scout.

Moon Pod is a Beanbag Like No Other at werd.com

Moon Pod is a Beanbag Like No Other

Posted in Seating and Space

Moon Pod is a zero-gravity beanbag engineered to deliver a full-body weightless sensation, for all-day stress relief & relaxation. The weightless sensation mimics the therapeutic feeling of Flotation Therapy, a practice known to help people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, and ADHD. It is lightweight and the outer membrane is made from a unique material which encapsulates thousands of high-friction microbeads that react and respond to every inch of your body. A funded Kickstarter.

The Douchebag Savage is Your Bike’s Best Travel Buddy at werd.com

The Douchebag Savage is Your Bike’s Best Travel Buddy

Posted in Bike and Gear and Sport

With a design inspired by the lifesaving roll cages used in racing cars, the construction of The Savage Bike Bag from Douchebags is centered around the patented Db Roll Cage, ensuring that your bike is locked in & protected from every angle, making it easier and less stressful to travel with your beloved ride.

Casio Introduces Its First-Ever Connected MT-G Watches at werd.com

Casio Introduces Its First-Ever Connected MT-G Watches

Posted in Watches and Wear

First revealed at Baselworld 2018, Casio has officially released its first-ever Connected MT-G timepieces. As part of the brand’s luxury MT-G men’s line, they’re the first to feature Bluetooth capabilities and BLE time-sync. Linked with the G-SHOCK Connected smartphone app, they enable users to easily set world time and alarms from the app, which also collects and analyzes usage data. The two new models go on sale in July.

This Electric Lighter is Loaded at werd.com

This Electric Lighter is Loaded

Posted in Gear

The Tacklife ELY02 is an electric-arc lighter powered by a USB-rechargeable lithium-ion battery that gives you 300 lights before it needs a charge. It creates no spark or smell, is splash-proof and windproof, and has a flexible 360º neck for consistent lighting at any angle.

Kalahari Biltong is Beef Jerky Unlike Any You’ve Ever Eaten at werd.com

Kalahari Biltong is Beef Jerky Unlike Any You’ve Ever Eaten

Posted in Food and Host

Combining the tenderness and texture of prosciutto, the lean protein of jerky, and the beef flavor of steak tartare, Biltong is jerky unlike any other. Its origins are in South Africa but a trio of ultra-athlete bros, having become instantly addicted to it there, brought it back to the states. Today their Kalahari Biltong is made right here in the USA using the finest ingredients.  It comes in three flavors, all of them Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy Free, & Paleo.

The Military-Inspired Aerodrome Briefcase is Ready for Boardroom Battle at werd.com

The Military-Inspired Aerodrome Briefcase is Ready for Boardroom Battle

Posted in Bags and Gear

Designed by David Gandy for Aspinal of London, the Aerodrome Briefcase is classic silhouette highlighted by rich details. Military inspiration is evident in the replica Spitfire Mk1 firing button / metal lock closure, giving a respectful nod to WWII airmen. The bag is hand-crafted from Italian calf leather featuring contrast stitching and a fabric-lined interior. It is large enough to tote an iPad Air 9.6 or a 13-inch MacBook Air, as well as all your other workday essentials.