Shinola Muhammad Ali Center Watch at werd.com

Shinola Muhammad Ali Center Watch

Posted in Watches and Wear

Shinola’s limited edition Muhammad Ali Center watch is the third timepiece in the Detroit-based brand’s Great Americans Series. Available in either 36 or 41MM sizes, it features a stainless steel case and an alligator strap with distinctive red backing. Each of the 400 watches will come in a custom hickory box with three rare Ali prints shot & signed by photographer Thomas Hoepker.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider at werd.com

2017 Fiat 124 Spider

Posted in Cars and Rides

On the 50th anniversary of its release, Fiat’s 124 Spider will be reborn for 2017 in an all-new model. Built on the chassis of the new Mazda MX-5 Miata, the revived Spider features classic body lines and a leather-clad interior. It’s rear-wheel drive & powered by a 1.4-liter, 160-horse 4 & your choice of a 6-speed manual or automatic tranny.

BMW R NineT Scrambler at werd.com

BMW R NineT Scrambler

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

People seem to like the café style of the original R NineT, so BMW built a new variation to unveil this week at the EICMA motorcycle expo in Milan. The R NineT Scrambler is powered by the same 1.17-liter boxer twin but features larger wheels & a high-sweeping exhaust for off-road detours. Analog instruments, a rounded headlight, and low-key colors highlight the powerplant.

THINKS Towell + at werd.com

THINKS Towell +

Posted in Gear

THINKS has developed a better gym towel for the dirty work of soaking up sweat and wiping off workout machines. The Towell+ is a heavyweight 100% cotton towel that features a 4 X 15 zippered pocket for stashing your phone, keys, cards, & whatnot. One part of the pocket is mesh, so you can see messages & ignore them while you workout.

DPx HEST/F Urban Knife at werd.com

DPx HEST/F Urban Knife

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Created by award-winning knife designer Robert Young Pelton for DPx Gear, the DPx HEST/F Urban is a small, EDC pocket knife made with heirloom quality materials & US craftsmanship. It features a locking 2.9” blade on a bearing pivot plus a glass breaker, wire stripper, ¼” hex drive & belt clip.

2016 Ducati XDiavel at werd.com

2016 Ducati XDiavel

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

The newest version of the Diavel from Ducati, the 2016 X-Diavel is geared for cruising & features a stroked-out 1262-CC motor that delivers more low-end linear torque than the original Italian devil-bike. To make it more comfortable for all-day journeys, they also gave it a stretched-out, feet-forward riding position.

Yamaha MT-10 at werd.com

Yamaha MT-10

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

In brutal contrast to the wave of round & retro-revival bikes being released at the EICMA show this week, Yamaha has just unveiled a futuristic 1-liter cruiser called the MT-10. Its 998cc four-cylinder cross-plane engine delivers massive low-to-mid-range torque. It features re-designed intake, exhaust and fueling systems as well as 3-mode traction control.

Survival Laces at werd.com

Survival Laces

Posted in Camping and Gear

They look like normal bootlaces but American-made Survival Laces use 550 paracord with the standard 7 strands of nylon and one strand of fishline in the core. The strands are good for building shelter, repairing gear, building a weapon or trap, bandaging a wound, catching game, & so on. There’s also flint & tinder embedded in the lace.

Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock at werd.com

Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock

Posted in Tech

Apple’s very own charging dock for it’s watch has arrived. The inductive charging pad uses a magnet to hold your watch —both 38mm & 42mm models—while it charges up laying flat with the band open or placed on its side. A Lightning to USB cable provides the power.

Revols Custom-Fit Wireless Earphones at werd.com

Revols Custom-Fit Wireless Earphones

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Using an app-driven fitting system, Revols earphones deliver a custom fit in 60 seconds. Place the bud in your ear, wiggle it into a comfortable position, and by pressing the onscreen button the app sends a signal to the earphones that causes a specially-formulated nano-composite gel to harden, thereby creating your custom-fit bud.

Cobalt Valkyrie at werd.com

Cobalt Valkyrie

Posted in Exotic and Rides

A fully-certified lightweight plane designed for personal use, the Valkyrie from Cobalt Aircraft travels at speeds up to 300MPH with a capacity for up to 5 adults & their luggage. In addition to a thoroughly modern design, the Valkyrie also offers an optional emergency parachute that will gently lower the aircraft to the ground in the event of a catastrophic failure.

Kitchen Hacks: How Clever Cooks Get Things Done at werd.com

Kitchen Hacks: How Clever Cooks Get Things Done

Trying to come off like a pro in the kitchen will no longer end in a flour-dusted internet search for solutions. This in-depth book of kitchen hacks—ways to make annoying, time-sucking, or mundane kitchen tasks much faster and easier will keep things cooking. Created by Cooks Illustrated magazine and a who’s who of America’s Test Kitchen chefs, the 368-page book is packed with techniques that will make it easier to get ‘er done in the kitchen.

Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats at werd.com

Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats

Posted in Gear

Stashed in a pouch you’ll want to keep in your pack for winter hikes or icy pedestrian commutes, Titanium Pocket Cleats weigh mere ounces yet provide grippy, slip-free traction on everything from sidewalk snow to sheer ice. Featuring aggressive, spiked teeth for traction and flexible, durable fasteners, they’re a third lighter than comparable cleats, and fold up quick & easy when not in use.

HeLi-on Compact Solar Charger at werd.com

HeLi-on Compact Solar Charger

Posted in Gear and Portable and Tech

The pocket-sized HeLi-on charger uses flexible, printed solar cells to power your phone. The OPV solar cells are printed on a thin sheet of plastic that rolls out to charge your phone with 2-3 hours of sunlight & when you’re done, it retracts into the slim, cylindrical case.