Though it looks virtually unchanged, the enduring design of the Mercedes’ G Wagon is getting some updates for 2016: an ECO stop/start function to reduce emissions from its turbocharged V8 powerplant plus re-styled bumpers & flared wheel wells. That’s sort of it but why mess with a good thing?
Civilware is the passion project of legendary pro skateboarder Geoff Rowley, who also happens to be a serious hunter & outdoorsman. The Striker is a pocket-sized folding knife with a utility-style blade made of 154 cm stainless, a slim, textured G10 handle, and an ambidextrous clip. Available in black or tan. Made in the USA.
Star Wars x Fill In The Blank. This week it’s UGG. The Australian apres-surf bootmaker created an entire collection stamped with the Star Wars logo and rendered in Darth Vader black leather. The collection includes all their classic styles and even a bootie for the kiddies.
Drytunes is the world’s first totally waterproof (as in submersible) Bluetooth speaker that also offers 400 cubic inches of internal dry storage. Its rechargeable battery delivers 16-hours of playback & connects wirelessly to Apple iOS, Android, & Windows devices.
The Cove home recharging station gives you a place to hide all your hideous, power-craving devices while they juice-up. Available in Ebony, Walnut & Birch woodgrain finish, the Cove features 3 shelves & a drop-down door that conceals your cache of up to 5 tablets, phones, headphones, battery packs, etc.
Like a Salad Spinner for your dirty laundry, the electricity-free Drumi portable washing machine uses human pedal-power to clean your clothes. About the size of a small trash can, the Drumi will clean a small load in just minutes & draining out the dirty water is the mere push of a button.
Handheld flossers are faster & easier to operate than traditional dental floss but they also produce much more plastic landfillage. Goodfloss however has created a better flosser. For one, they’re biodegradable. They also feature a toothpick & come in snap-apart 4-packs that fit in your wallet like a credit card.
Fave brand knives are designed & crafted in the suburbs of Boston. These full-tang high-carbon 420 stainless steel knives feature a versatile blade design made by one of America’s oldest knifemakers, R. Murphy Knives of Ayer, Mass. They use reclaimed hardwoods for the handles and come in 2 sizes, with either a 3” or 4” blade.
A big, beefy battery for your home. Powerwall’s main purpose is to store solar energy, however, the battery can also draw energy from the electrical grid during off-peak hours when rates are low and store it for future use. So you get a nice back-up power solution and a level of independence from the power grid. Multiple batteries can be combined together for a more powerful setup.
Danish audio brand AIAIAI flipped the formula for finding the right headphone. Their modular TMA-2 system allows you to build your own pair by choosing the pieces & parts that fit your style with a range of options for headbands, cables, speaker units and earpads to make your perfect pair.