When it comes to bike locks, it doesn’t get much better than a U-Lock. Except that now an Italian company has introduced the smart version. Using Bluetooth 4.0 LE, the curiously named Ulock communicates with a PIN code-protected iOS & Android app to lock & unlock without a key. In proximity mode, it will automatically lock itself when the user (and their phone) moves more than 3 meters away & unlock once they come back into range. Shipping throughout Europe. No word on US availability.
The VR One headset from ZEISS brings a taste of virtual & augmented reality to the your iPhone or Android smartphone. Based on similar designs of the much more costly Oculus Rift & Samsung’s Gear VR device it’s a headset that mounts to your phone offering enhanced 3D viewing for photos & video. Pre-order now for your iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5. More phone mounts coming in early 2015.
Even if you could find the little lens-cleaning cloth for your shades or touchscreen you’d probably still use the edge of your shirt. If that’s the case, do yourself a favor and pick up some of these iron-on microfiber lens cleaning cloths from Photojojo. Iron them to the inside of a few shirts and you’ll have a soft, no-scratch cleaning cloth on you at all times.
The Beer Peen Hammer is a multi-tool that performs two crucial household tasks: hammering stuff and opening beers. It’s modeled after an antique ball peen hammer and features forged steel construction and a black oxidized finish.
A motorized pot stirrer might seem like a gift you’d just re-gift but think about it—instead of stirring the stupid soup you’ll have one free hand for scrolling and trolling and the other to hold your brew. The adjustable-speed Stirio uses a rechargeable battery & mounts on pots and pans measuring 15 to 25 cm wide (6.9 to 9.8 in) with its retractable clamp-ended arms. Just put on the pot, press the button & get back to life’s more important tasks.
Combining the look of a leather motorcycle jacket with the warmth of a down vest, ISAORA’s Combo Down Moto Jacket blends style with technical cold-weather performance. The body of the Italian calfskin leather jacket features Primaloft Gold insulation and the vest features natural goose down.
The pre-fabricated Vipp Shelter is a plug-and-play living space you simply drop in your dream location. Designed by architect Morten Jensen in Denmark, it is built to blend into its natural surroundings and features expansive glass walls around a steel frame structure. Vipp Shelters are made to order & come complete; all you have to worry about is where to put it.
Maybe your dog has what it takes to become an elite military operative. One way to find out: read this book on how to train your dog like the Navy Seal way. Best-Selling author and canine training specialist Mike Ritland shares 15-years of expertise and proven methods for turning your dog into the family’s ultimate best friend.
When the widest wide-angle is nowhere near enough, you need the full 360º panoramic images and video from the V.360 action camera. It goes all the way around, in 4K. And it’s the first camera of its kind to do so. It records video up to 30fps and shoots 8MP stills, plus it’s compatible with GoPro mounts, meaning you can stick it just about anywhere.
Made in the USA from a real military ammo box, the Blue Ridge Stove is a portable camp stove that heats up quickly for making meals, boiling water or even heating up a small shelter or cabin tent. It features a hinged, latching door and a sliding air intake for proper venting plus a 3” stovepipe chimney.