You can decide whether you prefer to use Crua Hybrid as a tent or a hammock, either way, you’ll get a sweet siesta. The design features a built-in insulated air mattress and a detachable sleeping bag plus it can link up with other Crua Hybrid tents so you can double-up or create your own tent village. As a hammock it holds up to 285 pounds yet the whole system—tent/hammock, air mattress & sleeping bag—weighs just 6.95 pounds. A funded Kickstarter.
The fenix Chronos smart watch is a standout because it offers a ton of tech function and clean, understated styling. Quite a feat. The 49MM steel case features a high-strength, scratch-resistant sapphire lens and offers Elevate heart rate technology, for monitoring without a chest strap. Sensors include GPS and GLONASS satellite reception, barometric altimeter & 3-axis compass. It also gives you advanced fitness & running metrics plus text, email & alert notifications.
With the Wing, you can step up the production value on your videos, getting smooth cinematic camera slides without the use of a bulky, complicated rail system. It’s the world’s most compact gliding unit, allowing a full 16-inch slide but folding down to roughly the size of your phone. Manual function and adjustable friction allow simple hand-operated yet precision function.
The Parrot Disco Drone is a departure from the copter drone set-up instead offering a fixed-wing aircraft that flies at speeds of up to 50MPH for 45 minutes. It’s made of rugged foam and is powered by a single prop. There’s a 14 MP on board camera as well as FPV headset that uses your iPhone or Android device for a VR style viewing experience.
The 50s & 60s-inspired Swiss-Made Chronoliner from Breitling got a modern update with the release of the murdered-out Blacksteel model. The 46mm self-winding mechanical chrono is powered by a Breitling 24 movement and features a 24-hour dial as well as 1/4th second, 30 minute, & 12-hour sub-dials plus calendar.
The Shaper Origin is the world’s first hand-held CNC machine, a powerful, programmable tool that makes precise 3D cutting, shaping & woodworking easier than ever. Simple design software links with the touch control interface allowing you to turn ideas into designs, then instantly start shaping. The variable speed router also features auto-correct to keep you perfectly aligned on the cutting path.
Sony’s Playstation Now game subscription service is now available for Windows PCs, giving access to all for the over 400 on-demand games in the PS library. They also unveiled the wireless DualShock 4 USB adapter allowing you to use your PS4 gamepad without plugging in—the adapter works for both Macs & PCs. Available early September.
The new 2.0 version of the inflatable, solar-powered Luci Outdoor LED light is brighter and longer-lasting than before. It now lasts up to 18-hours on a full charge while offering 4 light modes: low, bright, super bright, & 1 sec flashing. When deflated it packs flat taking up practically zero space in your luggage or backpack.
Nothing worse than battling your way out into the wilderness then having no power supply to ensure the stream of selfies and #adventure images get the recognition they deserve. If you have an Estream in your backpack, you’re good. It converts any type of moving water into stored energy to charge every usb-connected mobile device.
There’s a freedom that comes with being able to wipe it all away. The Wipebook Pro is a 8.5 X 11 dry erase notebook with 20 pages for your notes, scribbles and/or masterpieces. It features a leather cover and brass O-wire binding & comes with a Staedtler 305F-9 black correctable pen.