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.
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.
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.
Clothing brand claims of “authentic” & “heritage” run rampant but Pendleton & Levi’s are two American brands that basically invented both. The two brands have now joined forces on a truly classic, and super limited edition fall clothing collection that includes trucker jackets and work shirts, plus a Pendleton wool blanket with an exclusive, one-of-a-kind pattern.
Fleisher’s Home Jerky Making Kit includes everything you need to make your own paleo snacks in your home oven, all you need to provide is the meat. The kit includes two non-stick drying screens, two spice blends (classic and Mexican), one cork oven door stopper, and a pamphlet with all the instructions to make jerky with one pound of beef.
Winding your watch is right up there with watching paint dry or grass grow but with this new watch winder from Bernard Favre, the process takes on a hypnotic visual effect by gently spinning & twirling your timepiece in its gyroscopic display cradle featuring a 120-hour battery.
By day, it’s a handsome, 8-person dining table but whenever the urge arises, it quickly converts to a full-size ping pong table. Designed & made in Denmark.
Leave the tripod at home. ‘SLOPES’ is a pocket-size polyhedron support for your GoPro that provides 20 different ways to position your GoPro camera to get that perfect angle. A funded Indiegogo project.
Relwen is an American brand founded on ideals of quality and durability. Their hardworking Channel Field Jacket is available in 2 versions, one with a wool blend shell and the other with a 100% cotton twill shell. Both feature a polypill quilt-insulated lining and dual zip/snap closure.
Birdi is a smart air monitor. It mounts on the ceiling like other detectors and monitors the air quality of your home, tracking dust, soot and other health dangers plus its warns you in case of fire and carbon monoxide. Monitor data is sent directly to you through the app.