Italian cycling brand Campagnolo knows a thing or two about mechanical advantage. Created by the company’s founder in 1966, the oversized Big Corkscrew applies decades of Italian engineering & design wizardry to the popping of bottles.
On longer outdoor adventures where the drinking water supply becomes an issue, you need a purifier. MSR’s Guardian system is it. This medical-grade system offers top-of-the-line technology that quickly & easily eliminates all bacteria, viruses and protozoa. Yes, all. No need for a UV filter backup. The Guardian is also fast: it purifies 2.5 liters of water in just 60 seconds. Available January 2016.
Nest made a new thermostat that’s bigger and smarter. It’s got a larger, hi-res display that senses your presence from further away, so it “wakes up” when you’re across the room. It also sends out alerts if there are issues with your furnace as well as retaining all the functions of previous models.
It’s a perfect match for your Mac products but even if you’re still using a Commodore64 at home, this 4-outlet power strip makes a great case for itself: it has 4 AC outlets with surge protection plus 4 USB outlets & it uses IC smart technology to send the right amount of power to whichever device you’re charging.
For the true fan. Ballpark Diamonds are heirloom-quality, laser-cut relief sculptures of your favorite baseball stadium. Choose from Fenway Park, Dodger Stadium, Busch, AT&T Park, and more. Made of oak veneers, they’re roughly 9X9 inches and come ready to hang on the wall. A funded Kickstarter.
TarDisk adds valuable storage space to your MacBook. Made of aluminum to match your Mac, this little nugget slides right into the SDXC port to provide flash storage and boost your machine’s built-in hard drive up to 256 Gigs.
Should you roll one up? Why not. A portable keyboard is a very useful device as long as it’s big enough to be comfortable yet small enough to be truly portable. LG’s Rolly fits that bill and the design rolls up into a stick. It’s got 4 rows of keys, 2 less than normal but width-wise it’s nearly full-size. When you’re ready to go, just roll it up, but no need to lick the edge.
The Nebia showerhead is designed to feel just as good as the outdated, water-wasting showerhead you stood under this morning. The difference: Nebia uses 70% less water. Designers used aerospace engineering technology to create the water-saving nozzles, which atomize water droplets to have 10-times more surface area than a regular shower.
In places where it rains (not here in SoCal), you see all the moms under umbrellas wearing Hunter’s knee-high rubber rain boots. But now Hunter has built a new, more rugged line just for men. The Hunter Field boots feature a softer rubber compound, waterproof zip closures & Vibram soles.