If you carry all your most-used tools around in a tool belt you’ll look like the Construction Worker from the Village People. ’Stache or not, this isn’t something you want. Fiskars Shop Boss Snip combines a serrated blade, beer opener, wire stripper, and file for a tool that’ll do lots of tough household jobs without making you into a macho man.
Harleys and those awful Victory bikes aren’t your only options for an American made motorcycle. Motus Motorcycles has created a line of truly American made bikes that look like a cross between a Ducati, a BMW and a Moto Guzzi designed for touring. The 100 cubic-inch “baby block” V4 pushrod motor gives them their distinctive look and fitted with hardware from Brembo, Ohlins, and Oz, they are definitely bikes for the serious rider seeking power and performance made here at home.
Your big sausage fingers are no good for drawing or writing on your tablet or touch-screen. The Jot Flip is a digital stylus designed to work with your touch-screen device for drawing, sketching, even just selecting on screen. Flip it around and you’ve got a fine-tipped pen for non-digital scribing. Works with iPads, iPhones, MacBook trackpads, HTC, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, and Blackberry.
America has always been a land of swindlers. This novel recounts the tale of Texas rancher J. Frank Norfleet, who in 1919 was conned not once but twice by stock market hustlers. Norfleet then wised up and embarked on a nationwide hunt disguising himself as a gullible hayseed allowing those same con-men to lure him into new scams. All the while he was building evidence against them. The Mark Inside is a tale of sweet revenge and America’s abusive love affair with easy money.
Just because you’re out on a camping trip doesn’t mean you have to dine like a caveman or Cub Scout. There are plenty of alternatives to campfire-ash-crusted wieners and beans from the can. Coleman’s Outdoor Portable Oven is a propane powered two-burner stove that also has an oven large enough to cook a 12-inch pizza. Just the thing for keeping it gourmet in the great outdoors
Galileo is an iOS-powered panning and tracking device for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Whether you want to do panoramic pics or timelapse video or even just follow your toddler around the room during a video chat, this device lets you simply swipe or program it to keep what you want to see in focus and on the screen.
The line between genius and total idiot is a very thin line indeed. You will be even more sure of this when you finish reading Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. Kevin Smith, director of classic movies like Clerks and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back is the author, a social reject who is uniquely qualified to show other lazy creeps how to kick ass and be awesome.
Unless you’re an ex-Boy Scout, tying any knot other than your shoelace is way too complicated. This new device relieves of this task when you’re strapping down cargo on your rooftop or trailer, or any other place you use tie-down straps. And after all, if you could tie a knot you’d just use rope instead of straps and tie-downs, right? The Strap-Loc device keeps the excess and loose ends of the strap from flapping in the breeze. Nice and neat.