Here’s one for you Control Freaks. A new, improved version of Logitech’s Harmony universal touchscreen remote has just been released. It controls everything: stereo & theater devices behind closed cabinets, IR devices, Bluetooth game consoles, & if you have Philips Hue bulbs in your home, you can control those, too. Download the Harmony app to your phone & use that instead of the remote. It’s all up to you.
With a name like Invisiplug, you were probably hoping for something a bit wilder. Oh, well. These 6-outlet surge-protector powerstrips will blend in with your wood flooring. Light Natural, Medium Cherry, or Dark Oak. Take your pick. Cement floor and shag carpet models coming soon.
Rather than standing toe-to-toe with your personal MMA trainer to receive your thrice weekly beatdown, maybe it’s time to practice some pugilism of your own. The NSX-P is a high-tech workout machine designed to be viciously beaten, punched, & kicked while providing trackable, varied, & complete high-intensity interval workouts. A less expensive “Home” model is also available.
The 1890s look popularized by Portland’s mustachioed mavens is over. This summer, the costume party jumps forward to the Roaring 20s. And, inspired by the summer’s soon-to-be-released blockbuster The Great Gatsby, Brooks Brothers is releasing a collection of retro menswear that captures the spirit of the era.
Castle Brook’s nylon bootlaces come with a lifetime guarantee. That’s cool but who would ever use it? Like, 6 years later one of them snaps & you’re all “Damnit, I paid good money for these back in 2013.” But seriously, you can be that guy and Castle Brook will send you a new lace. Maybe two.
Wonderbag is a heat-retention cooking bag. After bringing food to a boil on the burner, your pot is placed in the Wonderbag where it finishes cooking. It saves energy and reduces carbon emissions; so far half a million Wonderbags have been distributed across South Africa, where cooking is often done on open fires or with toxin-emitting fuels.
Before you go buy that big, bulky DSLR camera you’ve been dreaming about, consider Ricoh’s new GR Digital V. It’s the world’s first compact camera with an APS-C optical sensor; same as the ones used in pro DSLRs. This sensor captures razor-sharp 16.6MP images, HD video, and shoots in 4 fps bursts. Unlike the big cameras this one is still light, small & portable.
With design elements and decor borrowed from yachts of the ocean-going variety, Airstream’s new 28’ Land Yacht camper is pretty much a luxury liner on wheels that offers floor-to-ceiling woodgrain and nautical trimmings inside its shining, metal exterior.
When it comes to buying a big boy toolbox, there’s really only one choice: Craftsman. But now in addition to classic red and the more recent limited edition Darth Vader black, Craftsman is offering up another color choice. This time it’s bright white with a dry erase finish. In addition to its clean look, the finish on this Stormtrooper version of their 4-drawer ball bearing combo box lets you label the drawers if you’re so inclined.
The old English legend of King Arthur and his court; of Camelot, Excalibur & Guenivere, has been told & re-told through the ages but this version from J.R.R. Tolkien takes the tale further. Written as an epic poem he began in the 1930s & later abandoned, it has now been edited—but not quite finished—by his son Christopher Tolkien.