Seldom seen on U.S. soil due to a costly taxation imposed on ‘work’ vehicles imported from Europe since 2003, Volkswagen’s iconic Transporter van has nonetheless been in production & updated all along. The latest 6th-generation California model is the modern VW van we all dream of, complete with the iconic pop-top and deluxe camper interior. Will it ever come to the states? It’s a very distant maybe … but there’s always gray market.
The United States of Pizza includes recipes from the best pizza joints across the country: Seattle’s Serious Pie, L.A.’s Mozza, Pizzeria Blanco in Phoenix, and so on. It also offers a complete guide to dough—from thin crust to deep dish to gluten-free.
Like a Hollywood dolly camera for your DSLR (or smartphone), the Pocket Skater 2 helps you achieve smooth, precise pans & steady motion shots for your video projects. 3 adjustable fold-out wheels & an edelkrone Flex-Tilt Head enable endless adjustment to help you nail every shot.
If that skinny little laptop is making your hard-drive look fat, Samsung’s got the solution. Their new P3 Portable Drive is the world’s thinnest 4TB external hard drive. At .78 inches thick it offers 4TB of storage without the need for an external power source. A USB 3.0 connector gives it all the power it needs.
Garmin’s D2 Bravo blends the sharp looks of a classic aviator watch with some impressive GPS-driven functionality. It incorporates Garmin’s signature direct-to and nearest airport navigation features with a worldwide aviation navigation database. It also offers altitude alerts for instance when you’re requiring supplemental oxygen, as well as easy access to current aviation weather info. A backlit LED face makes it easy to read, even in bright sun.
Oregon-based Tiktaalik makes professional quality chef’s knives designed for outdoor cooking and camping. They feature no handles, making them more compact for travel & blades are made of surgical-quality Swedish Sandvik steel with a hardness range of 54-61 HRC.
The disk-shaped design of this wireless portable speaker from Ultimate Ears offers 360-degree sound plus IPX7 waterproof durability, as well as a bungee loop to hang the speaker up and an AUX input for plugging into non-bluetooth music players.
Toylander makes kid-size electric car kits for dads who pretend they’re buying the true-to-life mini trucks for Junior. Choose from a Land Rover Series 1 & 2, Scout, Mayfair, or TL3 Army Jeep. These kits include every part from tires to tailpipe & take up to 60 hours to build.
The Flip and Grip features a ratcheting wrench with an adjustable jaw that fits over 40 fasteners from 3/8″ to 5/8″ and that’s just one of its tools. There’s also a knife with both a serrated & smooth-edge blade, a #2 Phillips, a 3/16” slotted screwdriver, bottle opener, & wire stripper.
Nest Thermometer, Nest Smoke Alarm, & yes, now Nest Cam. It’s a home security cam that shoots 1080P HD & is packed with the same smart, simple features and clean design that have made the brand’s other products so popular. The Nest Aware App feeds you direct data from the cam so you can monitor your home when you’re not home.