With design cues taken from Italian race cars of the 1960s, the Portofino Chronograph’s 42mm case looks sporty yet classic. Nice move. And nice movement, as well. The self-winding mechanical movement is, of course, Swiss Made.
This is a huge Android phone. Or maybe it’s just a small movie screen. Kinda depends on how you look at it. Sony’s 6.4-inch tall, ultra-thin Xperia Z Ultra is the first phone to ever feature a full HD Triluminos display, meaning next-level visuals. It’s also waterproof, dustproof, and offers the option of writing on the screen with a pen or stylus. When it’s released it will be available in black, white, & purple.
We thought that Trucker’s Friend were those little pills from the gas station that make it feel like your hair is growing. Apparently it’s also a special kind of battle ax. This heavy-duty multi-tool works as an ax, hammer, nail puller, pry bar, tire chain hook, wire twist, and more. Throw it under the seat of your ride for easy access in dealing with roadside BS of all sorts.
The Monterra from Garmin is a wi-fi enabled handheld GPS that runs on Android OS. It lets you access all the Android Apps and also features a built-in FM radio, NOAA weather radio, and SAME alerts. It’s also got a 1080P HD video camera & Garmin’s new 3D MapMerge feature that creates 3D viewing from all types of 2D maps.
Nobody else wants you to go but you should. Forget about the “missing” journalists and mandatory curfews, North Korea is going to be great. The intrepid guides at Young Pioneer Tours will take you there and back with experienced western guides on all kinds of trips where they handle the details and you soak up the scenery in a place few dare to tread. Ever considered a North Korean fishing trip?
The new Springblade from Adidas is all about energy return. The groundbreaking design features 16 forward-angled blades made of a high-tech elastic polymer that releases energy with every step, propelling the runner forward.
Is it a hammock or a bathtub? Well, it’s both, sort of. The Vessel is a unique take on the bathtub, it’s made of Carbon fiber & stands suspended by the walls, floating above the floor. Combining a hot bath with the chill vibe of a hammock seems like the ultimate recipe for relaxation. And it certainly looks inviting…
For grilled ribs done right, this stainless steel rib rack from Williams-Sonoma is a summer essential. It holds six slabs, allowing for better basting and flipping while exposing both sides of the meat to the heat. Also great for chicken & chops. Yup, nice rack.
In 2013, it should come as a surprise to absolutely nobody that the FBI relies on criminals, murderers, & other sociopaths to get their dirty work done. In Deal With The Devil, award-winning investigative reporter Peter Lance unearths one such story that follows the 30-year relationship between mafia capo & snitch Gregory Scarpa Jr.. aka the Killing Machine, in his long-running role as a rat for the bureau.
For screwing in those hard to reach places, there’s possibly no better tool than the Flipout Tantrum. It’s an electric screwdriver that offers 168 different configurations, allowing you to get in there and screw it properly no matter how tight the space is.