Installing a hidden webcam to keep snoopers and lurkers out of your desk or drawers is a little creepy. This tricky little magnetic lock system called the Covert accomplishes the same goal without turning you into a spy. It mounts inside drawers and cabinets and locks and unlocks using a handy little magnetic fob instead of a key. Only you know the lock is there, keeping your stuff safe and secure. Product availability unknown as Covert is still in development.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 25 years you know who Dave Grohl is. Nirvana, Foo Fighters, TCV. He’s one of the rarest breed of rock superstars; one who has never been a dumbass. Do you know about his band Scream? That he once lived with lady mud wrestlers? You don’t? Better read this book.
Compared to these custom coaster sets by beverage badass Baxter, the ones on your table suck. He makes heaps of different designs, all of them encased in glass with copper edges for long life and enduring beauty. They’ve also got rubber bumpers on the bottom for drink after drink after drink of scratch-free boozery.
You might not believe this but we found a battery charger/power supply for your phone, computer, & electronics that runs on water. Yup. It’s a hydrogen fuel cell that converts water into electricity. Don’t expect us to explain this weird science but we can tell you this: the futuristic little PowerTrekk unit is eco-friendly and provides power totally off the grid. Available May 2012.
Unlike running shoes, tennis shoes need to be seriously sturdy. The demands of high-speed stop and start lateral motion deem it absolutely necessary. Leave it to Nike to be the ones who figure out how to engineer the comfort and lightness of a Zoom runner with the beefy support of a performance tennie. They did it. It’s called the Zoom Vapor 9 Tour and Swiss ace Roger Federer helped design them.
Aside from measuring your bosses package, there would seem to be very few uses for a 3-inch ruler. Nonetheless, you can slap one of these little ruler-stickers on the back of a credit card and know the true length or thickness or whatever you need to measure in both U.S. and metric units up to 3 inches.
If your training routine goes beyond mere OCD and involves stat charts and performance mapping, Magellan has a couple nice, new GPS-enabled training watches for you. Running, swimming, endurance and self-punishment of all sorts can be counted, tracked, measured, and reported all from the convenience of your wrist, mid-workout. Available Spring 2012.
If you’re a big wristwatch, sun glasses, or vintage motorcycle fan and yet Wikipedia is the farthest you’ve gone to find out who the hell Steve McQueen is, the exhaustive, 492-page book Steve McQueen: The Actor and His Films, will tell you all you need to know. The guy was a Hollywood superstar. Some say he was a second-rate Paul Newman, but the fact remains, the dude was in a lot of movies.
Is it just us or is the convenience and power of your super-smart iPhone starting to make your laptop seem a little stupid? The only bitch is that so much typing leads to lots of typos. But with just one click, the new Slim One Keyboard from Ontario-based brand Matias, lets you switch from typing on your PC or Mac to texting in turbo on your iPhone. Nice for us multi-device multi-taskers.