There is a cosmic law that when you’re camping—usually setting up the tent in the dark—the flashlight batteries will die. Solution: the Voto light charges up using the power from your camp stove. As you cook, Voto’s fuel cell charges up, offering bright, white LED light for up to 30 hours on a full charge.
These days, summiting Mount Everest is like a high altitude trip to Wal-Mart on a Saturday morning, where you’re standing in long lines wondering why you chose to do something so stupid. But back in 1963 when the first Americans made the climb it was much less crowded but every bit as harrowing. Written by NYT best-selling author Broughton Coburn, The Vast Unknown chronicles this history-making ascent and its significance in Cold War America.
Designed & handmade to order by Dutch designer Marten van Soest, the Tonke Fieldsleeper is a mini mobile home that functions like a truck bed camper. Nothing to tow & when you want to take an excursion, you can detach the camper and leave it behind. Inside it features high gloss, natural wood surfaces & boasts all the comforts of home.
Manoteca is an Italian design studio that specializes in one-off handmade furnishings that combine recycled and repurposed materials. Their multi-function, metal framed Door Table can be used as a dining table for 8 or flipped open to reveal a hidden desk that features a wooden drawer and 3 pockets made of recycled rawhide.
The Kevo lock system let’s you use your iPhone instead of a key. You don’t even have to take the phone out of your pocket. Once paired with your phone, just touch the lock and open sesame. The app-driven device also allows you to send E-keys to family & friends, the dogwalker, whomever. Military-grade PKI encryption means your system’s unique signal is secure. Thanks, Scott!
Hardcore heavy metal fans only read the Necronomicon; for the rest of us there are books like this. Compiling over 250 interviews with the giants of metal and several of its sub-genres, Louder Than Hell explores the darker side of the steadfast metal movement, featuring bands like Sabbath, Slayer, Maiden, Metallica, Priest, Pantera, and 666 more.
Car lover Sabrina Chun is the artist behind these black & white prints of classic automobiles. The high contrast of the inverse prints reveals each car’s form in striking simplicity. The Porshce 911, a ’67 Mustang GT500, & a DeLorean are just a few of the current prints; and printed on recycled paper with soy-based inks, they look so good you may not have to hang them in the garage.
Well, we’ve been waiting for these since Richard Nixon was a kid. Finally, the flying car has arrived. Actually, not quite yet. Officially, the TF-X is still in the funding & development stages, but this fixed wing street-legal aircraft with electric ground drive and electric power assist for takeoff and landing looks viable in the little video. But with an airspeed of 200MPH and a range of 500 miles why must we wait?!
The Breitling Emergency II is a Swiss-made luxury chronograph that also features a built-in dual-channel emergency satellite transmitter. When the ship sinks, the plane crashes or the summit push turns into a survival situation, this watch will signal rescue services through the international Cospas-Sarsat system, ensuring your call for help is heard. via