Just about every product ever guaranteed to be waterproof actually sucks up water like a sponge. The DryZone 200 camera bag from LowePro however, has actually been given the dunk test. It wasn’t some lab-controlled spritzing either, adventure/humanitarian photographer Craig Pulsifer actually took this pack out for “backflips into the pool and an hour under the falls” in the Phillipines. Guess what? It’s watertight. Holds a pro SLR kit or your video gear plus more …
Just another little camera? Yes, but no. It is small, it’s also sleek but there’s more. This thing features a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen for easy operation and vivid playback. It also shoots giant 16MP photos and will deliver great images in low-light with a max ISO of 6400. Of course it shoots HD video, too. It’s a whole lot of camera that surprisingly, will fit right in your back pocket.
From the makers of Clif Bar comes another great idea. For years, Europeans have embraced (literally) wine in a bag and finally someone is doing it here in the states. Everyday table wine is fresh, it doesn’t need a cork or a cellar, but just needs to be drunk. Or is it drank? Drunken? Whatever, the idea here is that soft-sided packaging means you can take it anywhere (like the movies). It also means a lot less waste and a very reduced carbon footprint compared to wine in a bottle. Salúd!
Following on the heels of popular new Wrangler variants like the Islander, Mountain, and Call Of Duty: Black Ops editions, Jeep is dropping a new one. The Mojave is inspired by its namesake Southern California desert—it features a monochromatic sand colored paint scheme with black trim and lizard logo accents on the hood and interior. Basically, it’s a restyled Rubicon and if you aren’t sure about a big lizard on your hood, tell the dealer to remove it. Available June 2011.
Don’t wait until you’ve bought another $350 car key or replaced a lost phone to invest in this handy little dingdong. Attach the 2-way Bluetooth tracker to your keys, briefcase, bag, even your kid and you’ll never lose ’em. A free app lets you call the beacon on your keys and since its 2-way you can locate your phone from your keyring with a simple tap. Brainless, perfect.
One level above frying an egg is the frontier of the grilled cheese sandwich. But, if you think you’re limited to just bread, butter and cheese you’re selling your sammy short. The ubiquitous grilled cheese can be made at least 1000 ways. Here are 11 to try out.
How about period drama? No, we mean movies. 18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a tribe of Brazilian natives in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. Robert De Niro lives by the sword and actor Jeremy Irons is the man of god. Sweeping cinematics and dark imagery bring the classic battle between good and evil into savage territory.
You don’t know visionary director Stanley Kubrick? Of course you do: Full Metal Jacket, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut, etc. This 10-disc set includes 9 of his best movies on Blu-ray plus a biopic on Kubrick’s lifework in film and loads of special feature extras.
News Flash: Mercedes’ latest reveal, the concept A-Class is coming to the U.S. They haven’t said exactly when yet, but it’s confirmed. This could easily be the most bad-ass MB ever put into production. Yeah, it’s small but it looks more like a beast than a “baby Benz” to us. What do you think?
Some cyclists pretend everyday is another stage on the Tour de France; spandex, goo, bootie covers and all. Others of us, break up the training schedule with some bike commuting or simple transportation. For these recovery days, Timberland has a shoe. It looks like a normal loafer while you stroll, but when you saddle up the specially-designed sole supports your feet for pedaling.