Before it was co-opted by B-Boys and B-Girls as the breakdancer’s shoe of choice, Nike’s 1972 jump-off, the Cortez, made a name for itself as one of the era’s best running shoes. Now, the slim, classic silhouette is back again in a nylon fabrication and a whole rainbow of colorways. Go get some. Source
You may not yet dare to drop in on a Samsung tablet but this new touchpad-driven Samsung remote for your Smart TV is a no-brainer. Not only is the new interface as easy to use as a mouse but it also offers voice control. It gives new meaning to the idea of talking to your TV. The Smart Touch will also control your Blu-ray player and set-top box. Just swipe it. Available later in 2012.
It’s called the Yeti but to us this “beverage entry tool” looks more like the dolphin tattoo you almost got that one time in Florida. It’s American-made forged stainless steel and it’ll crack open brewskis in a bottle, 40, quart, can or whatever other closure device the beverage may have. Remember to use this responsibly or you may just end up with that dolphin tattoo some day.
The idea of being “off the grid” is highly romanticized these days but let’s face it, for the few who actually do it on their annual camp out or canoe trip, it can get freakin’ dull. This wood-powered BioLite camp stove could change that. Not only does it burn wood in a clean, no-smoky-taste way, it generates electricity, allowing you to power up iPods, phones and such, via its USB port. Camping season is coming.
Many fans of the groundbreaking graphic novel Watchmen will get a bulge in their Batsuits when they hear this. Some comic purists will turn away in disgust. DC Entertainment is going back in time to tell seven all-new prequel stories that fill in the blanks of the Watchmen characters in the years before the original story. Rorschach, Comedian, Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl Ozymandias, Silk Spectre and the 1940s-era team The Minutemen will all be featured in the stories created by the genre’s greatest comic creators, which will be released one-per-week this summer.
If this metal strongbox looks like a military surplus ammo box to you that’s because it is one. Actually, it’s a Zombie Box, which means it has been modified to be even more indestructible. They also get cleaned, blasted and refinished to look prettier than hell and even come with optional keyed locks. It’s like the ones your dad had only better.
The Key Fold from Hardgraft is made of premium leather and 100% wool felt and does exactly what the name implies. It folds and snaps shut to keep your keys from jingling around in your pocket like an off-duty janitor. It could even prevent your keys from jabbing you in the junk. And seriously, who doesn’t want to avoid that?
Unless you’re a top gun fashion photographer or out on assignment for NatGeo, Nikon’s new D800 is plenty of camera and costs much less than their flagship D4 model. The D800 however packs most of the firepower of its big brother. The 36-megapixel file size will surely surpass most people’s needs, as will all the other high-tech, low-light functionality but if you’re serious about photography and want a pro-level body, the D800, due out in late March, is most definitely the real deal.
X-mini Capsule Speakers are small enough to take anywhere and provide quality sound in all environments. And the latest model from X-mini got an upgrade. The KAI features a built-in Bluetooth device allowing you to stream music wirelessly from a paired device for up to four hours on a charge. This little unit also works great for mobile conference calls as well as acting as a dongle if you have more than one X-Mini speaker. Hook this up to your iPad or iPhone you’ve got yourself a ridiculously light yet powerful portable multimedia office.
Beards are so 2011. But now that everyone is shearing them off, there are a lot of hairless faces freezing in this winter weather. But don’t suffer, the Beardo bearded beanie can bring the feeling back into your face. You wear it like a normal beanie for general head warmth, but for that cold walk home or ski trips, or even armed robbery, just fold down the retractable beard for instantaneous coziness.