There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a stiff vodka & soda after a few hours slogging up a hiking trail loaded down with a backpack. And if your pack happens to contain a Carbonator Bottle, you can mix yourself up that cocktail in seconds flat. The bottle design features an activator cup where you pour in the carbonating powder, then simply shake it and start sipping a bubbly beverage.
Everyone likes Johnny Cash but few know more than a handful of his greatest hits. This 63-disc box set takes you through his entire catalog from classics like Folsom Prison Blues to the very deepest cuts including 55 unreleased tracks.
The original Wenger Swiss Army knife really needs no introduction but L.L. Bean is releasing a fresh model to mark their 100th Anniversary. This one is made with reclaimed walnut wood, making each limited-edition knife unique in color and grain. It also features a 100-year logo engraved in the blade.
The ongoing tit-for-tat battle between Canon and Nikon benefits us, the consumers, most. Canon dropped the G1 X and now Nikon volleys back with the new Coolpix P7700 that packs a 12.2 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 7.1x zoom lens, 1080p movie mode and optional full manual mode for the purists.
Harley has been trying hard to shake the stigma their big twin bikes have as being heavy, two-wheeled chrome boats that dads and doctors drive on Sunday afternoons. Their latest effort, the 2013 Softail CVO Breakout retains the chrome but gets chopped fenders, a 240 rear tire, a beefy air intake, and offers the best weight to torque ratio of all the CVO bikes. Fast? Definitely.
Android tablets are still fighting an uphill battle against iPad but for those who dare to be different, the Archos 101 XS has the noteworthy distinction of being 15% thinner than iPad. If that’s not enough for you, keep in mind that the Ice Cream Sandwich software will automatically upgrade to Jelly Bean by the end of 2012. Eat that Apple. Available November 2012.
Tools are like beer, if you’re into them, you’re always searching for the new one that has it all. With that in mind, the Matrix system tool from Black & Decker is a good find. The design features a single base power unit with a variety of head attachments that let you go from drilling, sanding, routering, and sawing by just popping on a new head. Available October 2012.
Assassinations aren’t often met with celebration but when it came to taking out Osama Bin Laden, the free world cracked a collective cold one to the death of the world’s most notorious terrorist. This new book offers a first hand account of the covert operation from a former member of SEAL Team 6, the group responsible for eliminating America’s public enemy number one.
When it comes to food and drinks, a picture is worth a thousand words. Just look at Instagram. The Porthole is a vessel that gives you and your guests a window into your carefully concocted cocktails, oils, teas, or other infusions. Show ’em off in this glass, steel, and silicone vessel that’s dishwasher safe and has graced the pages of all the good gourmet magazines.