In their heyday, The Smashing Pumpkins were mockingly called The Monkees of the grunge era, the REO Speedwagon of the 90s. And yet their songs are some the era’s most memorable. With Billy Corgan still fronting the band, Oceania is their first new album in 5 years. And you can bet that the critics are going to be a lot nicer now.
If you can keep from lopping off one of your legs at the shin, you could hack your way through a jungle with this hardened steel machete tool. It’s American made and the exact same design our armed forces, firefighters, and forest rangers have been using since 1941.
Most of us just had a youthful infatuation with Sigourney Weaver but for those among us who are more into the fantastic “world” of Aliens with its weaponry and dazzling sci-fi technology, this book is its own kind of porn.
If you knew your way around the workshop, you wouldn’t need to look at some website list of the Top 10 Tools. Then again, if you weren’t a do-it-yourself type guy, the only tool you’d really ever need was a smartphone to call in a pro. We’re just like you, so this list will steer us all towards toolbox essentials that will keep the household in tip-top shape. We tapped the tool experts at ToolGuyd.com for this list.
Dewalt Hickory Hammer ($28.58)
Leatherman Wave ($58.95)
GearWrench Combination Wrench Set ($74.95)
Wiha 7pc Precision Screwdriver Set ($20.99)
Petz PIXA 1 Headlamp ($37.99)
It seems like it took a while for manufacturers to wise-up and start making small, portable back-up power supply units. Now they’re dropping left, right, and center. The Hyperjuice Plug looks like a good one. It features 2 USB ports for charging 2 devices at once and plugs into the wall to conveniently recharge itself.
How the hell did we manage to play a round of golf before all the GPS units and apps came out? Who knows, but this one from Callaway is the first to offer aerial video flyover in a small device, using real aerial photos of the course, not renderings. It’s also got all the other features your score is depending on.
In the old days, hardcore outdoor guys would just pack a pinch of coffee grinds like a dip and hit the trail. Times have changed. Now you can bring a pocket-size titanium French bistro with you on your day hike. The Café Luxe kit includes a French press, a milk foamer, stacking mugs, and a wood cutting board that hides a stainless steel knife.
There’s no such thing as brand loyalty these days. As soon as something better comes along, we migrate. So, considering the Edge Sound portable speaker system pumps 10 more decibels than the popular Jambox with a pricetag that is 30-bucks less, it seems like an easy choice to make.
A bad swing that results in snapping the head off a driver is a golf tradition as old as the game itself. Now these casualties of the game come back to life at the 19th hole. Handmade from real vintage clubs, each bottle opener is one-of-a-kind.
The irony of using your iPhone 4/4s as an “advanced audio device” dissolves when you consider the features packed into the VAMP. The solid metal case contains a 150mW x 2 amplifier, dedicated pure Digital-Analog-Convertor, VQ audio enhancements, optical audio output and a backup battery. Meaning iTunes becomes hi-fiTunes.