No chimney, no problem. Pureflame wall-mount fireplaces can be used in any room in your home because unlike normal ones, they burn clean, renewable ethanol biofuel and don’t require permanent, vented installation. Pureflame requires no clean up, produces no soot, basically it produces none of the annoying things we associate with a fireplace but it does produce the things we really want: heat and the warm glow of a fire.
Some people head to the mountains for skiing and snowboarding to disconnect. Yeah, these people actually want to get away from talking on their phones. For the rest of us, there’s a new gizmo called the Speakgoggle that will help seamlessly and simply combine Bluetooth phone conversations and skiing. Paired with your smartphone, it’s an intercom system built right into the goggle strap that will also let you listen to music. Plus, with its bug-eyed styling it looks hella space age. Take that, recluses.
Originally designed for rescue and response operations, the Phibian is an all-terrain beast that hits highway speeds on land and does 30-mph on water and it’s perfectly road and sea legal. The Phibian will also carry 15 passengers or 3300 hundred pounds of cargo. If you’ve been dreaming about building a cabin somewhere out on a remote island, add this high speed amphibian to your wishlist, it will come in handy.
The Cinch is better than the standard SLR camera strap for two reasons. It features quick-adjusting pull tabs that let you crank it down tight or loosen it up to get the shot with one easy pull of the strap. The other improvement is that instead of using your camera’s two top strap mounting brackets, the Cinch mounts to only one and the other connector goes though the tripod mount which keeps the camera in a more natural and easier-to-carry position against your body. If you tote a big, heavy camera around, you’ll want this.
By their very name British bike builders Spirit Of The Seventies is making their aim pretty damn clear. Their latest custom is a versatile and highly modified Triumph twin based on the 2005 Scrambler. Major frame and performance mods make the S6 one mean machine whether you’re ripping around on backroads or trying to drive it up over a stonewall.
You might buy a pair of Well Rounded Sound speakers based just on their looks. Nothing in their line of compact, high-quality speakers comes hidden away in a boring black box. No, their rounded speaker enclosures are made of a recyclable composite material and covered with colorful New Zealand wool felt or natural wood veneers. And they’re not just pretty. They’ve got high-output drivers, classic paper cones with aluminum phase plugs and they thump. Even the smallest ones.
If outdoor weekend adventures are your lifeblood the GO camper will get it pumping. At only 840 pounds, it’s a super lightweight mobile trailer that will carry all your cargo from kayaks to bikes to boards and more, plus it converts into a pop-up, soft-sided camper with sleeping space for four.
Paper cash and coins are filthy. So are credit cards. Really, anything that spends as much time so close to your ass crack is bound to breed bacteria. So why do we still use this stuff in the digital age? Wired editor David Wolman made it his mission to find out and explores the topic in his latest book, The End Of Money. If you’re wondering what a truly cashless society might look like and why, read it.
Lightweight and perfectly packable, the folding aluminum Sven Saw will come in handy on your next mission into the wilderness. Its unique design unfolds into a bow saw featuring a razor sharp Swedish blade, perfect for zipping through firewood, clearing a campsite or the speedy removal of a gangrenous arm or leg.
If this works for Lemmy, it’ll definitely work for you. A few glasses of Motörhead Shiraz and the wart-addled, chain-smoking deadbeat dad of heavy metal starts to sound like an angel. A couple glasses more and even the fugliest, roadworn Motörhead groupies start to look like supermodels. And don’t worry, this wine isn’t British like the band, it’s actually Australian.