This unique, totally handmade accordian-style 5-pocket wallet, from Vim Beget mixes premium vegetable-tanned leather and construction with obvious military styling. Pop the two Lift-The-Dot snaps and it opens up to reveal compartments for cash, cards, coins, condoms, and whatever else you carry.
The Ball Claw sounds like some draconian tool the LAPD has developed to capture skateboard kids but luckily it’s nothing of the sort. It’s actually just a clever device to keep your basketball, football, and soccer balls organized and off the floor. You can also use it to stylishly display autographed or special game balls in your home.
Can you see it? It’s a crystal-clear waterproof case that will fit just about any smartphone. Totally waterproof to 1-meter (that’s three feet) it also lets you shoot underwater photos and video. And even if you’re just a landlubber, keep in mind this case is impact-, dust-, and dirt-proof, too.
The electric Tesla Roadster got a lot of press and accolades for its incredible performance and engineering but with room for only two people and minimal cargo, its appeal was limited to pretty much just affluent bachelors or their affluent exes. Now Tesla has another model in the works that will work for the rest of us. The Model X is a compact, high-performance, crossover-style 4-door due out in 2014.
Bell & Ross watches all resemble classic aviation instruments in some way. With their rugged cases and straightforward, high visibility dials, they look like equipment made for war. And for something you wear on your wrist 365-days a year, that’s a good thing. The 03-90 Power Reserve is a mechanical automatic model featuring all the understated brute charm and premium-quality materials the brand is famous for.
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.