Can you travel light and still travel in style? With innovative products like these rubber, power-free earbud speakers – you can. Virtually indestructible, they turn your earbud headphones into great little travel speakers. On an extended African safari, the two Australian guys behind the Trunks design realized their iPod headphones could do more. Several prototypes later, they set up a Kickstarter.com crowd-funding campaign to bring their Tembo Trunks to market.
A compact cordless drill is handy to have, but most of your choices are nutless, down-sized little weaklings. Don’t screw yourself buying some chintzy tool made for “household” jobs. The new Festool CXS is a little beast, a pro-grade cordless drill with an array of interchangeable chucks to tackle a wide variety of screwjobs around the house.
You might have to define “upcycling” when people ask about your messenger bag. But that’s cool. It means taking a discarded product and giving it a new life. This bag uses salvaged hardware and recycled leather to create a totally new carry-all. It’s got all the features you need in a messenger bag: zip & Velcro outer pockets, adjustable shoulder strap, etc., and each bag is handmade to order.
This handmade leather cinch was originally designed to hold a hipster’s fixie-polo mallets. But that went out of style in about a week, so the Portland-based designers found a new use. The simple, adjustable leather cinch secures a 6-pack perfectly to your bike’s top tube for a safer ride back from the liquor store. It’ll hold a lot of other stuff too, but what’s more important than beer?
The U-Boat Watch has an interesting story. During WWII, the Italian government commissioned watchmaker Ilvo Fontana to design a watch for the Navy. His sturdy, functional design emerged, but the government contract never came. For over 50 years the design collected dust, until in 2000, when the young Italo Fontana dusted it off and finally developed the U-Boat watch. This model features an all-titanium case with an understated matte black finish. Waterproof to 300-meters, only 300 of this limited-edition model will be made.
Mastering the art of a properly cooked pork chop will not cost you much time or effort, as it’s all in the details. There’s no flavor quite like the savory richness of a juicy, spice-rubbed chop. Learning to do them right, adds another gourmet option to your repertoire of home-cooked meals.
The Game is a hell-ride of a flick by the director of Seven and featuring Michael Douglas & Sean Penn. These three facts alone make it a worthy choice for your movie queue. Douglas is a successful, but lonely, businessman lured into a unique “game” by his brother Sean Penn. But rather than fun and adventure, the game gets real weird, real fast, quickly turning into a chaotic fight for sanity and survival.
From his solo-stardom in the 70s & early 80s to his glory days with hard-rock legend Van Halen and beyond, the life of Sammy Hagar has been a wild ride. Imagine the backstage scenes at stadium shows in the 80s: drugs, groupies—and mountains of money pouring in. Hagar tells these tales the way they must be told: first-hand & uncensored.
Here’s one for all the grown-up former frat boys: a custom-made, high-quality beer pong table fit for serious aficionados of the world’s most important drinking game. It features a smooth, seamless Poplar wood surface with cast iron legs. End zone highlights include underlit red plexi-glass triangles for perfect cup placement. Stack up the 12-packs and host a tournament, bro. (source)
Philips just laid a couple golden eggs. The unique shape of their new speakers actually serves a purpose though—it helps them project crisp stereo sound in all directions. The Fidelio SoundSphere home audio system will fill your entire home with great quality sound wirelessly. Play your iPod or smart phone from anywhere in the house or simply plug your handheld device into the dock to rock.