iPhone accessories are so last week. And probably next week, too, so this week here’s one for Google’s Android-powered iPhone alternative, the Nexus 4. It’s a wireless QI charger that holds your device in comfortable viewing position while recharging to full power in 4 hours.
After a 17-year manhunt, infamous Boston mobster and long-standing FBI snitch James “Whitey” Bulger was finally tracked down & locked up for 19 murders and links to decades of organized crime activity. This new book chronicles his crazy, movie-worthy life and the multi-agency manhunt that eventually took him down.
Snakes, skunks, and fire ants are just three reasons why pitching your tent in a tree might be a better idea. The Cocoon Tree tent is a lightweight aluminum-frame sphere covered by weatherproof tarpaulin designed for suspending up in the trees of a forest canopy where the wildlife viewing is much better.
Daytrader is a new Monopoly-style board game based around stock market investments. The difference between this game & the real thing is that turmoil in Europe won’t put you in the poorhouse, which is cool. You’ll also learn how the stock market works, which couldn’t hurt.
You know the classic Airstream travel trailer but it’s based on the Bowlus Road Chief— the original design created back in 1934 by an airplane builder named Hawley Bolus. This new, updated model retains the classic style but features a full bath with shower, SMEG kitchen, AGM batteries & 120-amp solar panel for power.
Urbanears is an upstart Swedish audio brand known for making headphones in cool monochromatic colors. Now they’re offering up the pocket-sized Slussen for you iPhone DJs. It’s a splitter that plugs into a headphone jack. Speakers plug into one jack while your headphones go in the other. Free software allows you to cue up the next song while playing music.
On the unending quest to find the best duffle bag ever made, there is certainly no shortage of choices. Here’s a fresh entry in the waxed cotton canvas and leather variety from a North Carolina-based purveyor of supplies for the “rugged gentleman” called Buffalo Jackson Trading Co.
If you want your whiskey or beer diluted add water but if you want to keep it pure, drop in a couple of 100% soapstone Whiskey or Beer Rox. After sitting in the freezer for awhile, these stones will cool your beverage of choice perfectly without diluting it or adding an unwanted freezer burn taste that ice cubes often do.
Nine different hi-fi speakers are wedged into the nearly 36-inch wide Playbar, a new wireless soundsystem from Sonos. If you like clean, understated design & also want “live concert” sound in your living room, this is your rig.
Do you have a wearable monitor yet? Under Armour’s chest-strap mounted Armour39 Performance Monitor tracks the intensity of your workouts & then crunches the numbers and delivers analysis via Bluetooth to your smartphone app. Other popular monitors like Nike’s FitBand & the Fitbit only track your “activity.” & what does that tell you? Anyone else picturing this thing strapped to Ivan Drago?