Suunto is known for making powerful, portable sports instruments like heart monitors, altimeters, and the like. Now, they’ve released the Ambit GPS watch, a sturdy, streamlined watch that works great for everyday use but also packs some serious tech. It combines a GPS navigation system, altimeter, 3D compass and advanced heart rate monitoring called FusedSpeedTM. This technology works to keep you in your peak training zone for optimum training. All your workout data is stored for analysis online at Suunto’s site Movescount.com. Available March 2012.
If you’re a real wine expert you’ll be able to guess the winery this oak barrel stave chair comes from just by the tint of the burgundy highlights in the finish. Or you could cheat by looking under the seat where the winery’s name is branded. The chairs fold up flat and work great for indoor or outdoor use, where their natural oil finish will stand up to the elements. They also make a bench model for you cuddlers.
If your sleeping clothes make it through the day you’re either really successful or really suffering. But these new dress sweatpants from Betabrand put a new spin on an old standby. They take the comfort of your old pajama pants and blend it with the fit and cut of trousers suitable for a day in the office. One Monday in these bad boys and you may never go back to pressed wool slacks again.
Most cameras that work underwater are big and bulky, but Sony’s latest, the TX200V Digital Camera is a slim, pocket-sized model that will handle underwater action down to 16-feet. And even if you’re no Jacques Cousteau, it’s airtight, meaning dust-proof, spilled coffee-proof and so on. It also shoots a big ol’ 18.2 MP image in bursts up to 10 FPS and it shoots full HD video.
New Hampshire is known as the Granite State and the motto is Live Free Or Die. And up there they put state liquor stores on the sides of the freeway. True story. This stone drink dispenser, handmade in the Granite State combines everything N.H. is famous for: Yankee ingenuity, drinking and granite rocks, known to hikers there as “babyheads.” This babyhead holds a bottle of booze and dispenses it through a stainless steel tap with a stone handle. And like the state’s locals, each and every one is unique.
It makes no sense that you’d protect your phone’s glass screen with another piece of glass, but since you’re not a glass expert, let us explain why it works. Firstly, the screen protector from Spigen isn’t just glass, it’s actually Oleophobic coated chemically treated tempered glass. That’s science-speak for “Smashproof.” Get it? Ok, later. Source
Luke’s Lamps feature industrial, shop-built styling, like some weirdness out of a Tim Burton movie. We think that’s a good thing. Made with Edison-style bulbs and repurposed industrial materials, they’re truly unique. Lots of different styles, all handmade by an actual human in the good ole USA.
Waxed canvas is really weatherproof until the wax wears off. Same with leather gloves or your rain-soaked Brooks saddle. Portland-based Otter Wax makes a kit that will treat all your old-fashioned outdoor gear. This kit includes water-repellent fabric wax, canvas cleaner, saddle soap and leather treatments to handle it all.
The Drill Sergeant Pro Bit Holder does more than just mount to your tool and hold your bits in place. It also keeps the rest of your junk snug. That’s right Handyman. With magnetized sleeves to hold 8 drill bits plus another magnetic catch all for screwing hardware this little accessory will really help you with the countersinking, if you catch our drift.
Hendrix, Page, Clapton … Why is it that the guitar-rock of the 60s and 70s is still the best stuff ever recorded? Well, a lot of it has to do with the amps. Instead of today’s solid state, digital gear, old amps were powered by tubes, giving the guitars their magical, warm & fuzzy tones. Fender is now releasing a series of vintage-style tube amps that capture the sound of the era and feature some unique designs. The Pawn Shop series may look like they came from the dusty backroom of a pawn broker but they’re brand new.