If it’s hot, put one of these under it. These Brooklyn-made cast concrete trivets will protect your counter or table when you’re slanging hot treats fresh out of the oven. They’re sealed with a non-toxic food safe sealer and have cork pads on the bottom. They store neatly in a nesting stack.
Fitbit just unveiled the Blaze, its new generation smart fitness watch. With its color touchscreen Blaze looks a lot like Apple Watch. It’s got its own OS & tracks everything from running to cycling to basketball. It offers five-day battery life, connected GPS & a PurePulse heart monitor. It provides call, text & calendar notifications & is compatible with more than 200 devices. A variety of custom styling options, accessories & various bands are available with more on the way.
Winner of a 2016 CES Innovation award, the forthcoming G6 Signature OLED 4K Smart TV from LG delivers perfect blacks & infinite contrast, an expanded color pallette for hyper-real colors, & HDR Pro technology for next-level picture detail. All of it is displayed on a super-thin glass mounted screen. Available in a variety of sizes.
This hoodie has a secret. In addition to its clean good looks, it’s got an inflatable pillow built into the hood. The integrated pillow means more comfortable sleep during air travel or naps anywhere. A hidden blow-up valve in the hood inflates the supportive pillow in just 3 seconds and when you’re ready to wake up & carry on, just deflate. Another funded Kickstarter.
This mug from Colorado-based backpack & outdoor brand Topo Designs, features a stackable, double-wall insulated design, perfect for keeping 8-ounces of hot morning Joe or iced afternoon bourbon at prime sipping temperature.
IWC’s aviation-inspired Big Pilot’s Heritage 55 and Heritage 48 draw directly on the Swiss brand’s classic 1940s-era 52-calibre T.S.C. And though these two new watches feature retro-revival styling, their construction & components are thoroughly modern.
Casio’s new Android Wear smart watch is built for outdoor action. It’s water resistant up to 164 feet with a pressure sensor, compass and accelerometer & has a bunch of built-in apps. RunKeeper for running & cycling, ViewRanger GPS gives you location data, route info, & altitude graphs and MyRadar provides instant weather updates. Available April 2016.
The Sky Nest hanging tent gets you off the ground and up into the canopy for a new kind of camping experience. Spend the night floating on air inside this comfy 2-person shelter that features a hammock-like base and mesh panels on all sides as well as the ceiling, giving you clear views of surrounding forest & the stars above.
The release of the KeyMission 360 marks Nikon’s entry into the action camera market. This compact waterproof & shockproof unit shoots 360-degree video in 4K UHD. That means VR capability—with electronic image stabilization—in the palm of your hand or strapped to your helmet. Available Spring 2016.
BoomStick is compatible with any & all headphones & uses digital processing technology to add vivid definition and punch to your listening experience. Designed to optimize audio of all types, it delivers rich detail for immersive music, video, & more.