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New Literary Biography: Ernest Hemingway, Russian Spy at werd.com

New Literary Biography: Ernest Hemingway, Russian Spy

Along with his Nobel Prize winning novels and larger-than-life persona, it turns out Ernest Hemingway was also a Russian spy. Deep research from author Nicholas Reynolds reveals a complex and expansive web of espionage that ranges from hunting for Nazi subs to Soviet NKVD operations to his connection to revolutionaries and influence in the FBI.

The MacAllan x URWERK Flask is a Werk of Art at werd.com

The MacAllan x URWERK Flask is a Werk of Art

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Teaming up with watch designers from Switzerland’s URWERK brand, MacAllan has created a luxurious, limited edition flask. Made of machined aluminum, titanium and stainless steel, it features two titanium tanks, each with a 108ml capacity, allowing you to carry two of your favorite whiskies at once. Small wings fold out from its base to act as a stand, and cask indicators enable you to track the cask type and age of the whiskies inside.

SONOS Playbase Delivers Booming Theater Sound In a Slim, Stealth Package at werd.com

SONOS Playbase Delivers Booming Theater Sound In a Slim, Stealth Package

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

The Playbase from SONOS is a tidy solution for bringing dynamic premium sound to your home viewing & gaming experience. Its low-profile design practically disappears beneath your TV and set-up is simple: 2 cords, one for power & one optical cord connecting the TV.  App access allows 1-touch streaming from over 30 services & TruePlay speaker tuning enables you to customize the sound to best fit your space & speaker configuration.

Native Union’s Dual-Port Smart Charger Makes a Lot Of Sense at werd.com

Native Union’s Dual-Port Smart Charger Makes a Lot Of Sense

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A smart, compact form and Smart IC technology combine to make this one ingenious dual-port USB wall charger. Smart IC technology ensures your device is charging at maximum speed (3.1A max & 2.4A per port) while also providing safety & surge protection. Fold-away plug pins make it portable & pocketable.

Believe It: The Mercedes AMG GT Concept is a Hybrid With 805 Horsepower at werd.com

Believe It: The Mercedes AMG GT Concept is a Hybrid With 805 Horsepower

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There’s a lot more to this Mercedes AMG GT Concept than just the 4-door layout. MB hasn’t confirmed a release date but when it drops, it’ll be offered with an F1-inspired hybrid power train consisting of an electric motor and the 4-liter twin-turbo V8, with a total power output of 805 horsepower. So yeah, a roomy sedan that puts up 0-60 times in the sub 3-second range.

The Beolit 17 Wireless Speaker Combines Big Sound & Scandinavian Design at werd.com

The Beolit 17 Wireless Speaker Combines Big Sound & Scandinavian Design

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

A clean, minimal design in matte aluminum, the latest wireless speaker cube in the Beoplay lineup is the 240-watt Beolit 17. It delivers: room-filling sound and 24-hour battery life plus premium details like the leather carry strap and a non-slip tray on top where you can place your phone without scratching it or the speaker. It offers one-touch connection to your device and 4 operating modes through the Beoplay App, including an alarm w/snooze function, remote control, & lots of options for audio presets.

Patagonia Puts Decades of Know-How & Field-Proven Technologies Into Building a Better Bag at werd.com

Patagonia Puts Decades of Know-How & Field-Proven Technologies Into Building a Better Bag

Posted in Camping and Gear

Constructed with ultralight 100% nylon ripstop Pertex Quantum fabric and filled with 850-fill-power sustainably-sourced Traceable Down, the 850 model is a lightweight 3-season mummy bag and features Patagonia’s expedition-proven center-zip design. Weight is just 32 ounces. Rated to 19ºF it is available in short, regular & long lengths for perfect fit & maximum comfort.

Stay Lit with Automatic Motion-Sensing LED Light Bars You Can Stick Anywhere at werd.com

Stay Lit with Automatic Motion-Sensing LED Light Bars You Can Stick Anywhere

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There’s always a spot you wish had more light—the back of the closet, that one shelf, the end of the hallway with the nighttime toe-stub hazard. These little OXYLED light bars are a great solution. They have built-in motion sensing, so they turn on when you’re within 9-feet & turn off 15 seconds after you leave, they’re stick-on mounted with an adhesive strip, and they’re powered by AA batteries.