<i>Beastie Boys Book</i> Shines a Light on the OG Influencers at werd.com

Beastie Boys Book Shines a Light on the OG Influencers

This is not your standard music memoir, the Beasties would never do that. Yes, Beastie Boys Book tells their whole story but alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises. Available for pre-order now. Release date: October 2018.

Microsoft’s Surface Hub 2 Could Change The Way You Work at werd.com

Microsoft’s Surface Hub 2 Could Change The Way You Work

Posted in Computers and Tech

With its massive 50.5-inch screen and 4K resolution, the Surface Hub 2 from Microsoft is a serious upgrade from its original work-collaboration computer. It’s still a Windows PC but this new model rotates from vertical to portrait mode, has a touchscreen interface, a 4K camera, and it allows multiple user access for hassle-free file sharing.

Louis Vuitton Launching Men’s Fragrance Collection at werd.com

Louis Vuitton Launching Men’s Fragrance Collection

Posted in Fragrance and Groom

Louis Vuitton is releasing its first fragrance collection for men. Created by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, the guy behind their women’s fragrances, the new collection includes 5 subtle but masculine scents: L’Immesité, Noveau Monde, Orage, Sur La Route, & Au Hasard. Available May 31.

Yeti’s Tundra Haul Cooler is Ready To Roll at werd.com

Yeti’s Tundra Haul Cooler is Ready To Roll

Posted in Gear

The Tundra cooler is the product that really put Yeti on the map. It was super-rugged & its thick-walled, roto-molded plastic construction keeps ice for days. This also makes it kinda bulky, but by adding all-terrain wheels & a telescoping handle, the Tundra Haul will be easier to get where you’re going. It comes in one size, with space for 45 cans or 55 pounds of ice, & it’s tall enough for wine bottles to stand upright.

Light Up the Night With the 1200-Lumen Rover Task Light at werd.com

Light Up the Night With the 1200-Lumen Rover Task Light

Posted in Gear and Tools

The Rover task light from Striker Concepts delivers 1200-lumens of bright LED light powered by rechargeable 4000mAh Li-Ion batteries. There are 4 modes: high, low, S.O.S., and strobe. It’s also lightweight and the light head rotates 180º for hands-free versatility at all angles.

Aston Martin’s DB11 AMR Goes 200+ MPH at werd.com

Aston Martin’s DB11 AMR Goes 200+ MPH

Posted in Exotic and Rides

Aston Martin’s flagship touring car, the DB11 will soon be available with an upgraded performance package that upshifts it to supercar status.  The DB11 AMR is powered by a 630-horse V12 that lays down a top speed of 208 mph and snaps 0-62 in 3.7. It also features a new exhaust, enhanced handling and a range of interior and  sweet exterior accents using carbon fiber and track-inspired matte blacks.

Craft Beef: A Revolution of Small Farms and Big Flavors at werd.com

Craft Beef: A Revolution of Small Farms and Big Flavors

We are beer nerds and wine aficionados and soon, we’ll be steak snobs. Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe not but there’s a craft beef revolution underway in this country. On farms, in butcher shops, and at restaurants coast to coast. The result: way better steaks. This book digs deep into the details behind the growing Craft Beef movement; what to look for & where to find it.

The Koala is a Hammock & Camp Chair In One at werd.com

The Koala is a Hammock & Camp Chair In One

Posted in Camping and Gear

The hammock craze shows no sign of slowing down and we can totally hang with that. The latest standout is the Koala from Crua Outdoors. The design allows you set-up in the normal lie-flat position or configure it for sitting up as well as offering weatherproof protection day or night. To go from laying to seated position requires the use of the 3rd anchor strap and simply pulling the strap to raise into the desired seating position. Then just kick back and chill.

Curtiss Motorcycles Rolls Out Zeus, Their First Electric Bike at werd.com

Curtiss Motorcycles Rolls Out Zeus, Their First Electric Bike

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

Alabama-based custom v-twin bike builders Curtiss Motorcycles (previously Confederate Motors) switched up their game to begin creating the next generation of electric motorcycles. Their first bike, Zeus, is quite clearly a beast of a different breed. It’s powered by a 14.4 kWh Li-ion battery pack & two high-output electric motors that produce in 170 hp (127 kW) and some serious torque.

Mystery Solved: It’s Called a Bumper Jack at werd.com

Mystery Solved: It’s Called a Bumper Jack

Posted in Gear and Tools

There is no known correlation between strapping one of these to your SUV and actually needing it, let alone knowing how to use it. Regardless, the old school Hi-Lift bumper jack has become essential equipment & a merit badge for both would-be overlanders and actual off-roaders. This one is 48” and built of cast and stamped steel components. And when you’re high-centered on a boulder or stuck in the ditch, it will come in handy. Watch YouTube videos for instructions on use.

The Hiuni Telescope Gives You Effortless Access to the Stars at werd.com

The Hiuni Telescope Gives You Effortless Access to the Stars

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Before satellite signals and astronomy apps, a person had to know a little something about the cosmos to point a telescope skyward and know what they were looking at. Those days are long gone. Products like the Hiuni are the reason. This cassegrain style telescope is compact and self-guided. Paired with its companion app, it automatically rotates and adjusts to see precisely what you want to see in the night sky. A funded Kickstarter.

Vaustil Grills Merge Smart Tech with Argentinean Tradition at werd.com

Vaustil Grills Merge Smart Tech with Argentinean Tradition

Posted in Gear and Grill

Designed in Mexico, built in Austria and inspired by the charcoal grills used to make Argentinean meats in the classic tradition, the Vaustil Primero Grill features an integrated charcoal starter, height-adjustable v-profile grate and burn protection, plus a companion app that puts control of a 7-zone temperature sensor at your fingertips for perfect results every time. A funded Kickstarter.

Roll-Royce Unveils Their Cullinan SUV at werd.com

Roll-Royce Unveils Their Cullinan SUV

Posted in Exotic and Rides

Rolls-Royce made an SUV. No seriously. The all-new Cullinan is here.  It’s big and heavy, so that 563 horse twin-turbo V12 will come in handy.  It’s got 4-wheel drive & 4-wheel steering but it’s not particularly well-equipped for terrain much rougher than the valet lot. 22-inch wheels, 4 camera auto-parking system, floor to ceiling leather, onboard wi-fi, and all the other toys you’d expect to find in a Rolls.