Chromecast 2 is the update to Google’s popular Chromecast streaming device. The app-driven device got an all-new look, a built-in HDMI Cable, and a new adaptive antenna system that delivers a better connection with automatic adjustments. They also rolled out Chromecast Audio, a device that lets you turns any speaker into a connected speaker for streaming.
Utah-based Practical Power first popped up when they crowd-funded the PowerPot, a camp cook-pot that also charges your phone. Their latest clever product is the Luminoodle, an all-in-one portable LED light that sticks, ties, hooks, or hangs on virtually anything & recharges via USB. Another funded Kickstarter.
The sub-500-dollar Sondors Electric Bike is set to be the most affordable E-Bike on the market. Available in both a fat tire & narrow tire model, the bike’s Li-Ion powered 350W electric motor will hit top speeds of 20MPH with a 50-mile range.
The long awaited, anxiously anticipated Tesla Model X has finally been unveiled. It’s a futuristic SUV with seating for 7 & falcon wing doors. Numbers: It does 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Range on a full charge: 250-miles. Tow capacity: 5000 lbs. Starting price for the base model 90D: $132K.
A collapsible bucket can be used for lots of things. First thought: fill it with ice & beers. Or maybe bail out the sinking canoe, wash-up after the hike; you’ll think of something. This very packable silicone bucket holds 2 gallons and folds down to less than 2-inches tall and has a stainless steel handle.
The latest 4K cinema camera from RED is their smallest yet; offering the full capabilities of the much vaunted RED Dragon in a form factor that weighs just 3.5 pounds, perfect for shooting with drones and gimbals. Like other RED cameras, the Raven is a modular design, allowing you to configure your rig to your exact shooting needs.
Keurig has turned their beverage automation expertise to soda. The Keurig Kold system turns out carbonated drinks with the push of a button & works much like their coffee makers: fill it with room temp water, pop in a capsule, and it dispenses cold, fizzy Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, and other drinks instantly. Unlike Sodastream machines, Keurig Kold requires no CO2 canister.
American Pain was a Florida drug-dealing ring that used ex-cons & off-duty strippers in an elaborate fake clinic that peddled Oxycodone to addicts posing as “patients.” This book chronicles the rise and fall of this infamous & obscenely profitable pill mill, and how it helped tip the nation into its current opioid crisis, the deadliest drug epidemic in American history.
Silicone isn’t just for implants. Outdoor outfitter Snow Peak now offers safe, food-grade silicone cups that look like glass yet won’t break or weigh down your pack. They’re versatile: hot tea, cold whiskey, they can handle it all. Available in several sizes.
The American-made FLUID Water Meter allows you to track your home water usage in real-time, making it easier to conserve, save money, & detect leaks. Upon installation, it begins tracking usage data to make water-saving recommendations. Linked to the FLUID app, you can monitor usage as well as set conservation goals.