Your Macbook & iPad are most prone to impact damage at their edges, where the glass meets the metal; drop it once without a case & unless you’ve got really good luck or one of these new sleeves from Incase, say goodbye to your precious Mac. These sleeves use a lightweight, shock absorbing material called Tensaerlite creating a bumper frame to protect your device at the edge & also soft neoprene to protect the front & backside of your laptop or tablet.
Unless you happen to be into couponing or hoarding receipts, a thin leather wallet is all you really need to carry cards and cash. And this one made by a San Diego cowboy named Mr. Lentz is a fine specimen. Thin, leather, & built to last. Giddyup.
Topo Designs is a little company out of Colorado that makes simple, durable, vintage-inspired packs. Howler Bros. is another little brand out of Austin, Texas that makes clothing in a similar vein. Their collaboration on this 15L pack seems like a perfect fit for the two. The Topo x Howler Klettersack features a top-load design and Horween leather accents. Available in brown or orange. via
The Slingshot rolls on 3 wheels but that’s where similarities to the the Can-Am Spyder end. Polaris’ new 173-horse roadster is not some snowmobile with wheels; it’s more car than cycle; powered by a 2.4-liter GM Ecotec motor with passengers sitting side-by-side at a road-hugging 5-inches off the road.
Author Walter Isaacson wrote the blockbusting, best-selling biography Steve Jobs but definitely not the straight-to-DVD movie starring what’s his face. Now Isaacson is back with another tale of American innovation, chronicling the weirdos & wizards who brought us computers and the Internet.
Laser-cut, no-sew, ultra-wicking. Running gear is high-tech and most of it looks as futuristic as the technology used to make it. But not Tracksmith’s gear. The Massachusetts based run brand in a 100-year old textile mill use performance fabrics and designs but they also make running T’s out of a cotton/rayon blend, toning down the tech with a refreshing dose of classic style.
The built-in microphone on your iPhone & iPad isn’t that great. If you want to record stuff like live music or an interview and truly capture clean, full-range sound, this mic will actually do it. It can handle input up to 130dB—that’s loud. It also features a 230º swivel head so you’re always aimed right at your subject & a 1/8” stereo input let’s you plug straight in.
Escaping into the wilderness is much more enjoyable than facing the realities of today. Especially when you’ve built a cool hideout. And that’s what this book celebrates: contextual architecture, also known as hideouts, cabins, and summer homes in places where peace & quiet do not require a prescription.
When you unzip your snakeskin-embossed case containing 4 gold-colored stainless steel shot glasses, you’ll say, “Alexander Wang designed these.” The other person will say, “cool.” And while you both pretend to know who he is, you will do your shots and soon the world around you will become more entertaining.
How interested are you in your own sleep data? If there answer is somewhere between somewhat and super, the Sense sleep tracker will be useful. It tracks your sleep patterns as well as info about your sleeping environment: noise, light, temp & humidity giving you plenty of info about why you’re feeling so tired/rerfeshed. It also works as an alarm clock. A funded Kickstarter project.