Having a girl’s name wasn’t Kim Philby’s biggest problem. As one of Britain’s greatest spies, he rose through the ranks providing counterintelligence against the Soviets during the cold war. But as it later turned out, Philby was a traitor feeding western secrets & intel straight back to Moscow for over 20 years.
Just two years ago Dolby unveiled its next-level Atmos surround sound technology in select theaters. Atmos supports 128 individual audio tracks and up to 64 unique speaker feeds, bringing you into the action like never before. And now Pioneer has created 3 Atmos-ready home speaker systems offering a variety of speaker types and sizes as well as amps and an app for creating your custom configuration. Pricing below reflects a complete system. Individual components will be available. Availability TBA.
Despite its simple mechanics, this titanium carabiner keychain went through over 100 design iterations before finally achieving the combination of aesthetics and geometry you see here. Clipping your car keys or water bottle to your backpack has never looked so good. A funded Kickstarter project.
80s nostalgia might never end. Especially when stuff like this keeps coming back. Surely you had a Trapper Keeper. And now it’s time to get another one. But instead of paper & pens, this updated classic now holds your tablet. Available in two sizes: 7 & 10 inch.
Two of Nike’s most iconic outsoles have been combined into one. The enduring 1987 classic Air Max sole with the visible airbag has been fused with the revolutionary Lunarlon sole which debuted in 2008. This is the new hybrid, the Air Max Lunar1, featuring a lightweight, cushy ride and a smooth, no-sew upper. Photo credit.
The whole backstory on the creation of this new chronograph from TAG is too complicated to bother explaining here. Suffice to say it involves auto racing. And that explains the tire tread pattern on the rubber strap that surrounds its 43mm case. It’s powered by a CH1887 movement and features black gold finish on the hands. Available September 2014.
When it comes to breakfast sandwiches, two is always better than one. And with this no-stick dual-sando press, you can make two egg/cheese/bacon bombs in about 5 minutes instead of sitting in a line for the less-tasty drive-thru.
This ultralight pocket blanket fits in the palm of your hand and yet opens to a spacious 54 X 44 inches. It’s less of an insulator and more of a ground cover for the beach, picnics & other horizontalish outdoor activities. When you’re done, packing it back into pocket size is easy with its sewn-in folding guides.
This luxury motorhome is also a boat. On the freeway it will drive just as slow as the others RVs, though it is reported to hit 80. And out on the open ocean it will do 7 knots. That’s about as fast as granddad paddling his canoe in a headwind but when you can fish for dinner out the kitchen window and cook it onboard, what’s the rush?
This speaker gives you three options for streaming your music: Bluetooth, AirPlay, and Spotify. 80 watts of peak power and available in your choice of 7 different colors. Compatible with Mac, PC, iOS & Android. Available August 11, 2014.