Thule Introduces Hard-Sided Luggage Collection at werd.com

Thule Introduces Hard-Sided Luggage Collection

Posted in Bags and Gear

If you’ve got gear to transport, chances are Sweden’s Thule brand has a better way to carry it. Either on the roof of your car, or through the airport security line. Now they’re introducing a new line of hard-sided luggage, a first for the brand. The Revolve collection features rugged polycarbonate construction, providing lightweight durability plus TSA-approved locks, puncture-resistant zippers, and a rigid internal frame. 2 carry-on and 2 larger luggage cases will be available early 2019.

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Bentley Introduces Its First Hybrid at werd.com

Bentley Introduces Its First Hybrid

Posted in Exotic and Rides

With the 2019 Bentayga, Bentley is rolling out its first-ever hybrid. Powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 paired with an electric motor that delivers a 31-mile range in full EV mode. Aside from the drivetrain, the Bentayga Hybrid is every bit as luxurious as the $230K V8 model they released earlier this year.

CRKT Revives Their Award-Winning Snap Lock Knife at werd.com

CRKT Revives Their Award-Winning Snap Lock Knife

Posted in Gear and Tools

Designed by Ed Hoy in Abingdon, Virginia, CRKT’s Snap Lock knife won the Most Innovative Knife Award at the 2004 Blade Show. Now more than a decade later, it returns in an updated design. The unique snap-lock mechanism is still every bit as interesting and makes this 6.5” EDC folding knife as fun as it is functional.

Light Phone 2 Lets You Travel Light But Keep Connected at werd.com

Light Phone 2 Lets You Travel Light But Keep Connected

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech

The makers of Light Phone 2 know that even people who want to leave their phone at home never will. This device is for them. Us. It’s a small, lightweight 4G LTE phone with a black & white e-ink display that gives you just the essentials: basic phone functions plus notifications/messaging, a clock, and contacts. A funded Indiegogo.

The Kombuis Camp Cook Set Burns Biomass at werd.com

The Kombuis Camp Cook Set Burns Biomass

Posted in Camping and Gear

The Kombuis is a complete camping and travel cook set that contains a rocket-style wood burning stove plus a pot and a pan that also functions as a lid. Made of 304 stainless steel, the whole kit nests together for compact transport and weighs just over 2 pounds. A funded Kickstarter.

Jaguar Introduces I-PACE Electric Crossover with 240-Mile Range at werd.com

Jaguar Introduces I-PACE Electric Crossover with 240-Mile Range

Posted in Cars and Rides

At long last, Jaguar’s I-PACE crossover SUV has arrived. The all-electric “truck” boasts a range of 240 miles on a full charge and charges from 0 to 80 percent in about 90 minutes on a public 50kW charger. A quick 30-minute charge will give you around 80 miles of range. The Tesla-esque I-PACE also features Amazon Alexa voice assistant and uses AI to learn and tailor the driving experience to you.

Rolling Stone 50 Years of Covers: A History of the Most Influential Magazine in Pop Culture at werd.com

Rolling Stone 50 Years of Covers: A History of the Most Influential Magazine in Pop Culture

When it came to pop culture, Rolling Stone had its fingers on the pulse for more than 50 years and landing on its cover was proof positive that you were a star. From John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Axl Rose, Madonna, Nirvana to Steve Martin, Rihanna, Adele, Radiohead, and Barack Obama, this book is packed with cover shots as well as photographer insights, outtakes, and excerpts from the issues.

BioLite Introduces Its Portable Home Solar System at werd.com

BioLite Introduces Its Portable Home Solar System

Posted in Gear and Space

Turning your cabin, camper, shed, or van into a solar-powered space is a snap with the SolarHome 620 system from BioLite. The system is portable, versatile and takes just minutes to set up. It includes a 6W solar panel, a 20Wh control box that acts as a central power hub, giving you system feedback & music, and (4) 100-lumen hanging lights, one of them with a motion sensor.

Audi’s New A6 Gets a Tech Overhaul at werd.com

Audi’s New A6 Gets a Tech Overhaul

Posted in Cars and Rides

For 2019, the 8th generation Audi A6 sedan got hooked up with some fresh tech upgrades: Virtual Cockpit gauge display, a 10-inch display to view MMI Navigation Plus, a smaller 8-inch touchscreen to control the nav, climate, and text inputs. There’s also Connect Key keyless lock/unlock & remote car start from your Android smartphone. Under the hood, the new A6 is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that outputs 340 horsepower plus a mild hybrid, that uses a 48-volt battery for start/stop and fuel-savings while it coasts at speeds from 34-99.

The Tronnovate Swift Daypack Opens Up Like No Other at werd.com

The Tronnovate Swift Daypack Opens Up Like No Other

Posted in Bags and Gear

The Swift backpack from Taiwan-based Tronnovate Design is a daypack that stands out for its unique closure; a zipper that zigzags the length of the pack, allowing quick, easy access to everything inside, without having to rummage like a top-loader or spill everything out like a clamshell design. The pack also has an internal sleeve for tablet or laptop & a drawstring pouch for sweaty gym gear. A funded Kickstarter.

Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece at werd.com

Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the greatest sci-fi film ever made, Space Odyssey is the inside account of how director Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke created the cinematic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. Through extensive interviews with Clarke, Kubrick’s widow, visual effects supervisor Doug Trumbull, and others, author Michael Benson explores and explains how movie magic was made.

This is the Desktop Toy You Didn’t Know You Needed at werd.com

This is the Desktop Toy You Didn’t Know You Needed

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When your creativity has dried up or the conference call is dragging on, the hypnotic effects of the Vortecon kinetic desk toy are a welcome distraction. Precision milled from stainless, brass, or copper, the Vortecon simply spins on its rotating base as the grooves create a spiraling and soothing helix. Okay, it’s basically an adult fidget spinner. It’s also a funded Kickstarter.

TUG Provides a MagSafe Connection for Standard Outlets at werd.com

TUG Provides a MagSafe Connection for Standard Outlets

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Inspired by Apple’s now-retired MagSafe power connector, TUG is a magnetic break-away connector that works with any power cord to protect against those inevitable & super-wack trip-on-the-cord-and-send-your-laptop-flying situations we all want to avoid. Sold as singles or in a 3-pack.