Nothing says “today already sucks” like ripping up your breakfast toast with slabs of cold, hard butter. This butterknife can change that without a heated blade or the need to leave your butter on the counter overnight to botulize. The blade works like a cheese grater to aerate and ribbon the butter into an easily spreadable form. A fully funded Kickstarter campaign.
Stripped of standard control dials and electronic viewfinder in favor of a touchscreen interface, the new A5100 from Sony is small and light featuring a A 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor and a super-fast autofocus system to clearly capture moving subjects at full speed with no lag.
If you’re sick of running into hairy, naked weirdos at the hot springs, take your evening soak back at camp instead. This 225-gallon portable, collapsible tub with optional heating coil will definitely turn up the heat on your campground nightlife.
Not the new Plymouth Prowler. Far from it. British sportscar maker Caterhams Cars is bringing two new open-wheel roadsters to the USA. The Seven 480 and 360 are 2 new variants based on its iconic Seven model. They are shipped over as rolling chassis to be completed and customized here. Both are powered by a 2.1-liter Ford Duratec engine capable of speeds well north of 120MPH.
Because electronics are always essential in off-grid locations like mountaintops and backcountry campsites, Outdoor Tech’s new Kodiak Waterproof power supply is going to be a lifesaver. Shockproof, waterproof, & impervious to the elements, the 9.4-ounce gizmo will supply 6000 milliamps of power to your phone, tablet, GoPro, & other rechargables.
Rubber rain boot experts Hunter have created some waterproof backpacks. One model is made of supple, coated calf skin leather, the other is made of bonded rubber. Both feature external zip pockets and an internal laptop sleeve. Available Fall 2014.
The other 8 or 9 books about Bob Dylan cover the music, his influence, interviews. This new one from Bob’s close friend and tour manager Victor Maymudes is the story of Dylan’s personal history, constructed using Maymudes’ taped, 24-hour recording of personal memories, after which he died from a brain aneurysm.
The Hellcat Speedster looks more like a normal motorcycle than any bike Confederate Motorcycles has ever made. But it’s definitely a cut above. Surrounding its 2163cc V-twin powerplant is a sculptural mix of billet aluminum and carbon fiber. Each bike is handmade to order in limited numbers in Alabama, USA.
Over 300,000 of the original Range Rovers had been made when production on the iconic British box ended in 1996. But an upcoming auction for the actual first one, a 1970, chassis numero uno means that if you’re the high bidder, you can own this historic vehicle and it’s only got 89K on the odometer.
It’s pretty dumb that most phone batteries last about 1 day. That’s definitely not the case with this new and decidedly old school Nokia. Its battery will maintain power for up to 36 days in standby mode. The no-frills phone features a classic 9-button keypad & built-in fm radio but also a color video screen & a Micro SD slot for adding up to 32G of storage. Standard features like video and music playback are also included. Fans of lo-fi will surely hope to see this released in the U.S., but for now it will be made available in emerging markets.