World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker was America’s first speed addict. He was a daring pilot, squadron leader, decorated aerial dualist, a pioneer of American auto racing, and founder of Eastern Airlines. During World War II he went back into battle and ended up adrift in the Pacific with 7 of his men for three weeks without food or water. And he survived. True story.
In this age of craftsmen and ’makers, showing off your tools is right up there with beard grooming. But if you prefer to keep your tools out of sight until you really need one, Strelka’s Toolbook will keep a set of 4 screwdrivers and 6 hex wrenches hidden on your bookshelf in the form of a slim, book-like box that will blend right in with the actual books. via
Wouldn’t it be nice if something besides junk mail ended up in your mailbox once in awhile. Well, if you subscribe to Wineist, you’ll get new wines delivered monthly. Their in-house experts curate themed selections & send them to you to taste, allowing you to choose & order only the wines you really like.
Long before the infamous drunk cheeseburger video, hairy-chested 80s TV actor turned German pop music heart-throb David Hasselhoff drove a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am on the short-lived crime series Knight Rider. The car’s name was KITT and now a detailed, fan-created version is up for auction. In addition to the V8 boasting 13MPG, it’s got an audio system programmed to say 4000 phrases from the show.
The ice is out and fishing season is on. Time to make some upgrades to your tacklebox and the Splizzors multi-purpose tool from Buck will be a go-to this season. 10X stronger than regular scissors with blades designed for easy cutting of braided and high performance line plus trimming, shearing, bending, crimping, and hook removal all with one tool. Would also make a nice multi-tool for the garage if fishing isn’t your thing.
The tactical world of EDC gear is full of unique & functional gadgetry; like the Vvego T-1 Boot Blade. It’s a compact, curved multipurpose knife made from a turbine engine blade. It’s corrosion & rustproof plus the curved blade shape provides good grip. Comes with a custom leather holster & cable lanyard.
If filming your own exploits with a GoPro is something you enjoy, you’re likely to find the Dual Hero System at least twice as radical/awesome/sick. It’s a housing that holds 2 side-by-side GoPro Hero cameras to capture simultaneous footage. Their GoPro Studio editing software then combines & converts the 2D content into 3D video & photos.
Still drinking your stout from a regular glass, eh? Not for long. Riedel glassmakers collaborated with Left Hand Brewery & Rogue Ales to design a glass that accentuates the unique flavors and body of a stout beer and this is it: The Spiegelau Stout Glass.
Forgetting about all the actual wars currently going on the world will be much easier when you’re engaged in a furious pretend office battle with Mattel’s new line of blaster toy guns. 3 years in the making, their 4 new BOOMco blasters are the most accurate and powerful foam dart toy guns ever made. Available Summer 2014.