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With Garmin Speak, You Get Amazon Alexa Riding Shotgun at werd.com

With Garmin Speak, You Get Amazon Alexa Riding Shotgun

Posted in Gadgets and Rides and Tech

Garmin Speak puts the power of Amazon’s Alexa in your vehicle. Stream music playlists and podcasts through your car stereo, listen to audiobooks, check the weather, listen to news, sports stats & traffic updates, all while keeping your hands on the wheel and your phone safely stowed away. You’ll also get voice-controlled street navigation powered by Garmin GPS plus visual directions on the display screen. The Garmin Speak app connects to your car stereo to run everything through your car’s sound system.

Oculus Go is a Powerful VR Headset for the Masses at werd.com

Oculus Go is a Powerful VR Headset for the Masses

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

The forthcoming Oculus Go VR headset splits the difference between the expensive Oculus Rift model and cheaper, smartphone-powered headsets like Google Daydream & Samsung Gear VR. It will offer a tack sharp, fast-switch LCD display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and built-in spatial audio as well as an audio-in jack if you prefer headphones. Made of lightweight fabric, the headset is designed for breathability and comfort.  Available early 2018.

Ketzal Bags Get Your Vehicle Organized at werd.com

Ketzal Bags Get Your Vehicle Organized

Posted in Bags and Gear and Rides

Designed to perfectly fit the seats in your particular vehicle, Ketzal bags are created with one purpose in mind: to organize all the stuff that’s cluttering up the seats and rolling around on the floor. Handmade from 100% genuine leather, they’ve got pockets for all sorts of items from your 40-ounce Hydroflask to tools, books, maps, & more. They currently offer bags for more than a dozen vehicles including Sprinter, Tacoma, Wrangler, & Vanagon.

The Tumi x Russell Westbrook Luggage Collection at werd.com

The Tumi x Russell Westbrook Luggage Collection

Posted in Bags and Gear

NBA MVP Russell Westbrook’s talents don’t stop at sinking 3-pointers and stacking triple-doubles, apparently he also designs luggage. He partnered up with Tumi on a new collection that merges fresh style with the proven quality that has made Tumi a luggage leader. The collection is constructed of ballistic nylon and features a tonal red camo pattern that’s sure to stand out on the luggage conveyor.

Nemo Stargaze Camp Chairs Look Like a Great Place to Hang Out at werd.com

Nemo Stargaze Camp Chairs Look Like a Great Place to Hang Out

Posted in Camping and Gear

When it comes to camp chairs, there are lots of options but Nemo just upped the ante with the Stargaze series. They are lightweight, portable swinging chairs that just beg you to sit down, kick back, and hang. There are 3 models: the regular Stargaze, the Stargaze Low, and the dad-special: Stargaze Luxury Recliner. All three feature the hammock-like swinging design and of course a beverage holster right where you need it.

The Sonos One Brings Amazon Alexa To The Party at werd.com

The Sonos One Brings Amazon Alexa To The Party

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

As competitors crowd the field with smart home speakers featuring built-in voice-controlled assistants, Sonos is stepping up its game with the introduction of the Sonos One featuring Amazon Alexa. In terms of audio quality, Sonos’ multi-room systems outshine all the newcomers and in addition to the convenience of Alexa, Sonos One offers streaming through Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Google Play Music, Tidal, and other services.

Google Introduces Pixel Buds, Their First Wireless Headphones at werd.com

Google Introduces Pixel Buds, Their First Wireless Headphones

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Google will soon have some new hardware on offer. The forthcoming Pixel Buds wireless headphones will feature gesture controls for music playback and calls as well as built-in Google Assistant. They will work with any bluetooth device but if you’ve got a Pixel phone, you can activate Google Translate for translating live conversations from 40 languages. Battery life is 24-hours and the included charging case will charge them back up multiple times.

Ring Introduces the Protect Home Security System at werd.com

Ring Introduces the Protect Home Security System

Posted in Gadgets and Space and Tech

With the success of their original video doorbell, Ring went all in to develop a connected & comprehensive home security system. It’s called Protect and includes a base station, keypad, and contact sensors for doors & windows, plus an infrared motion detector to cover all areas of your home. In addition to the hardware, a $100/year subscription fee covers 24/7 monitoring, support, and all video storage. Available for pre-order now.

Amazon Echo Spot Brings Alexa, Audio, & Video to a Small, Desktop Device at werd.com

Amazon Echo Spot Brings Alexa, Audio, & Video to a Small, Desktop Device

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Amazon’s forthcoming Echo Spot is an Alexa-enabled wireless 2-watt speaker with a screen. Use it to stream videos via bluetooth from Prime, for video calls, or to view a live camera feed. On top of that, you get all your Alexa functions, plus compact mobile audio for streaming music from Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio and TuneIn as well as podcasts and calls.

Fumpa Bike Pumps Deliver Effortless Inflation at werd.com

Fumpa Bike Pumps Deliver Effortless Inflation

Posted in Bike and Sport

Fumpa Pumps are portable electric bike tire pumps. The original Fumpa will inflate six tires on a single charge, giving you precise pressure readings with its digital gauge. Works with Presta or Schraeder valves. The 6.7-ounce Mini Fumpa fits in your jersey pocket & will inflate 2 tires on a charge. Both are USB rechargeable.

Bose Introduces Soundsport Free Wireless Earbuds at werd.com

Bose Introduces Soundsport Free Wireless Earbuds

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

The Soundsport Free wireless headphones are the first truly wireless buds from Bose. Engineered to deliver Bose quality sound in a simple, durable and workout-worthy package, they feature soft Stay Hear sport tips to keep them comfortable and in place no matter how rigorous your workout. The Bluetooth antenna was designed and positioned for max signal strength & flawless playback. A volume-optimized EQ ensures great sound at any volume.

The Sixer Jacket from 686 is also a Cooler at werd.com

The Sixer Jacket from 686 is also a Cooler

Posted in Light Jacket and Wear

SoCal-based 686 Outerwear knows what the weekend warriors want in their outerwear. In the case of the Sixer Jacket, it’s a collaboration with Pabst Blue Ribbon to create a winter-worthy parka that keeps you warm & dry while doubling as a cooler. Literally. The interior lining of the jacket has 4 built-in tall can pockets so you can load up on sport sodas before you load the chairlift. Other features include handwarmer gussets with silicone palm grips, a bottle opener keychain, & insulated cooler front pockets. Helmet not included.

The BioLite FirePit is All Flame & No Smoke at werd.com

The BioLite FirePit is All Flame & No Smoke

Posted in Camping and Gear

With the BioLite FirePit you’ll see the actual fire instead of just smoke. It’s a smokeless wood-burning firepit that uses a built-in fan to eliminate smoke & 51 jets that send oxygen into the fire making for more consistent temperatures, which is key when you switch it from campfire to cooktop. A solar panel built into the carrying case provides power for the battery when not in use. A funded Kickstarter.

Crush Your Fall Workouts in The North Face Ventrix Jacket at werd.com

Crush Your Fall Workouts in The North Face Ventrix Jacket

Posted in Light Jacket and Wear

For fall and winter activities, the new Ventrix jacket from The North Face is designed to work when you do and regulate your temperature to keep you comfortable in wet and cold conditions. The key to this performance is Ventrix technology, which releases excess body heat through dynamic ventilation—micro vents that open and close with motion. Available for men and women, with our without a hood.

August Home Introduces 3 New Smart Lock Products at werd.com

August Home Introduces 3 New Smart Lock Products

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

August Home just refreshed their Smart Lock system with three new products. They updated their original Smart Lock for simple & secure keyless entry. They’ve also introduced the premium Smart Lock Pro that is Wi-Fi & bluetooth enabled, HomeKit connected and Z-Wave Plus approved. Their new Doorbell Cam Pro let’s you see who’s at the door day or night whether you’re at home or not. It features a built-in flood light to deliver full-color HD video even in the dark.