It’s no surprise that this smart thermostat is fully funded on Indiegogo. It’s got a clean, simple LCD touchscreen & uncomplicated controls. An app lets you control home heating, AC & energy saving from anywhere using your phone. It also connects with home automation systems like Apple HomeKit & OpenHome.
The Nintendo NES system was a gaming game-changer when released back in 1985. To celebrate 30 years, Nintendo created a limited release version of their new 3DS XL handheld made to look like the original NES controller. Available October 10.
The iPhone 6 is finally here. It’s bigger, featuring a 4.7” screen. The iPhone 6 Plus has also arrived and it’s even bigger, with a 5.5” screen. Both displays boast more pixels and updated technology, called Retina HD. Both phones also include the 50% faster A8 chip, NFC technology for the convenience of touch–to-pay, and battery life that is as good if not better than current models. Available in 16GB-128GB.
Created by skateboarding legend and fearless big-game knife-hunter Geoff Rowley, California-based Civilware makes all sorts of knives. The 3.75-inch blade of their Striker II is fashioned from a high-carbon tool steel file treated for durability and superior edge hold. Leather sheath included.
The TB2MB is Troy-Bilt’s most powerful gas leaf blower yet. Unlike the one the guy next door uses to blow the leaves around in circles week after week, this 27-cc model blasts an industry-leading 650 cfm, that will send leaves far beyond the property line & into your neighbor’s yard.
Attach the Smart Tennis Sensor to your racket & all your shot data are recorded as well as giving you the option to link data with video of your game. The data can all be displayed in real-time on your smartphone via Bluetooth and through the app screen, you can check the ball speed, swing speed, ball spin, ball impact spot and more. Available January 2015.
When the time comes to break out your hammer drill, like when you need to drill into concrete, your forearms will thank you for choosing Makita’s new 18V Extreme Torque brushless hammer drill. This thing boasts a cement-shredding 1090 in-lbs. of torque, the most in its class.
The key component of this 20-liter commuter pack from Canada’s Arc’Teryx is the easy-access laptop/tablet pocket accessible through a zippered back panel. It also features a watertight zipper & weatherproof construction. Fits up to a 15” laptop.
Due out in November, HBO will release The Sopranos: The Complete Series on Blu-ray. A 28-disc set that includes all 86 episodes in 1080p with lossless 5.1 audio and over 5 hours of supplements including 2 round-table dinner conversations with the cast & crew, 25 audio commentaries, and a featurette on the development & impact of the series.