Outside Portland city limits, nobody expects a block of wood with a horn sticking out of it to fall under “audio equipment” but in the epicenter of the American handcraft renaissance, different rules apply. A chunk of Northwest Alder wood lined with a Pendleton blanket and fitted with a Bison horn becomes a “passive amplifier.”
When you’re way out in the wild and the water supply at camp is of questionable quality, the Lifesaver Jerry Can will keep you and your cub scouts from splattering the countryside in fits of bacteria-induced sickness. The sturdy 18.5-liter Jerrycan filters & removes all bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, fungi & other microbial waterborne pathogens.
You’ve tried everything & still can’t figure out what your problem is, so now try this: buy a CubeSensor for every room in your home to automatically monitor the room’s humidity, temperature, air quality, light quality, and barometric pressure. The system recommends adjustments to these environmental factors allowing you to optimize your comfort. Shipping summer 2013.
Normally flasks are designed to be stashed in a pocket or jammed in your boot for stealth boozing. Not this one. Handmade of gleaming 100% solid copper in the USA, it’s the kind of thing you’ll want to show off, so be prepared to share your whiskey.
Everyone would have a home security system if they weren’t so expensive. And even if you’ve got one, the control panels look like a scientific calculator from the 80s. Plus you pay a lot for this outdated technology. Scout wireless security systems are sleek, smart & totally DIY. You install the system yourself, control if from your phone or computer and never pay monthly fees.
The Myo Armband let’s you control your digital devices with just a wave of your hand or a snap of your fingers by monitoring & reading muscle activity in your forearm. It’s called “gesture control” and functions sort of like Wii minus the controller. Like, right now you would snap your fingers to play the video or air-swipe and move down the page to the next awesome product. Ships fall 2013.
Puma’s latest running shoe gimmick technology is called Mobium. It’s a finely tuned elasticized band built into the shoe’s outsole that ads extra bounce and stability exactly where and when your foot needs it most. The idea is that the shoe mimics the expansion & contraction of the tendons in your foot, enhancing your natural movements.
Even if you’re unsure about whether to classify your “urban carrying needs” as “extreme” or just kind of normal, these two stealth black packs from Modern Industry are worth a closer look. They’re constructed with tough 10-ounce waxed duck canvas and Horween leather & lined with organic cotton. The Conduit is a sling-style pack & the Magnitude is larger, featuring a removable padded laptop sleeve.
On the unending quest to find the best duffle bag ever made, there is certainly no shortage of choices. Here’s a fresh entry in the waxed cotton canvas and leather variety from a North Carolina-based purveyor of supplies for the “rugged gentleman” called Buffalo Jackson Trading Co.
Do you have a wearable monitor yet? Under Armour’s chest-strap mounted Armour39 Performance Monitor tracks the intensity of your workouts & then crunches the numbers and delivers analysis via Bluetooth to your smartphone app. Other popular monitors like Nike’s FitBand & the Fitbit only track your “activity.” & what does that tell you? Anyone else picturing this thing strapped to Ivan Drago?