Italian cycling brand Campagnolo knows a thing or two about mechanical advantage. Created by the company’s founder in 1966, the oversized Big Corkscrew applies decades of Italian engineering & design wizardry to the popping of bottles.
Nest made a new thermostat that’s bigger and smarter. It’s got a larger, hi-res display that senses your presence from further away, so it “wakes up” when you’re across the room. It also sends out alerts if there are issues with your furnace as well as retaining all the functions of previous models.
TarDisk adds valuable storage space to your MacBook. Made of aluminum to match your Mac, this little nugget slides right into the SDXC port to provide flash storage and boost your machine’s built-in hard drive up to 256 Gigs.
In places where it rains (not here in SoCal), you see all the moms under umbrellas wearing Hunter’s knee-high rubber rain boots. But now Hunter has built a new, more rugged line just for men. The Hunter Field boots feature a softer rubber compound, waterproof zip closures & Vibram soles.
Online clothier Jack Threads teamed up with Burton snowboards for the creation of this vintage-inspired daypack. The top-loading Annex pack is made of water-resistant canvas & features internal laptop & tablet compartments as well as a pair of exterior pockets & padded shoulder straps.
Instead of filming everything that passes in front of the camera, like a GoPro, the graava is a smart camera that uses artificial intelligence to film only what it thinks you’d want it to film; the cool stuff. It uses 5 different sensors to determine what is interesting, dynamic, and worthy & creates an automatically edited highlight reel while also retaining the unedited clip as a backup.
The minimalist Starnettle knife from Connecticut’s Ragged Mountain Knifeworks is an everyday utility knife that’s 7 inches long with a 3-inch cutting blade shaped from a slab of American made 5/32″ D2 tool steel stock. A fully funded Kickstarter.
Based in sub-Saharan Africa, Oliberté works with African craftsman for the creation of their original, handmade, & Fair-Trade leather footwear. They’re also making gear bags and packs. The Tan Pullup pack is made entirely of Ethiopian leather & features a top-load design with internal pockets, a reinforced bottom, & a 15” laptop sleeve.
Fluance uses AptX technology to achieve audiophile-quality sound in the Fi50 bluetooth speaker. It also features an MDF wood speaker cabinet for warmer, fuller sound. An internal 40-watt amp powers dual 5-inch woofers & dual coaxial tweeters. CNET calls it “the best sound for the money.”
After a long day on the trail, a comfy camp chair feels a lot better than using logs or rocks for furniture. And this one earned a 2015 Red Dot Design award. Weighing just over 2 pounds, the collapsible Swivel Chair sets up quick with shock-corded poles and spins a full 360º.