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
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.
Per capita, the Dutch ride bikes more than anyone anywhere. Something like 99% of the population. So naturally, the Fietsklik bike cargo system comes from the Netherlands. It’s a detachable, lockable platform that attaches to nearly any bike offering a variety of cargo carrying accessories including panniers, messenger bags, and a crate big enough to carry a case of beer.
The Huntington Baseball Co. makes classic baseball equipment. Their Burley Bat No. 5 is handmade from kiln-dried Northern White Ash and weighs in at 2.5lbs. For home-runs or self-defense, nothing beats the “crack” of a real wood bat.
If propane flavored steaks aren’t your thing; if a stainless steel grill the size of your garage also isn’t your thing, maybe this compact charcoal grill is. It’s classic, featuring cast iron grates, an adjustable firebox, and a chimney with an adjustable damper for optimum smoke-age.
Reciprocating saws need lots of juice because they move back & forth as well as up & down. Unfortunately most cordless ones are underpowered. Not anymore: Milwaukee’s new M12 Fuel Hackzall is the fastest cutting and most powerful saw in its class, delivering over 4X more battery life & up to 70% faster cutting than the competition. Available May 2014.
Doctors have used electrical muscle stimulation in physical therapy for ages to help bring injured & atrophied muscles back to life. SmartMio is now bringing this treatment to the public to help users engage their muscles during workouts and make it all trackable by Android & iOS. When your desired muscle group is trying to rest during you workout, they get zapped by electrodes, reminding you to “engage.”
If you’ve ever been camping, you know it took way too long for this to come along: The Aesent tent features a built-in air mattress. In fact the whole floor of the tent is inflatable, which means you can roll all over the place in comfort, on a cushy 6-inch bed of air.
Dropcam is a wi-fi home video monitoring system that lets you keep an eye on all the happenings in your home via live video streaming (even in the dark). It gives you alerts & let’s you drop in anytime from your mobile device. The system also offers optional Cloud Recording, which saves up to 30 days of continuous video for your review.
It seems like everyone has a pair of Nike’s Free series runners or trainers but for 2014 you can create your own custom colorway through Nike iD. Choose the Free 3.0 Flyknit, 4.0 Flyknit, or Free 5.0 & make yourself a one-off pair that you won’t see on anyone else at the gym.