Yeti makes serious, industrial-quality coolers & they’ve just released their first soft-sided model. The Hopper is a 6.5-gallon tote that features 1.5-inch thick insulation and seals up with a waterproof zipper ensuring maximum cold with no risk of leakage. Handles, shoulder strap, and a bombproof design means this cooler is always ready for action. Available October 2014.
The convenient, dual-access design of this carry on from Victorinox earned it the prestigious 2014 Red Dot Award. A panel on the front allows easy access to your travel essentials without the need to open the bag’s main compartment. An internal electronics organizer can also be easily removed when you need more room for other stuff. via
The EcoDrain recycles the hot water that goes down the drain in your shower and reuses it to heat the incoming cold water & thus saves energy. What makes this drain heat exchanger different than others is the horizontal design that makes it easy to install directly under the shower & your bathroom floor to catch the used water at its hottest.
The Swash will cut your dry cleaning bill in half. Designed to refresh your dry clean-only garments at home between cleanings, it features a space-saving vertical design & uses a small pod to smarten up your denim, wool, polyester, lycra, cotton, & cashmere clothes.
Portland, Oregon’s Tanner Goods makes honest & functional leather products. The Nokori Folding Chair is a fine example. Combining hand-rubbed mahogany and thick, sturdy Chromoexcel leather, this chair is both good looking and super comfortable. Available in 3 shades: Chicago tan, Rich Moc, and black. via
The Approach S6 has just made every other golf watch on the market obsolete. First-of-its-kind GPS technology gives the S6 the power to track & map your swing metrics including speed & power with SwingTempo, TempoTraining and SwingStrength functions. It also gives you full color course maps and smartphone notifications.
Smart everything. Here’s a new smart home security system called Sentri that enables you to do things like geofence your home, see live video, audio feed, monitor ambient conditions, view trends and stats, set up alerts for “irregularities” at home, control other devices, and even personalize its appearance for your decor.
Inside this 2.5 gallon per-minute rainfall-style showerhead is a bluetooth speaker that lets you stream music, news, and calls in the shower. The water-resistant speaker pops out for easy recharging and/or use outside of the shower.
Finding your tool should be easy. And that’s precisely the thinking that brought about this rolling 52” tool cabinet from Husky. It’s got see-though glass-front drawers and inside each drawer is a rear-mounted LED light that makes everything easier to find.
Could Amazon build a better phone for their most engaged customers? It kinda looks that way. They launched Fire Phone today. It’s a 3D smartphone with features like gesture control scrolling & an image stabilizing 13-megapixel camera. But really, it’s a powerful little consumption device optimized for watching movies & TV shows, reading books, and buying more stuff at Amazon.