Here’s one from the “You Might Be A Redneck” file: This handmade bench is built using reclaimed wood from pallets and a vintage tailgate from a pickup truck. NV Custom Furniture makes ’em to order. Choose a Chevy, Ford, or GMC tailgate and pick from their rainbow of paint and wood finish colors.
Made with real cowhide and lined with British wool, this little carry-on suitcase is big enough for a laptop or a change of clothes, maybe both if you’re headed somewhere tropical for the night. Comes with a removable, adjustable shoulder strap.
Using the same pellet burning technology that made wood-fired heating way more clean & efficient, this grill & smoker uses the intense and steady heat of pellets to cook your meat to perfection. It features electronic ignition, dual LED temp gauges, and easy, accurate controls for smoking & grilling modes.
Sick of that featherweight, totally waterproof tent that packs down to the size of a foot-long sub? Thought so. Here’s the polar opposite: All canvas construction. Sets-up with a single, collapsible hickory pole and features an antique brass zippered entry. American made. Horse and saddle not included.
Before you go buy that big, bulky DSLR camera you’ve been dreaming about, consider Ricoh’s new GR Digital V. It’s the world’s first compact camera with an APS-C optical sensor; same as the ones used in pro DSLRs. This sensor captures razor-sharp 16.6MP images, HD video, and shoots in 4 fps bursts. Unlike the big cameras this one is still light, small & portable.
It looks like one of those dynamite detonators you saw in cartoons as a kid but this Detonator isn’t going to blow up Bugs Bunny. It’s a small speaker system that packs serious power. A 4-inch woofer is backed by 2 passive radiators for low, low bass tones, while an independent ¾-inch tweeter handles highs. Choose from 6 different colors, too.
Nope, there’s no film to load in this new digital video camera. In fact, there’s no such thing as “digital film.” Just the same, Blackmagic is claiming it. What they really mean is wide dynamic range that creates a “film look” which is to say, you can make what you shoot look old/lo-fi/cinematic. In addition to all types of contemporary tech features, this camera has a Super 16 sensor that supports all types of old, film quality lenses, too.
The Push is a new music-making instrument that can help you make the leap from long-term unemployment to digital music producer, artist, or DJ. With 64 Akai-designed touchpads and offering practically unlimited options for creating melody & harmony, beats, loops, sounds, & song structures; it’s like having a portable sound studio that fits in your backpack.
If your excuse for not going camping is that putting up your tent is a pain, you should probably stay home. Or just get a new tent. One like The Wedge. Instead of dealing with tent poles and shock cords and stakes, all you have to do with this one is unpack & inflate.
It seems like every few weeks Canon is releasing another new model in its proven, affordable Rebel line of DSLRs. In actuality, new models drop just a couple times per year. Here’s the new Rebel SL1; a powerful, lighweight camera that’s sure to make whatever you’re shooting with now obsolete. It shoots 18MP still images, offers full HD movie mode, plus it has a 3-inch touchscreen.