Pico is the automatic coffeemaker of brewing beer. Using pre-made ingredient kits called PicoPaks, it couldn’t get any easier. You pour in the pak, add water and wait. 5-7 days later, your beer is done & you’re a home-brewer. Another funded Kickstarter.
So it’s not really an igloo. Everything else about it seems legit though: Garden Igloo is a multipurpose, all-season outdoor shelter in the form of a geodesic dome. At 11-feet in diameter and 7-feet tall, it is big enough for lounging with a few friends, planting your garden, hiding from her mom, etc. Made of materials that are recyclable & won’t rust, it can be self-assembled using no tools. An optional canopy is available.
In addition to looking smooth & industrial, these sleek concrete cubes can serve multiple functions in your space: stool, cabinet, storage, display. The Plus Collection leaves the uses up to you, offering 3 different sizes and unlimited custom configurations.
The RX-S601 5.1 channel network AV receiver from Yamaha is well-equipped for home theater & networked home audio. It features the brand’s Sonos-like multi-room wireless MusicCast system as well as high resolution audio support & 4K passthroug plus built-in Pandora & Spotify as well offering AirPlay, DLNA, & bluetooth with a bonus. In addition to streaming bluetooth audio, it can also send the signal back out to bluetooth-enabled speakers of all sorts.
The Max360 radar detector uses app-enabled voice alerts & 360º protection to keep you from getting that speeding ticket. It features front & rear antennas to scan for signals & comes pre-loaded with Escort’s exclusive DEFENDER nationwide database of active red light and speed camera locations.
A portable wind turbine power station will allow you to generate your own power in places beyond the grid & in places where solar won’t work. At just 1.5 pounds, the smallest model is truly portable and will charge your iPhone 6 three to four times via efficient, Li-Ion batteries. Larger models will charge your electric car & home.
Classic Japanese bag maker Porter is celebrating its 80th year by collaborating with sportswear specialist Stone Island on a collection of three bags: a backpack, a Boston bag, and a shoulder bag. All are made of lightweight Polypropylene Tela in bold Marine Blue.
iRobot’s new Roomba 980 robotic vacuum cleaner is now wi-fi connected, allowing you to schedule cleaning remotely via Apple/Android apps. It also features a new floor tracking sensor and lo-res camera for advanced digital mapping. While older models could clean 2 or 3 rooms before a recharge, the new 980 will vacuum the whole house before rolling back to its dock.
Many watchmakers have a hard time keeping it simple. Not Filson. Their Scout Collection manages to offer solid function & refined details without ever veering into Jewelry-For-Men territory. Understated, military-inspired styling and a variety of finishes, all with Horween leather bands. And all made with Shinola movements, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
It will blend in tastefully with your decór while providing crisp, clear, room-filling sound. B&O’s BeoPlay bluetooth A6 speaker does not look like a speaker, which is a good thing; but it does feature 5 amp & 5 speaker BANG & OLUFSEN sound & that is a very good.