Your Macbook & iPad are most prone to impact damage at their edges, where the glass meets the metal; drop it once without a case & unless you’ve got really good luck or one of these new sleeves from Incase, say goodbye to your precious Mac. These sleeves use a lightweight, shock absorbing material called Tensaerlite creating a bumper frame to protect your device at the edge & also soft neoprene to protect the front & backside of your laptop or tablet.
Unless you happen to be into couponing or hoarding receipts, a thin leather wallet is all you really need to carry cards and cash. And this one made by a San Diego cowboy named Mr. Lentz is a fine specimen. Thin, leather, & built to last. Giddyup.
The built-in microphone on your iPhone & iPad isn’t that great. If you want to record stuff like live music or an interview and truly capture clean, full-range sound, this mic will actually do it. It can handle input up to 130dB—that’s loud. It also features a 230º swivel head so you’re always aimed right at your subject & a 1/8” stereo input let’s you plug straight in.
How interested are you in your own sleep data? If there answer is somewhere between somewhat and super, the Sense sleep tracker will be useful. It tracks your sleep patterns as well as info about your sleeping environment: noise, light, temp & humidity giving you plenty of info about why you’re feeling so tired/rerfeshed. It also works as an alarm clock. A funded Kickstarter project.
Classic British saddle-maker Brooks has been building better bike stuff since the handlebar mustache was supposedly cool the first time. And they’re still at it. This new tool features 7 allen keys, 3 screwdrivers, four spoke wrenches, a chain tool, a bottle opener, & a knife. It comes in a leather case.
A British rocket scientist designed this collection of fast-looking & ultra-efficient cookware. Like jet-engine turbines, the Flare Line pots & pans have integrated fins that waste less heat & time, accelerating cooking times by up to 44%.
Replacing the muddled Mojito of yore, the Moscow Mule is everyone’s latest cocktail obsession. And this set from Broquet gives you everything you need (minus the liquor) to make them at home. The set includes a stainless steel jigger & shaker, gourmet ginger syrup, and a pair of the requisite copper mugs to make it authentic.
Super-simple and portable, the Monkii Bars suspension training system makes it easy to set up a workout/gym almost anywhere. The suspension line stores inside the handles and set-up takes only a minute, just throw the line over any support structure. A training guide with over 100 complete workouts is included.
The weather, dust, & crud resistant design of these new leather wallets from Bellroy are an obvious upgrade from the ziplock sandwich bag you’ve been using to protect your stuff during outdoor activities & adventures. 3 sizes & styles available, from small & slim to surprisingly capacious.
This little biomass-burning camp cookstove is efficient and compact with a rocket stove design that burns less fuel and produces less smoke yet more heat. And so you don’t burn yourself it uses cool touch technology. And what’s even cooler is that Kenya-based EcoZoom has distributed over half a million of their stoves to folks in need across Africa.