The 2009 Academy Award-winning animated short Logorama, focused on the use of logos and brands, telling the story of our times through the products and services that surround us on a daily basis. Ludovic Houplain, the film’s co-director and researcher, has now released a book that catalogs an exhaustive collection of over 7000 current logos, symbols and trademarks from around the world.
She said to toss out those dusty old speaker cabinets, but we have a better idea. Slide them into the manroom and hook up The Vamp. This little device easily connects to the speaker & links with your Bluetooth music player to turn any old speaker into a wireless sound system.
No two pairs of LSTN headphones are the same because they get their one-of-a-kind looks from reclaimed exotic hardwoods. And not only do they look good, they sound good. Their charitable mission sounds pretty cool , too. Part of the proceeds from every pair sold helps hearing impaired kids in developing countries get hearing aids.
It’s fun to drain a growler of your favorite craft brew in one sitting but on the off chance that you want to save some for tomorrow, Drink Tank’s stainless steel vacuum-insulated growler bottles will keep your beer cold, carbonated, & fresh for up to 24 hours. The Keg Tap Cap lets you tap it like a real keg you can take anywhere.
Because you don’t have a third hand, the flashlight often ends up clenched in your teeth. The Lapel Torch is an LED flashlight that clips to your lapel, shirt, backpack chest strap or sticks magnetically to any ferrous metal. So no more flashlight in the mouth, okay?
The Automatic plugs into your car’s data port and wirelessly links your car to your smart phone. It uses the phone’s GPS to remember where you parked; it monitors your car’s engine health, tracks your driving habits, & in an emergency it will also call authorities & notify family.
In good weather, a lighter, matches, even a magnifying glass can start a fire. But everyone knows survival crises only happen on stormy nights. If you’re smart enough to have one of these aluminum fire pistons in your pocket, you’ll soon have a fire. The piston uses compression and friction to light tinder and start your blaze in any weather.
The Roku 3 is an updated version of everyone’s favorite streaming device. The little black box is a bit less boxy than the last & it got a bunch of new features. It has a faster processor and a new grid-based interface that makes searching & selecting easier. Another key feature is a “private mode” that sends audio to your headphones so your late-night Game Of Thrones marathon won’t keep the kids up.
Sky Duel RC helicopters come in pairs not because you’re likely to destroy one within minutes of your first flight but because these choppers are made for dogfights & give your friend a chance to fly, too… When you score a strike on the enemy with your IR ammo, the choppers light up & flash but won’t blow up: they’re built for battle.
A rechargeable Lithium-Ion powered “flask” that delivers enough power to recharge 3 devices at once; with two 30-pin Apple connectors, two USB ports, and two LED flashlights, it sounds amazing but where does the booze go?