How many ways are there to tweak a Chuck? Converse says: many. Here’s the latest. The Tekoa takes the classic Chuck Taylor silhouette & beefs it up for winter weather. It features leather construction, a wraparound rubber exterior and an all-weather tread plus a gusseted tongue to keep wetness out. Available in brown and double black.
Kangaroo is a Windows 10 desktop PC that’s the size of a phone. Powered by a 2.24GHz Intel Cherrytrail processor, it offers 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage plus an HDMI port & two USB ports. Not bad for $99.
Ampy is a 1800mAh battery pack that charges up using kinetic energy. That’s energy created through movement. Clip it to your waist while walking or a leg while biking or just throw it in your bag; while you’re moving, it’s charging. It also offers fitness tracking functions and an integrated app.
Saver is a home-safety device designed to prevent smoke inhalation. It filters chemical substances and removes carbon monoxide and toxic gases for up to 5 minutes, giving you time to escape from the fire. It is compact and simple to use and can be activated in 5 seconds.
There are several smart meat thermometers out there but the Meater is the first one that’s totally wireless. It monitors your meat’s internal temp as well as the ambient temp to ensure precise cooking in the oven, on the grill or in the smoker. When your meat is ready, the Meater alerts you via bluetooth. Works with Android & iOS devices.
The goBAT 6000 is a portable backup battery for charging your devices in the wild. It’s tough: IP68 waterproof & dustproof rating and Military Spec 810G Drop/Shock construction. The 6000 mAh battery will charge most phones up to 3 times & its high-power USB port auto-detects the fastest possible charge speed for your device.
This inflatable camping/beaching/napping mattress has a unique inflating valve that amplifies the power of your breath ten-fold, allowing you to blow it up with just a few breaths. Fully inflated it is 4-inches thick & features compression straps for quick deflation & compact portability.
When one screen isn’t enough: The InkCase i6 adds a 4.3-inch E-Ink display to the back of your iPhone 6 and connects to the device via Bluetooth. Use it to get messages, news and other notifications, all without having to access the iPhone’s built-in display. Convenient. Also saves battery.
Rugged, packable, & waterproof the Pakpod tripod is designed for getting the shot in tricky conditions. The 3 legs extend & retract with the push of a button and open up to unlimited asymmetrical positions. Articulated stakes on the ends of the legs enable you stake it in or tie it down horizontal, vertical & upside down.
Sure to knock Apple’s groundbreaking “Pencil” out of the headlines for at least a day or two is news that the latest versions of Mac wireless accessories are finally rechargeable. No more AA batteries. Your new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, & Magic Trackpad can now be re-charged via Lightning cable. The battery will keep them running for about a month but then plugging them in for just 2 minutes will get you 9 hours of power.