Batteriser is a voltage booster that gives your regular alkaline batteries 800% more life. Because many complex modern electronics consider a battery with less than 80% power “dead,” this $2.50 gadget works to extract every last drop of juice from your batteries. Not only will it save you money, Batteriser could prevent tons upon tons of waste generated by the $3.4 billion-a-year alkaline battery industry.
Treasure-hunters John Chatterton and John Mattera are serious about finding the Golden Fleece, that’s the ship of infamous 17th century pirate Joseph Bannister. And legend says it’s filled with gold. This book chronicles their journey around the globe as they battle rivals, governments and experts in their pursuit of the supposedly sunken treasure.
This new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Hoffman exposes the real-life tale of America’s most valuable Cold War-era Russian spy, Adolf Tolkachev. As a high-ranking official in the Soviet military design bureau, he sold government secrets to the United States for over a decade. Drawing on previously secret CIA documents, Hoffman paints a vivid picture of international espionage at the highest levels.
Made for hot or cold drinks, the design of the Haori Cup brings together two traditional Japanese crafts. The cup is made of Japanese clay, the key ingredient in Hasamiyaki porcelain and wrapped with a bentwood cedar sleeve through a process called Hakata Magemono. The result is a simple, elegant & stackable vessel for your drinks.
The power struggle is real but with Portiko, it’s easier to plug-in and power-up in tight places. This power supply hub features a 6-foot extension cord, two 110V outlets and 2 USB ports—one of which is a dedicated full-speed iOS port.
The Welly water bottle has an internal filter so you turn even the rankest tapwater or sketchy roadside creek water into fresh, clean drinking water. The 24-oz bottle is BPA-free, portable, & features sustainable bamboo side panels. One dollar of every Welly sale is donated to projects with CharityWater. Currently funding on Kickstarter.
With just the flick of your thumb, the patented spring-assist opening mechanism on Schrade’s SCHA5B folding knife snaps open & locks nearly as fast as a switchblade. It’s made of AUS-8 stainless and features a clip-point blade with ambidextrous thumb knobs, black aluminum handles & a pocket clip.
Clayton C. Anderson was a small-town boy from Nebraska who applied to the NASA astronaut program 15 times in 15 years before being selected and realizing his lifelong dream of becoming an astronaut. Anderson eventually spent 167 days on the International Space Station and did over 40 hours of space walks. This is his tale, from the prairie to outer space, told in his own words.
Candylabs Toys is a Kickstarter success story. They make solid wood toy cars, inspired by classic 60s cars and mid-century design. Their latest collection includes 5 new vehicles: a pair of fastback muscle cars, a tow truck, a yellow taxicab, and a woody wagon with real walnut veneer and a tow-behind camper. They’re so cool your kids might even play with them.
“It’s not brain surgery,” they say. That’s because nothing is brain surgery except the technically complex and highly specialized science of actual brain surgery. This new book by neurosurgeon and author Henry Marsh provides unique insight into this strange & stressful branch of medicine. Due out May 26, the book is already a finalist for a half-dozen book awards.