Garmin Introduces Overlander GPS at werd.com

Garmin Introduces Overlander GPS

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

“Overlanding” is driving somewhere in a kitted-out SUV, occasionally off-road. There are a million and one accessories overlanders will need & one of these should be the new Garmin Overlander GPS. It gives you precision GPS guidance & allows you to sync routes, waypoints, and tracks. You can also use it for two-way text messaging when you pair with the inReach Mini satellite communicator. On rough terrain, it displays two pitch and roll gauges & also packs a barometer & altimeter, and additional maps can be downloaded and stored on the device’s 64 GB internal memory.

Add the Ambiance of a Campfire with the Compact, Portable Fire Safe at werd.com

Add the Ambiance of a Campfire with the Compact, Portable Fire Safe

Depending on where you play, there are lots of restrictions against building an open fire at beaches, parks, and campgrounds. To hack these rules & regulations, the crew at Wolf & Grizzly created the Fire Safe, an envelope-sized, portable fire pit and cooking companion that allows you to start a fire almost anywhere. The fire stays off the ground so unlike a regular campfire, it won’t leave behind a scorch mark or blackened rocks. It is made of stainless, features patented collapsible design, & weighs less than 2 pounds. A funded Kickstarter.

The Concours Celebrates The World’s Most Incredible Cars at werd.com

The Concours Celebrates The World’s Most Incredible Cars

When the automobiles get up into the realms of the very rare & collectible, the term “car show” is Frenchified into a judged & juried ’Concours d’Elegance.’  And in Assouline’s latest volume The Concours, readers will enjoy exploring many of the world’s most beautiful & valuable cars with the expertise of Award-winning auto writer Ken Gross as the guide, as he investigates the Concours d’Elegance from its beginnings to the present.

Floyd is 70s Skate-Inspired Rolling Luggage at werd.com

Floyd is 70s Skate-Inspired Rolling Luggage

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

Created by a pair of Bavarian skateboarders who were inspired by the introduction of the urethane wheel that revolutionized skateboarding  in the early 70s, Floyd is a collection of hard-sided rolling cases that will glide through the the airport like Tony Alva in an empty backyard swimming pool. Which is to say: smooth & stylish & bold. They offer the overhead-size Cabin Case & the larger Check-In Suitcase. Both roll on translucent red replica “Cadillac” urethane wheels—just like the best boards of the Dogtown era. Available in a rainbow of cool colors.

Samsung Unveils The Wall Luxury: A 292-Inch 8K TV at werd.com

Samsung Unveils The Wall Luxury: A 292-Inch 8K TV

Samsung’s aptly named, The Wall Luxury TV, is literally going to take up a whole wall. It’s a massive 292-inches from corner to corner; an 8K MicroLED TV, which is a new display technology that uses individual LEDs to create a picture, resulting in the blackest blacks, and a brightness peak at 2000 units. So far Samsung has not released pricing or full specs for this new monster.

Drone Maker DJI Introduces S1 Rover Robot at werd.com

Drone Maker DJI Introduces S1 Rover Robot

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

DJI, maker of the world’s most popular camera drones, has created their first terrestrial robot. The S1 rover, which stands for Step 1, shows the brand expanding into ground-based bots. The S1’s 4 wheels, each with a dozen integrated rollers, enables smooth, omnidirectional movement. It’s also got a blaster that shoots small plastic projectiles, and a 2,400-mAh battery good for 35 minutes of continuous use. In addition to a range of out-of-the-box functions, advanced users can program the S1 bot using Scratch 3.0 and Python code. Available now.

With AYFRAYM You Can Build Your Dream Getaway Cabin at werd.com

With AYFRAYM You Can Build Your Dream Getaway Cabin

Posted in Home Stuff

Modeled after vacation cabins of the 1960s, the AYFRAYM is a beautiful 1,574 square foot A-Frame kit that features three large walkout cedar decks, large custom windows, & vaulted ceilings. It includes three bedrooms and two baths. One bedroom is a bunk room with 4 built-in bunk spaces. Upstairs, there’s a loft with lookout windows. You can use their architectural plans & go DIY, pass them along to your contractor, or work with AYFRAM’s creators who will manage the whole build for you.

Jones’ Lightweight Utility Trouper is the New Golf Bag Dad Deserves at werd.com

Jones’ Lightweight Utility Trouper is the New Golf Bag Dad Deserves

Posted in Golf and Sporting Gear

The Utility Trouper from Oregon-based Jones Sports, is a hardworking stand bag loaded with the features you need to play your best. At 5 pounds, it’s a half-pound lighter than the previous model. Its 5-way top with integrated easy-grab handle keeps you moving across all terrain, you can choose double or single-strap carry with a lumbar cushion for comfort, there’s a mesh pocket for your phone & bluetooth speaker, and yes, there’s an insulated beverage pocket.

Nike Introduces Neon Green Zoom Series Shoes at werd.com

Nike Introduces Neon Green Zoom Series Shoes

This exclusive color is called Nike Phantom Glow. And it’s integrated into all 4 styles in the brand’s new Zoom Series. Choose from the Air Zoom Pegasus 36, the Zoom Pegasus Turbo, the Zoom Fly 3, & specifically for men, the ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%. Each of these Zoom-powered runners offers its own performance profile but all feature the latest in cutting edge & race-proven technologies.

This Handsome Travel Wallet Keeps You Organized On the Move at werd.com

This Handsome Travel Wallet Keeps You Organized On the Move

Posted in Gear for Men and Wallets

When you’re cruising across international borders and zipping through time zones, it’s best & safest to keep your essentials all in one place, easily accessible, & on your person. And the P02 Pioneer Travel Wallet is purpose-built for precisely this type of jetsetting. It’s made of water-resistant & scratch-resistant D-Text fabric, has secure zippered pockets for passport, travel docs, tickets, cards, cash, & more. It features a pen slot & an adjustable strap for optional shoulder-carry.

Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1 Wireless Buds Raise The Bar On Battery Life at werd.com

Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1 Wireless Buds Raise The Bar On Battery Life

On a full charge, Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1 wireless earphones give you 9 hours of playback, which is nearly twice the battery life of the 2nd-gen AirPods. The Melomania 1’s charging case can back that up with the ability to hold 4 full charges—so you can rock for a full 45-hours before you need to plug back into the matrix. Sound is delivered via premium 5.8mm drivers with graphene diaphragms and with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, it offers AAC and aptX codec support.

TRAVELOCK 2: Fingerprint Recognition, TSA-Approved at werd.com

TRAVELOCK 2: Fingerprint Recognition, TSA-Approved

Posted in Gear for Men

Based on feedback from over 1000 backers of the original, the TRAVELOCK 2 is an upgraded & more robust model. This compact, TSA-approved lock protects your luggage or anything else with 360º fingerprint ID access & allows you to store up to 10 different fingerprints. Once ID’d,  the lock pops up & opens automatically. The rechargeable battery won’t need a recharge for 2 years. A funded Indiegogo.

TAGIT Gives the Umbrella an Update at werd.com

TAGIT Gives the Umbrella an Update

Posted in Gear for Men

The team at TAGIT kept what little they could from the centuries-old design of a typical umbrella and by correcting the flaws, designed the umbrella of the 21st century. The TAGIT design allows users to go from downpour to inside with the umbrella stashed away in just 5 seconds. Dripping water is not an issue & even soaked, it doesn’t fold into a disorganized mess—patented Smart Patch technology gives it that effortless, perfectly executed James Bond performance. Fold up & done. A funded Kickstarter.

Garmin Brings Satellite Connectivity to the GPSMAP 66i at werd.com

Garmin Brings Satellite Connectivity to the GPSMAP 66i

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

Garmin just added inReach satellite communication technology to their GPSMAP 66i. Now, in addition to GPS nav, you can stay in touch using the device as a satellite communicator with two-way messaging and an SOS function that enables you to trigger the GEOS 24/7 emergency response team for interactive contact. And as Garmin’s top-of-the-line handheld, the 66i is absolutely loaded with all the brand’s top tech.

Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood at werd.com

Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood

J. Michael Straczynski, the acclaimed writer behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling and Marvel’s Thor, has penned a memoir revealing how the power of creativity enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth: a dysfunctional family haunted by madness, murder and a terrible secret. To survive, he found refuge in his beloved comics and his dreams, immersing himself in imaginary worlds populated by superheroes whose amazing powers allowed them to overcome any adversity. It is a truly remarkable story from one of the great storytellers of our time.

Nomatic Luggage is Built for the Long Haul at werd.com

Nomatic Luggage is Built for the Long Haul

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

The Nomatic Roller luggage collection was built to withstand the rigors of travel—being tossed & tumbled by bag handlers & chewed on by conveyor belts. To ensure its survival, its creators teamed up with industry-leading partners to feature: a 100% Makrolon shell, Hinomoto Wheels & low-profile handles, YKK Zippers, and a compression system with Fidlock fasteners. The Nomatic system features organizing cubes to make packing easier. Choose from 2 different carry-on size rollers & the Check-in case. A funded Kickstarter.

<i>Sun and Moon</i> Celebrates Our Fascination with the Skies Above at werd.com

Sun and Moon Celebrates Our Fascination with the Skies Above

Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing, Sun and Moon tells the story of that burning human need to comprehend the universe in spectacular photos. From Neolithic observatories that mark the solstice to the latest space telescopes. It shows, for the first time, how the development of photography and cartography – the means of documenting other worlds – is linked indelibly to the charting of the heavens, from the first image on a glass plate to the Hubble Space Telescope. Another beautiful title by the masters at Phaidon.