Pretty Cool: The World’s First Battery-Powered Air Conditioner at werd.com

Pretty Cool: The World’s First Battery-Powered Air Conditioner

There was a time when camping meant “roughing it.” Not anymore. With a Zero Breeze Mark II on your gear list, you’ll be chilling in air-conditioned comfort no matter how hot & sticky these summer nights get. It’s the world’s first battery-powered portable AC unit that features a real AC compressor that can drop the temp by a full 30º. A 2-hose system circulates in fresh air from outside & expels warmer air out for 2X the cooling efficiency. It runs for 5 hours & recharges via USB-C. A funded Indiegogo.

Aston Martin Introduces Limited Edition DBS GT Zagato Coupe at werd.com

Aston Martin Introduces Limited Edition DBS GT Zagato Coupe

Posted in Automotive and Exotic

The only way to put yourself behind the wheel of Aston Martin’s new DBS GT Zagato is to drop a mellow $7.5 million, which gets you both the new twin-turbo V12 powered Coupe plus another dream car, the retro DB4 GT Zagato—which is the other half of the DBZ Centenary Collection which connects Aston’s timeless design language from past to present. Only 19 will be made, highlighted by dramatic body lines, luxurious finishes & utterly ridiculous power & performance.

Curtiss Rolls Out Zeus Radial “V8” Electric at werd.com

Curtiss Rolls Out Zeus Radial “V8” Electric

Posted in Automotive and Motorcycles

It’s hard to picture this thing actually rolling down the road but the Curtiss Motorcycles Zeus Radial is a functioning—and super-fast—motorbike powered by an electric motor designed in a cool “V8” configuration. The look of the “engine” is actually 8 cylindrical batteries that make up the “V” formation. The YASA P400 R Series electric motor produces 217 horsepower and 147 lb. ft. of torque. If those numbers don’t mean much to you, we’ll translate: it’s scary fast.

This Travel Adapter Makes Any Headphone Jack Wireless at werd.com

This Travel Adapter Makes Any Headphone Jack Wireless

Powered by Bluetooth 5.0, RHA’s Wireless Flight Adapter turns any headphone jack into a wireless one. This handy little dongle will let you use your wireless headphones to enjoy media from your flight’s seatback screen—and anywhere else you want to go wireless with your audio. With USB-C recharge, it boasts a 16-hour battery life, so it will get you from San Fran to Beijing no problem.

Your DJI Drone Needs the Moment Air Anamorphic Lens at werd.com

Your DJI Drone Needs the Moment Air Anamorphic Lens

Moment Air makes your drone footage look slick & cinematic instead of stock. It’s the first ever drone anamorphic lens & features the lightest filters & thinnest drone controller iPhone case. The whole system is designed to work with DJI’s Mavic 2 & Zoom. The 1.33x anamorphic lens brings the look of 2:40:1 Cinemascope to your drone footage yet weighs less than 50 grams. Filter sets are also ultralight & feature scratch-proof cinema glass & aluminum construction. The case features a built-in M-series mount & works with the DJI flight controller plus gimbals like the Freefly Movi and DJI Osmo 2.

The Sigma FP is the World’s Smallest Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera at werd.com

The Sigma FP is the World’s Smallest Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

The forthcoming Sigma FP is the world’s smallest & lightest full-frame mirrorless camera. Sigma built this little guy out with a 35mm full-frame backlit Bayer CMOS sensor that captures 24.6-megapixel images & records Cine Mode UHD 4K footage while weighing less than a pound. It is designed to be modular, allowing users to customize the set-up for all sorts of shooting scenarios from shooting stills to filmmaking. No word yet on price or drop date.

Nintendo Introduces Switch Lite Portable Console at werd.com

Nintendo Introduces Switch Lite Portable Console

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The original Nintendo Switch gives players three different modes for play: handheld, tabletop and television. The forthcoming Switch Lite is limited to only handheld mode. Which is the way most would play the portable system anyway. You get all the same games & the ease of portability—at a savings of $100. This new console will be released Sept. 20 and comes in yellow, gray and turquoise.

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is All-Electric at werd.com

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is All-Electric

Posted in Automotive and Cars

Drivers on the hunt for an electric vehicle will soon have another solid option. The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is Mini’s first-ever production electric car. With its 181-hp electric motor, it retains the fun “go kart-like” handling Mini is known for while boasting a 168-mile range. A DC Fast charger allows it to recharge to 80% in just 35 minutes. For even more efficiency, it also features regenerative braking—another first for Mini.

Nocs: Pocketable Binoculars that are Simply Amazing at werd.com

Nocs: Pocketable Binoculars that are Simply Amazing

Posted in Gear for Men

Nocs is a new name in binoculars but their vision is clear. They set out to create the perfect binocular: compact and rugged with super high quality optics. And it looks like they pulled it off. Their debut model is due out next week and features a rugged, fully waterproof, weatherproof, & fog-proof design. They are also small enough to tote in a pack or purse. Featuring the brand’s proprietary GoodEye Glass, and Swiss engineered Bak4 prism, they give you a clear and bright image in all kinds of conditions.

The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip at werd.com

The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip

Automotive manufacturing pioneer Henry Ford was close friends with another remarkable American character—Thomas Edison. These two giants of industry spent many summers taking road trips together—introducing the entire concept of the roadtrip to travel-starved Americans. From car camping in 1914 to exploring the Florida Everglades, the small group—which included  naturalist John Burroughs—named themselves the Vagabonds, and along with their their chefs and footmen, hit the road every summer for more than a decade.

This Crowdfunded Smart Vacuum is a Mop, Too at werd.com

This Crowdfunded Smart Vacuum is a Mop, Too

Posted in Gear for Men

The ROIDMI NEX Storm is a smart cordless vacuum & mop combo that delivers powerful suction & filtration, features 60-minute battery life & a magnetic wireless charger. It is also quiet. Clean your hard surface floors wet or dry and switch instantly to vacuuming rugs & carpet, all with the same appliance. A dedicated app gives you up to the minute info on battery life, trash can volume, and filter status. A funded Indiegogo.

Get Twisted & Get Into the Land Rover of Your Dreams at werd.com

Get Twisted & Get Into the Land Rover of Your Dreams

Posted in Automotive and Trucks

Yorkshire, England-based Twisted Auto is a custom garage that builds the Land Rover Defenders we all dream about. They offer head-turning remakes of all the classic models—carefully vetted donor vehicles that are meticulously restored and modernized. Choose from their rotating stock of available vehicles or have them make you one to order with all the upgrades & off-road performance modifications you want.

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan at werd.com

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Guitar God Mount Rushmore would include Hendrix, Clapton, Page, and most certainly the Texas bluesmaster Stevie Ray Vaughan, whose greatness was cut short in a tragic helicopter crash in 1990. This new book is the first definitive biography of the guitar legend, chronicling the unadulterated truth about SRV from those who knew him best: from fame to his battles with drugs & alcohol to his miraculous recovery. The book features an epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan plus a foreword and afterword by Double Trouble’s Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon.

Waterfield Designs Created One Case for 2 Pairs of Glasses at werd.com

Waterfield Designs Created One Case for 2 Pairs of Glasses

Posted in Gear for Men

Handmade with premium leathers, the Dynamic Duo glasses case from San Francisco’s Waterfield Design workshop is made to carry & keep 2 pairs of glasses with a dual-sided design. The case features a magnetic closure on both sides and a dustless ultrasuede interior. Choose from chocolate, Grizzly brown, blue, or black leather.

Adidas’ “Home Of Classics” Collection Has All Your Summer Whites at werd.com

Adidas’ “Home Of Classics” Collection Has All Your Summer Whites

This is it. Prime summer time. The perfect moment for Adidas to drop a ten-shoe collection of classics all rendered in clean, bright white. The drop coincides with the 50th anniversary of two iconic silhouettes: the Stan Smith and the Superstar. In addition to these, the collection includes the Continental 80, S.C. Premier, A.R. Trainer, Torsion Comp, Supercourt, Supercourt RX, Rivalry Lo and Nizza Hi RF.

Workout Like An Astronaut with the Handy Gym at werd.com

Workout Like An Astronaut with the Handy Gym

Posted in Gear for Men

Friction training is a kind of low-impact training used by astronauts that will work great for travelers & their hotel room workouts. Or really anyone seeking full-body concentric & eccentric workouts. The Handy Gym weighs just 2 pounds but uses something called isoinertial technology to make the 2-pounds really work you out with over 200 different exercises.

These Water-Ready Merrell Hikers Will Keep You Cool at werd.com

These Water-Ready Merrell Hikers Will Keep You Cool

When you take that detour from the hot sun of the hiking trail to the cool waters of the river crossing, these are what you want on your feet. Jump right in there! The Choprock from Merrell is a water-ready hiking shoe that is as good on land as it is in the drink. It features an open yet supportive ventilated and reinforced upper and a Vibram MegaGrip outsole for solid traction on wet & dry terrain and everything in between.