Archive for August, 2016
Netgear has just introduced the Orbi, a multi-unit Wi-Fi router system— the world’s first to feature Tri-band technology, ensuring a stronger, faster signal through-out your home. With 2 Orbi units you can effectively cover 4000 square feet of living space with speeds up to twice as fast as other multi-unit routers like Luma & Eero.
To honor the 100th anniversary of Ferrucio Lamborghini’s birth, the Italian carmaker created the Centenario Roadster, a roofless variant of the V12 Coupé with a carbon-fiber monobody profile, 4-wheel steering, and a top speed of more than 217 MPH. Sadly I couldn’t post this fast enough. It’s already sold out.
It’s a standalone 360º wireless voice-control speaker that uses dual 40MM drivers to pump out music from your favorite streaming sources including WiFi, Bluetooth, GoogleCast and AirPlay as well as streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Sound Cloud, Tidal and Google Play.
With the Pure Hot+Cool Link, Dyson has streamlined three premium home climate-control products into one. It heats, cools and purifies the air. The glass HEPA filter removes 99.97 particles like pollen, mold, & bacteria from the air. All functions: fan speed, heating & cooling temps, & auto mode are controlled from your iOS or Android device and the Dyson Link App.
The Automatic Pro plugs into your car’s OBD-II port & provides car info like distance traveled, gas used, and more. It also offers notifications on how to optimize speed, save gas, and monitor engine alerts. In the event of an accident, it can alert emergency services with real-time location tracking. By using it’s 3G cellular connectivity, it requires no phone to function and is also fee-free.
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Created by Danish furniture-maker Canett & built from the hood, grill & bumper assembly of an actual old-school Jeep, this unique desk features a pair of sliding wooden drawers and sturdy metal legs as well as the real rust, patina, & dents the Jeep endured in its first life.
The Cinch! tent pops up automatically, effectively eliminating set-up time. Available in sizes for 2, 3, & 4 people the tent is made of double-walled 4000HH fabric to prevent condensation. The dual-entry tent design features LED lanterns for illumination as well as an optional rooftop solar panel with a 13K mAh power bank.
WatchAir is a smart antenna that instead of sending the signal directly to your TV, uses your Wi-Fi router to send the signal to its apps. So it not only receives your HDTV signal over the air, but also allows wireless streaming of local TV directly to your smart phone, tablet, streaming box/stick, PC and Smart TV. And it does this all wirelessly & fee-free.
The butt of this knife has an integrated pry bar so you’ll never risk damaging the blade prying something you shouldn’t. It features a locking 2.6-inch Wharncliffe-style blade, a pocket clip, and weighs just 5.4 ounces.
The term “screw gun” perfectly describes the Craftsman 4V Slide Screwdriver. It features a revolver-style 6-bit Twist & Go cartridge that’s activated by a slide mechanism in the rear. Cock it back, change the bit and squeeze the trigger! It delivers 30.9 in-lbs. of torque and reverses for unscrewing with its rocker trigger button.
Zero Breeze is the world’s first portable, smart multi-function air conditioner. It uses a rotary compressor to create its cooling effects with 3 fan speed & cool settings for indoor or outdoor use. A battery pack provides portable power. Zero Breeze also features an integrated bluetooth speaker, dual USB ports for device charging & an LED light. A funded Kickstarter.
Zero Gravity Racks deliver space-saving storage that gets your gear up off the floor and securely stored overhead. Load your bike, boards, skis and other equipment onto the rack in the vertical position & when you want it out of the way, simply snap the rack up into the horizontal position.
One of Nike’s most popular shoes, the Roshe One, now has a predecessor. The all-new Roshe Two is slightly sleeker than the original but retains the comfortable, stretchable & breathable upper. It features a Tri-fusion IU midsole that incorporates foam of 3 different densities to balance comfort & support. It will be available from the SNRKS App, at global retailers and via the Nike Tech Book on September 1.
With the release of the Maverick X3, Can-Am is launching a serious takeover bid in the world of high-performance off-road Side-by-Side vehicles. It’s got an aggressive 72” wide body style boasting 15-inches of clearance & an air-worthy 24-inches of suspension travel and is powered by a turbocharged 154-horse Rotax engine.
The ultimate Hobbit/LOR series movie box set will soon be available. The Middle-Earth Limited Collector’s Edition includes 30 Blu-ray discs: Extended cuts of An Unexpected Journey, Desolation of Smaug, Battle of the Five Armies, Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, and Return of the King, plus all the extensive behind-the-scenes documentaries. Each film is packaged as an ancient leather-bound book and comes in a wooden bookshelf. The collection also includes Bilbo & Frodo’s Red Book of Westmarch featuring re-created concept art from the films. Available October 4th.
Designed by a 13-year-old girl from New Zealand, the Kindling Cracker chops split firewood down into kindling without an axe. The cast iron device has a 6.5” diameter top ring where you place the wood. Strike the piece of wood with a mallet or even another piece of wood to split it down into smaller fire-starting kindling. via
In addition to wide-ranging research, Author Dan White traveled across the nation experiencing camping in all sorts of settings to examine & animate the American evolution of outdoor recreation.
The Walabot DIY pairs with your Android phone to see through walls, allowing you to detect wiring, studs, plastic & metal pipes, and more, making DIY construction projects, quicker & easier. It’s powerful enough to see 4 inches into cement & can even detect movement—rodents beware.
The wireless, battery-powered Pop Home Switch lets you control lights, music and other smart devices anywhere in your home. Each switch can be programmed to control up to 3 custom commands. They are compatible with Philips Hue, LIFX, August, Sonos, Harmony, Lutron, Insteon, and Belkin WeMo as well as the Harmony hub-based remote.
This is a powerful, pocket size 360-lumen rechargeable flashlight with an impressive beam distance of over 200 feet. Roughly the size of a car key fob & featuring a metal end loop, it’s a tough but lightweight keychain light.