Archive for October, 2016

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places at werd.com

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

In his new book, ghost-obsessed author Colin Dickey traveled all across America in search of haunted places: houses & hotels, abandoned prisons & empty hospitals. Exploring the stories that intertwine with these ghostly tales, he discovers unsolved crimes and peculiar stories that he assembles into a strange new chronicle of American history.

James The Swell at werd.com

James The Swell

Posted in Gear for Men

Teaming up again with the design wizards at Discommon, James Brand created a limited edition version of their Chapter knife called The Swell. Its titanium & aluminum scales feature an intricately machined texture that represents an ocean wave—rough on the front and perfectly smooth behind. The 2.33″ blade is premium D2 Steel. Made in the USA.

Native Union Eclipse at werd.com

Native Union Eclipse

Posted in Tech & Gadgets

Eclipse will keep your cables organized & look good doing it. It’s a stylish USB hub that can hold 3 cables and keeps them neat, tangle free & out of sight. When you need some juice, just tap the wooden pop-up top & plug in. A funded Kickstarter.

This Way Madness Lies at werd.com

This Way Madness Lies

History taught us that locking the mentally ill up in prison-like asylums didn’t really work. And This Way Madness Lies is an illustrated exploration of how the treatment of madness has evolved from the 17th century to today. It highlights some of the scariest & most infamous asylums, like Bethlem Royal Hospital, London, also known as Bedlam.

Jeep Revolution BFR-3 Go-kart at werd.com

Jeep Revolution BFR-3 Go-kart

Posted in Automotive

It’s a Jeep, so you know it’s built for off-road action. The Revolution BFR-3 is a pedal-powered go-kart with big air-filled off-road tires, 3 gears, and a unique pedaling system allows you to go in reverse—easier to back out of a bog. There’s also a roll-bar & rear mud guards plus the frame is adjustable so you can add a second seat for riding 2-up. Sorry, kid-size only.

LG UltraFine 4K & 5K Displays at werd.com

LG UltraFine 4K & 5K Displays

LG & Apple teamed up to create a new series of 4K & 5K displays designed specifically to work with the new MacBook Pro. The 27-inch, 5K Ultrafine Display features IPS technology & boasts 5120 x 2880 resolution, built-in camera, speakers & offers 3 USB C-type ports. The 4K model is 21.5” with 4096 x 2304 resolution.

The Auxillite iPhone 7 Headphone Dongle at werd.com

The Auxillite iPhone 7 Headphone Dongle

Posted in Portable and Tech & Gadgets

Here’s a sweet solution for your headphone jackless iPhone 7 & it looks better than Apple’s adapter. The Auxillite is a tubular aluminum adapter that sits flush with your Lightning port. On one end there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack & on the other, another Lighting port. Sleek & simple.

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield at werd.com Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield at werd.com Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield at werd.com

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield

Made with a waterproof, DWR-coated synthetic yarn and featuring a mid-height ankle collar, Nike’s LunarEpic Flyknit is built for battle in wet weather and muddy trail runs. The upper will shed water, keeping your dogs warm & dry inside. This new model drops November 3rd in several colorways, including a silver/black combo featuring reflective fabric.

MacBook Pro at werd.com

MacBook Pro

That’s a nice upgrade.  Aside from a thinner and cleaner design, the new MacBook Pro integrates what they call a Touch Bar.  This multi-touch retina screen bar replaces the traditional function keys to provide a dynamic enhancement to your favorite applications.  It’s slick.  Everything else has been souped up as you would expect including a faster processor, faster SSD, better screen and quicker graphics performance.

Microsoft Surface Studio All-in-One PC at werd.com

Microsoft Surface Studio All-in-One PC

Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Studio all-in-one desktop PC. It’s a fine looking machine and the super-thin display is a touchscreen that tilts down to almost flat (20º) for drawing & drafting with the Surface Pen stylus. The other unique feature is the Surface Dial, a scrolling wheel that sits on the screen & brings up context-aware menus like tools or color pickers. Inside, it’s powered by a Core i5 or Core i7 quad-core processor offering up to 32 GBs of RAM.

Jackery Power Pro at werd.com

Jackery Power Pro

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

For those more demanding mobile power needs, the Jackery Power Pro is a 578-Wh battery-powered generator that’s much smaller, lighter, & quieter than your gas-powered genny. Weighing just 12 pounds, it plugs into a 110-volt outlet at home & charges in 6-7 hours or use an 85-watt solar panel to fully charge it with seven hours of full sunlight. It’s got a three-prong 110-volt outlet, 2 DC 6mm ports, a cigarette lighter port, 2 USB ports and a built-in LED light. This beast can recharge your smart phone 45 times.

Ethan+Ashe Alkemista Alcohol Infusion Vessel at werd.com

Ethan+Ashe Alkemista Alcohol Infusion Vessel

The Alkemista is a home infusion vessel for turning normal, everyday old booze into custom-crafted spirits. The design merges the look of a classic 750ml spirits bottle with the simplicity of Japanese teapots. Inside there’s an ultra-fine filter that eliminates the need for separate funnels & other bottles, making it easier to extract maximum flavor from fresh fruits, spices, and botanicals for flavoring your liquor. A funded Kickstarter.

Nomad Ultra Rugged Cables at werd.com

Nomad Ultra Rugged Cables

Nomad’s Ultra Rugged cables are with braided ballistic nylon for abrasion and tear resistance and feature reinforced RF shielding for fast data sync, and a 2X thick protective PVC jacket covering heavy gauge Kevlar core wire. They offer a Lightning Cable, 3-in-1 Universal Cable, and a Battery Cable.

Mission Workshop Fraction Rucksack at werd.com

Mission Workshop Fraction Rucksack

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

With multiple stash pockets and its internal 13” laptop sleeve, the 14-liter, USA-made Fraction pack is designed for function and hassle-free everyday use. Constructed of Mil-Spec materials, it’s also built to last, featuring waterproof fabrication, urethane-coated zippers & a lifetime guarantee.

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber at werd.com

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber

Posted in Automotive and Motorcycles

With its solo saddle and a clean rear triangle frame design, the 2017 Bonneville Bobber has a classic look with modern comforts. It may look it, but this is no hard tail. Hidden under the seat is a shock & spring that supports the whole rear end. This new model is powered by Triumph’s 1200cc in-line motor & features stripped down body work, wire spoked wheels and the option of drag bars or apes.

Redesigned Aeron Chair at werd.com

Redesigned Aeron Chair

Posted in Home Stuff and Seating

Originally released in 1994, the iconic Aeron Chair from Herman Miller has now been completely re-designed and re-engineered more than 2 decades later. Don Chadwick, who was one of the creators of the original, worked on the new updated Aeron. It retains key features and the silhouette of the original but the mechanics and ergonomics have been re-tooled for improved comfort & adjustability.

Sun Mountain Freeglider & Skiglider at werd.com

Sun Mountain Freeglider & Skiglider

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags and Snow

Sun Country’s smooth-rolling travel bags make it easier to get your ski &/or snowboard gear through baggage claim and it’ll be safer in transit. The integrated retractable leg system carries 100% of the weight of the bag. The ballistic nylon bags hold 2 boards or 2 pairs of skis as well as boots, poles & other cold-weather gear.

Adventure Mat at werd.com

Adventure Mat

Posted in Gear for Men

The all-season Adventure Mat takes the mud foot out of changing in & out of footwear & gear when you’re off on a mission. It’s got a simple, one-hand fold-up/fold-out design that gives you a 3’ square surface for changing on. It’s got a grippy surface & stores compact & flat.

Skullcandy Barricade Speakers at werd.com

Skullcandy Barricade Speakers

With IPX waterproof ratings and impact-resistant designs, Skullcandy’s Barricade bluetooth wireless speakers deliver rugged, weatherproof durability & easy portability. 3 sizes are offered, the palm-size Mini, the larger 4.6-inch Barricade with 8-hour battery & the XL, a 6.8-inch speaker with a 10-hour battery. All feature integrated touch controls, AUX ports, & speaker phone function.

Tactica Talon at werd.com

Tactica Talon

Posted in Gear for Men and Tools

Made of an aerospace composite material, the Talon is a lightweight, 17-function EDC multi-tool. Tools include a ruler, box cutter, bottle opener, 5-15mm wrenches & interchangeable hex socket tools. A funded Kickstarter.