Archive for August, 2018

Taschen To Release Definitive <i>Star Wars Archives</i> Volume 1 at werd.com

Taschen To Release Definitive Star Wars Archives Volume 1

Made with the full cooperation of George Lucas and Lucasfilm, this new premium-quality, oversized 604-page volume from Taschen covers the making of the original Star Wars trilogy—Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi—and features an exclusive interview with Lucas. The book is profusely illustrated with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, stills, and posters.

Bang & Olufsen Introduce Giant, Gesture-Controlled Beosound Edge Home Speaker at werd.com

Bang & Olufsen Introduce Giant, Gesture-Controlled Beosound Edge Home Speaker

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Whether you hang it on the wall or stand it on the floor, the enormous puck-like form factor of the new Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge is sure to get noticed. And that’s before you turn up the volume.  You can turn it up & down by rolling it—an accelerometer and gyroscope make it aware of the rolling gesture for volume adjustment. It also supports direct Bluetooth control via your phone or tablet as well as AirPlay 2 and Chromecast.

Casio Introduces Dual-Display WSD-F30 Pro Trek Smart Watch at werd.com

Casio Introduces Dual-Display WSD-F30 Pro Trek Smart Watch

Posted in Gadgets and Tech and Watches and Wear

The third and newest version of Casio’s Pro Trek Wear OS smart watch is the WSD-F30, which features a slightly smaller case and an improved display to make your adventures easier to navigate and track. The new dual-color OLED display uses a Multi Timepiece Mode that blends advanced graphic capability with energy-saving features that keep battery life intact while allowing users to view time, altitude, and atmospheric data, plus a color map that can be called up with a single button tap. The feature set and list of functions for this watch go on and on and on. Check it out.

The PlugBug Duo has the USB Ports Your New Macbook Doesn’t at werd.com

The PlugBug Duo has the USB Ports Your New Macbook Doesn’t

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

The PlugBug Duo for Macbook snaps into your power adapter to bring back the USB ports your new machine is lacking. Now you can charge up your wireless headphones, battery pack, Magic Mouse, and everything else, while you’re charging your laptop. In addition to the dual USB ports, the PlugBug comes with 5 international adapters that will work in over 150 countries.

The Bose Home Speaker 500 Has Alexa Inside at werd.com

The Bose Home Speaker 500 Has Alexa Inside

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

With Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant built-in plus room-filling sound from a single-speaker, the Bose Home Speaker 500 streams all your favorites from Spotify, Pandora, Sirius XM, iHeart Radio, Deezer and more. Superior voice pick-up, the ease of the Bose Music App, and premium design inside and out mark it as a solid choice for quality in-home audio.

<i>Belichick</i> Paints an Intimate Portrait of an NFL Icon at werd.com

Belichick Paints an Intimate Portrait of an NFL Icon

Want to know the whole story behind the New England Patriot’s iconic  5X Super Bowl championship coach? Well, this is it. The definitive biography written by Award-winning columnist and New York Times best-selling author Ian O’Connor, presenting sides of Belichick & insights into his character that have been previously unexplored.

From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen at werd.com

From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen

Posted in Media

It’s been more than 30-years since Snoop Dogg was a young crimey on the streets of the LBC but even with all the fame, fortune and his Emmy-nominated VH1 cooking show Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, the D.O. Double Jizzle manages to keep it real. This is his first cookbook and it showcases 50 recipes straight from his own collection: from staples like Baked Mac & Cheese and Fried Bologna Sandwiches with chips to faves like Soft Flour Tacos and Easy Orange Chicken. Due out October 23.

Sennheiser’s Memory Mic Adds Insane Sound To Your Phone Videos at werd.com

Sennheiser’s Memory Mic Adds Insane Sound To Your Phone Videos

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Portable and Tech

The Memory Mic brings high-quality Sennheiser microphone technology to a super-portable, Bluetooth connective package—one that will add a serious upgrade to the videos you shoot on your smartphone. It can record up to 4-hours of audio at a time & sync automatically with your mobile videos. And no matter how far (within reason) this omni-directional mic is from your phone, Bluetooth ensures a clean connection with no fear of drop-outs.

Ultra-Rare & Original Apple-1 Computer Heads To Auction at werd.com

Ultra-Rare & Original Apple-1 Computer Heads To Auction

Posted in Computers and Tech

Designed back in the 70s by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and recently restored by Apple tech wizard Corey Cohen, this original Apple-1 computer is headed for the auction block. The sale includes the keyboard, monitor, manuals and other accessories and as it is one of approximately 60-70 original Apple-1’s still intact, it is likely to fetch north of $300K.

Grado Labs Introduces Bluetooth GW100 Headphones at werd.com

Grado Labs Introduces Bluetooth GW100 Headphones

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Brooklyn-based Grado Labs builds their high-end headphone by hand and with the introduction of the GW100, they’re taking their boutique-tech wireless. They cut the cord but top-shelf design and quality remain intact. They feature Bluetooth 4.2 apt-X & a dynamic transducer for superior sound, and boast a 15-hour battery life.

The Glider S-1 Magnetic Window Cleaner: You’re Welcome at werd.com

The Glider S-1 Magnetic Window Cleaner: You’re Welcome

Posted in Gear

As far as household chores go, washing windows ranks among the worst. Enter The Glider S-1 Magnetic Window Cleaner; which will allow you to wash the outside of your windows, while staying inside. Especially useful for hard to reach windows, it’s the only safe way to clean the outside glass on windows which are wider/longer than your arm length. It uses microfiber cloths for scrubbing heavy dirt and polishing, potentially cutting the time of this miserable chore in half.

The Insta360 Pro 2 is a Straight Up Beast of a VR Camera at werd.com

The Insta360 Pro 2 is a Straight Up Beast of a VR Camera

Posted in Photography and Tech

Insta360 Pro 2 is a tricked-out, pro-grade 360º VR camera that records six 8K quality digital video & HDR 3D using 6 lenses as well as delivering seamless auto-stitching, advanced FlowState stabilization, & high speed motion tracking. Footage is recorded on 6 separate Micro SD cards, one-per-eye, and a special plug-in enables you to edit footage easily without dealing with the massive 8K files.

Danner & Orvis Create a Classic Collab Boot at werd.com

Danner & Orvis Create a Classic Collab Boot

Posted in Boots and Wear

Orvis and Danner, two iconic American outdoor brands have teamed up for the creation of a collab boot. Using the classic Danner Light boot, they’ve added waterproof full-grain leather and Orvis green cordura side panels as well as a Vibram Sierra outsole with Megagrip & a waterproof Gore-Tex liner. The boots are made in Danner’s Portland factory and feature a co-branded logo on the tongue.