Archive for September, 2018

Lockly’s Secure Smart Lock Uses Fingerprint Touch ID at werd.com

Lockly’s Secure Smart Lock Uses Fingerprint Touch ID

Posted in Gear for Men and Space

There are lots of choices these days for the smart lock that will make your points-of-entry more secure & easier to monitor. And the Secure Smart Lock from Lockly looks like a solid option. It uses a 3D fingerprint scanner and algorithm-generated passcode that can store up to 99 fingerprints. The lock supports wi-fi but doesn’t require connection to operate. And if it is connected, the algorithm security features prevent the possibility of hacking.

HP’s Voice-Controlled Tango Printer Looks Like a Book at werd.com

HP’s Voice-Controlled Tango Printer Looks Like a Book

Posted in Computers and Gadgets and Tech

Designed to blend into the background of your office decor, HP’s wireless Tango printer features a fabric cover so they look like a book when not in use. They also feature Amazon Alexa for voice-controlled functionality as well as app-based control, allowing you to print, scan, & copy from anywhere. Choose from indigo & charcoal linen, or a natural cork cover.

Here’s How You Make Great Camp Coffee at werd.com

Here’s How You Make Great Camp Coffee

Posted in Camping and Gear for Men

The Titanium Coffee Filter from Varga Outdoors is a high-quality, super lightweight implement for making legit camp coffee. It’s made of 100% biocompatible Ti, features durable, double-mesh construction, and has 3 talon-style folding legs that allow it to fit cups & mugs of all sizes. There’s also a handle for lifting it off the mug so you don’t burn your fingers. Weight: 1.27 ounces, so basically, nothing.

The Goliath 6X6 From Hennessey is a Real-Life Monster Truck at werd.com

The Goliath 6X6 From Hennessey is a Real-Life Monster Truck

Posted in Rides and Trucks

Based on a Chevy Silverado Trail Boss and powered by a 6.2L V8 engine fitted with a 2.9L supercharger, the Goliath from Hennessey is a 6X6 custom monstrosity. It got an 8-inch lift over the factory model as well as a custom interior, custom bumpers and rollbar, LED lighting, & it rides on  six 20” Hennessey wheels. An upgraded stainless steel exhaust cranks the horsepower up to 705 with 675 lb. ft. of torque, for when too much is never enough.

Gumball 3000: 20 Years On The Road at werd.com

Gumball 3000: 20 Years On The Road

Britain’s iconic Gumball 3000 is much more than a celebrity car rally and as it reaches its 20 year milestone, it has most surely earned a book. The forthcoming book is a best-of compilation highlighting all the glitz and fame that this international event has attracted from the past two decades, packed with images and unforgettable highlights. Available in November.

The TSA Might Have Your New Dog at werd.com

The TSA Might Have Your New Dog

Posted in Pets

Who knew the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has an adoption program for puppies who failed their training? True! For whatever reason, these little puppers are just too nice for working on the frontlines of airport security. The TSA uses a variety of different breeds including Labrador Retrievers and German Shorthaired Pointers and the dogs are all bred either by qualified breeders or canine vendors.

Oculus Quest VR System is Made For Gaming at werd.com

Oculus Quest VR System is Made For Gaming

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Quest is the latest VR headset from Oculus, the brand’s first all-in-one virtual reality gaming system. It combines features of the tethered Rift system with Oculus Go, giving users the freedom to move & walk around while playing in what they call “arena scale” tracking with a range of 4000 square feet. There are 4 cameras built-in giving the optics a resolution of 1600 x 1440 per eye, plus audio with deep bass. Oculus is launching the Quest system with a catalog of 50 game titles and many more on the way.

IHOP Makes Beer Now. Yeah. Pumpkin Spice Pancake Stout at werd.com

IHOP Makes Beer Now. Yeah. Pumpkin Spice Pancake Stout

Posted in Drink and Host

This is the season for Pumpkin Spice but who expected it to come in the form of a Pumpkin Spice Pancake Stout from IHOP? That’s right. The sketchy roadside breakfast place you only ever hit at 2 a.m. IHOP partnered up with New York’s Keegan Ales to offer this seasonal special on tap in select locations in the tri-state area but unfortunately it won’t be featured in the restaurants.

Dwyane Wade Wants You To Bring Your Own Wine at werd.com

Dwyane Wade Wants You To Bring Your Own Wine

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

The luggage innovators at Away partnered up with champion b-baller & wine aficionado Dwyane Wade to create a whole line of luggage, including the Away x Dwyane Wade Wine Case, a rolling, hard-sided suitcase that will safely and stylishly transport up to 6 bottles of wine. It features 4 smooth-rolling wheels, a retractable handle, and a TSA-approved lock.

Volvo’s V60 Cross Country Is Off-Road Ready at werd.com

Volvo’s V60 Cross Country Is Off-Road Ready

Posted in Cars and Rides

Earlier this year Volvo rolled out the all-new V60 wagon, a sporty, mid-size long-roof featuring the brand’s new design language and legendary safety features as well as best-in-class tech and comfort packages. Now they’re introducing it in a Cross Country version. That means it’s lifted 3-inches and features all-wheel drive as well as body cladding to protect the finish when you put it into Off-Road mode & steer it into the rough. Hill descent control, corner traction control and electronic stability control are also standard features.

The Harman Spark Gets Your Old Car Connected at werd.com

The Harman Spark Gets Your Old Car Connected

Posted in Cars and Gadgets and Rides

AT&T has teamed up with Harman to bring your older vehicle up-to-date connected features. The Harman Spark is an OBD-II dongle that brings LTE data, diagnostics, & tracking to cars from model years as far back as 1996. For parents of young drivers, it can also be used to set up geofences that notify you when the vehicle goes beyond the boundary & even provides driving scores. The LTE service comes with a monthly fee and/or optional data package connected to your phone.

Land Cruisers This Rad Are Few & Far Between at werd.com

Land Cruisers This Rad Are Few & Far Between

Posted in Rides and Trucks

Dallas Texas’ Blackdog Traders turns original Toyota Land Cruisers into powerful, updated daily drivers that will be the envy of the executive parking lot or weekend rock crawl event. They hook ’em up with new heat and AC systems, Re-engineer them with modern components, upgraded suspension, and a factory new 6.0L 360 HP L96, 6.2L 430 HP LS3 engine, or the overkill 556 HP model. All get fresh leather interiors, premium sound, and Borla exhaust systems.

Stream 4K for Forty Bucks with Roku Premiere at werd.com

Stream 4K for Forty Bucks with Roku Premiere

Posted in Gadgets and Tech and Television

Roku is killing it with their tiny, portable streaming sticks. And with their two new 4k HDR players, the Premier & Premiere+, they’re bringing prices down even further. The Premiere+ includes a voice remote, while the Premiere has a standard infrared remote. Both feature a very capable quad core processor. At $40 & $50 respectively, you really have no reason not to cut the cord.

This Travel Mug Keeps Things Heated at werd.com

This Travel Mug Keeps Things Heated

Posted in Gear for Men

Brew it, boil it, reheat it. Whatever you need, the Cauldryn Travel Coffee Mug keeps things toasty. It’s a rechargeable battery-powered vacuum bottle that you program—via app or on the mug itself, to hit the perfect temperature all the way up to a boil; and it maintains that temp all day long. Plug it in to its power coaster, your car’s 12V power supply or run it off the battery, either way, your coffee will always be perfecto.

An Apollo Mission Photo Book Celebrates The Moon Landing 50 Years Later at werd.com

An Apollo Mission Photo Book Celebrates The Moon Landing 50 Years Later

To mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing, this new photo book features previously-unpublished images from the NASA archives—now meticulously digitized—captured by the Apollo astronauts during their missions. From among 27,000+ NASA images, the book’s authors curated 225 of the coolest Apollo pictures, creating a unique & inspiring document of a truly milestone achievement of the 20th century.

Black Yak Introduces the World’s Lightest All-Weather Jacket at werd.com

Black Yak Introduces the World’s Lightest All-Weather Jacket

Posted in Light Jacket and Wear

Ultra lightweight Dyneema fabric is the key ingredient in the Emergency Jacket from Black Yak. Tested and approved in high elevation Tibet, it is the lightest jacket with the smallest packing volume on the market and weighing just 71 grams, was purpose-built to protect against wind and weather in emergency situations. It has no pockets but does have a hood as well as an anorak style zip-front closure.

Amazon Brings Alexa To Every Socket with Smart Plugs at werd.com

Amazon Brings Alexa To Every Socket with Smart Plugs

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

With the introduction of Smart Plugs, Amazon now brings the power of Alexa to every room in your home. They plug into a standard wall socket and allow you to control appliances remotely using the Alexa app or voice control. They can also be set as on/off timers and don’t require connection to any other hub device.

Sony Revives PS1 with Its Playstation Classic Mini Console at werd.com

Sony Revives PS1 with Its Playstation Classic Mini Console

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

25 years after its debut, Sony is bringing back its Playstation game console— The Playstation Classic mini console will come pre-loaded with 20 classic games like Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, and Ridge Racer Type 4. It will also come with a pair of PS1 controllers & more games are forthcoming when it launches in early December.