Archive for February, 2019

The Sphero RVR is a DIY Robot You Can Customize at werd.com

The Sphero RVR is a DIY Robot You Can Customize

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The Sphero RVR robot makes driving, programming and customization a snap.  Right out of the box, this all-terrain ’bot is drivable and programmable, packed with a diverse suite of sensors and built on Sphero’s easy-to-use Edu app. It’s also got a universal expansion port and onboard power, so users can attach and run third-party hardware like Raspberry Pi, BBC micro:bit, or Arduino. Customize it to be a home security sentry, a roving environmental sensor, a souped-up battle bot or a personalized mobile voice assistant. Basically, if you can hack it, RVR can do it. A funded Kickstarter.

Range Rover Rolls Out The Sport HST Hybrid at werd.com

Range Rover Rolls Out The Sport HST Hybrid

Posted in Automotive and Cars

For 2019, the Range Rover Sport will be available in a new model called the HST, which features a new hybrid powertrain. This supercharged variant is powered by an all-new inline-six cylinder combined with a 48-volt hybrid system. It will also get all the styling updates seen on the gas-powered model, including carbon fiber trims and a fresh, new interior. Available in the UK now.

This Rolling Carry-On Looks Luxe In Italian Wool at werd.com

This Rolling Carry-On Looks Luxe In Italian Wool

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

Handmade by Italian artisans and constructed from thick Italian felted wool with vegetable-tanned tan leather details, the Worldly Cabin suitcase from Hardgraft is a sharp, carry-on size rolling travel bag that features 3 zipped wool organizers inside and a zipped laptop & magazine pocket on the exterior as well as a telescoping handle and smooth-rolling skate wheels.

3-D Data & Historical Maps Combine To Create Amazing Images at werd.com

3-D Data & Historical Maps Combine To Create Amazing Images

Posted in Decor and Home Stuff

Combining high-quality 2D prints of historic maps with contemporary data, graphic designer Scott Reinhardt’s custom maps merge the old and the new into colorful wall art that features detailed, digitally-rendered 3D elevations. Choose from places like Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, & Portland, Oregon or states like New Mexico, California, and more. All are chromogenic color prints on Lustre photographic paper. Choose framed or unframed.

Anker’s PowerHouse 200 is Portable & Plenty Powerful at werd.com

Anker’s PowerHouse 200 is Portable & Plenty Powerful

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

Sometimes when we jump on those version 1.0 products, we jump too soon. Case in point: the second-generation version of Anker’s extra-large PowerHouse portable battery. This new one is much smaller, lighter, and nearly half the price. Granted it’s not as powerful as the original big boy but this 7-pound PowerHouse 200 cube gives users 200Wh of power, 1 vehicle-class 9V port, a 100-watt AC output, 2 fast charge USB-A ports, and 1 USB delivery port. Recharges via USB-C, AC, or solar.

Kammok Introduces 4-Season Mantis Camping Hammock at werd.com

Kammok Introduces 4-Season Mantis Camping Hammock

The all-in-one Mantis hammock tent from Kammok gives intrepid tree dwellers they need for camping up off the ground, all year round. This lightweight versatile hammock is equipped with customizable features for every season: an insect net, rainfly, and a winter barrier. Smaller than your sleeping bag and lighter than a 1-person tent, it is designed to keep things light & fast for those minimalist strike missions or longer backpacking trips when every ounce of weight makes the difference. Another funded Kickstarter.

Bentley Bentayga Speed, The World’s Most Powerful SUV at werd.com

Bentley Bentayga Speed, The World’s Most Powerful SUV

Posted in Automotive and Exotic

Bentley introduced the Bentayga about 3 years ago but it’s now being offered in an upgraded Speed model that will make it the world’s most powerful “SUV.” Powered by a 6.0-liter W-12 engine, the Bentayga Speed cranks out 626 hp and will hit a top speed of 190MPH. A ceramic braking system—the largest Bentley has ever built—slows it back down. Special paint details, a rear spoiler, Speed branding badges, and larger 22-inch wheels differentiate this model from the stock Bentayga. Available late 2019.

VSSL’s Suunto Edition Survival Kit is an Adventure Essential at werd.com

VSSL’s Suunto Edition Survival Kit is an Adventure Essential

Posted in Gear for Men and Tools

Made from seamless, extruded military-spec anodized aluminum, the Suunto Edition VSSL survival kit is built into the handle of a lightweight, water resistant, LED flashlight. It also features a Suunto compass. At just 9” X 2” it carries crucial supplies for handling all sorts of emergencies. What’s inside: a whistle, waterproof matches, a wire saw, beeswax candle, signaling mirror, fishing gear, first aid, and much more.

OGarden Makes Growing Your Own Easier Than Ever at werd.com

OGarden Makes Growing Your Own Easier Than Ever

Posted in Home Stuff and Kitchen

The innovative OGarden Smart system aims to make at-home, and more specifically in-home gardening easier and more efficient than ever. Powered by low energy LEDs that simulate sunshine, this self-contained, automated hydroponic garden can grow up to 90 different fruits and veggies at once. Automatic watering and lighting, year-round yields, and a beautiful design make this an awesome option for experienced green thumbs and aspiring growers alike. A funded Kickstarter.

Canon Introduces Full-Frame, Mirrorless EOS RP Camera at werd.com

Canon Introduces Full-Frame, Mirrorless EOS RP Camera

Canon’s all-new EOS RP is the smallest and lightest full-frame EOS camera ever made. This compact mirrorless model is lighter and more affordable than the EOS R that precedes it and only slightly less powerful. The RP features a 26.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, with an expandable ISO range of 100-40000 & 5 FPS continuous shooting capability. For video, the camera shoots 4K footage at 25fps with 8-bit color depth. The camera also offers wi-fi/bluetooth connectivity & USB charging. Available for pre-order now.

Get Right To Work On DeWalt’s Adjustable Shop Stool at werd.com

Get Right To Work On DeWalt’s Adjustable Shop Stool

Posted in Gear for Men

With a durable, workshop-worthy design and a swiveling, padded seat, the Adjustable Shop Stool from DeWalt will be a very functional addition to your garage, studio or workspace. It rides on four 360º rotating casters and the pneumatic seat adjusts the stool height from 24 to 28 inches. There’s also a tray at its base to keep tools easily within reach.

This Windproof Umbrella Blows Away the Competition at werd.com

This Windproof Umbrella Blows Away the Competition

Posted in Gear for Men

Capable of withstanding hurricane-force windspeeds, the Carbon umbrella from Hedgehog will retain its water-shedding shape even in winds up to 70MPH. Carbon fiber construction, with polycarbonate joints give it its strength and when not in use, it packs down to a very packable and portable 13-inches.

Update Your In-Car Audio with this Portable Bluetooth Receiver at werd.com

Update Your In-Car Audio with this Portable Bluetooth Receiver

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

If you drive a car that doesn’t have built-in bluetooth and you’re still running the AUX cord to play songs and stream, this compact Bluetooth Receiver from TaoTronics will get you connected. About the size of a car key fob, this little device gives you instant, portable bluetooth connectivity by plugging into your AUX port. It delivers 10-hours of playback on a charge and syncs with two devices simultaneously for calls, music, even access to Siri.

Your Carry-On Luggage is Probably Not As Smart As This at werd.com

Your Carry-On Luggage is Probably Not As Smart As This

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

There’s plenty of “smart” luggage out there, but this is the first genius we’ve seen. The Genius Supercharged is a premium & rugged 4-wheel rolling carry-on built with multiple organization compartments, 2 external USB ports and a TSA-approved, removable 10,000mAh battery. That’s enough juice to recharge your smartphone up to 4 times. For its 44-liter capacity, it’s also lightweight. A funded Kickstarter.

Moen & Nebia Team Up To Create Super-Efficient Spa Shower 2.0 at werd.com

Moen & Nebia Team Up To Create Super-Efficient Spa Shower 2.0

Posted in Gear for Men

With backing from Apple frontman Tim Cook, as well as former NASA & Tesla techies, the creators of the Nebia Spa Shower have teamed up with Moen to create a new, more affordable version of their super-efficient, high-end shower. The Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 reduces water use by atomizing the water. The result is a 65% increase in water conservation. The new model also offers improved pressure and is 29% warmer than the original model. A funded Kickstarter.

Protect Your Camera with a Cushion Of Air at werd.com

Protect Your Camera with a Cushion Of Air

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

The 18-liter Veer travel & photography pack from Wandrd is designed to protect your gear with a cushion of air. It features inflatable, internal 360º protection for your camera & accessories as well as an inflatable back panel for more comfortable transport. The bag design gives you both side access & top access, it has an expandable water bottle pocket, and the shoulder straps are made of breathable AirMesh. A funded Kickstarter.

Leica Unveils a Limited M10-P Rangefinder with New Cinematic Functions at werd.com

Leica Unveils a Limited M10-P Rangefinder with New Cinematic Functions

Created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers, Leica created a special limited-edition ASC variant of its M10-P digital rangefinder camera. Aside from ASC branding on the top plate and the gold-finished Leica Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH lens, it looks like other M10 models. But it’s got what they don’t: 2 built-in cinematic modes. The“ASC Cine Classic” mode recreates the look of 35mm motion-picture film & the “ASC Contemporary” mode mimics the digital look of more modern movies.

Heat Your Home with the World’s Most Efficient (and best looking) Radiator at werd.com

Heat Your Home with the World’s Most Efficient (and best looking) Radiator

Posted in Home Stuff

5x more efficient than water based radiators and over 20x more efficient than any other electric radiator on the market, the Graphene-based SOLUS is the world’s most efficient radiator, using technology that will save you 80% to 95% off your heating costs. Its unique nanotechnology works with both traditional convection based heating as well as infra-red heating & its plug & play design means you can quickly & consistently heat your space at a fraction of the cost of traditional heaters. A funded Kickstarter.