Archive for February, 2019

This Compact Camp Lantern Can Totally Hang at werd.com

This Compact Camp Lantern Can Totally Hang

The Sprout Mini Lantern from the gear geeks at UCO is an ultra-compact camp light with push button control that allows you to quickly dim or boost it up to the 100-lumen level. It also has a gentle blue Moonlight Mode. The patent-pending magnetic lanyard allows you to easily hang/attach the light to a tent or tree. Powered by three AAA batteries.

DualFuel Gives You Fire & Power at werd.com

DualFuel Gives You Fire & Power

Posted in Gear for Men

The DualFuel power bank combines a compact 1250mAh backup charger with a flameless coil lighter. With it you can charge USB-A & USB-C devices and safely spark-up whatever it is you want to burn. The lighter is windproof & offers 360º operation which includes a safe-timer. On top of that, it gives the familiar ‘clink’ of Zippo without the need for fluid or the burnt fingers. A funded Kickstarter.

The Adapt-X Cargo Trailer Gives You Back Garage Space at werd.com

The Adapt-X Cargo Trailer Gives You Back Garage Space

Posted in Automotive and Trailers

A cargo trailer will come in handy for transporting all kinds of cargo. The downside is where to store it when you’re not using it. With this in mind, Quebec-based Apogee Trailers developed its folding Adapt-X trailer. The trailer, constructed of lightweight aluminum using stainless steel hardware, is available in 4’ X 8’ & 6’ X 10’ sizes that can quickly be deployed by one-person in just 90 seconds, then when you’re done, fold up to a space-saving 38” deep for storage in your garage or shed.

Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain at werd.com

Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

Marking 25 years since the death of rock anti-hero Kurt Cobain, Serving The Servant, written by Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg, brings a new perspective to the too-short life one of the most compelling icons of our time. And so far, it’s the only book written by someone who actually knew Kurt. Goldberg & Cobain worked together from ’90-’94, the years the band went from unknown punks to a paradigm-shifting rock superstars. In addition to Goldberg’s own memories & recollections, the book draws on interviews with Kurt’s friends, family, & former bandmates. Release date: April 2.

BenQ Has a Desk Lamp for Your Screen-Fatigued Eyes at werd.com

BenQ Has a Desk Lamp for Your Screen-Fatigued Eyes

Posted in Home Stuff and Lighting

If you’re like us and spend long hours staring at screens, your eyes are likely being further irritated by the added glare of traditional office and task lighting. Enter the DesBenQ Silver Genie e-Reading light, a light that was specially developed for use with monitors, Kindles, tablets, and other devices, to eliminate glare while providing an adjustable range of brightness and warmth to suit your needs. It can easily be switched from warm tones for casual reading, to cooler tones for concentration and work.

Adidas Created a <i>Game Of Thrones</i> Collection at werd.com

Adidas Created a Game Of Thrones Collection

Real Game Of Thrones fans will know exactly which pair they want. Adidas has created 6 unique GoT-themed colorways of its popular Ultra Boost runner. The Adidas x Game Of Thrones collection is comprised of 6 variants of the shoe, one for each of the show’s factions: Lannister, House Stark, House Targaryen, the Targaryen’s Dragons, White Walkers and Night’s Watch. Each model features a unique color combo but all feature GoT branding on the outsole and unique branding on the heel-tab and tongue-back. Due out this spring.

Step-Up Your Video Shoots with the SwitchPod Tripod at werd.com

Step-Up Your Video Shoots with the SwitchPod Tripod

For vloggers and content creators of all sorts, the SwitchPod will come in handy. Literally. This lightweight, compact handheld tripod works with any camera, from a phone to a DSLR, and seriously simplifies the video making process as well as delivering solid selfies. Its magnet-loaded legs allow you to switch between handheld handle and tripod with the flick of the wrist to keep your shooting running smooth and seamless. The universal 1/4-20” mount allows you to not only attach any camera but even pro-quality release plates and ball heads. A funded Kickstarter.

Topgun: An American Story at werd.com

Topgun: An American Story

On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the “Topgun” Navy Fighter School, the founder of this elite program, Dan Pedersen, shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk-takers revolutionized the art of aerial combat. Pedersen takes readers on a thrilling ride from the decks of aircraft carriers in war and peace through the historic moments in air warfare that ultimately shaped the nation’s military strategy for generations.

Nite Ize Submersible Bags Fear No Wet Weather at werd.com

Nite Ize Submersible Bags Fear No Wet Weather

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

If complete waterproof protection is what you need, the gear gurus at Nite Ize have a bag for you.Their line of storage pouches, packing cubes, and other travel accessory bags feature dustproof and waterproof construction rated to IP67, which means they can withstand immersion in water 3-feet deep for up to 30 minutes. They’re also equipped with the brand’s own TRU Zip waterproof zippers that work just as hard to keep out the elements.

The Zendure SuperTank Delivers 100-Watts of High Speed Charging Power at werd.com

The Zendure SuperTank Delivers 100-Watts of High Speed Charging Power

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

For legit portable power, the Zendure SuperTank is at the top of the stack. It’s a 27,000 mAh portable charger with dual USB-C PD (100W + 60W) & dual USB-A ports, capable of charging your MacBook Pro from 0-100% in just 1.5 hours, plus power up all your other compatible devices. It’s also equipped with 4 USB outputs. The design is super-durable and it takes just 1 hour to fully recharge. Another funded Kickstarter.

IWC & Hodinkee Partner Up On a Lean, Limited Edition Pilot’s Watch at werd.com

IWC & Hodinkee Partner Up On a Lean, Limited Edition Pilot’s Watch

Created for an exclusive partnership with Hodinkee, the limited Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII “Hodinkee” Edition features a slim, 39mm case made of the brand’s proprietary alloy Ceratanium, which combines titanium and ceramic for a super-durable & lightweight construction. Powered by a Caliber 35100 automatic movement, it has a clean, uncluttered dial, black case and comes with a green embossed calfskin strap. Only 500 will be made.

Find Your Friends with the LynQ Tracker at werd.com

Find Your Friends with the LynQ Tracker

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

When the crew you came with disperses into the crowd, the LynQ Tracker can help you find find them again. It’s a sort of digital compass that uses GPS to guide you back to your people. Up to 12 of these devices can be linked together. It doesn’t need a cellular connection or data to track locations and has a range of about 5 miles, which could come in handy for festivals, hikes, and other outdoor adventures. Battery life: 3 days. These devices will be available this summer.

Drug Warrior: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo at werd.com

Drug Warrior: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo

Drug Warrior is the story of fabled DEA Agent Jack Riley’s decades-long hunt for the world’s most wanted drug lord—Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera. Set against the rise of modern international drug trafficking and America’s spiraling opioid epidemic, it is a riveting memoir of life inside the drug wars, and a never-before-seen glimpse of the inner-workings of the DEA.

The Black Hornet PRS is a Combat-Proven, Pocket-Sized Drone at werd.com

The Black Hornet PRS is a Combat-Proven, Pocket-Sized Drone

FLIR’s Black Hornet PRS is an “airborne personal reconnaissance system for dismounted soldiers.” Translation: it’s a pocket-size drone originally designed for military units who need undetectable recon in combat situations. This combat-proven drone is extremely light, nearly silent, and boasts a flight time up to 25 minutes. It uses EO & infrared optical technologies to transmit live video & HD still images day or night. The imagery is transmitted through an encrypted data link with ranges up to 2 kilometers & is stored on removable SD cards in the device. No word yet on civilian availability.

Piorama’s Adjustable A10 Duffle is One Bag That Does It All at werd.com

Piorama’s Adjustable A10 Duffle is One Bag That Does It All

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

To say the adjustable A10 duffle from Piorama is versatile would be a serious understatement. This bag can instantly expand or contract to fit exactly what you need, so you can stick with one bag for all kinds of cargo. Depending on your payload you can quickly transition between 31L, 46.5L, and a 62L capacity, for use as a day, weekend, or travel bag all in one. It can also be carried with the adjustable shoulder strap, backpack straps, or the duffle handles.

Control Your Smart Home with a Piece of Wood at werd.com

Control Your Smart Home with a Piece of Wood

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

Mui has created an interactive smart display that can control all of the IOT appliances and devices in your home. But it isn’t some OLED touchscreen or e-ink remote, it’s a piece of wood. Sanded Sycamore, Cherry, Maple, or Ash to be exact. It’s touch-activated and pairs with a dedicated app to deliver voicemail, weather, clock, and timer functions as well as working with connected devices like thermostat, light dimmers, and music players.

Let This Radical Robot Mow Your Lawn at werd.com

Let This Radical Robot Mow Your Lawn

Posted in Gear for Men and Lawn

The Terra Robot mower is about to reinvent lawn care. Bringing its Imprint Smart Mapping technology to the lawn – which lets it know where it is and where it’s going, enables it to cut efficiently using systematic, straight line navigation. And with its breakthrough standalone beacon technology, Terra,  this little mower can be easily installed without boundary wires or digging. And when using the iRobot HOME App, users are able to schedule and customize mowing preferences.