Archive for May, 2019

Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier at werd.com

Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier

The rivalry between Muhammad Ali & Smokin’ Joe Frazier is one of the greatest in sports history. In this definitive, all-access biography from acclaimed sports writer Mark Kram Jr., readers get the fullest picture yet of this complex, American sports legend. The book traces the fighter’s life from his upbringing in the Jim Crow south to momentous bouts with the likes of Ali and George Foreman through retirement and training his own son as a fighter.

Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire at werd.com

Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire

Cooking with fire is about as simple as it gets but even those of us who claim “Pit Boss” will find plenty to integrate into their grill game with this new book from celebrated L.A. restauranteur Josiah Citrin owner of Mélisse & Charcoal Venice. Citrin shares his wisdom to present completely fresh ways to cook with fire and charcoal, not only grilling over the coals, but cooking inside them and finding inventive methods for searing and smoking.

Spalding Offers a Limited Edition Remake of its Original 1894 Basketball at werd.com

Spalding Offers a Limited Edition Remake of its Original 1894 Basketball

Posted in Gear for Men

Spalding is celebrating it’s 125th anniversary by releasing a recreation of its original horween leather basketball design from 1894. Dr. James Naismith, the creator of the sport requested the design from Albert Goodwill Spalding who included a “No. M” stamp to confirm that each ball is a Match Play ball, an A.G. Spalding and Bros. stamp and leather stitches. 125 editions will go live on Spalding’s website following tip-off at Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight. Be quick if you want one.

RockyMounts Introduces Wobble-Free SplitRail LS Rack at werd.com

RockyMounts Introduces Wobble-Free SplitRail LS Rack

Posted in Gear for Men

Lighter, slimmer, & ultra-strong, RockyMounts’ redesigned SplitRail LS is a hitch-mounted rack built to carry 2 bikes but can expand to 4. It fits 20”- 29” wheels & tires up to 3-inches fat. People love Rocky racks because they don’t wobble. The design of the hitch mount uses a metal ball to keep things table & that means your bike always stays safe & secure. (photo credit GearJunkie)

Ferrari’s New SF90 Stradale Hybrid Is Here (Almost) at werd.com

Ferrari’s New SF90 Stradale Hybrid Is Here (Almost)

Posted in Automotive and Exotic

The new Ferrari is here. The hybrid one they’ve been working on for 6 years. Yes! The forthcoming SF90 Stradale is every bit the postmodern Italian supercar. It’s all sleek & sculptural & due to be officially unveiled by Ferrari this week. Boasting 1000 horsepower from the combination of a V8 & 3 electric motors, it’s capable of 0-60 in 2 flat. Beyond that details get sketchy. Keep eyes peeled for the official drop.

iRobot Keeps Making It Easier To Keep Your Crib Clean at werd.com

iRobot Keeps Making It Easier To Keep Your Crib Clean

Well, if this is the robot takeover we’ve been hearing about, we say, “bring it on!” The iRobot brand just released a dynamic duo of AI-driven home cleaning bots: the Roomba s9+ vacuum cleaner, which the brand calls, “the most intelligent, powerful, and deepest cleaning Roomba robot to date.” Then there’s the Braava jet m6 mop, which works with either dry sweeping or wet mopping cleaning pads. Equipped with Imprint Link Technology, the pair talks to each other to work in tandem on getting your hardwood, tile & stone floors in tiptop shape.

Dyson’s Pure Cool Me Cools & Cleans The Air at werd.com

Dyson’s Pure Cool Me Cools & Cleans The Air

Posted in Gear for Men

Another clever one from the minds at Dyson. The Pure Cool Me is a portable air-purifying fan that filters out 99.95% of airborne VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) while keeping you cool. It features a rotating head, a sleep timer, remote control & the brand’s distinctive design language, so it looks as good as it works.

The 45-Liter Denali Duffel is Built Alaska-Tough at werd.com

The 45-Liter Denali Duffel is Built Alaska-Tough

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

Kodiak Leathers’ Denali Duffel is a burly, battle-ready carryall built for a lifetime of adventures and designed for the modern traveler. At 45-liters, it’s perfect for a weekend away and features top grain leather construction, brass hardware, a nylon lining and YKK zippers. Features like a shoe pocket, 15” padded laptop sleeve, & a large exterior zip compartment ensure space for everything. Choose from several leather tones. A funded Kickstarter.

ENO’s SkyLoft Hammock is Better than a Giant Taco at werd.com

ENO’s SkyLoft Hammock is Better than a Giant Taco

We’re swinging right into prime hammock season, so the timing is perfect for the ENO SkyLoft. This hammock eliminates the common “taco” effect of a gathered-end hammock by using spreader bars to create a truly flat surface. No backaches or hunched shoulders when you wake up from your siesta. At 3 pounds, plus the weight of accessories like a bug net & rainfly, the SkyLoft is really meant for car camping & backyard chilling rather than the backcountry.

Bring Zen Vibes To Your Space with a Sand Clock at werd.com

Bring Zen Vibes To Your Space with a Sand Clock

Posted in Decor and Home Stuff

The Sand Clock from London-based experimental art and design studio Ayaskan, makes quite the statement and it’s not just the unique mechanical way it tells you the time. Inspired by the landscape art of kare-sansui – Japanese Zen rock garden, it displays the gradual formation and flattening of a ripple pattern over a period of twelve hour cycles. In the daytime the hour hand draws ripple patterns on the sand & during the night these patterns are gradually flattened out to restart a new cycle.

Asus Introduces Laptop with Dual 4K Displays at werd.com

Asus Introduces Laptop with Dual 4K Displays

When it comes to deluxe laptops, they don’t get much more trick than this. First of all, the 15-inch ZenBook Pro Duo from Asus has two 4K screens. Yes, two. One is a 16:9 OLED and the other is a 32:9 IPS “ScreenPad Plus”, think MacBook Pro touch bar but way bigger. This high-octane machine also boasts the internals of a powerful gaming laptop: an eight-core Intel Core i9 processor, and an Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU. Asus has not yet announced a release date or pricing.

Charge 6 Devices At Once with Spansive Source at werd.com

Charge 6 Devices At Once with Spansive Source

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The versatile Spansive Source charging dock will juice up all your devices. 6 at a time if you need to: four wirelessly with integrated Qi and two by USB—including phones, wearables, e-readers, tablets, or game controllers. And if your gadgets wear cases, no worries, it’ll charge right through those. And the smooth, streamlined design, available in charcoal or white, will blend nicely into your workplace or living space.

When in Doubt, Bring This Blanket at werd.com

When in Doubt, Bring This Blanket

Posted in Gear for Men

You may never get cold but she sure does. Be prepared to warm up those chilly moments with the Travel Blanket from Gravel. It’s lightweight, packable & purpose built for far-flung adventures & annoyingly long layovers. It features a nylon exterior and synthetic insulation, weighs just 11 ounces, and compresses down to the size of your fists. A funded Kickstarter.

This Inflatable Tent Sets Up in 60 Seconds at werd.com

This Inflatable Tent Sets Up in 60 Seconds

The TentTube is certainly not the first inflatable-frame tent but this one is super quick & easy. It can be set up by 1 person in just 1 minute with the included manual air pump. When you’re ready to break camp, the tent deflates in seconds & rolls up flat with no poles to deal with. It sleeps 3 people & features 3000mm water-resistance. A funded Kickstarter.

The Feles One Desktop Lab Brings BioTech Home at werd.com

The Feles One Desktop Lab Brings BioTech Home

Posted in Gear for Men

Creators of the Feles One desktop bio-imagineering lab developed a versatile system that makes it easier for us curious, sciencey-types to experiment & work with biotech. It gives users the tools, software controls, & learning experience of a real lab, at home. Study plants & microorganisms, or use it to explore microbrewing, molecular gastronomy & mixology, cheese making, even bio-art. A funded Kickstarter.