Archive for June, 2019

BMW Motorrad Unveils Electric Vision DC Roadster at werd.com

BMW Motorrad Unveils Electric Vision DC Roadster

Posted in Automotive and Motorcycles

The latest piece of futuristic 2-wheeled tech out of BMW’s Motorrad division is the Vision DC Roadster concept. It’s a shaft-drive plug-in that if you squint hard enough almost looks like a gas-powered Beemer bike. There’s little out yet in the way of stats: range, speed, cost, or when it might come to market but based purely on looks, we’ll say the Vision DC looks pretty visionary.

The Titanium Type-C Pen Was Made for Marginalia at werd.com

The Titanium Type-C Pen Was Made for Marginalia

Posted in Gear for Men and Work

Following the crowdfunded success of its well-designed Type-A & Type-B pens, Brooklyn-based CW&T Studio created Type-C, a titanium bookmark pen with a detachable clip. Precision machined of lightweight titanium, it features a book-friendly flat design and a sprung steel arm that protects the pen-tip when not in use. Flip it around to snap into writing position; it uses Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto ink cartridges which come in 15 colors and multiple thicknesses. Another funded Kickstarter.

This is Gentleman’s Hardware for Grilling On The Go at werd.com

This is Gentleman’s Hardware for Grilling On The Go

Posted in Gear for Men and Grill

With the Gentlemen’s Hardware portable grill from Wild & Wolf, bringing the ’cue is easier than ever. This compact stainless steel charcoal grill carries like a lunch box & is only slightly larger. It offers a 12” X 16” cooking surface, deploys in seconds, and features stainless legs & carry handle plus a blue powder-coated finish. Keep it in the truck for spontaneous grilling & chilling.

Polar’s Ignite Sportwatch Makes Your Data Digestible at werd.com

Polar’s Ignite Sportwatch Makes Your Data Digestible

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

Polar’s Ignite sportswatch aims to reduce data-fatigue & make it simpler to read & understand everything your watch is tracking during workouts. It delivers run, swim, and cycle data as well as heart-rate plus training guides, sleep tracking, and autonomic nervous system ANS feedback—which combines heart rate, heart rate variability & breathing rate to create a more complete picture of your exertion levels & recovery.

Hodinkee & Oris Team Up On Limited Edition Dive Watch at werd.com

Hodinkee & Oris Team Up On Limited Edition Dive Watch

In partnership with online horology hub Hodinkee, the Swiss-made Oris Divers Sixty-Five Limited Edition is a classic mechanical dive watch that will be produced in a limited run of 250 pieces. This model features a slim profile 40mm stainless steel case, gray bezel and a black dial with printed markers. The date window is gone and the movement is hand-wound.

Lightyear One is a Solar-Assist Electric with a 450-Mile Range at werd.com

Lightyear One is a Solar-Assist Electric with a 450-Mile Range

Posted in Automotive and Exotic

The Lightyear One is a promising prototype from the engineers & solar-power scientists at Lightyear. Due to hit the streets as soon as 2021, it’s a plug-in electric that boasts 450-miles of range & features integrated solar panels all over the body. The car is powered by a 4-pack of electric motors & goes from 0-62 in 10 seconds. The solar panels can supply the car with up to 12km of range per hour—which is sweet progress—as these solar cells are up to 20% more efficient than the standard. Pre-order for the first 500 cars is open now.

The Raspberry Pi 4 is a Tiny, Dual-Display Desktop Computer at werd.com

The Raspberry Pi 4 is a Tiny, Dual-Display Desktop Computer

More powerful & versatile than all the Raspberry Pi’s that came before it, the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is juiced up to perform. Its brain is a 1.5GHz quad-core Broadcom processor with H.265 decoding and up to 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. There’s also VideoCore VI graphics capable of supporting OpenGL ES 3.x. Bluetooth 5.0, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. This is one badass little computer for its size—and certainly its price.

The BTR Stool Weighs Next To Nothing at werd.com

The BTR Stool Weighs Next To Nothing

Designed & built to be the ultimate lightweight seat for outdoor adventure, the BTR stool is a collapsible, packable seat that features 7001 aluminum alloy construction and telescoping legs that snap into position with the Phantom Lock mechanism. The seat is 100% nylon mesh. Available in several colors, 2 sizes & the total weight is less than 13.5 ounces. A funded Kickstarter.

Bowlus Rolls Out the Ultimate Chrome-Dipped Glamping Trailer at werd.com

Bowlus Rolls Out the Ultimate Chrome-Dipped Glamping Trailer

Posted in Automotive and Trailers

The Bowlus Road Chief “Endless Highways” edition is the ultimate luxury aluminum travel trailer, merging classic good looks with the latest technologies & unrivaled luxury. This 26-foot chrome torpedo sleeps 4 & dines 4, features a hotel style shower, separate toilet room, & a modern galley kitchen. Bowlus offers multiple interior finish options as well as 100% custom build-outs.

Final Audio Introduces Chromed-Out B-Series Earbuds at werd.com

Final Audio Introduces Chromed-Out B-Series Earbuds

High-end Japanese audio brand Final just dropped something new into their lineup of premium-quality & design-forward products. Their new B-Series earbuds are made of chrome-coated copper aluminum, feature audiophile-quality internals and are available in 3 distinct sound & component profiles. The B1 is made for pop music, the B3 is better for rock,  R&B & electronic, & lowest-end B2 is tuned for classical.

Darkness to Light: A Memoir By Lamar Odom at werd.com

Darkness to Light: A Memoir By Lamar Odom

Celebrity LA Laker Lamar Odom’s life has been a rollercoaster ride. In Darkness to Light, he gives readers an intimate look at his incredible journey. In it he recounts the highs and lows of fame and the struggles with booze & drugs on the road to redemption. From the pain of his marriage to Khloé Kardashian to the harmful vices to the near-death experience that made him rethink it all, this is Odom as the public has never before seen him.

The Dainese Smart Jacket Gives Motorcyclists Maximum Protection at werd.com

The Dainese Smart Jacket Gives Motorcyclists Maximum Protection

Using the same advanced airbag technology that MotoGP racers depend on, the Smart Jacket from Dainese can be worn over or under any other jacket and it requires no connection with the motorcycle. It features the latest-generation Dainese D-air technology — a system powered by a complex algorithm that enables it to automatically recognize dangerous situations and activate immediately, whenever it needs to. It provides maximum protection for the rider, in an easy-to-wear and versatile garment.

We Found the First 100% Recycled Plastic Bottle Case for iPhone at werd.com

We Found the First 100% Recycled Plastic Bottle Case for iPhone

Made of 100% recycled plastic. Sadly, that’s not a label you see too often. The Bottle Case from Nimble is the exception. It is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Designed in California to work with iPhone X, iPhone XS, XS Max, & XR, sales of the case support the Seabin Foundation, The Coral Reef Alliance, Wildcoast, CarbonFund.org, & seasave.org. When you’re done with the BottleCase, it is curbside recyclable.

The Roll-Top AVO Backpack is 100% Waterproof at werd.com

The Roll-Top AVO Backpack is 100% Waterproof

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

Despite what the name suggests, the brand Dew makes drybags. Their AVO backpack is an 18-liter roll-top daypack that’s 100% waterproof & 100% airtight to keep your gear 100% bone dry. The bag features a water-resistant outer pocket, ventilated ergo shoulder straps, reflective trims for cycling & night visibility, and it’s got a removable padded laptop sleeve with shoulder straps for when you want to travel even lighter.

Amazon Adds Night Reading Mode To Kindle Oasis at werd.com

Amazon Adds Night Reading Mode To Kindle Oasis

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

The latest update to the Kindle Oasis brings custom-adjust color temperature to the brand’s flagship e-reader. The new feature allows users to adjust the warmth of the tones. Mellower for reading at night in bed or turned up for a whiter background in mixed light conditions. The adjustments can be made manually as well as programmed to suit your needs.