Archive for July, 2019

This Little Security Camera Hides In Plain Sight at werd.com

This Little Security Camera Hides In Plain Sight

The HD Mask USB Camera is a stealth, super powerful & simple wi-fi security camera. It offers full HD 1080 footage, live streaming, 24/7 monitoring, motion detection, & continuous real-time recording. You can set up multiple cameras around the home or office to secure the perimeter and monitor everything from your phone. It effectively gives you the monitoring power of expensive CCTV systems without intrusive or obvious cameras.

Sotheby’s Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with Rare Omega Speedmasters at werd.com

Sotheby’s Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with Rare Omega Speedmasters

The 50 year anniversary of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing is upon us. Sotheby’s is celebrating it with a carefully curated sale of incredible Omega Speedmasters, entitled Omega Speedmaster: To the Moon and Back. Highlights of the sale include two Reference 2915-1s and an Alaska III Prototype. The 2915 being the first Speedmaster model ever created & the “Alaska III” was first made for NASA’s Space Shuttle program in 1978. Many other manufacturer-vetted Speedmasters are also up for auction.

Lotus Eviya: A 2000-Horsepower Electric Hypercar at werd.com

Lotus Eviya: A 2000-Horsepower Electric Hypercar

Posted in Automotive and Exotic

British supercar maker Lotus has officially taken the lead with the world’s most powerful production car. The forthcoming Eviya makes 2000 horsepower. What that number means & actually feels like is something few can fathom. Bottomless torque & instantaneous, face-contorting speed. Over 200mph easy. Its 70 kWh of on-board energy delivers a 250-mile range. And it recharges to full in just 18 minutes with the world’s fastest charging system. Definite contender for coolest electric yet.

Braun is Back with Its Iconic LE Speaker at werd.com

Braun is Back with Its Iconic LE Speaker

What’s more amazing? The fact that after 28 years of dormancy, Braun is back or, that their return is marked with the iconic LE Speaker? First designed by Dieter Rams himself in 1959, it will be re-produced through a licensing deal with Proctor & Gamble, Braun’s parent company & Pure Audio. They will feature state-of-the-art technology and connectivity while preserving the design and craftsmanship of the classic model. Available in 2020.

Hennessey’s Goliath 6X6 is a 450-Horse Off-Road Monster at werd.com

Hennessey’s Goliath 6X6 is a 450-Horse Off-Road Monster

Posted in Automotive and Trucks

In the race to be biggest & baddest, Hennessey just upped the ante with the introduction of the Goliath 6X6. Limited to 24 units, this 6-wheel monstrosity is based on the 2019/2020 Chevrolet Silverado and churns out a mud-spraying & speedboat-towing 450 horsepower. It got an 8-inch lift, sits on 20-inch wheels, and shines with a raft of top-end off-road mods.

Brando’s <i>Apocalypse Now</i> Rolex Will Soon Be Up For Auction at werd.com

Brando’s Apocalypse Now Rolex Will Soon Be Up For Auction

Marlon Brando was perfectly dark & creepy in his performance as colonel Kurtz in 1979’s Apocalypse Now. In the film, the deranged commander gone MIA in the jungle wore a very unique Rolex GMT-Master which will soon go up for auction. During filming the watch was deemed “too nice” & the bezel was removed—and is still gone. The case back has a homemade engraving of M. Brando that the actor did himself. A very rare Rolex indeed.

Gerber’s Keynote Micro-Knife is a Solid EDC Blade at werd.com

Gerber’s Keynote Micro-Knife is a Solid EDC Blade

Posted in Gear for Men

It’s about as small as functionally possible & it’s a Gerber. That means reliable, hella sharp, & definitely versatile. Keep on your keychain & you’ll have a legit utility blade on hand at all times. It’s got a locking, dual-edge hardened steel blade, aluminum scales, and the keyring loop is removable. Available in black & coyote brown.

The ABC’s Of Metallica, An Alphabetical History at werd.com

The ABC’s Of Metallica, An Alphabetical History

The biggest metal band of all time isn’t afraid to have some fun. And that’s what’s up with The ABCs of Metallica, an illustrated book that looks back at the history of the band from, well, A to Z. Each letter of the alphabet highlights a moment along their journey from Garage Days to Master of Puppets to fun facts about the band. Proceeds from the book benefit All Within My Hands supporting workforce education and the fight against hunger.

Curtiss Motorcycles Introduces 200+ Horsepower Hades E-Bike at werd.com

Curtiss Motorcycles Introduces 200+ Horsepower Hades E-Bike

Posted in Automotive and Motorcycles

Curtiss builds bikes that are more like rolling art or sci-fi movie rides than normal motorcycles. But make no mistake, they really move. The Hades is their latest creation; a futuristic e-bike that cranks out a whopping 217 hp. The goal was to give each part as many functions as possible for a sophisticated but visually minimalist design. Rolling out in 2020.

Sotheby’s & Stadium To Offer “Ultimate Sneaker Collection” at werd.com

Sotheby’s & Stadium To Offer “Ultimate Sneaker Collection”

Luxury auction house Sotheby’s & New York City sneaker shop Stadium Goods have teamed up to offer 100 of the world’s rarest sneakers. “The Ultimate Sneaker Collection” includes shoes from Adidas, Yeezy, Nike and Jordan as well as unicorn kicks like the original sample model of the 1972 Nike Waffle Trainer “Moon Shoe” &  Back to the Future Nike Mags. Auction open July 23.

<i>VC: An American History</i> is About Money Making Money at werd.com

VC: An American History is About Money Making Money

VC unpacks the history and evolution of Venture Capital in America—a form of investment & fundraising that requires an appetite for risk, a bold spirit of adventure, and an unbridled quest for improbable wealth through innovation.  From the days of funding American whaling expeditions to Silicon Valley startups, it tracks the entrepreneurial spirit that feeds VC & ultimately, the global economy.

Petcube Adds Alexa To Bites 2 & Play 2 System at werd.com

Petcube Adds Alexa To Bites 2 & Play 2 System

Posted in Gear for Men and Pets and Tech & Gadgets

Petcube just upgraded the original Bites smart treat dispenser and Play pet camera system by adding Alexa. In addition to dispensing treats & allowing you to see & interact with your dog remotely, the Bites 2 and Play 2 devices can hear & respond to Alexa requests using a 4-microphone array. There is also a laser pointer you can control that will delight cats & dogs & their owners.

Pretty Cool: The World’s First Battery-Powered Air Conditioner at werd.com

Pretty Cool: The World’s First Battery-Powered Air Conditioner

There was a time when camping meant “roughing it.” Not anymore. With a Zero Breeze Mark II on your gear list, you’ll be chilling in air-conditioned comfort no matter how hot & sticky these summer nights get. It’s the world’s first battery-powered portable AC unit that features a real AC compressor that can drop the temp by a full 30º. A 2-hose system circulates in fresh air from outside & expels warmer air out for 2X the cooling efficiency. It runs for 5 hours & recharges via USB-C. A funded Indiegogo.

Aston Martin Introduces Limited Edition DBS GT Zagato Coupe at werd.com

Aston Martin Introduces Limited Edition DBS GT Zagato Coupe

Posted in Automotive and Exotic

The only way to put yourself behind the wheel of Aston Martin’s new DBS GT Zagato is to drop a mellow $7.5 million, which gets you both the new twin-turbo V12 powered Coupe plus another dream car, the retro DB4 GT Zagato—which is the other half of the DBZ Centenary Collection which connects Aston’s timeless design language from past to present. Only 19 will be made, highlighted by dramatic body lines, luxurious finishes & utterly ridiculous power & performance.

Curtiss Rolls Out Zeus Radial “V8” Electric at werd.com

Curtiss Rolls Out Zeus Radial “V8” Electric

Posted in Automotive and Motorcycles

It’s hard to picture this thing actually rolling down the road but the Curtiss Motorcycles Zeus Radial is a functioning—and super-fast—motorbike powered by an electric motor designed in a cool “V8” configuration. The look of the “engine” is actually 8 cylindrical batteries that make up the “V” formation. The YASA P400 R Series electric motor produces 217 horsepower and 147 lb. ft. of torque. If those numbers don’t mean much to you, we’ll translate: it’s scary fast.

This Travel Adapter Makes Any Headphone Jack Wireless at werd.com

This Travel Adapter Makes Any Headphone Jack Wireless

Powered by Bluetooth 5.0, RHA’s Wireless Flight Adapter turns any headphone jack into a wireless one. This handy little dongle will let you use your wireless headphones to enjoy media from your flight’s seatback screen—and anywhere else you want to go wireless with your audio. With USB-C recharge, it boasts a 16-hour battery life, so it will get you from San Fran to Beijing no problem.

Your DJI Drone Needs the Moment Air Anamorphic Lens at werd.com

Your DJI Drone Needs the Moment Air Anamorphic Lens

Moment Air makes your drone footage look slick & cinematic instead of stock. It’s the first ever drone anamorphic lens & features the lightest filters & thinnest drone controller iPhone case. The whole system is designed to work with DJI’s Mavic 2 & Zoom. The 1.33x anamorphic lens brings the look of 2:40:1 Cinemascope to your drone footage yet weighs less than 50 grams. Filter sets are also ultralight & feature scratch-proof cinema glass & aluminum construction. The case features a built-in M-series mount & works with the DJI flight controller plus gimbals like the Freefly Movi and DJI Osmo 2.

The Sigma FP is the World’s Smallest Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera at werd.com

The Sigma FP is the World’s Smallest Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

The forthcoming Sigma FP is the world’s smallest & lightest full-frame mirrorless camera. Sigma built this little guy out with a 35mm full-frame backlit Bayer CMOS sensor that captures 24.6-megapixel images & records Cine Mode UHD 4K footage while weighing less than a pound. It is designed to be modular, allowing users to customize the set-up for all sorts of shooting scenarios from shooting stills to filmmaking. No word yet on price or drop date.