Archive for August, 2019

The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is Coming To America at werd.com

The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is Coming To America

Posted in Automotive and Cars

For model year 2020, the United States is finally allowing Audi to bring their heretofore Europe-only RS6 Avant wagon to our shores. This fully updated 591-horse super wagon is powered by a twin-turbo V8 which delivers some pretty sick numbers: 0 to 60 in 3.6, top speed of 190+ w/optional Dynamic Package Plus. The RS body is wider overall by 1.6” than the standard A6, plus features adjustable sport suspension, a racy exhaust system, and that sinister RS body kit.

Thomas Edison Finally Gets the Biography He Deserves at werd.com

Thomas Edison Finally Gets the Biography He Deserves

Thomas Edison was the most famous American of his time and today is considered the most prolific genius in American history. This new biography, Edison by Pulitzer Prize winning author Edmund Morris is the result of 7 years of research among five million pages of original documents preserved in Edison’s New Jersey laboratory, exclusive access to family papers still held in trust, and the writer’s own acuity for creating deeply layered personal portraits.

Zenith Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation with the El Primero Revival G381 at werd.com

Zenith Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation with the El Primero Revival G381

Created to honor the 50th anniversary of Zenith’s game-changing El Primero movement, the El Primero Revival G381 is an ultra-limited, automatic chronograph—and just 50 pieces will be produced. With its rich, yellow gold case and black alligator strap, it is every bit the sophisticated sporting classic, and this limited model is backed by a 50 year warranty. Available exclusively at HODINKEE.

The ProTac 90 EC Flashlight Takes a Fresh Angle at werd.com

The ProTac 90 EC Flashlight Takes a Fresh Angle

Posted in Gear for Men and Tools

The compact ProTac 90 takes the traditional EDC flashlight and flips it 90º giving users the convenience of a right angle configuration & all the features we expect in a tactical torch: 300 lumens of bright white LED,  IPX 7 waterproof rating, a MOLLE clip for hand-free use, and single push-button dual mode control. Powered by AA Lithium, AA Alkaline, or CR123A Lithium battery.

Harley Davidson Introduces Electric Bikes for Tykes at werd.com

Harley Davidson Introduces Electric Bikes for Tykes

Posted in Automotive and Motorcycles

Motorcycle ridership in the USA is dying fast. Rather than prep for the funeral, Harley Davidson is taking a longview, building electric bikes for kids, who they hope will become the next generation of motorcyclists. To that end they’ve created two new kids push bikes, the Iron E12 for riders age 3-5 & the Iron E16, for riders age 5-7. They have no pedals but instead feature electric hub motors that allow for speeds up to 11MPH which can be set & adjusted by parents. Battery run-times: 30-60 minutes.

Canvas Brings a Major Audio Upgrade to your LG OLED TV at werd.com

Canvas Brings a Major Audio Upgrade to your LG OLED TV

Despite the perfect picture, most OLED TVs deliver lackluster audio. A new company called Canvas aims to fix this with their new 3-D hi-fi audio system. Like an oversized sound bar, the Canvas acts as a stand for your flat panel LG OLED TV and features a 4-channel HiFi-grade amplifier with 200W output plus it boasts 30 liters of acoustic volume, much more than other soundbar + subwoofer systems. Available for pre-order now.

Casio Adds a Heart Rate Monitor to Its ProTrek Line of Smart Watches at werd.com

Casio Adds a Heart Rate Monitor to Its ProTrek Line of Smart Watches

Casio’s latest Wear OS powered smart watch is called the ProTrek WSD-F21HR, a rugged, full-featured outdoorsman’s watch that’s the brand’s first to include a Heart Rate Monitor for pace management during activities ranging from road and trail running, to cycling, climbing, and more. Data measured by the brand’s Activity app is also automatically saved to Google Drive, and your history can be viewed on Google Calendar.

Rick Ross Pens <i>Hurricanes: A Memoir</i> at werd.com

Rick Ross Pens Hurricanes: A Memoir

In his new memoir Hurricanes, hip-hop mogul Rick “The Boss” Ross chronicles his wild ride to fame and fortune in the music industry: from his days as a dope boy in Carol City’s notorious Matchbox housing projects, coming of age amid Miami’s crack epidemic, the music, the star-studded controversies and his unstoppable rise to fame. Available September 3.

This Wireless Charger Works Twice As Hard at werd.com

This Wireless Charger Works Twice As Hard

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

With the power of 5 Qi coils inside, the Courant Catch:2 delivers fast dual device wireless charging. Power up your phone &/or AirPods & Watch simultaneously—a max of two devices up to 10W. This compact portable charger features an anodized aluminum base and an Italian leather charging surface. Great for travel, home or both.

Wilson & NFL Celebrate 100 Years of Pro Football with NFL 100 The Duke Ball at werd.com

Wilson & NFL Celebrate 100 Years of Pro Football with NFL 100 The Duke Ball

Posted in Equipment and Sporting Gear

Throughout American sports history, no brand has partnered with a league longer than Wilson and the NFL. And to celebrate 100 years of the NFL, they created the NFL 100 The Duke football – the closest you can get to the official ball of the 100th season. Made in the USA, this Official Size, 100% Horween leather ball is similar in feel to the original that’s graced the field with football greats past and present. It features commemorative NFL 100 branding as well as Wilson’s trademark on every panel—just like their real game balls.

The Brilliant Smart Hub Brings It All Together at werd.com

The Brilliant Smart Hub Brings It All Together

The Brilliant Smart Hub gives you touchscreen control of all the smart systems and connected devices in your home, from one interactive screen. It has integrated Alexa voice control functionality, intuitive controls for all smart appliances on easy-to-read menus, and audio and video intercom, as well as dedicated support for Nest, Ring & other devices. Replaces any standard light switch in your home.

Patriot Campers Rolls Out Retro Land Cruiser & Camper Combo at werd.com

Patriot Campers Rolls Out Retro Land Cruiser & Camper Combo

Posted in Automotive and Trailers and Trucks

Australia’s Patriot Campers are built for fun and function in the harshest environments—loaded with smart features & overbuilt to be bomber. Their newest model is the the X1N & to properly launch this off-road camper/hauler, they rolled it out behind a retro-inspired Land Cruiser variant. Literally dripping with period-correct 70s-era styling, the Desert Ops LC79 Supertourer is the ideal beast for towing this Outback-ready camper anywhere you want to take it.

Alienware Unveils 55-Inch OLED Gaming Monitor at werd.com

Alienware Unveils 55-Inch OLED Gaming Monitor

In the race for the ultimate gaming display, Alienware’s 55 OLED Gaming Monitor has just pulled away from the pack. It’s a 55-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate plus support for Radeon’s FreeSync technology resulting in smoother, stutter-free gaming. Port array includes a single DisplayPort 1.2, three HDMI 2.0 ports, four USB, 1 headphone, and a SPDIF audio line-out. Available 9/30.

Bose Releases 700 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones at werd.com

Bose Releases 700 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Marked by a sleek, more streamlined design than the brand’s ubiquitous Quiet Comfort line, Bose’s new 700 Wireless Noise Cancelling headphones feature re-designed drivers for enhanced audio, intuitive touch-sensitive controls, support for Siri, Alexa, & Google Assistant, 11 levels of noise-cancelling, and 20-hour battery life with the NC maxed out. Available now.

Logitech G Series Mechanical Keyboards are the Thinnest You Will Find at werd.com

Logitech G Series Mechanical Keyboards are the Thinnest You Will Find

Thinner than anything else on the market, Logitech’s new mechanical gaming keyboards, the G915 Lightspeed Wireless & the G815 Lightsync RGB, feature sleek aluminum chassis, and deliver 25% faster actuation, which means there’s less lag between when you hit the command & the game’s reaction. In place of standard keys, these keyboards use GL keys which are half the height, adding still faster response. Choose from the wireless model or the LightSync, which features over 16 million colors to customize your keyboard.

Steve McQueen’s <i>Bullitt</i> Mustang Could Set a New Price Record at werd.com

Steve McQueen’s Bullitt Mustang Could Set a New Price Record

Posted in Gear for Men

One of the most iconic cars in Hollywood history will soon be up for auction via Mecum, the perfectly patina’d original Mustang GT from 1968’s Bullitt. Driven by the king of cool Steve McQueen in the original car chase-based film, this ride was a solid co-star, getting viciously red lined and spun sideways through the streets of San Francisco. Experts are betting this auction will set a new record for Mustangs, putting their estimates somewhere north of $2 million when the auction is held in January.

Edward Snowden Autobiography: <i>Permanent Record</i> at werd.com

Edward Snowden Autobiography: Permanent Record

Permanent Record is the story of American whistleblower Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the U.S. government’s system of mass surveillance. In this new autobiography he reveals for the first time the story of his life, from his early years to the classified NSA & CIA leaks he published to his current exile in Russia. Available September 17.

We Found the World’s Most Portable Tire Inflator at werd.com

We Found the World’s Most Portable Tire Inflator

Posted in Gear for Men

Designed to store conveniently in your car, bike bag, or garage for quick, hassle-free tire maintenance you can take with you anywhere. The sleek, cylindrical design of the Norshire inflator features an easy to read OLED display & intuitive buttons. It measures tire pressure and then automatically fills it to the exact pressure number you select. This compact system is silent, producing 18kg of torque, enabling it to deliver 12bar/1.2Mpa/174psi of air pressure. It can pump up a flat basketball in seconds and a flat car tire in just a couple minutes. Optionally powered by an Li-Ion battery with a 5V DC adapter. A funded Indiegogo.