Archive for September, 2019

Boston Dynamics Introduces Consumer ’Bot, Spot at werd.com

Boston Dynamics Introduces Consumer ’Bot, Spot

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

Boston Dynamics is the laboratory where all those creepy viral robot videos come from. Now they’ve got one you can own. Spot is a nimble little robot that climbs stairs and traverses rough terrain with unprecedented ease, yet it’s small enough to use indoors. Built to be a rugged and customizable platform, Spot is not a toy, it’s an advanced autonomous ’bot capable of  accomplishing a wide range of industrial sensing and remote operation needs.

I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story at werd.com

I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story

With a foreword by director J.J. Abrams, and a spirited narrative created by C-3PO himself, late actor Anthony Daniels’ recounts his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years. For the very first time, he candidly shares intimate memories as the only actor to appear in every Star Wars film – from first meeting with George Lucas to the final, emotional days on the set of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The All-Electric Juiced Scorpion Looks Like a Modern Moped at werd.com

The All-Electric Juiced Scorpion Looks Like a Modern Moped

Posted in Bike and Sporting Gear

Juiced Bikes is a local San Diego brand building rad little e-bikes that merge the looks of a moped with the zero-emission silence of an electric powertrain. Their Scorpion model is available in two power options, a 750-watt & a 1000-watt, delivering ranges of 45 and 75 miles, respectively and as Class 2 e-bikes, pedal & throttle-assisted speeds up to 20MPH.

Veja Introduces “Post-Petroleum” Condor Running Shoe at werd.com

Veja Introduces “Post-Petroleum” Condor Running Shoe

The Condor runner from upstart French footwear brand Veja contains so little plastic compared to standard construction, that they call it a “post-petroleum” shoe.  Minimizing the use of petro-based compounds like TPU, EVA, and PET makes this a cleaner, greener choice. The Condor is made of 53% recycled & bio-based materials, and 47% virgin plastic and rubber.

Nike Air Force Ones Featuring Gore-Tex are Classic Kicks for Winter Weather at werd.com

Nike Air Force Ones Featuring Gore-Tex are Classic Kicks for Winter Weather

For the creation of a new All-Weather capsule collection of iconic Air Force Ones, Nike integrated Gore-Tex technology into the shoe’s upper to deliver the industry-leading waterproof breathability that has made Gore -Tex the most trusted name in high performance outerwear. This limited shoe in olive green gets ballistic nylon paneling and grain leather with a contrasting gum sole for a classic lowkey look that also happens to be puddle-proof. Available sometime between October and December.

The Otterbox Elevation 14 Mug is a Durable Daily Drinker at werd.com

The Otterbox Elevation 14 Mug is a Durable Daily Drinker

Posted in Gear for Men

Otterbox makes rugged, dependable products and their Elevation 14 Mug will do for your morning coffee what their cases do for your phone: keep it protected from harm and insulated from the elements. Made of stainless steel with an internal copper lining, it features a spill-proof plastic & silicone lid for easy sipping. Available in raw stainless & 4 cool colors.

Safety Glasses Required: NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster at werd.com

Safety Glasses Required: NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster

Posted in Gear for Men

This is pretty much the Lamborghini of Nerf dart guns. Sounds weird but it’s true. Hasbro’s NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster is a next level battle toy, the most powerful NERF dart blaster yet. Loaded up with a high-capacity carousel of 25 Ultra darts it can shoot these squishy little projectiles farther than any NERF gun ever—up to 120 feet.

Cinema on Paper: The Graphic Genius of Movie Posters at werd.com

Cinema on Paper: The Graphic Genius of Movie Posters

Featuring classic, award-winning and forgotten films that date from the turn of the 20th century to the early 2000s, Assouline’s Cinema on Paper highlights more than 100 works from one of the most prominent collections of film posters in the world, showcasing the artistry & creativity of an inspiring array of international artists & illustrators.

Amazon’s Echo Studio Speaker Delivers Voice-Controlled HI-Fi 3D Audio at werd.com

Amazon’s Echo Studio Speaker Delivers Voice-Controlled HI-Fi 3D Audio

Equipped with 5 speakers to produce powerful bass, dynamic midrange, and crisp highs, the Echo Studio speaker from Amazon is a compact home smart speaker with 3D Audio & Dolby Atmos technology,  and of course Alexa for voice-controlled streaming songs via Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and more. And with Amazon Music HD, you can play 50 million songs in HD plus a growing library of music mastered in 3D.

Recover Like a King (Or Elite Endurance Athlete) in the IRONMAN BioChair at werd.com

Recover Like a King (Or Elite Endurance Athlete) in the IRONMAN BioChair

Posted in Gadgets and Gear for Men and Seating

The IRONMAN BioChair is a like a Recaro racing seat for recovery. Offering custom-programmable full body massage, it is the perfect place to kick back and recharge after a grueling workout or a long stressful day on the job. Developed, tested and approved with input from elite endurance athletes, it features an intuitive touchscreen interface, integrated bluetooth speakers, therapeutic heat and innovative Bio Scan technology, which maps the spinal curves, shoulder and hip girdles, calves and arms and tailors the massage to your body.

The Modular Boaz One is a Guitar Like No Other at werd.com

The Modular Boaz One is a Guitar Like No Other

Reversing the old standard of having a quiver of different guitars, each for a different sound and feel, the Boaz One is a high-quality modular guitar with a groundbreaking design that allows you to change pick-ups or the body within 10 seconds, and without even looking! With multiple pick-up modules & configurations, you get just the sound you want, with unique & dedicated necks and bridges inspired by the classics. Choose from Strat, Telecaster, and Les Paul modules and with the multi-part body of the guitar, you can add or subtract components for a custom look and feel. A funded Kickstarter.

We’ve Never Seen a Charging Cable This Cool at werd.com

We’ve Never Seen a Charging Cable This Cool

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

Developed in partnership with British design innovator Tom Dixon, Native Union’s CONE Cable is a compact USB-A to Lightning stainless steel charging cable, cleverly concealed within a protective and decidedly stylized aluminum cone. It features a removable magnifying glass cap and a smooth brushed finish, adding elegant detail to a smart, utilitarian design.

Playstation Watch Celebrates the Classic Console at werd.com

Playstation Watch Celebrates the Classic Console

Here’s the iconic Playstation console shrunk down to fit on your wrist. Unfortunately it doesn’t play games but it does tell time. The Playstation Watch features a pliant, gray silicone case with a backlit digital display that offers time, date, and seconds controlled by 3 push-buttons on the dial. For fans of retro gaming, this watch gets a high score.

The Uncharted Rapid Raft is a Boat That Fits In Your Backpack at werd.com

The Uncharted Rapid Raft is a Boat That Fits In Your Backpack

For camping, survival or just running the rapids for kicks, the Uncharted Rapid Raft is the world’s lightest pack raft. It weighs less than 3 pounds, inflates in seconds and holds 400 pounds. Packed down, it’s the size of a loaf of bread, so definitely light enough to fit in your pack. And it’s made of nylon TPU, so it’s rugged enough to withstand river bottoms, rocks, & debris. Inflates in 3-seconds with no pump or tools needed. A funded Indiegogo.

Conversations With Tom Petty at werd.com

Conversations With Tom Petty

Conversations With Tom Petty is the first authorized book to focus solely on the life and work of the man responsible for some of the most memorable rock anthems of a generation, including: ‘American Girl’, ‘Breakdown’, ‘Refugee’, & scores more. Based on a series of in-depth discussions with Tom about his career & specifically his songwriting, author Paul Zollo originally published it back in 2005. This new edition has been updated with a foreword from Petty himself as well as photos from his last live performance.

The Arlo Pro 3 Security Cam Keeps You Safe with 2K UHD Clarity at werd.com

The Arlo Pro 3 Security Cam Keeps You Safe with 2K UHD Clarity

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The new Pro 3 security camera from Arlo packs the same versatility & convenience of the wireless original but now offers the clarity of a 160º 2K HDR camera that delivers 80% more pixels, so you know exactly who’s knocking. A rich notification system allows you set your personalized parameters to get only the alerts you want. There is also e911 built-in to this its notification system and a 2-way speaker system for talking to visitors at your door. The cameras are sold in pairs & can be mounted just about anywhere.

The Lumin8 Light Shines Bright for Video, Adventure & Everywhere Else at werd.com

The Lumin8 Light Shines Bright for Video, Adventure & Everywhere Else

The makers of Lumin8 call it “the world’s most versatile LED light” and it’s hard kinda to argue. They thought of everything: it’s a lightweight, 1000-lumen cylinder that delivers consistent, flicker-free light, 95+ CRI and a color temp range from 3000-5600K. That means precise color in your HD video & photos. The rugged design, IP68 water-resistance, 7-hour battery life, & wireless remote make it a worthy companion for all types of action. Included 1/4”, hotshoe, and magnetic mounts make it easy to rig. A funded Kickstarter.

This Might Be the BESTEK Power Strip We’ve Ever Seen at werd.com

This Might Be the BESTEK Power Strip We’ve Ever Seen

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

Pure function. That’s what we want out of a power strip & with this one from BESTEK, we get it in spades. This BESTEK Power Strip with USB is a vertical cube power outlet extender with 3 outlets, 3 USB-A ports & one 15W USB-C port, plus a 5-foot extension cord and detachable base for easy mounting. To keep your devices safe it features over-voltage, short circuit, overload, over current protection, and FCC authentication.