Archive for October, 2019

Switchbot Curtain Automates the Drapes at werd.com

Switchbot Curtain Automates the Drapes

Switchbot Curtain turns old blinds & curtains into smart ones. Automatic, app-controlled ones that help you save energy and money. The ’bot mounts in seconds with no tools & no power supply needed. Through the app you can set-up schedules & through machine learning, the system learns your patterns. With temperature & light sensors, they will open & close based on parameters you set. Works with Alexa, Google Assistant & Siri for voice controlled convenience. A funded Kickstarter.

TreadReady Adirondack Straps Will Get You Back On the Road at werd.com

TreadReady Adirondack Straps Will Get You Back On the Road

Posted in Automotive and Cars and Gear for Men

Getting stuck sucks & even if a tow-truck is an option, waiting is wack, too. The TreadReady Adirondack Strap can help you out. Using universal ratchet straps and tough traction strips that go across the tread face, a few of these on the active wheel (or wheels) of your vehicle, and you’ll be back on the road quick. Faster & easier than snow chains, they also work for mud and sand surfaces. They’re just as easy to remove & store in a compact case in your car.

These Vans Make Tracks in the Snow at werd.com

These Vans Make Tracks in the Snow

Vans’ latest all-weather MTE series shoe is the Static CC. Merging the Vans Sk8-Hi silhouette with the features of a classic hiker, it has a weather-treated suede & 360 tech mesh upper, boot-style D-ring eyelets, a padded hi-top collar and an aggressive outsole. Currently available in 3 seasonal colorways.

Samsung Unveils Fresh Galaxy Book Laptops at werd.com

Samsung Unveils Fresh Galaxy Book Laptops

Samsung just added two freshies to its Galaxy Book lineup of laptops: the Flex and the Ion. Both are powered by 10th-generation Intel Core processors, are available in a 13.3-in. and 15.6-in. screen size, and feature the world’s first QLED displays. The Flex has a touchscreen and a 360-degree hinge that enables tablet style use, while the Ion is a sleek, lightweight design.

It’s Garry Shandling’s Book at werd.com

It’s Garry Shandling’s Book

Garry Shandling was a comic’s comic. A guy funny people thought was funny. So it makes sense that Judd Apatow edited his story—an intimate portrait of his mentor, the legendary stand-up comic and star of The Larry Sanders Show. It features never-before-seen journal entries and photos, as well as new contributions by fellow comedians and writers that shed new light on every facet of his life and work. This book is the final word on the lasting impact of the great comedian.

DJI’s Mavic Mini is So Small it Flies Under the FAA’s Radar at werd.com

DJI’s Mavic Mini is So Small it Flies Under the FAA’s Radar

The soon-to-be-officially released Mavic Mini drone from DJI is so small that no FAA registration is required. Which simplifies things. Fewer barriers to flight, right? The palm-size drone boasts a 30-minute flight time but only a 2.7K camera; its big brothers have 4K—but what you lose in rez you gain in stealth. The price is also pretty lightweight. Due out this week.

Naked & Insane: Kawasaki’s Z H2 at werd.com

Naked & Insane: Kawasaki’s Z H2

Posted in Automotive and Motorcycles

Kawasaki just took the wrapper off the hotly anticipated Z H2, a ridiculously fast naked street fighter powered by their supercharged 197-horse H2 motor. With a few simple mods the motor can reach 300Hp. Even stock though, it’s a lot of bike—and obviously, the powerplant dominates the design. It features cruise control, traction control, multiple power modes, launch control, ABS and other advanced safety systems but riders basically climb up onto the motor and hang on. Available mid 2020.

Tag Heuer Introduces Limited Monaco 2009-2019 at werd.com

Tag Heuer Introduces Limited Monaco 2009-2019

Marking the final decade of Tag Heuer’s iconic 50-year anniversary Monaco series, is the Monaco 2009-2019 Limited Edition. Only 169 of these will be made, featuring a space grey case and black dial with hour, minute, sub second, 30-minute chronograph, central chrono second, & date functions. The movement is a self-winding TAG Calibre 1. Available now. Photo credit: Hodinkee

Winston Will Protect All Your Online Activity at werd.com

Winston Will Protect All Your Online Activity

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

What’s worse, being paranoid about online privacy or knowing you should be? Well, this Winston thing solves both problems. Unlike stuff like “incognito mode” & pop-up blockers & even VPN’s, Winston actually keeps your data & activity safe from prying eyes. Once plugged in, it provides industrial-strength security by scrambling, encrypting, & anonymizing all your home internet activity while making your IP address impossible to track. A funded Kickstarter.

Safe & Sound: The Unit 1 Helmet at werd.com

Safe & Sound: The Unit 1 Helmet

Posted in Snow and Sporting Gear

The Unit 1 System is a winter-sport helmet & headphone combo that brings solid hi-fi sounds to your days on the slopes for both music & communication. When your day is done, the headphones pop out for all your aprés activities. The helmet features an ABS hard-shell and an EPS liner to comply with ASTM 2040 and EN 1077B international safety standards. Glove-friendly buttons & 16-hour battery life seal the deal. Available for pre-order now.

Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other at werd.com

Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other

Anyone who knows hockey knows that Scotty Bowman is the greatest coach the sport has ever seen. He stacked up more game wins and more Stanley Cups than anyone before or since. And coached some of the greats: Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Guy Lafleur, and Mario Lemieux. Written by Habs’ Hall Of Fame goalie Ken Dryden, this book is about a life—a hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.

This Travel Bag is Ready for Wintry Weather at werd.com

This Travel Bag is Ready for Wintry Weather

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

Rocky Mountain Underground’s 35-liter BRFCS Travel Bag is a rugged, well-designed travel bag that zips-out and expands up to 50-liter capacity. The bag is constructed of rugged cotton canvas that has a weatherproof PU & wax coating, to shed rain and snow. It can be carried as a backpack with stowable shoulder straps & waist belt. Full-zip internal organizers keep gear separated & in its place. Features like a padded laptop sleeve, locking zippers, helmet sling, & zip sidewall pockets add to its versatility.

Tap Code: The Epic Survival Tale of a Vietnam POW and the Secret Code That Changed Everything at werd.com

Tap Code: The Epic Survival Tale of a Vietnam POW and the Secret Code That Changed Everything

Tap Code shares never-before-told details of underground operations during the Vietnam War. Written in his own words, it follows the story of downed U.S. pilot Carlyle “Smitty” Harris & his time in the infamous Hoa Lo prison, nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton.” Once inside with no hope of rescue or escape, Harris remembered the Tap Code, an old, long-unused World War II method of communication through tapping on a common water pipe. He covertly taught the code to many POWs, and in turn they taught others. It became a lifeline during their internment—a morale booster and a way to communicate the chain of command that would be instrumental in helping them prevail over a brutal enemy.

Field Company’s Cast Iron Skillets are Smoother & Lighter at werd.com

Field Company’s Cast Iron Skillets are Smoother & Lighter

Posted in Home Stuff and Kitchen

Prized for its ability to retain heat & cook evenly, naturally non-stick cast iron cookware is a top choice for everyone from chefs to old school camp cooks to mommy bloggers. And Field Company makes the goods. Their cast iron skillets, available in a range of sizes and made in the USA, feature a smoother, easier to clean finish & slightly lighter weight than traditional designs.

This Sweet Cinema System is the First to Feature 3D Audio at werd.com

This Sweet Cinema System is the First to Feature 3D Audio

The Nebula Cosmos Max is the world’s first 4K home cinema projector with 3D Audio. It creates a stunning large-scale 4K UHD picture at sizes up to 150” for dramatic viewing indoors & out. With its bright 1500 lumen display, Texas Instruments’ DLP technology, and HDR10, it delivers vibrant color & the deepest blacks. Cinematic sound comes by way of advanced 3D Audio featuring Dolby Digital Plus and a built-in DSP, for 360° of ground-breaking audio.

This All-Weather 42-Liter Pack is Built for Adventure at werd.com

This All-Weather 42-Liter Pack is Built for Adventure

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

Cotopaxi’s Allpa 42L is the largest of the brand’s range of rugged, go-anywhere travel bags. The outer shell of the Allpa is made of tough & weather-resistant TPU-coated 1000D polyester paired with 1680D ballistic nylon paneling. It will fit in the airline overhead and keep gear dry squeezed into the cargo-hold of a puddle jumper. With multiple carry options, you can run it as a duffle, pack, or (large) brief. Available in black or blue.

This Cool Mug Keeps Drinks Hot at werd.com

This Cool Mug Keeps Drinks Hot

Posted in Gear for Men

The creators behind the Carter Everywhere Mug really care about coffee, so their mug aims to elevate the experience. It has a double-wall Heat Lock design that keeps drinks hot for 12 hours or cold for 24, a 69 mm diameter rim designed to fit the most popular manual brewing devices, a thin lip on the rim for easy drinking & a leakproof seal on the lid. Available in 12 or 16 ounce sizes.