Archive for October, 2019
Following hot on the heels of their debut all-electric, Porsche is now rolling out the 522-horsepower Taycan 4S. With a range of 288-miles, this zero-emission 4-door can reach speeds up to 155MPH and rips 0-60 in 3.8. Porsche claims that when plugged into an 800-volt, high-speed DC charger, the Taycan 4S can go from a 5% charge to 80% in 22.5 minutes.
Maybe it’s all the Octoberfesting but Westmark’s German-made 3-in-1 Resealer Beer Bottle Opener seems like a great idea right about now. Made of high-quality stainless steel it features a durable design and simple embossed instructions that make resealing your unfinished beers easier than ever. And even though you won’t need them, it’s also got instructions for opening bottles.
Rhythmo’s latest DIY instrument kit is the BeatBox, a rhythm and beat-making machine that you build yourself. Housed literally in a cardboard box, it features retro mechanical arcade buttons, parameter knobs & a joystick for controls plus an on-board amplifier & a pair of 50-watt speakers. Rhythmo’s Android/iOS app gives users access to sound-packs and tutorials to create original custom beats & music.
The Emergency Lighting Station from Pelican is a glow-in-the-dark flashlight in a wall-mountable clear, tamper-proof case that delivers 370-lumens of light. In addition to sustained light, it features a signaling mode for use in search & rescue scenarios. For the home, workplace, boat, RV, & travel, it’s a battery-free backup light that will never leave you in the dark.
Cleaning the toilet seems like an outdated task. The folks behind Shine think so, too. The brand’s Bathroom Assistant is a simple device that automates toilet cleaning & maintenance. Universally compatible & easy to install, it boasts automatic, chem-free cleaning, auto deodorizing, and the battery lasts for 6 months. A funded Indiegogo.
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Combining the cozy comfort of a flannel shirt with the warmth of chill-killing sherpa fleece, Rumpl’s Homestyle Flannel Sherpa Blanket will be an epic couch companion as cool autumn afternoons turn to drafty winter nights.
Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Joe Posnanski takes a fresh look at the life of iconic illusionist Harry Houdini. Through years of traveling to visit museums, aspiring magicians, and all sorts of offbeat characters, the author captures the voices of his devoted fans, exploring his impact on American culture and why Houdini’s legacy endures to this day.
Based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Give’r makes mittens built to handle the toughest winter weather. Their all-leather Frontier Mitten utilizes a Hipora membrane to make them 100% waterproof. They’re heavily insulated for warmth with an additional heatshield to perform at temperatures as low as -40º. They also feature a gaiter to block out snow & wind & can be custom branded with your initials. A funded Kickstarter.
With the power to charge three devices simultaneously, Nomad’s Base Station Pro wireless Qi charger features a sleek, simple design that allows you drop your devices anywhere on the charging pad’s soft leather surface for instant juicing. 5W of output are delivered to each device through a multi-coil array.
Made of Grade 5 Titanium, the keyring-size Hunt23 EDC flashlight is very small & “bright”. It delivers 100 lumens of LED light in 2 colors, is completely waterproof & works as a box cutter, bottle opener, min pry bar, lid popper, tape remover, letter opener—you get the idea. This is a funded Kickstarter.
Leatherman’s Free K Collection merges the convenience of a folding pocket knife with the utility of the brand’s multi-tools. The collection includes 4 different models, all featuring a serrated 3.3 inch folding stainless blade & a unique array of tools. Each of the additional fold-out implements is housed on the outside of an ergonomically refined aluminum body for easy access, so you’re never left fumbling in a pinch. Made in Portland, Oregon and covered by a 25-year warranty.
Designed & built in Brooklyn, startup electric bike builder Tarform has created a futuristic urban assault bike with a clean, minimalist design. There are currently few details on performance, power, or specs but the brand is talking about integrating machine learning, AI, and bio-materials into the build. The bikes are currently in pre-order phase with an estimated street date of late 2019.
Designed by the beach in Los Angeles, California, the K-25 Smart Bath Towel 3.0 is not your average drying device. Made with sustainable materials, 100% natural long strain cotton & marked by superb craftsmanship, this towel is fluffy, soft, and absorbent but also features antimicrobial fabrication for fast-drying & forever stink-free performance. A funded Kickstarter.
With step-by-step instructions & challenges that guide beginners through the basics of coding, Kano’s officially licensed The Force Coding Kit lets users learn, create & play endless Star Wars inspired games—take on iconic challenges, pilot Rebel and Empire starships, levitate R2-D2, avoid asteroids in the Millennium Falcon, construct lightsabers, help BB-8, and more.
With a 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor and lightweight design, Nikon’s new entry-level Z 50 is built on the same platform as the brand’s popular Z6 & Z7 full-frame cameras. 11 fps continuous shooting, 4k video capture, and compatibility with the full range of Sony’s DX lenses make this a very versatile & valuable camera for the price.
The latest from online luggage purveyor AWAY is the Expandables collection. As the name suggests, these travel bags can grow. Available in 4 smart sizes, they feature large, easy-access front-flap pockets, and wraparound zippers that allow the rolling cases to expand by 1.75 inches. That means you can pack in more souvenirs, more clothes, more whatever. Choose from 37, 47, 73, & 106 liter sizes.
With 3 adjustable heads, Stanley’s 5000-Lumen Work Light will illuminate the whole work area with bright LED light. Dual-mode power gives you the option of 50% or 100% brightness and its tripod mount gives you endless angles. Waterproof, foldable, & rugged it also offers a USB port for device charging.
Megaforce Records was started by Jonny Zazula in a New Jersey apartment in 1983. Nobody cared. Then a little record called Kill ’Em All by Metallica started percolating. So yeah. Jonny Z’s Megaforce went on to release records by Anthrax, Testament, Mercyful Fate, Raven, Overkill, Exciter, Stormtroopers of Death, Method of Destruction, Ace Frehley, King’s X, Ministry, & many more. These are his stories, straight from the source. Plus over 100 rare photos unearthed from the MegaVault.
An entire portable workshop in a box, with all the tools you need?! That’s a stretch. But the DOER kit does it. It gives you a 4A battery-powered hammer drill/driver, jig saw, & circular saw in a modular storage & work system that easily converts & configures to be a table saw, lathe, drill press, table sander, hotwire cutter, & scroll saw. When the job’s done, pack it all up & throw the box in the truck. A funded Kickstarter.
The mid-size Chevy Colorado is getting a solid update for 2021, including the high-performance ZR2 and Z71 off-road models. The front-end look is all new, and looks tough! Fresh badging on the grille and the Chevrolet word-mark embossed in the tailgate. The ZR2 and Z71 feature fresh colors, like Sand Dune Metallic, in two dirt-friendly trim levels.