Archive for March, 2020
Fans of Fast & Furious will know on sight that this is Dom’s Mopar beast. Technically, it’s the Lego Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger. Based on the the iconic 1970s Charger R/T, this 1077-piece set features a fully blown V8. It measure 15-inches long and has moving pistons, suspension, steering system and air blower. It requires no batteries, just lots of sounds you make yourself, like squealing tires and revving engines.
The Wooden Grill Scraper is a tool well-known to black belt BBQers. The Woody 20-inch Shovel from The Great Scrape is made from solid Red Oak and Beech hardwoods, coated with an all-natural, non-toxic, food safe mineral oil. Pros choose wood scrapers because eating wire bristles left behind by brush cleaning is never tasty. At 20”, the Woody keeps your fingers from getting too toasty while you scrape. Works with porcelain, cast, and stainless grill grates.
This little land rover is called CYCLEAGLE, a lightweight, all-terrain electric skateboard. Built to shred everything from ski trails to hillsides, hiking paths to campgrounds to the local pump track, at speeds up to 27mph. The board is made of aerospace aluminum to reduce weight, features 4-wheel regenerative braking, and is powered by high-performance swappable batteries that deliver 14 mi. of range per charge. Battery swap is fast & tool-free to keep you rolling. A funded Indiegogo.
Drawing design inspiration from a 1960s classic, Breitling’s Top Time Limited Edition chronograph features a 41mm stainless steel case, classic pump pusher lugs, and the brand’s “Zorro” dial layout with 2 subdials, offering a seconds display and a 30-minute chronograph register. It is powered by an automatic Breitling caliber 23 movement with a 48-hour power reserve. Only 2000 will be made.
Nine Inch Nails just dropped a pair of full-length instrumental albums for free download on the band website. Ghosts V-VI continues the spooky series that began back in 2008 with Ghosts I-IV. Hours of new free sounds from a certified master of modern music. Check it out.
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With Hygiene Hand, you can open doors & more without direct contact of your actual hand. Made of solid brass, it’s an antimicrobial EDC keychain tool offering a better way to open doors & use shared surfaces like checkouts and ATMs. Designed by a retired NYC paramedic, it weighs just 2 ounces and loops onto your keyring for convenience. A funded Kickstarter.
For a compact tabletop speaker, Marshall’s forthcoming Uxbridge Voice packs a lot in. It offers Amazon Alexa voice support, Apple AirPlay2 & Spotify Connect streaming. Rocker-style manual controls for volume, bass, and treble located on the top of the unit make it easy to dial in perfect sound. Available April 8.
There’s plenty of time for family breakfast with the kids these days, right? Make it more fun & let them play with their food. The Building Brick Waffle Maker lets you make waffles in the shape of bricks that are actually buildable. Waffle Towers. Pyramids. Bridges. You name it. Then eat it. A funded Kickstarter.
Nike shocked sneakerheads around the world with this unexpected drop. Scheduled for its debut on 03/26, AirMax Day 2020, the release of the Adapt Auto Max marks the first auto-lacing Air Max made for the masses. It features programmable flashing lights as well as lacing you can control from your Apple Watch or iPhone, similar to its other auto-lacing models, but evolved & improved. The orange & grey “Motherboard” colorway is the first to be unveiled.
The Nestbox is a modular camper-conversion system that will transform your vehicle into the adventure-mobile you’ve been dreaming of. Without a second mortgage! Designed by Czech startup Egoe Nest, it combines a compact kitchen & bed that will fit into all types of SUVs, vans, & wagons. Beneath the fold-out 3-panel sleeper, there’s a neatly stored & easily accessible pull-out kitchen. It offers a dual-burner propane stove, a sink and water tank system, several storage drawers and a 12-volt mini fridge. When not in use, take it out & store it in the garage. 4 models are available.
Ordering this puzzle will mark a new stage in your acceptance of the current situation. Kodak’s World’s Largest Puzzle has 51,300 Pieces and features full color imagery of 27 wonders from around the world. Like Macchu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, & the Great Barrier Reef. Places you will hopefully be able to visit some day. But not now. This massive jigsaw puzzle measures 28.5 feet x 6.25 feet.
Backyard grilling beats takeout anytime. And with a grill like the Spark One, you’ll be blazing. It combines the flavor of charcoal with the consistency of gas & the precision control of an oven. Using their Custom Briq system, it gets hot faster than traditional charcoal with easier loading and clean up. Temp control allows you to go from slow smoking at 200º up to sizzling, searing 900º. The design is also a blend of modern & mid-century influence, with a tubular steel frame.
Polyend’s Tracker is a powerful music making and production tool; a hardware workstation based on classic 80s-era grid sequencing workflow. Digital and sample-based, it creates endless options for sequencing and creativity. Its vertical workflow allows you to utilize up to 48 instruments as samples or sources, and 256 patterns as well as connecting with external MIDI gear & other synths.
For the Trail Series, Hydro Flask managed to shave 25% off the weight of their original wide-mouth bottles. For backpackers and all who want to save weight, these new bottles offer 18/8 stainless steel construction and TempShield insulation that keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12.
Constructed of heavy-duty ripstop Cordura, Filson’s Ripstop Nylon Backpack has the look of an easygoing global wanderer, which it is, but it’s also a very well-designed bag. That’s how Filson does it. The approx. 28-liter top-loader features a laptop sleeve that will fit up to a 15” machine, plus pockets for days: a large interior pocket perfect for gear, clothes, and tools; a small internal zip pocket, & dual outer zip pockets ideal for EDC. Available in black & surplus green.
We’ve shared a lot of radical speakers here over the years but Kranio is in a category all its own. Just look at it. A 3D-modeled Lynx skull with cybernetic implants and a built-in bluetooth 5.0 speaker. Each one of these speakers is painstakingly hand-painted to be realistic and totally unique. Created by Red Dot award-winning industrial designer Alan Wong, it was inspired by his youth; films like Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, and games like Cyberpunk & Shadowrun. The internal 10W Hi-Fi speaker has an acoustic transmission line, designed to produce accurate, undistorted sound quality in a small unit..
RAVPower’s FileHub Travel Router combines the travel-friendly convenience of a portable 802.11ac wireless hub with a design that makes it easier to back up files wirelessly between devices like your phone, tablet, & laptop at speeds up to 433Mbps on 5GHz band and 300Mbps on 2.4Ghz as well as streaming music, photos, and video from all your devices.
The all-new Fidlock Key Chain brings the simple, secure functionality of Fidlock magnetic hardware to your EDC, keys, and other essential pocketables. Constructed of mil-spec nylon webbing and manufactured in USA, the male-female attachment system gives you new carry options. Choose from the Mini Key Ring, Apple Watch, Airpod Case, and ID Card. All are compatible with the brand’s female-side key chain mounts.
Microsoft just dropped a mountain of new details on the new Xbox Series X console, the fastest most powerful Xbox ever. The Series X boasts an 8-core AMD Zen 2 processor & GPU capable of 12 teraflops. It has 16GB of RAM and offers visual detail up to 4K at 60fps, and 1TB of expandable NVMe-based SSD plus lightning fast loading and seamless switching between games with Quick Resume technology.
Designed for towing behind smaller vehicles, the super compact & lightweight Hitch Hotel Traveler camper is only 3-feet long when closed but expands to 7-feet with capacity to sleep two inside the walls of its fiberglass shell exterior. When open, its 135 square-foot interior can hold up to 1000-pounds of people & gear. When closed you get 60-square feet of cargo storage yet at just 36” long, you can pull in & park it anywhere.