Archive for May, 2020
The Evercade retro gaming handheld merges modern mobile hardware with a decidedly vintage experience, trading an internet connection for games played on physical cartridges, chunky ones, that plug into the back of the device. It has a mini HDMI port to connect to your TV but everything you can access must be on the game cartridge. Evercade worked with developers and studios to create themed & bundled game collections, like one from Namco that includes Pac-Man, Dig Dug, and Galaxian. There are currently more than 140 classic game titles available.
With 3,696 pieces and details like switch-activated Scissor-Doors and a functional 8-speed gearbox, LEGO’s Limited-Edition Technic Lamborghini Sian is a detailed 1:8 scale replica of the ultra-rare V-12 hybrid Lambo.
With the launch of the Beovision Harmony 88-inch 8K TV, Bang & Olufsen raises the bar in home cinema. It is the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED TV and the largest OLED screen ever created by LG. The 8K ZX display is driven by a new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor, for flawless picture quality as well as enabling a host of specialized features for various content types. Audio comes through a pre-installed three-channel sound system and built-in dual subwoofer. Also compatible with Bang & Olufsen’s family of speakers.
The fold-flat design of Pyro Cage firepits makes them easy to toss in the truck, trailer, or camper & bring along on summer adventures. Offered in sizes ranging from a campstove for 2 to a waist-high burn barrel, Pyro Cages consist of 4 panels that assemble quickly with no tools required. They’re constructed of 14 gauge steel that’s twice as thick as a standard steel barrel, so whether you’re roasting weenies, incinerating yard waste, or destroying documents, the Pyro Cage burns clean, safe, & mess-free.
Formed in smooth, architectural concrete, this handmade desk organizer from Urban Minimalist holds a smartphone, pens, pencils, business cards or notes, paper clips, & other workstation essentials. Neatly & stylishly. The base of the organizer features a thin layer of recycled cork to ensure that your desk, table or shelf won’t be scratched.
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Loaded with all the high-end tech found in its best QLED TVs, Samsung’s outdoor-equipped Terrace TV delivers the goods with Quantum HDR, direct full array 16X local dimming, Quantum Dot color, and AI-powered 4K upscaling. Boasting 2,000+ nits of brightness, the picture will definitely pop—even in direct sun, and its IP55 water and dust resistance rating make it patio-proof.
Designed to work easily with Android and iOS phones & tablets, the Depstech wireless endoscope is a HD Snake Camera for inspecting hard to reach places in your home—like down the drain and into the walls, to help you troubleshoot leaks, clogs & other unseen mysteries. The camera connects using wi-fi, is IP67 Waterproof and the 2.0 megapixel HD camera features adjustable LED lights & 11.5’ of cable.
Optimized for the demands of vloggers & mobile 4K content creators, Sony’s compact ZV-1 is similar in design to the brand’s popular RX100 but offers smart, self-shooter tech like Background Defocus and Product Showcase that highlight foreground subjects with the touch of a one-button control. There’s also an improved on-camera three-microphone array with a wind guard, a front-facing recording indicator & Sony’s multi-interface shoe for attaching lights, other mics & accessories.
Due out July 24, Sony’s forthcoming flagship phone, the Xperia 1 II boasts a 12-megapixel triple-camera array that can shoot a burst up to 20 fps with lightning-fast AF & AE that can adjust up to 60X per second. Its 4K HDR OLED screen measures 6.5 inches, supports mmWave 5G, while built-in apps like Photography Pro and Cinematography Pro make editing & creating killer content easier than ever.
Two American EDC innovators, Carryology & The James Brand teamed up to create an evolved TSA-friendly travel tool kit. Their Rover Capsule Collection features the knife-less Ellis pocket tool, a compact Stilwell pen, and a pocketable bit driver all packaged in a black Skinth sheath.
Building a campfire built on the ground scorches the earth, leaving behind ash and burnt debris. Not a good look on Mother Nature. Also illegal in lots of spots. The go-anywhere Trailblazer firepit/camp stove solves this burning issue with a lightweight, portable design that lets you bring the warm glow of a campfire anywhere, and no trace left behind. It features a collapsible aluminum frame, a food-grade 304 stainless grill grate for cooking, and stows in a ballistic nylon case for transport.
The story of the Zenith El Primero chronograph goes back many decades and involves a designer who’s unapproved designs & toolings were stashed in the attic at the Swiss manufacturer. The new 38mm Zenith Chronomaster Revival Manufacture Edition celebrates the unearthed design and mimics the brands’ iconic A386 model, featuring 3 overlapping subdials and a numerical date window. It is powered by the El Primero movement with a 50-hour power reserve.
Okay, this is meta. Mophie’s Powerstation Wireless XL is a backup battery that not only charges your devices wirelessly but the unit itself powers up wirelessly, using any Qi charging pad. That means you really never need a cable.With 10,000 mAh of power, it will take a while to charge up but hey, this is progress. The Powerstation XL offers two-way USB-C charging as well as a Lightning port to keep your essentials powered up on-the-go.
The hovering Buda Ball levitates in thin air, captivating & mesmerizing you. Reminding you to stay focused and in the moment. Designed by FLYTE to lower stress levels, it floats and rotates hypnotically in an invisible magnetic field, creating a soothing, time-stopping visual experience. The ball levitates both vertically and horizontally inches above its square, connected base, allowing you to place it on a desk or tabletop or also up on the wall. Choose from a black, chrome, or gold sphere and several complimentary finishes on the base. A funded Kickstarter.
Bad Religion was a vanguard band at the forefront of the mainstream punk rock crossover of the early 2000s, paving the way for the Green Days & Blink 182s. Now nearly 40 years into their career, Do What You Want tells the untold tales of an unlikely band of misfits who broke the mold and brought a relentlessly punk-rock ethic to modern American music. Due out in hardcover August 18.
Even untouched and bone-stock, the BMW R nineT is a beast of a bike. This slammed and seriously modified build takes the powerful German super-cruiser to an outlandish level. Commissioned by BMW Motorrad Russia and built by Zillers Garage, it is an aviation-inspired masterpiece constructed almost entirely of hand-built custom parts. From its hand-formed aluminum body to a pneumatic storage pod in the tail section to its stainless steel exhaust to the smallest hand-fabbed bits in the controls and cockpit, it’s a custom truly unlike any other. source
With up to 200 lumens of dimmable LED light and a 360º swiveling head, plus a magnetic clip that grabs on everywhere, the Zeus Mini light from GoPro is a great fill light for vloggers and videographers but also handy around the home, garage, and off on adventures. It offers 4 light modes, an emergency flashing function for safety, it’s waterproof to 30-feet and the rechargeable battery delivers up to 6 hours of continuous run-time.
What makes Clever Crates so smart is their fold-flat design, enabling you to close & store them flat, freeing up valuable closet & storage space when their contents come out. For decluttering & organizing the garage, summer camp, kid’s room or attic, these foldable, plastic multi-use crates are ideal, available in 46-liter & 25-liter “milk crate” styles that stack vertically when in use & collapse flat in seconds.
The Gerber Doubledown is not your average folding knife. It’s a bit more persuasive. This 15-inch tactical weapon merges the folding design of a butterfly/balisong knife with the hacking power of a machete. Gnurled-grip aluminum handles feature an integrated plier multi-tool. The 6.75-in high-carbon steel blade stays in position with a QuadLock system for safe, secure operation & packs away in its MOLLE-compatible sheath.
Inspired by the busy streets of Tokyo to cruise freely from the bike lane to the office to the remote meeting, Chrome’s MXD Link Sling features a versatile, single-strap design for cross-body or waist carry. It has a padded laptop pocket for machines up to 13” plus multiple padded exterior pockets for sunglasses, small tech, & accessories.