Archive for July, 2020
As the red-hot arrival of Playstation 5 draws near, Sony is launching a new range of Bravia TVs that come “Playstation 5 Ready:” The XH90 offers 4K clarity at 120 fps and the ZH8 sharpens it up to 8K output. Both are driven by X1 processors which reproduce more colors than a conventional TV. They boast Sony’s super-bright Full Array LED technology & Acoustic Multi-Audio to deliver next-level surround. In Game Mode users can automatically play games on the PS5 console with low latency & control both devices from the wireless game controller. Due out for the holidays.
Smart car electronics brand 70Mai packed a ton of tech into their A800 Dual Vision 4K Dash Cam. It offers both front and rear-facing 4K cameras with dual recording capability. Wide-angle 140º field-of-view, night vision, built-in GPS, plus lane change warning and collision detection technologies. A Guard Mode continues recording to keep the vehicle secure while parked. In-App playback & share make it seamless. A funded Indiegogo.
Inspired by a community of more than one million fans, Accidentally Wes Anderson showcases stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of Anderson’s films. Along with photos, it tells the stories behind more than 200 of the most beautiful, idiosyncratic, and interesting places on Earth. The project & the book were authorized by Anderson himself. 368 pages.
The simplicity and smarts of Heimplanet’s inflatable-framed tents sparked a whole new outdoor category. And their original design, the Cave tent, is now available in a limited-edition Black Cairo Camo colorway. The lightweight 2-person dome sets up fast with no poles, plus features a waterproof Ripstop Polyester rainfly and a breathable Ripstop Nylon inner tent with lots of storage. The vestibule stores smaller things like your pack & shoes & keeps them out of the elements. A gear loft in the ceiling keeps things organized & off the floor.
We just found the Clydesdale of sawhorses. ToughBuilt’s Adjustable Sawhorse & Jobsite Table delivers industrial-strength performance & the versatility to tackle loads of tough jobs. It features adjustable height legs, support arms to handle all sizes of lumber, and they have a load capacity of 1300-pounds. That’s heavy duty.
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Designed to go hard in the summer heat, Nike’s latest training shoe, the Metcon 6 is 16% more breathable than its predecessor, plus lighter, and it comes for the first time, in a flyEase variant. Developed with elite fitness athletes it features a Hyper Lift insert to support squats, snatches, & cleans, as well as a dual-density drop-in midsole for cushioning those box jumps & double-unders. Global release: August 31.
In this intimate new memoir, seventies rock icon Peter Frampton shares the story of his incredible career and life for the first-time, in his own words. From his early days as an underage upstart to chart-topping star almost overnight, to a Hollywood heartthrob through the up and downs of a musical output now spanning nearly 50 years. It’s the whole story, so far.
The latest evolution of the Chuck Taylor All-Star is the mid-top BB Evo, a performance basketball shoe developed with a group of rising NBA & WNBA pro players. The shoe features a streamlined light mesh and textile upper and a Nike React midsole for cushioning. A distinctive wraparound diamond-pattern outsole with a retro-inspired foxing stripe completes the design. Available August 1.
When you’re ready to settle into a serious chill, the Kick Back Rocker from CGI Outdoor has your back. The lightweight, collapsible camp chair features a powder-coated metal frame with Spring Action Rocking Technology plus a beverage holder & a phone pocket. It holds up to 250 pounds & folds down to go easily over-your-shoulder to the next destination. Choose grey, black or green.
3D printed in industrial-grade carbon fiber, the Superstrata Bike is a lightweight unibody bike that is custom-sized precisely for your height. Designed for street and light off-road use, it is available with or without pedal-assist power, Shimano components, and 5 integrated lights for safety after dark.
In these stressful times, a neat, orderly workspace can help you stay focused. The Orbitkey Desk Mat does that. Made from premium, water-repellent vegan leather, it protects your desk from scratches, stains and spills while keeping things organized with a bunch of smart features: A document hideaway to reduce paper pile-up, pen/pencil holder, & magnetic cable keepers. It is available in 3 sizes to fit your workspace.
Airstream’s compact Basecamp 20 camper gets an impressive refresh for 2021. The family-friendly tow-behind is slightly longer, wider, & taller; providing sleeping space for 2 adults & 2 kids or 3 adults. The floorplan includes a kitchen, bath & a forward seating/lounge area. In the back there’s a hatch into a gear stowage compartment. It’s got the iconic aluminum exterior, and at 3400 pounds, can be towed behind a mid-size truck or SUV.
A wise man once said “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” He might’ve been talking about the Timex MK1. This 36mm stainless steel Timex classic has been updated & enhanced with a 20-jewel hand-wound movement giving an old-fashioned interpretation to the brand’s first Camper model watch from the 80s. Details of the military-inspired MK1 collection include waterproofing to 50 meters, a polished finish, and a two-piece fabric strap with quick-release spring bars so you can easily change your look without tools.
Some will call it sacrilege others will call it cool, but either way, Twisted Automotive’s Electrified Defender 90 is a rad little Rover. Using the soft-top 90 model, the British workshop has created what they call the NAS-E, swapping petrol power for an EV drivetrain that outputs 214 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque in an AWD design. Its range is more than 200 miles. Only 30 of these silent killers will be made.
The Herman Miller Embody is the iconic brand’s top-of-the-line task chair, designed to support spine health and move with your body. Now the brand has teamed up with Logitech to create a gamer-focused variant, The Embody Gaming Chair. It offers 7 customizable calibrations to support your body while you play as well as featuring copper-infused foam to keep you cool, while changes in your weight distribution are managed by a tech called “Dynamic Pixel Circulation.”
As a Guitar God spanning generations, Jimmy Page has amassed an extensive private archive of iconic guitars, stage costumes, and personal ephemera. He packs all of it into this new 400-page book. In it, he guides reader through hundreds of rare items, many of which are unseen, others of mythic status, such as the Gibson double neck guitar, his dragon emblazoned suit, his white embroidered poppy suit, and the outfit worn in the concert film The Song Remains the Same. Also included are handwritten diaries, correspondence, rare vinyl pressings, previously unpublished photos and lots more.
The Nanuk 935 hard case is a pro-quality rolling equipment case approved by the FAA as the maximum carry-on size. The case is waterproof, impact resistant, and features a patented Power Claw latching system to ensure security in extreme conditions. For cameras, electronics, delicate instruments, and other tech that needs serious protection & shockproof transport, this is the one. Foam inserts are fully customizable and swappable for custom carry. Available in 6 colors.
Half dirtbike & half electric scooter, Kuberg’s Ranger off-road scooter boasts a powerful 14,000-watt electric powertrain that delivers dirt-slinging speeds up to 50MPH and a range up to 120 miles using a dual battery system. Designed for stand-up or sit-down riding, it features a pop-up pneumatic seat to instantly convert with the push of a button. It also comes with a removable cargo trailer for towing additional gear.
Last year was the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and to commemorate that milestone, Omega is releasing a new version of the watch NASA astronauts wore to the moon. The Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel features a 39.7mm case and a black dial surrounded by a polished black ceramic bezel ring. The watch’s original 321 movement had been out of production for 50 years, Omega’s team labored for 2 years to recreate & update the iconic movement—maybe that’s why this watch is lifting off only now.
A collapsible water bottle is a smart, space-saving idea and the 25-ounce Origami Bottle from DiFold nails the concept. When the bottle is empty, a simple twist compresses the 8-inch tall vessel to just 2-inches to easily fit in to a pack, pocket, purse, or bag. The body of the bottle is made of a BPA-free thermoplastic elastomer that is odorless, tasteless and recyclable. A funded Indiegogo.