Archive for August, 2020
Petzl lights it up yet again with the IKO CORE; a totally new headlamp design—unlike any we’ve seen. It’s all about the brand’s patented AirFit headband. A snug yet comfortable band with a battery pack in the back, for comfort & secure fit hiking, climbing & biking. At 500-lumens, you get a bright hands-free LED torch with multiple light modes down to an energy saving 6 lumens. It also stands on its own as a lantern & folds down into a packable carry case.
Lumps in the protein shake. Like eating dirt. If you’re not down with that, get yourself a ShakeSphere Tumbler. Unlike other protein shakers, this award-winning bottle doesn’t use a mixing ball or mesh grid to mix. Instead, the patented capsule shape does the mixing & nothing can get stuck in corners. Smoother shakes & smoothies & no lumps. It’s made from rugged, BPA-free Tritan plastic & features a leak-proof slide cap. 24-ounces.
In this latest addition to the ever-growing annals of Beatles legend and lore, award-winning author Ken McNab reconstructs the final year of the ubiquitous band, 1969. With perspectives from all four of the band members themselves, And in the End paints a vivid portrait of a super-group spiraling into bankruptcy, heroin, & the creative and personal differences that would lead to their imminent demise—but not before releasing the incredible farewell of Abbey Road.
Designed to be the ultimate travel headphone, the all-new H95 is, as the brand claims, the “most advanced active noise cancellation of any Bang & Olufsen headphones.” Created & named to celebrate the Danish audio company’s 95th anniversary, these flagship cans feature luxe materials, a mix of touch control & mechanical dials, adjustable noise-cancelling, & 38-hours of playback.
Weighing just 80 pounds, the SuperLite rooftop camper from Go Fast is a low-profile, minimalist hardshell RTT that installs in just 3 minutes & pops-up instantly to offer sleeping for 2+. At this insanely light weight, it can be carried on virtually any vehicle. Go Fast offers the cushy 3” sleeping pad & ladder attachment for this tent separately.
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WUNDERSMACK showcases intricate laser cut art set in immersive multilayer dioramas. Each one features multiple layers that are packed with stunning detail and embellishments. They quickly and easily assemble in just minutes by simply dropping each frame into the numbered slots, then attach spacers and lock to secure the finished piece. Designed and hand-assembled in California by artist Jacob Morales. Choose from travel, film, and Disney-inspired designs.
Drone-maker DJI dropped a couple letters from its OSMO line of gimbals rebranding it as OM. The OM 4 Smartphone Stabilizer is the latest & greatest. The foldable design features a simple & secure magnetic attachment for your phone and offers 3-axis stabilization with pro features like Gesture Control & ActiveTrack 3.0 as well as a range of preset shooting modes for time & motions lapse, slo-mo, Dynamic Zoom, and more. Ships with a wrist strap and a protective, compact carry case.
Billionaire & comedic genius Jerry Seinfeld is also a pack rat. Throughout a career that now spans 45 years, the stand-up legend has saved “everything that might be something”—ideas, bits, conversations, jokes—anything he may one day use as material for his act. Seinfeld plowed through thousands of saved pages from yellow legal pads, all kept in a giant file. He selected his favorite material for this book, organized decade by decade. With the original material paired with brilliantly crafted observations, readers see the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time. Due out: August 6.
The forthcoming Fitbit Sense, a smartwatch with powerful health tracking tools, will become the brand’s flagship wearable. Equipped with an EDA sensor to measure electrodermal activity, this device takes your temperature & creates a stress score to help you see when you’re stressed. It also features an advanced heart-rate monitoring system that includes Afib detection and EKG which is still pending FDA approval.
The Level Touch lock opens with just a touch. This smart deadbolt lock fits your door as a traditional lock does but uses capacitive touch technology that authenticates through bluetooth LE using your phone. The lock also features a traditional key hole & lever for manual operation. All electronics are integrated into the body of the lock, so this is a clean, wireless, no-battery-pack smart lock that installs with a single screwdriver in 10 minutes.
The latest clever technical tweak from Irish outdoor brand Crua, is the XTent. With an adjustable, dual-height body, it expands to offer standing headroom up to 6’6” for changing & increased ventilation & then zips down to a more compact, lower 5’ tall configuration for higher wind and inclement weather. For the user, it’s a convenient option that adds comfort but no extra bulk.
At 100K Lumens, the MS18 is the brightest handheld flashlight you’ll find. With a beam distance of nearly one mile, this 7-pound aluminum-body torch will light up the whole yard & the neighbor’s too. It is powered by an 8-pack of rechargeable Li-Ion batteries that recharge in 4+ hours, features multiple push-button light modes, and is IP56 rated for waterproofing.
Designed by renowned Austrian customizer Blechmann for BMW Motorrad, this custom R18 merges classic racing motifs, premium materials, and modern performance. The front fairing is unmistakable, setting off a wide, low and muscular build from its recessed LED headlight array to the tone of its sweeping chrome straight pipes. One of one.
Celebrating the greatest sci-fi film ever made, this new Taschen title sheds light on the actors, production designers, special-effects experts and the twin masterminds of Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, who revolutionized both the sci-fi genre and the art of cinema with their futuristic 1968 opus. Previously available as part of the multi-volume Collector’s Edition, this new book features hundreds of on and off set photos, pre-production art, and conceptual designs from the Kubrick archives. 528 pages.
This is the bike helmet that can speak for you when you can’t. POC’s Ventral Air SPIN NFC features an NFC Medical ID chip that lets you store your medical profile in the helmet. In an accident, first responders will be able to read your vital information and make the best decisions for your treatment. Designed for both road and adventure rides, it offers the brand’s renowned aerodynamic performance, and a shape that minimizes drag.
Designed to put a complete camper kit in the bed of your pickup, the VenturePack from Talus Expedition Gear, packs low for clearance & RTT compatibility. It is a heavy-duty 2-drawer slide-out unit, with each drawer capable of holding 350 lbs. Pull them out to reveal a flush-lid Dometic dual-burner stove/sink unit, and a 29-liter Dometic drawer fridge and workspace. Tracks on the top let you connect accessories and racks. Fits Ford F-Series & Ranger, Chevy Silverado, Ram 1500, & Toyota Tacoma.
In its retro blue & yellow race team livery, the 2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally Edition honors the brand’s iconic Dakar champion bikes. The original XT models claimed 18 podiums in the first 6 editions of the world’s toughest race. 40 years later, this new model is powered by a 689cc, 4-stroke & features switchable ABS, a slip-on Akropovic exhaust, heavy duty skid plates, & LED lights.
With an upgrade that makes it even faster for 2021, the all-electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S features Launch Control technology to rip down a quarter-mile in just 10.7 seconds. There’s also a new HUD & a “plug & charge” feature for convenient, secure universal charging. 7 fresh color choices will also be offered for the new model year.
Twice as fast, twice as powerful. That’s legit. The HyperDrive GEN2 6-in-1 USB-C Hub delivers 2X the speed and power of the brand’s 1st generation hub. In a compact, streamlined form factor, it boasts 2X video refresh rate, 2X USB speed, memory card transfer speeds of 300MB/s & 100W power delivery. There’s even a 3.5mm audio jack for your headphones.
Hydrapak’s soft-sided Flux hydration bottle eliminates the bulk of an empty water bottle while being 60% lighter than a hard-sided bottle. Made of durable dual-layer TPU w/RF welded seams, it is spillproof, packable, & screw-filter compatible. Ideal for hike, bike, & travel, weighing just 2.7 ounces. 100% BPA & PVC free.