Archive for August, 2020
Level up your mobile coffee game with this pocketable, adventure-ready grinder. Designed to give you the freshest ground coffee absolutely anywhere you go, the Java grinder from VSSL is a durable, smartly designed unit. It features adjustable grind to perfectly match your brewing system & a clip & flip design for convenient carry. A funded Kickstarter.
Son of Aldo, Twin brother of Mario, John Andretti was born into motorsports royalty. With deep insights into the family dynamic, it chronicles the versatile driver’s incredible life & wild career in racing; one that saw wins in NASCAR Cup, IndyCar, IMSA sports car racing, sprint cars, midgets and the rest. He also shares stories of winning the 24 Hours of Daytona, competing in Le Mans and even racing NHRA Top Fuel dragsters.
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is a juiced-up off-road-ready weapon built to send the Ford Raptor flapping back to its nest. Dodge claims that 75% of the TRX build is different from the stock 1500. Way gnarlier obviously. Powered by a Hellcat motor, it delivers 702 horsepower for a 0-60 time of 4.5, boasts a BorgWarner 48-13 transfer case with a rock crawl-friendly low range of 2.64:1, an 8,100-pound towing capacity, plus a high-tech leather-clad interior. Order yours today.
The Hutan x Bidor Hatchet Collection is a collab between the outdoor brand and one of the most reputable knife makers in Southeast Asia. Individually forged from 5160 carbon steel, the collection includes 3 models: Larry & Barry, 2 hatchets for wood-splitting duties or chopping into coconuts & Chop Chop, a kitchen cleaver. All feature cord handles and come with a carrying case and 2 sharpening stones.
There may be no other guitarist who’s worked with both Bruce Springsteen & Wu-Tang. But that’s Tom Morello. Impossibly versatile & just as influential. Especially to guitar nerds. As the cofounder and axe-man of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and Prophets of Rage, Morello has made some of the loudest & most important rock-n-roll of the modern era. In this new biography he shares his incredible journey as a guitarist, songwriter, singer, and political activist.
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For tough technical jobs, the Kinetic Driver is a compact, versatile driver tool that features a unique design: a weighted brass cylinder that spins on ceramic bearings to create a flywheel effect, for sinking & reversing screws with the perfect amount of mechanical advantage. Made of premium materials, the system includes the driver, 24 precision microbits, and an organizing case that’s also magnetic. A funded Kickstarter.
Hall of Fame QB, two-time Super Bowl Champ, and now GM of the Denver Broncos, John Elway has lived a truly remarkable life. The incredible upsets, awards, championship rings, broken records, “the play” & his welcome return to the gridiron after hardship… there are few athletes in the history of football as legendary as Elway. This is the definitive story of an NFL icon.
Designed to make your viewing experience more dramatic & cinematic, the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box creates colorful synchronized light-shows that make your viewing experience more vivid. The compact device, links via HDMI with your TV, Apple TV, or game console & it matches up with other Philips Hue products to bring the full range of effects beyond your viewing screen.
Entertainment icon & Marvel Comics frontman Stan Lee created Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor . . . and the list goes on. In this definitive new biography from acclaimed culture writer Abe Reisman, he pulls from more than 150 interviews as well as thousands of pages of private documents, turning up never-before-published revelations about Lee’s life and work. Known as much for his epic failures as his extraordinary success, it paints a vivid portrait of American success.
Powered by a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine that delivers 28 MPG, Jeep’s new Gladiator Farout concept is designed for long range, off-road missions. Overlanding. 37” mud tires, Fox Shocks, Warn winch. Its class-leading 4×4 payload allows for a full roof-top tent—which pops up in seconds and sleeps 4. The interior of the Farout features a fridge and stove as well as smoke blue leather with orange stitching.
First revealed earlier this year, Microsoft just announced its dual-screen Surface Duo phone will ship in early September. The book-fold phone features two 5.6-inch OLED displays that expand to 8.1-inches with a tandem aspect ratio but of 3:2. It’s equipped with an 11-megapixel f/2.0 camera for 4K video and 60 fps shooting. It boasts 7x zoom and shoots multi-frame HDR stills as well. Popular Microsoft apps like Office Suite & OneDrive apps have been adjusted to display seamlessly across both screens.
Doxa just popped out a fresh remake of its cult-classic SUB300 automatic dive watch first created back in the late 60s. The 2020 refresh features a 42.5mm stainless case in a range of 6 bright colors. Rubber straps and numerals on the bezel are color-matched. It is powered by a COSC-certified ETA 2824-2 automatic movement & each color is limited to a production of just 300.
Designed for analog-obsessed audiophiles, the 150-watt 2-channel MC1502 tube amplifier from McIntosh delivers unrivaled warmth and impressive punch with its arsenal of vacuum tubes: eight KT88 output vacuum tubes—four assigned to each stereo channel. It also has eight small signal tubes: four 12AX7A and four 12AT7 vacuum tubes; two of each dedicated to each audio channel. Patented transformer technology allows playback through 2, 4, or 8 ohm speakers.
For home, gym, office & anywhere else you need to pump it up with some quick strength training, this dumbbell set from Nice C is a solid little system. It’s got an adjustable 2-in-1 design to quickly convert from 2 dumbbells to a single barbell, giving you lots of exercise options. The set includes 12 plates of varying weights to mix & customize. Ergonomic handles & no-slip neoprene coating ensure a safe comfortable grip.
This is not your dad’s drill. Controlled by a color touchscreen, the cordless xDrill features integrated laser measuring, digital leveling, & intelligent speed/torque adjustment. Powered by a 21-volt Li-Ion battery & a brushless digital motor, it offers new levels of tech-driven precision for home or commercial work. The xDrill app allows you to store measurements, find your lost drill, or lock it if stolen. A funded Kickstarter.
With its compact, briefcase-style design, the all-aluminum NOMAD Grill & Smoker is a lightweight & travel-friendly portable outdoor cooker. Whether you’re for searing, smoking, baking or barbecuing— from the backyard, to the backcountry, it gives you 425 sq. in. of cooking space and the unrivaled flavor of real charcoal grilling with minimal mess & easy clean-up.
For those inclined, the last few months have been somewhat of a puzzle-making renaissance. At this point, many have done all the traditional 2-dimensional puzzles they can take and are ready to go to the next dimension. Enter this challenging little orb. The 540 Colors 3D Puzzle is exactly that. Made of rugged plastic pieces, it contains a full spectrum of color and assembles into an 8-inch diameter sphere.
Sony’s flagship NC headphones just got a sweet upgrade. A standout among the “best noise-cancelling” headphones on the market, the new WH-1000XM4 can be paired with 2 devices simultaneously & features new & improved microphones for clearer calls. There’s also a Speak To Chat function that automatically pauses audio when you speak. Carryover features from the last model include 30-hour battery life, premium materials, and precision customization using the Headphones Connect app. Shipping late August.
With the ability to instantly switch from binoculars to monoculars to telescope, the Pentax VD 4X20 WP is the world’s first 3-in-1 binocular system. Weighing less than 1 pound, these compact binocs feature a central hinge that allows it to open & quickly swap functions. From 4X binocular to a pair of single monoculars for 2 users, to a 16X magnification pocketable telescope, it gives you the ability to see clearly at 1000-yards & even glimpse the cosmos in superhuman detail.
The iiRcade brings 80s-era arcade classics into your home with an authentic retro gameplay experience. Available in either a bartop or full stand-up cabinet, it gives players seamless, instant access to over 200 classic games with a 19” HD display, 100-watt speakers & Sanwa Joysticks. It also boasts bluetooth for networked gaming. If titles like Dragon’s Lair, Space Ace, & Super Burger Time sound good, they’ve got hundreds more with new ones adding to the list daily.