Archive for February, 2021
Born in the dusty campgrounds of 90s-era music festivals, Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) remains at the forefront of hammock innovation. For their newest, the SuperNest, comfort is the focus. It features a 3D-contoured design that improves stability and safety, plus it’s built for enduring outdoor performance with breathable, weatherproof fabrication & marine-grade hardware. it comes with 2 plush pillows & dual hanging side pockets to keep things handy.
The 525 rolling case from Pelican’s new, more affordable Vault collection delivers the dependable protection, portability & versatility of Pelican while being lighter in weight and lighter on the wallet. Sized for airline carry-on, it is a crushproof, dustproof, and weather resistant customizable gear case that rolls silently on stainless-steel ball-bearing wheels with an extension handle for easy transport.
The 2022 McLaren Artura has a lot going on. It’s the first from the British supercar maker to showcase a new 577 horsepower V-6 and it’s their first plug-in hybrid model, debuting their new MCLA architecture for future electric models. The high-rev aluminum V6 combined with a 94 horsepower electric motor located within the transmission produces numbers like this: 0-60 3.0 seconds flat, up to 124 mph in 8.3 seconds and upward to 186 mph in 21.5 seconds.
The Respira air purifier uses nature to improve air quality in your home. Biofiltration is the term and essential to this process: real, live plants. So, a purifier but also a garden. With air actively pulled through the top of the unit, dust and particulate matter are filtered before passing through the plants’ active root zone. Beneficial organisms in the root zone capture and permanently destroy airborne toxins that we would otherwise be breathing as naturally purified air is then released through the front of the unit. A funded Kickstarter.
PocketBook’s InkPad Color is a full-color E-ink reader that just got a larger 7.8-inch display making it ideal for reading graphic novels and even comics. It may not be as “pocketable” but E Ink’s new Kaleido 2 screen technology looks very sharp. Like, 1872×1404 resolution at 331 ppi sharp. 1BG of RAM, 16GB of internal storage. Supports all e-book formats.
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Converting your laptop-on-the-table workstation to a more sensible & posture-friendly standup desk should be easy. Cora’s Standing Desk Conversion makes it so. It’s a lightweight but sturdy little stand that’s also portable. From a flat & smooth 1.3” riser, it opens up on aluminum scissor legs to a fully extended 15.7” high—and any level in between. Simply squeeze the side levers to lift or lower. It measures 31.3” x 22” x 1.3” and supports up to 22.5 pounds.
Constructed of tough, American-made 10-oz. waxed canvas, the 28-liter Drift Tote from San Fran’s Mission Workshop is an abuse-proof carryall that performs as a laptop bag, grocery-getter, duffel or mobile office, all while delivering weatherproof protection for your daily essentials. Features a 16-inch padded laptop sleeve, built-in handle straps, an adjustable, removable shoulder strap, and a luggage handle pass-through. Pockets & internal organizers for everything.
This helmet is smart. Not just because it’s got an integrated rear safety light that turns on automatically when you put on the helmet. There’s more! It’s actually powered by a technology called Powerfoyle, which converts any light source, indoors or outdoors, into clean electrical power. This means you will never have to plug in your helmet, the light, or even think about the light ever again. It’s on. The Omne Eternal also features BOA closure and a soft EPS liner. Black only.
With the debut of the all-new GT3, Porsche continues the legacy of its beloved 911/992 based street-legal track car. Powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat six Boxer engine, it is offered in both a 6-speed stick or PDK shifting & a tach that redlines at 9K. The new GT3 boasts a largely carbon-fiber wide body design, a racy rear spoiler, and a new roll cage design. So yeah, track-ready right out of the wrapper.
The forthcoming Van Gogh Starry Night set re-creates the Dutch artist’s most famous painting in a nearly 1500-piece set. This unique set is the latest user-submitted idea that Lego Ideas has turned into a real consumer offering. It was designed by Truman Cheng, a 25-year-old PhD student from Hong Kong. In addition to the Starry Night scene, the set also features a mini figure of Van Gogh himself, at work in front of an easel.
Keeping indoor air quality safe, clean, and virus-free is critical right now. So Clean-Tech’s medical-grade UVC Air Purifier & Sanitizer has arrived just in time. Using ultraviolet light at 254 nm plus replaceable HEPA 11 filters, it scrubs the air of 99.99% of airborne germs and allergens, offering full-room air purification safe for use 24/7 in your home, office, business, or other shared spaces. A funded Indiegogo.
With the launch of the Enduro sportwatch, Garmin is giving ultra-performance athletes all the tech, tools, and battery life they need to reach the finish line. Using Garmin’s Power Glass solar charging lens, it offers 70 continuous hours of GPS-connected battery-life. With a V02 Max sensor specifically for trail running, Climb Pro terrain data, & programmable Rest Station reminders, it is purpose-built for long distance runners, riders, and racers.
For the third time in as many seasons, Salomon is teaming up with footwear design maven Fumito Ganryu for another fresh SMU. This time, it’s a crispy white variant of the Salomon ULTRA running shoe. In addition to its all-terrain outsole, this ULTRA features a zip-up raincover over the instep for a smooth & weatherproof silhouette. Here’s to hoping you log some miles before snow season turns into mud season.
The Airpods Pro Protective Case from Zero Halliburton is like a little life-jacket for your buds. Constructed of a hybrid of polycarbonate and thermoplastic polyurethane, it offers custom fit and enhanced shock-resistance. The material also allows the LED charging indicator to glow through. Choose from matte black, polished silver or polished ZH blue. A key ring carabiner is included for easy portability.
In The Bomber Mafia, best-selling author and Revisionist History podcaster Malcolm Gladwell revisits the bombing of Tokyo, the deadliest night of the war, and asks, “Was it worth it?” Challenging established military thinking, it questions whether strategic air-based bombing and warfare were really less destructive than a U.S. ground invasion. The Bomber Mafia certainly thought so & maybe you’ll agree.
Paying homage to the Camel Trophy Land Rovers that tamed the world’s toughest terrain, the forthcoming Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy merges off-road legacy with modern performance. Only 25 of these unique rides will be constructed, using vintage survivor bodies and Rover’s 400-hp V8 mated to an eight-speed automatic tranny. This “Works” variant also features a winch, roll cage, roof rack, underbody armor, a raised air-intake, LED spotlights and mud tires. Eastnor Yellow paint completes the vintage vibe.
Over the years, Casio’s iconic G-Shock watch line has seen endless color combinations & variations but none as clearly cool as the new Transparent Pack. Using clear resins, Casio has created a fresh array of their most popular models—including the GA2000, GA900, the DW5600 & others, in both Transparent White & smoky Transparent Gray.
Comedian Seth Rogen is a dude with a ridiculous mind. Just watch cult-classics like Superbad & Pineapple Express, or his original series, The Boys. In Yearbook, Rogen takes his knack for elevating the stoney & stupid into a collection of essays that he hopes are “just funny at worst, and life-changingly amazing at best.” From his grandparents, doing stand-up as a teenager at bar Mitzvahs and deep into drug use, Rogen shares his oddball journey to comedy stardom.
With the all-in-one Cuppamoka you can make a portable pour-over virtually anywhere. The 10-ounce stainless vacuum bottle features an integrated pour-over brewer that uses paper filters to brew your custom cup in a few short minutes, then you’re ready to go. The Cuppamoka mug comes with a removable filter holder, a spillproof lid, a collecting pad, 10 paper filters, & a coffee scoop. Keeps drinks hot for 2-3 hours.
Offering convenient Qi charging for your wireless buds and Apple Watch, Satechi’s dual-sided USB-C Watch AirPods Charger plugs straight into your laptop, USB-C hub, or wall-plug (with adapter) and takes up minimal space. About the size of the AirPods Pro case, it gives you compact, on-the-go juice while being completely wireless.