Archive for March, 2021
Motorsport maniac Ken Block has teamed up with collectible car broker LBI to offer three iconic rally cars from the YouTube superstar’s deeply stacked garage. The cars include a 2013 Ford Fiesta ST RX43, a 2011 Ford Fiesta GYM3, & an ultra-rare 1986 Ford RS200. These are the actual cars Block “drove” in the Gymkhana 3, 6, 8, and Terrakhana films which have now amassed over 200+ million views.
Designed to convert virtually any SUV or hatchback into a cozy, comfortable camper, the Car Camping Air Mattress from Luno turns your ride into a room. The mattress is constructed of durable 300-denier Oxford fabric that stands up to pet claws, pine needles, wood chips, and more. With its dual-sided design, it allows you to adjust the firmness to each camper’s preference or inflate just one side of the mattress for solo camping. It inflates in just two minutes with its electric air pump and packs down quickly.
With his uniquely structured new book on the cinematic titan, author Edward White adds yet more to the mythology of the enduring Hollywood icon. With its 12 themed chapters, each one reveals a new angle, something fundamental about the man he was as well as the mythological creature he has become. The result is a balanced yet intriguing portrait, presenting not just the life Hitchcock lived but also the various versions of himself that he projected, and those projected on his behalf.
Designed specifically for 12 series iPhones, the Magnetic Wireless Battery Pack from HyperJuice is a slim 5000mAh magnetic backup battery that will recharge your phone with 7.5W wireless Qi charging. It attaches & aligns to your phone perfectly with MagSafe technology. And with its USB-C input/output, it can be used to charge a range of devices. Weighs just 4 ounces.
MoonShade is a lightweight vehicle awning that delivers day & night coverage to your outdoor site. With a variety of anchoring systems, it sets up easily and attaches to almost any vehicle or sturdy structure. It offers 9ft by 7ft of coverage but packs down tight and weighs only 8 lbs., making breakdown and storage a breeze.
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CNC machined from solid slabs of 6061 aerospace aluminum, the hefty Dango accessory trays are the perfect place to store & showcase your EDC and everything else in your daily pocket dump. Choose from 2 designs to suit your pocketables. Both are available with soft, laser-cut DTEX pads for soft protection.
Triumph just-released sketches of its forthcoming TE-1 Prototype; a feisty Speed Triple-style sportbike. Its powertrain, developed with Williams Advanced Engineering, boasts a battery system that sets a new standard in weight reduction & efficiency while delivering an exciting power range between 174-228 hp. Hang on! For those seeking the ultimate naked street fighter that plugs-in to power up, the TE-1 can’t some soon enough. Maybe 2022?
ASICS is out of the gate with two new runners featuring the propulsive power of a carbon plate. The METASPEED Sky and METASPEED Edge both boast an FF Blast Turbo midsole which is built around a lightweight, energy-returning carbon fiber plate. The Sky is the more stacked of the two, engineered to elongate your stride. The Edge is lower, designed to support and control cadence.
The MZ-Switch, from Myzone is a versatile heart rate sensor that delivers dual HRM function for more accurate heart tracking. One is a PPG sensor, like Apple Watch, the other is ECG. The Switch can be used in three different ways, depending on what exercise you’re doing. Wear it on the wrist for sports like running & swimming & then “Switch” & use it as a chest strap on the stationary bike or for lifting. Connects seamlessly with Strava, MapMyRun, and Apple Health.
If you don’t know which move to make, get ChessUp, the connected chess board with a built-in instructor that lights up the right moves. When you touch a piece, potential moves are highlighted in up to 3 different colors, each representing the quality of the move. ChessUp uses Stockfish AI technology to show you moves, analyze play & automatically match your level as you play against it. A dedicated app offers deeper data on your game and allows you to play online. A funded Kickstarter.
Measuring 24 x 20 inches when you finally finish, the LEGO Rainbow Brick Puzzle is a challenging one, made for masters. Its 1,000 pieces come together to reveal bricks in all shades of the LEGO rainbow—from Bright Red to Earth Blue to Cool Yellow and everything in between. The gradual color gradients will truly test your skill.
The DropTop fold-down desk from Pith & Stem is an all-in-one home workstation that hides away after work hours disguised as a piece of wall art. It ships with a dual 24” Full HD monitor set-up, and cables to plug-in your Windows or Mac laptop. The wall-mounted desk measures 47 x 24 and can be finished with your choice of custom woods or even a photo-image of your own.
Nitecore’s NPB4 is a compact & powerful power bank that is also fully submersible/waterproof. Small enough to fit in your pocket, it is designed to perform in extreme conditions. It boasts an IP68 rating & can be submerged for 30-minutes. Powered by Li-Ion batteries, it features dual USB-A & USB-C output with enough power to charge your iPhone 12 six times. Airline approved for carry-on.
Constructed of durable yet lightweight stainless steel and made in Kansas, the Pyro Camp Fire is a portable fire pit that’s designed for versatility. Large enough to burn 16” firewood, it features a removable mesh lid & ash catcher plus an optional grill kit—which in addition to a vented steel grill, includes tongs, spatula & a cutting board, to make the Pyro a true camping multitasker.
Danish audio innovator Bang & Olufsen is calling its flagship Beoplay HX headphones, “outstanding.” We won’t disagree. With premium materials throughout—like aluminum, lambskin, and memory foam, they’re built for long-lasting comfort. Add Adaptive ANC, B&O’s 40mm drivers & 35-hours of battery life & the HX sounds pretty good to us.
Equipped with a laser to detect hidden dirt and particles that your eye can’t see, Dyson’s V15 Detect cordless vacuum is a home appliance purpose-built for the clean freak. In addition to its dirt-spotting laser, it uses a piezoelectric sensor to log data on the amount and size of the dirt it picks up—which it displays on its LCD screen.
In Heart and Steel, Bill Cowher the Super Bowl–winning, Hall-of-Fame Pittsburgh Steelers coach, and host of CBS’s The NFL Today takes readers along on his extraordinary life journey. From his days as an unlikely NC State linebacker, to the Browns and Eagles, to his first forays into the world of coaching, he shares untold stories and insights as well as lessons he’s learned along the way. Release date: June 1.
With punchy, full-range sound delivered by 11mm Beryllium drivers, the MW08 ceramic earbuds from high-end audio brand Master & Dynamic feature not just killer audio but advanced ANC. Aluminum, nano-bonded external antennas ensure flawless connectivity, while Ambient Mode keeps you aware of external sounds—as little or as much as you like. Battery life is a respectable 10 hours, with a total of 40-hours of playback from the charging case.
Adding the utility of a versatile multi-tool to a PopGrips phone holder seems like a great idea. To pull it off, PopSocket teamed up with knifemaker SOG. Their collab PopGrip adheres to the back of your phone or phone case. There’s a lost in the Grip that holds a 5-function stainless steel microtool. Functions include slotted screwdrivers, 2X hex driver, bottle opener, and pry bar.
It looks like a regular mountain bike but you don’t have to pedal unless you want to. Fun, right? Now in its 3rd generation, the latest Turbo Levo e-MTB from Specialized is even better. Equipped with a Turbo Full Power System 2.2 mid-mount motor, it delivers 565-W peak power. That’s good for speeds up to 20MPH. Component packages range from mild to pro-grade featuring RockShox & SRAM.