Archive for April, 2021
With the Intake Series, Bend, Oregon’s Mazama Designs has evolved the personal hydration bladder to new levels of streamlined functionality. They fill-up quick and easy with the expandable Flexfill opening and simple fold & lock closure. A spine-like handle makes for easy packing & its shape is universal to fit all your backpacks. Thirst is instantly quenched with the Intake’s large bore drink tube and new high-flow GYZR bite valve. Intake series reservoirs are available in 4 different models in 2 & 3-Liter capacity.
Made from materials that will outlive us all, the ForeverPen is a super-tiny inkless pen made to hang-out on your keychain. Built to deliver more words than 500 standard pens, it uses a “silverpoint” tip, an ancient writing technique that works on all surfaces. It writes upside down, underwater, resists the elements, and even opens boxes. All while being barely noticeable—until you need it. A funded Kickstarter.
Powered by the German watchmakers’ newest in-house movement, the NOMOS Tangente Update is a refined and streamlined automatic with a cool, Midnight Blue dial. The Calibre 6101 movement is unique for its date complication, featuring a ring of numbers at the dial’s edge which lights up the day of the month in glowing green.
Just one click of the big, chunky INFLATE button & you’re instantly on your way to full pressure. The NewoCube is a portable inflation device that delivers 150 psi of pressure in a lightweight, go-anywhere design. It offers 4 preset Smart modes for one-click inflation, 5 nozzles for universal connection, and a large LCD screen where data is clearly displayed. A funded Indiegogo.
Designed to work with all iPhone 12 models, Nomad’s MagSafe Mount is designed to provide your MagSafe Charger with a secure base to charge your device. Machined from solid stainless, it anchors your MagSafe Charger to your desk, allowing you to charge up & when you want to pick-up, the charger stays put.
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With its rounded organic form and legless design, the Kida Hanging Lounge from Dedon is an inviting outdoor chair that’s as comfortable as it is captivating. It’s lightweight rigid frame is wrapped in more than 2700-feet of durable, weather, stain, and sun-resistant Fiber Touch cordage for a timeless rattan look that can endure all the elements. Available with or without the stand-alone metal base.
Created to celebrate his 2020 Master’s win at Augusta, TaylorMade is releasing the Dustin Johnson Spider Limited Commemorative Edition putter. It’s a replica of the club Johnson used to take the tournament title. It has 9 Gram adjustable weights in the heel and toe with no alignments and a short, slanted hosel. Only available in a right-handed model, it features TaylorMade’s cushy Counter Core SuperStroke GT 1.0 grip. The crown of the putter is matte black with commemorative branding on the sole. Comes packaged in a commemorative box.
Ring’s new Floodlight Cam Wired Pro is the brand’s most advanced outdoor camera yet, equipped with next-level features like 3D Motion Detection and Bird’s Eye View for more precise motion alerts. Combining the safety & security of ultra-bright LED floods with more accurate detection sensing, gives you a clearer picture of what’s happening at home.
Drafting off the undying popularity of Crocs, California-based brand has adapted its iconic Slip-On silhouette into a very vented all-weather water shoe. Made of soft and comfy injected TPU (just like a Croc) the Trek Slip-On merges the beach-ready ease of a sandal with the coverage of a shoe. Available now.
To get the absolute best-quality audio you can between your device and your headphones, the Onyx DAC from THX makes it easy. This tiny USB dongle plugs in to deliver clean DAC with 4 options for sound: standard, high resolution, Direct Stream Digital (DSD) and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA). Works with PC, Mac, Android & iPad.
With the 10-Piece Ultimate Tool Set from Gir, you’ll definitely look like you know what you’re doing—and you’ll have everything you need to get cooking. This carefully curated collection of kitchen essentials is made with platinum-grade silicone to be BPA & BPS free, is heatproof to 550º, and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
With a dial cut from Namibia’s salvaged Hoba meteorite, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a rare special edition based on the iconic 60s-era motorsports-inspired chronograph. Its slim, 40mm case is offered in white, yellow, or rose gold and is powered by a calibre 4130 movement that delivers 72-hours of reserve power.
Equipped with an imaging technology called Cognitive Intelligence, Sony’s new 4K Bravia XR LED TVs are designed to understand the way our eyes see, and our ears hear, to present a more human perspective on the screen. This technology is like AI on turbo, allowing it to cross-analyze every element & balance it all for a viewing experience that’s closer to the real world. Available in a range of sizes & picture-quality options.
Designed and hand crafted in Finland, Kasperi packs are made from the highest-quality leathers: vegetable-tanned cowhide and whitetail deer, creating hardworking bags that will last forever while growing soft and supple as they age. Hardware is made of stainless and copper while more modern features include detachable laptop sleeves, bike light clips, and ergonomic shoulder straps.
GM’s Hummer is making its return in a few new electrified versions & details just dropped on the SUV variant. The 2024 Hummer EV SUV is shorter overall than the recently revealed pickup with 16” of clearance. It boasts 4-wheel steering & an Infinity Roof that features removable T-Top style panels for an open-roof ride. It is estimated to deliver 350-miles of range with 1000 horsepower under its hood.
Built to last a lifetime, Stanley’s stainless steel Camp Pour Over set makes it all but effortless to brew a perfect pour over. It uses a stainless steel filter which allows the coffee’s natural oils to more deeply infuse flavor. The mug is double-wall insulated & both components are finished in Stanley’s classic hammertone Green.
The Qi charging coils inside the AimCharge auto-align with your device so that no matter where you place your phone—any phone—it’s perfectly lined up for a Fast Charge. This clever technology eliminates slow charge/no charge, overheating, & the hassle of lining up your phone in the right spot. A funded Kickstarter.
Long-considered the world’s leading authority on Bob Dylan, biographer Clinton Heylin dug deep into Dylan’s kaleidoscopic and seemingly endless archive to better understand the life & work of the Nobel Prize “poet.” From boxes of small notebooks filled with microscopic handwriting, his drafts, notes & ideas stretch from 1967 to today, including undocumented works for Blood on the Tracks; multiple drafts of his novel, Tarantula; plus letters, contracts, & ephemera as well as countless song drafts for most of his key songs.
Add the convenience of wireless charging to your desk, workstation or nightstand with the NeatCharge. It’s a simple 10W Qi charger that enables devices to charge by simply placing them on a work surface. The device’s compact design subtly attaches to the underside of a desk or tabletop to keep mobile devices powered throughout the day. A Sticker for the top side of the surface lets you know where to place your phone or tablet to power up.
Combining G-Shock’s rugged, all-weather construction with Google’s Wear OS platform, Casio’s all-new GSW-H1000 is the brand’s first G-Shock to use Wear OS. It boasts a full-color LCD display, GPS, sensor data, tracking for 15 dedicated sports & notifications are just a few of its functions. Battery life is not bad at 1.5 days—about .5 more than the Apple watch. Available May 2021.