Archive for April, 2021
Asus just released its Zen AiO 24 (M5401), an ultra-thin & streamlined all-in-one desktop. It looks like it’s all screen, that’s because the 2.8-mm bezel surrounding the 23.8-inch backlit full HD display, gives it a screen-to-body ratio of 93 percent. An IR camera allows hands-free log-in, a 720p webcam for high-quality online visuals. The display also supports 100% of the sRGB color gamut & can be touchscreen-enabled.
Designed to be either wall-mounted or stand on the floor, Bang & Olufsen’s top-of-the-line Beolab 28 home speaker merges meticulous Danish design with wireless freedom and legendary B&O sound. The speaker delivers rich, room filling audio that’s adapted to the space using the brand’s proprietary Active Room Compensation software. The speaker array includes a downward-facing bass woofer with a 6.5” driver, three 3” full-range drivers & a 1-inch front-mounted tweeter. Available in a range of finishes to suit your environment.
The BR 03-92 Diver from French watchmaker Bell & Ross fuses the brand’s signature aviation-inspired design with military styling in this limited edition release. A matte black square 42mm case houses an olive drab ceramic dial that features Super-LumiNova C3 illumination for low-light readability. Waterproof to 300 meters. Choose from a black woven & rubber or rugged khaki fabric strap.
Omnipan is a modern cookware system that makes at-home cooking easier. Its versatile design allows you to prep, cook, eat, store, and reheat in the same container, eliminating the need for multiple dishes. They’re also dishwasher safe for fast clean-up. Use Omnipan in the oven and microwave, they’re made with 100% FDA-approved silicone, free of any coatings or harmful chemicals. They can withstand oven temps up to 450º & come in a range of sizes with clear vented storage lids. A funded Kickstarter.
The P-Sens inner tube from Tubolito is the world’s first to feature smart technology, namely an NFC chip that communicates with your smart phone to keep you informed about tire pressure in real-time with precise readings from inside your wheel. Available for mountain bikes, the tubes come in 27.5 & 29” sizes and the chip assembly only adds 10g of weight to your bike. Simply tap your phone against the tire & it sends an instant pressure reading notification to your phone.
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Tacklife’s 70W Portable Work Light blasts out an ultra-bright 7000-lumens of white LED light for all type of serious applications at home or on the job. The light offers adjustable brightness & the lamp head rotates 360° horizontally and flips 270° vertically to reach any angle easily. The 120° beam angle helps reduce shadows and glare. Lightweight, portable, safe, & IP65 weatherproof.
Handcrafted in San Diego, California from a single piece of of leather with five precise folds, Koshu’s Origami wallet is a smart, minimalist choice with room for folded bills and a stack of cards. Leathers are Grade A American and details like the custom brass snap add a refined edge to the design. Available in black, bourbon, and olive.
For dealing with small, technical & hard-to-reach screws, nuts and bolts, Engineer’s Twin Wrench Driver really gets in there. The design pairs a straight end & 90º angled-end ratcheting driver combo that allows you to use it like a screwdriver or a wrench. It’s got a knurled cushion handle for firm grip without slippage & comes supplied with 10 magnetized bits in a bullet holder, including 1.5mm-4.0mm hex bits, sizes #00, #1 & #2 Phillips plus 4.5mm & 6mm slot head drivers.
Triumph’s 2022 Street Scrambler gets a fresh powerplant, a 900-cc parallel twin found in the latest Bonneville models, as well as some sweet styling upgrades, including this limited edition paint scheme called the Sandstorm Edition. Designed for a seamless transition from street to dirt and the trails in-between, this vintage-inspired scrambler offer 3 riding modes: Rain, Road, and Off-Road, as well as advanced ABS braking. On sale now.
Aeri is an inflatable outdoor canopy that inflates in just 3 minutes to provide shade and shelter for beach, park, or backyard chilling. With SPF 50 sun protection on the canopy, easy one-person set-up & a spacious 10’ X 8’ X 8’ of coverage, it’s sure to be your summer hideout. Zip on side panels provide additional wind & sun protection, and the portable electric pump is rechargeable.
Easy to use & light enough to take on the trail, the compact Core 100 Tent Light is a 100-lumen lantern powered by 3 AA batteries. Three power settings: high, low & night light mode, give you options from 100 to 1 single lumen. It has a fold-away metal kickstand to hang inside your tent, in the trees, or stand on a table or grill-side.
Constructed from tough, 20-ounce waxed canvas to handle years of abuse, Readywares’ 18” tool bag is a carry-all for your hand tools and features 19 different pockets to keep everything organized. A wire frame supports the top-load design for easy load/unload & a brass YKK zippers keeps it closed. Carry straps are made of cotton-poly webbing & high abrasion areas feature reinforced bar-tack stitching. Perfect for pros or weekend warriors.
Designed to make flossing as quick & easy as brushing your teeth, Flaüs is the world’s first eco-friendly electric flosser. Using environmentally-friendly PFAS-free floss, this rechargeable motorized tool uses sonic vibrations at 12K per-minute to move quickly and gently between tight teeth, removing stubborn plaque and debris from places your toothbrush can’t access. The replaceable Flaüs heads are biodegradable & each unit ships with a 3-month supply. A funded Indiegogo.
As Spring weather starts to warm up, the Ventapak Backpack Spacer will get that hot sticky pack off your back & replace it with some nicely ventilated air-space. That way, you can arrive without embarrassing sweat spots or a slimy shirt. It’s a lightweight external frame that works with virtually any pack and attaches easily & quickly to promote maximum airflow & keep you cool. Detach it & it doubles as a travel pillow or backrest.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe and The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger, comes a new novel of sweeping scope and deep insight. Freedom examines the timeless human quest for community and freedom. Having spent nearly a year walking the rail lines of the east coast with 3 friends as an experiment, Junger weaves his account of the journey with primatology and boxing strategy, the history of labor strikes and Apache raiders, the role of women in resistance movements, and the brutal reality of life on the Pennsylvania frontier. Big ideas about the human condition, Junger’s specialty.
Measuring 12-inches tall and boasting 2314-pieces, LEGO’s updated R2-D2 droid set is a must have for Star Wars fan builders. The 2021 R2 is noticeably smoother & more rounded in appearance than the 2013 model. Other new features include his retractable periscope from Return of the Jedi & a hidden pop-out containing Luke’s green lightsaber. Drops May 4.
The MOZA Slypod Pro packs a lot of function into a slim, lightweight piece of camera gear. It’s a 3-in-1 electric monopod that also functions as a slider & jib arm for endless creativity and cinematic effects. A dedicated app allows remote control and programmable motion for shots like dramatic time-lapse & panning dolly movements. A funded Kickstarter.
Equipped with advanced sleep tracking powered by Firstbeat Analytics, Garmin’s new 45mm Venu 2 (& 40mm Venu 2S) is a fitness-focused GPS-smartwatch that helps you make sense of your sleep patterns. It gives you REM & body movement data, as well as tracking pulse rate, blood-oxygen saturation, & breathing. Available in 2 sizes and a range of colors, it offers a new feature called “Health Snapshots” that lets you record and share key health stats. Calls, notifications, payments, & audio streaming are also right there on your wrist. Available now.
The Tevaplanter is a uniquely modern creation fusing natural materials with an evolved yet simple design. It’s essentially an inside-out hydroponic planter. You add water to the inside & the plant grows on the outside. The planter vessel itself acts as a waterbank allowing your plant to sip & absorb as needed. The 3D pattern in the planter also supports seed germination and gives the plants’ roots constant access to air & water. A funded Indiegogo.
The creative team at Moment was ready already when Apple unveiled its new AirTag digital trackers this week. Their AirTag accessories collection will help you find what you lost and includes soft & hard-shell adhesive-back mounts, a leather keychain & even a glasses strap.