Archive for May, 2021
Backed by 10 years of research and tested in the field by paramedics, emergency physicians, Navy SEALs and a NASA flight surgeon, the 8-in-1 HÉROS shears are truly built for battle. They’ll cut through virtually anything: carbon fiber, kevlar, leather, seatbelts, heavy plastic, boots, luggage, you name it. Made of Japanese AUS-8 Steel, they cut with the power of a Great White’s jaw yet stay sharp no matter what you put them through. A funded Indiegogo.
With room for up to 8 cards plus cash, the Flip Case wallet from Bellroy is a sleek EDC essential. With its soft leather exterior and magnetic trap door, it keeps your valuables secure but easily accessible. When you’ve taken out what you need, it automatically snaps shut. Available in brown or black.
Designed & built with a 3D printer using carbon-fiber composite, the Scotsman electric scooter features a dual-motor design available with a 500W, 1000W or 2000W drivetrain. Unlike other scooters which only come in one size, each Scotsman is individually crafted according to a number of precise measurements, accommodating riders from 4’6” to 7’8”. Boasting a range of 70 miles, these lightweight custom rides can reach speeds from 19-45MPH. A funded Indiegogo.
Tudor’s Black Bay Ceramic is a 41mm chronometer featuring a full ceramic case and ceramic bezel insert, as well as an all-new, in-house movement. It also has the unique distinction of being the first Tudor to get METAS certification from the Swiss Federal Institute Of Metrology. Certification requires the watch be Swiss-made, COSC-certified, and pass a battery of precision and performance tests. Available now.
Memorial Day is upon us and the official start of summer is the perfect time to upgrade you’re old beach chair. We like the Tommy Chair from Business & Pleasure. It’s a recliner with 3 position comfort, a wood frame, and a durable umbrella-canvas seat in a classic stripe design. Built-in padded backpack straps make for easy transport from parking lot to the beach. Available in navy or black.
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Panasonic’s video-friendly GH5 has been updated to deliver even more prosumer performance. With a new processor, improved autofocus, and enhanced image stabilization, the GH5 Mark II is pretty much all new. It captures 4K UHD video at 60p and Cinema 4K at 24p with 10-bit 4:2:2 color output. A 20.3-MP Live MOS MFT sensor does this free of ghosting & flairing thanks to a new anti-reflective coating. The Venus Engine image processor is new, as well as up to 6.5 stops of compensation for smooth, stable moving shots in all kinds of conditions. Available for pre-order now.
This is it. The biggest LEGO set ever—by number of pieces—is an all-new map of the world created entirely from 2-D tiles. With 11,695 pieces, it measures an impressive 41” X 25.5.” The kit consists of 40 Technic baseplates and mainly 1X1 round tiles. Of course you can customize the map by making your own continents and countries but brick-built pins also allow you to mark out places you’ve been to or want to visit. Recommended for ages 18+. Available June 1.
Inflatable Everglow Light Tubes from Klymit deliver pure function and incredible portability, shining a light where you need it most—far from the closest plug. Designed for off-grid, adventure, and emergency use, Light Tubes feature built-in LED lights within a soft-sided inflatable bladder that packs down for easy portability. There are also integrated magnets to hold the tube to your tailgate, camp kitchen, or truck bed. They’re adjustable from 0-270-lumen output and come in a range of different sizes.
Equipped with two, waterproof & grounded 3-prong outlets and a USB-A charging port, plus support for Alexa, Apple Home Kit and Hey Google voice control, the WeMo wi-fi Smart Outdoor Plug gives you precise mobile control for all your outdoor devices & appliances. An “Away mode” function turns various lights in the home on and off to make it appear occupied, when you’re away.
With the launch of their innovative AER Rooftop Tent, Crua Outdoors is pushing RTT design in a new direction—off the roof and out onto the ground. The AER pitches on the vehicle roof, on the ground, or it can connect-up with additional modular tents to create a multi-story tent basecamp. It features wraparound windows and skylights for epic campsite views. Depending on model & configuration, the AER can sleep from 2 up to 5 people.
With its beach-friendly waterproof design and pocketable size, Sony’s SRS-XB13 speaker makes a cool companion for hot summer days. With an IP67 rating for dust- and water-proofing plus a UV-coated finish, it’s built for all-weather outdoor action. Shorter than a common 12-ounce can, it is also very packable; with a webbing strap loop for lashing it to your pack or carrying around your wrist. Battery life: 16 hours. Available in a range of colors.
The incredible charging power & small size of Anker’s gallium nitride chargers makes them a mobile-friendly option that really works—they’re about 20% faster than standard plug-in chargers. And the new Nano II GaN chargers offer this speedy performance in an even smaller package. Available in 30W, 45W, & 65W models, they feature a single USB-input to power all your devices.
Equipped with crisp 4K clarity and HDR10, Samsung’s M7 is a 43-inch all-in-one; the latest in its growing Smart Monitor lineup. It offers Alexa, Google Assistant and Bixby voice control as well as connectivity with select Samsung devices that enable it to function as a desktop computer as well as streaming Netflix using the brand’s Tizen Os. Also available in 27” & 32” sizes.
Designed for everyone from beginners to professional producers, the OXI ONE is a digital sequencer & MIDI controller that empowers you to make music with nearly unlimited creative control. It’s based around a performing keyboard with incredible connectivity, including, central & peripheral bluetooth wireless. It’s got 4 fully configurable sequencers, 32 track capability, loopers, arpeggiators, harmonizing with 150 different chord variations & so much more, making it a powerful modular component for live or studio use. A funded Indiegogo.
The expansive 3-volume Modernist Pizza is the definitive guide to one of the world’s most popular foods. Broken into 3 books: History & Fundamentals, Techniques & Ingredients, and finally, Recipes, this groundbreaking set is the culmination of exhaustive research, travel, and experiments to collect and advance the world’s knowledge of pizza. Spanning 1,708 pages, it is much more than a cookbook: it’s an inspiring resource for all who love ’za.
Noori’s V02 Airy is a multi-function outdoor rocket stove, firepit, grill, and pizza oven in one. A captivating design that draws all into its warmth. Constructed of refractory concrete, high-heat steel, and built with premium components, the Airy showcases the play of flames against its patterned metal mesh for a mesmerizing visual effect. Converts instantly from grill-mode to firepit.
Designed for Apple users, Belkin’s Soundform Connect dongle is a smart little nugget that transforms any powered home speaker into an AirPlay smart speaker that can cast using newer iPhone, iPad, Macs, and Apple TVs running iOS 11.4 or later. Robust controls allow you to customize the experience through multiple speakers and rooms using the app or Siri.
The Misen Oven Steel is a slab of A36 carbon steel that will take the guesswork out of baking and roasting, solving the problem of inconsistent oven temps. Just place in the oven & turn up the heat. With the steel’s high thermal mass, it buffers and replenishes the heat inside your oven to maintain temps within a range of 5 to 10 degrees, for better results no matter what’s on the menu.
In a range that includes more than 20 different speakers, the latest addition to Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound lineup is the portable Beosound Explore, a waterproof, dust-proof, travel-friendly speaker boasting 27 hours of continuous playback. Its small size, sturdy aluminum-body construction, and an integrated carabiner clip make it a great option for on-the-go audio. Just remember, most other hikers don’t want to hear your Travis Scott playlist.
For such a well-equipped and technical alpine pack, Matador’s rolltop Freerain32 packs down to an incredibly small size, making it the perfect companion for travel. With waterproof construction using siliconized 30 Denier Cordura, it’s built for all-weather adventure. It is hydration compatible and features a padded waist belt, sternum strap, and external gear tethers for lashing on extras. Weight: 10.6 ounces!