Archive for August, 2021
Tolkien published The Hobbit in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings in the mid 50s. But he continued to write about Middle-earth right up until the years before his death in 1973. The Nature Of Middle Earth, is the first ever publication of these final writings on Middle-earth, covering a wide range of subjects for fans of The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth. Hardcover available Sept. 2.
With a design inspired by a Mason Jar, High Camp’s portable cocktail shaker is a 20oz, vacuum-insulated vessel that converts into a highball tumbler with an innovative strainer design. The 3-piece configuration lets you shake it at home or take it to-go. Choose from black, stainless, or copper finish.
The 3854-piece app-controlled Cat D11 Bulldozer from LEGO Technic is a meticulously detailed replica of Cat’s biggest & baddest bulldozer. 10-inches tall, nearly 2-feet long & recommended for ages 18+, this 3-motor RC dozer uses LEGOs’ CONTROL+ app, allowing builders to drive and steer, then raise, lower and tilt the blade or raise and lower the ripper and ladder. Available October 1.
Like a giant Samsung tablet merged with a glass-top table, Arcade1Up’s new Infinity Game Table is a touchscreen game console that puts all your favorite board games at your fingertips. Digital versions of game-night classics like Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, Yahtzee, puzzles, card games, coloring books, mini-games, comic books, and many more. Available in 24 and 32-inch versions both featuring 1920 x 1080 resolution.
Designed for use with iPad Pro & iPad Air 4, Magflött is a sleek, minimalist stand that gets your tablet in an upright position. Magnets hold it securely in place while a hinge allows it to flip a full 180º. Available in space gray & silver. A funded Kickstarter.
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Versatility is good. And Relwen’s Micro Waffle Polo does that. With it’s simple good looks and soft hand, it’s a great outer layer for now and will make an incredible insulator as days get cooler. It’s made of thick, double-faced 100% cotton and features a 4-button closure for easy on & off. Choose from charcoal, navy or loden.
Equipped with 3D audio, headtracking, and ANC, Yamaha’s YH-L700A launches as the brand’s flagship wireless headphone. Aimed at the AirPods Max crowd, these over-ear, true wireless cans boast 34-hour playback and stunning 3D sound field audio. There are seven 3D modes, for movies, gaming, background music, and more. Headtracking technology optimizes sound as you move through different environments and physical states.
Traveling light remains the focus of the Matador brand. Their Flat Pack Toiletries collection is a capsule of waterproof roll-top bags that pack flat and keep your luggage light. Choose from the 2-liter toiletry case, Soap Bar case, and TSA-approved toiletry bottles. All are soft-sided and pack completely flat.
With 2,000 watts of power and 14 output ports, the SuperBase Pro is an IoT charging station with enough juice to power everything. For home power outages, your workshop, & off-grid work or camping, this thing hums. It’s got 2096 Wh capacity, recharges to 80% in an hour, and delivers the equivalent of a 3000W generator. It can be recharged 6 different ways, including solar or your vehicle’s battery. A funded Kickstarter.
Past and future collide in the retro-futuristic G-Shock A100WE from Casio. Available in 3 metallic finishes, it features a chrome-plated finish and an inverted LCD display. The 70s-inspired design boasts an LED side-light for night visibility, plus stop watch, alarm, and day & date functions.
The Erazor is the first portable electric shaver to be equipped with diamond-sharp ceramic blades. The triple-blade design spins at 6000RPMs and will stay sharp for years as well as remaining clean & rust-free. It offers 60 days of power & recharges via microUSB. It’s rated IPX7 for waterproofing & weighs just over 2 ounces. A funded Kickstarter.
The animals will hear your approach from a mile away but kill the ignition and wait awhile, they’ll be back. In the meantime, you and your hunting team can lounge in the luxury of your lifted & kitted Sprinter. Built by Oregon’s Outside Van, it’s dialed for hunting, featuring a customizable interior with ample storage for weapons. The rest of the build spares no detail; this is a top-of-the-line, off-road motorhome. There’s even a hammock on the roof.
Detroit’s Shinola brand—known for their American-made watches and carry gear, just teamed up with Crate & Barrel to expand into home furnishings. The collection includes a full range of furniture & fixtures from a wood-framed leather sofa to beds, tables, and even lamps and softgoods, it is highlighted by premium materials and smart, detailed designs.
With its rechargeable battery and integrated laser pointer, this pen light from Milwaukee is a handy tool for all kinds of jobs. Toggle between two light modes: 250-lumens & 50-lumens for the torch. Or flip on the laser and point it out. The handle end of the light features a rubber bite-tip so you can safely hold it in your mouth, hands-free. Run-time is 2-8 hours depending on mode, and a 3-color battery indicator let’s you know how much life is left. Recharge via MicroUSB.
Doc Marten’s new Carlson Lusso, is the first mule from the legacy British brand. It features a smooth one-piece leather vamp and toe with an open heel. A removable heel strap is there keep you as strapped in as you wish, or can be flipped forward for instant slipper-like ease. The mule features Doc’s classic AirWair outsole and is available only in black.
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the iconic Aliens film, Nerf’s LMTD Aliens M41-A Pulse blaster captures details from the film—weapons used by the Colonial Marine Corps. Re-enact epic alien battles with this pump-action Pulse blaster, it launches 2 different kinds of darts for taking down Xenomorphs or just shooting targets. Fast-blast 10 Elite darts in a row or launch Mega darts with the pump. Amazing.
This heated stadium seat will keep your keister cozy deep into overtime. Coleman’s OneSource Heated Stadium Seat warms up to 133º with 4 adjustable heat settings. A dual-port battery dock on the side holds 2 rechargeable Li-Ion batteries doubling the runtime as well as enabling you to charge phones or other devices. The seat features a sturdy steel frame that folds in half for easy transport.
Powered by a 400 horsepower twin-turbo V6, the 2023 Nissan Z loses its number designation but retains the outline of the current 370Z. All that power is managed by a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission with a high-performance clutch. A more rigid & wider front-end improves G forces in the corners. Sport brakes and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels wearing Bridgestone sneakers complete the package on this drift-ready daily driver.
Combining a 1000-lumen LED light with a 2600mAh fast-charging power bank, the compact F100 will light your way and power-up your USB-C phone with 5V output. Made of anodized metal with a magnetic lanyard, it’s perfectly sized for every day carry. A funded Kickstarter.
Ultra-thin and compact, the PlugBug Slim is a space-saving 20W USB-C wall charger that plugs into even the tightest spots, like behind furniture up against the wall. And at just .67” thick, it fits. For iPad & iPhone users, it makes plugging in easier everywhere. And when it’s go time, the plug prongs fold away for streamlined packing & carry.