Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness. As lived by Jon Zazula at werd.com

Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness. As lived by Jon Zazula

Megaforce Records was started by Jonny Zazula in a New Jersey apartment in 1983. Nobody cared. Then a little record called Kill ’Em All by Metallica started percolating. So yeah. Jonny Z’s Megaforce  went on to release records by Anthrax, Testament, Mercyful Fate, Raven, Overkill, Exciter, Stormtroopers of Death, Method of Destruction, Ace Frehley, King’s X, Ministry, & many more. These are his stories, straight from the source. Plus over 100 rare photos unearthed from the MegaVault.

The 12-In-1 DOER Tool System Does All The Things at werd.com

The 12-In-1 DOER Tool System Does All The Things

Posted in Gear for Men and Tools

An entire portable workshop in a box, with all the tools you need?! That’s a stretch. But the DOER kit does it. It gives you a 4A battery-powered hammer drill/driver, jig saw, & circular saw in a modular storage & work system that easily converts & configures to be a table saw, lathe, drill press, table sander, hotwire cutter, & scroll saw. When the job’s done, pack it all up & throw the box in the truck. A funded Kickstarter.

For 2021, the Chevy Colorado Got a Nose Job at werd.com

For 2021, the Chevy Colorado Got a Nose Job

Posted in Automotive and Trucks

The mid-size Chevy Colorado is getting a solid update for 2021, including the high-performance ZR2 and Z71 off-road models. The front-end look is all new, and looks tough! Fresh badging on the grille and the Chevrolet word-mark embossed in the tailgate. The ZR2 and Z71 feature fresh colors, like Sand Dune Metallic, in two dirt-friendly trim levels.

Ditch the Single-Use Propane Bottles, Get a Gas Growler at werd.com

Ditch the Single-Use Propane Bottles, Get a Gas Growler

48 million single-use green propane bottles end up in landfills each year. The refillable Gas Growler is a way to do better. Designed for car camping & outdoor cooking anywhere, it holds the equivalent of 5 green bottles worth of propane for firing your camp stoves. The deluxe set includes the heavy-duty tank & hose as well as a convenient carry-case.

Sticker is Tile’s Smallest, Most Mobile Tracker Yet at werd.com

Sticker is Tile’s Smallest, Most Mobile Tracker Yet

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The new Tile Sticker packs the ubiquitous bluetooth tracker into the brand’s smallest device yet. Just 27mm in diameter and 7.3mm thick, they feature 100% waterproof construction & a 3M adhesive backing that can last up to 5 years. Stick them on your valuables & that’s where they’ll stay, allowing you to track your belongings at all times from your phone. Sold in packs of 2 & 4.

Mission Workshop Introduces the Ultimate Commuter Bag: Khyte Messenger at werd.com

Mission Workshop Introduces the Ultimate Commuter Bag: Khyte Messenger

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

Hand-built to last a lifetime, the Khyte Messenger bag from Mission Workshop features 2-layer weatherproof construction to keep out the elements & safely, securely transport all your gear for work & life. From the bicycle commute to the meeting room, it keeps your laptop, tablet, & other daily essentials within reach. The 24-liter design features 3 Arkiv rails for attaching MW’s range of specialized accessories, Fidlock magnetic fasters, & 2 shoulder straps for custom carry.

Run Into Winter with Nike’s Air Pegasus 36 Trail GTX at werd.com

Run Into Winter with Nike’s Air Pegasus 36 Trail GTX

Integrating a waterproof & breathable Gore-Tex membrane into the Air Pegasus 36 Trail gives Nike’s popular runner a lightweight winter coat that will keep out rain & snow. At the same time, Gore-Tex allows sweat to be transported away from your feet to keep you dry & comfortable as the days get colder. Double Air zoom cushioning insures comfort for many miles. Available 10/10.

The Unagi Scooter is So Sweet You Might Just Buy One at werd.com

The Unagi Scooter is So Sweet You Might Just Buy One

Posted in Gear for Men

The man behind the Unagi Model 1 electric scooter is the former CEO of Gracenote & Beats Music but it could still be a steep uphill climb betting you’d rather own their scooter than rent a Bird, Lime, Skip, or Scoot. To outshine the rentals, they’re powered by efficient LG Lithium batteries and offer easy, 1-click foldability. They deliver speeds up to 15.5 MPH and a range of 15.5 miles. With a lightweight 24-pound design and sleek, polished form plus cool colors, The Unagi Model 1 is definitely a standout.

The Steel Speaker Brings Bluetooth to the Blacksmith at werd.com

The Steel Speaker Brings Bluetooth to the Blacksmith

Handcrafted in the blacksmith shop of Swedish metalhead Jonas Majors, the 100W Steel Speaker is an ultra-limited artist series of just 10 unique & numbered pieces. The nearly 45-pound bluetooth-enabled speaker features a built-in Class D amp, high-quality DSP, & manual controls for volume, bass and treble mounted on the front. The speaker array consists of a 6.5” woofer & a pair of 3” drivers.

Bundl Is The World’s First Electric Heated Sleeping Bag With Smart Sensor Technology at werd.com

Bundl Is The World’s First Electric Heated Sleeping Bag With Smart Sensor Technology

An electric sleeping bag? Your friends might laugh but only until they’re shivering and you’re throwing a leg out to cool down. The Bundl electric-heated sleeping bag features smart sensor technology that lets you power up, heat up and control your sleeping temp via the Bundl app. With 3 internal carbon fiber heating panels it also offers zone-controlled heating offering a wide-range of warmth from -10º – 30ºf. A funded Kickstarter.

A24 Screenplay Books Celebrate Original Cinema at werd.com

A24 Screenplay Books Celebrate Original Cinema

Independent film studio A24 is launching a new collection of books celebrating writer screenplays from its catalog of award-winning films. Starting with Ex Machina by Alex Garland, The Witch by Robert Eggers, and Moonlight by Barry Jenkins the collection will showcase writer-director works, concept art, images, and original essays. The first edition of these 8” X 11” hardcovers will be released in a limited pressing of just 2000 each. Available for pre-order now.

Encompass Might Just Be The Ultimate Toothbrush at werd.com

Encompass Might Just Be The Ultimate Toothbrush

Developed by Sonicare’s former Director of Engineering, the Encompass electric toothbrush cleans your grill better, faster, and easier. By doing what other brushes cant: delivering optimal pressure and angle, cleans every tooth evenly, and it’s gentle on your gums. And with a patented AirPump System that delivers 100 brush strokes per second, you’re done in 20 seconds. Rechargeable with a 2-week battery life. A funded Indiegogo.

This Magnetic Knife Sharpener is a Blade-Saver at werd.com

This Magnetic Knife Sharpener is a Blade-Saver

Posted in Gear for Men and Tools

One of the toughest parts of sharpening your own knives is getting the angle right so you are in fact “sharpening” it. The Angle Set Knife Sharpener eliminates the guesswork & the potential damage to your blades. The self-contained unit unfolds to reveal an A-frame consisting of adjustable 3-sided hones. They utilize magnets to keep your blade perfectly positioned while sharpening, so you can’t screw it up. As the blade gets sharper, simply adjust to use the finer hones.

GoPro’s Hero Max 360 Shoots Everything Around You at werd.com

GoPro’s Hero Max 360 Shoots Everything Around You

With the launch of the Hero Max 360, GoPro is hoping to erase any lingering memory of its last foray into 360º panoramic video. The camera uses a dual lens configuration to capture 360º video with ambisonic spatial audio from a 6-mic array and it features a selfie-screen as well as offering all the functionality of the brand’s Hero8 Black model. As a hero camera & vlog tool it’s powerful and now with 360º capabilities, you can get more creative than ever. Available for pre-order now.

Garmin’s MARQ Commander Deletes All Data with a Kill Switch at werd.com

Garmin’s MARQ Commander Deletes All Data with a Kill Switch

Garmin’s 46mm DLC-coated titanium MARQ Commander is the latest addition to the brand’s MARQ smart-watch lineup. Seemingly designed for soldiers and spies, it merges a tactical design with smart multisport functionality & features a full range of data tracking & GPS-driven wayfinding tools. Plus some sorta crazy security features. There’s a “kill switch” along with a new “Stealth Mode” which cuts “position exposing communication data.” Press the kill switch and the MARQ’s software is told to immediately “clear the user memory.”

The James Brand Introduces The Duval, EDC for the Modern Gentleman at werd.com

The James Brand Introduces The Duval, EDC for the Modern Gentleman

Posted in Gear for Men

The James Brand knows how to keep things simple. And by simple, we mean elegant. And that’s precisely why the product they make sells out. That’s sure to be the case with their latest drop, The Duval, a slim, functional frame-locking front-flipper with a 2.6” S35v stainless blade. They’re calling it the Modern Gentleman’s Knife. No argument here. It’s available with rosewood, Green Micarta, or titanium scales as well as optional Damascus steel blade variant.

Microsoft Doubles Down with Surface Neo & Surface Duo at werd.com

Microsoft Doubles Down with Surface Neo & Surface Duo

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

Microsoft just introduced a pair of interesting new dual-screen devices. The Surface Neo is a dual-screen tablet that can function like a laptop or be used as a foldable two-screen tablet. The other is called Surface Duo, a smaller, more phone-like foldable that runs on a version of Android that Microsoft developed with Google’s help. Available Holiday 2020.