Topgun: An American Story at werd.com

Topgun: An American Story

On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the “Topgun” Navy Fighter School, the founder of this elite program, Dan Pedersen, shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk-takers revolutionized the art of aerial combat. Pedersen takes readers on a thrilling ride from the decks of aircraft carriers in war and peace through the historic moments in air warfare that ultimately shaped the nation’s military strategy for generations.

Nite Ize Submersible Bags Fear No Wet Weather at werd.com

Nite Ize Submersible Bags Fear No Wet Weather

Posted in Bags and Gear

If complete waterproof protection is what you need, the gear gurus at Nite Ize have a bag for you.Their line of storage pouches, packing cubes, and other travel accessory bags feature dustproof and waterproof construction rated to IP67, which means they can withstand immersion in water 3-feet deep for up to 30 minutes. They’re also equipped with the brand’s own TRU Zip waterproof zippers that work just as hard to keep out the elements.

The Zendure SuperTank Delivers 100-Watts of High Speed Charging Power at werd.com

The Zendure SuperTank Delivers 100-Watts of High Speed Charging Power

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech

For legit portable power, the Zendure SuperTank is at the top of the stack. It’s a 27,000 mAh portable charger with dual USB-C PD (100W + 60W) & dual USB-A ports, capable of charging your MacBook Pro from 0-100% in just 1.5 hours, plus power up all your other compatible devices. It’s also equipped with 4 USB outputs. The design is super-durable and it takes just 1 hour to fully recharge. Another funded Kickstarter.

IWC & Hodinkee Partner Up On a Lean, Limited Edition Pilot’s Watch at werd.com

IWC & Hodinkee Partner Up On a Lean, Limited Edition Pilot’s Watch

Posted in Watches and Wear

Created for an exclusive partnership with Hodinkee, the limited Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII “Hodinkee” Edition features a slim, 39mm case made of the brand’s proprietary alloy Ceratanium, which combines titanium and ceramic for a super-durable & lightweight construction. Powered by a Caliber 35100 automatic movement, it has a clean, uncluttered dial, black case and comes with a green embossed calfskin strap. Only 500 will be made.

Find Your Friends with the LynQ Tracker at werd.com

Find Your Friends with the LynQ Tracker

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech

When the crew you came with disperses into the crowd, the LynQ Tracker can help you find find them again. It’s a sort of digital compass that uses GPS to guide you back to your people. Up to 12 of these devices can be linked together. It doesn’t need a cellular connection or data to track locations and has a range of about 5 miles, which could come in handy for festivals, hikes, and other outdoor adventures. Battery life: 3 days. These devices will be available this summer.

Drug Warrior: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo at werd.com

Drug Warrior: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo

Drug Warrior is the story of fabled DEA Agent Jack Riley’s decades-long hunt for the world’s most wanted drug lord—Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera. Set against the rise of modern international drug trafficking and America’s spiraling opioid epidemic, it is a riveting memoir of life inside the drug wars, and a never-before-seen glimpse of the inner-workings of the DEA.

The Black Hornet PRS is a Combat-Proven, Pocket-Sized Drone at werd.com

The Black Hornet PRS is a Combat-Proven, Pocket-Sized Drone

Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

FLIR’s Black Hornet PRS is an “airborne personal reconnaissance system for dismounted soldiers.” Translation: it’s a pocket-size drone originally designed for military units who need undetectable recon in combat situations. This combat-proven drone is extremely light, nearly silent, and boasts a flight time up to 25 minutes. It uses EO & infrared optical technologies to transmit live video & HD still images day or night. The imagery is transmitted through an encrypted data link with ranges up to 2 kilometers & is stored on removable SD cards in the device. No word yet on civilian availability.

Piorama’s Adjustable A10 Duffle is One Bag That Does It All at werd.com

Piorama’s Adjustable A10 Duffle is One Bag That Does It All

Posted in Bags and Gear

To say the adjustable A10 duffle from Piorama is versatile would be a serious understatement. This bag can instantly expand or contract to fit exactly what you need, so you can stick with one bag for all kinds of cargo. Depending on your payload you can quickly transition between 31L, 46.5L, and a 62L capacity, for use as a day, weekend, or travel bag all in one. It can also be carried with the adjustable shoulder strap, backpack straps, or the duffle handles.

Control Your Smart Home with a Piece of Wood at werd.com

Control Your Smart Home with a Piece of Wood

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Mui has created an interactive smart display that can control all of the IOT appliances and devices in your home. But it isn’t some OLED touchscreen or e-ink remote, it’s a piece of wood. Sanded Sycamore, Cherry, Maple, or Ash to be exact. It’s touch-activated and pairs with a dedicated app to deliver voicemail, weather, clock, and timer functions as well as working with connected devices like thermostat, light dimmers, and music players.

Let This Radical Robot Mow Your Lawn at werd.com

Let This Radical Robot Mow Your Lawn

Posted in Gear and Lawn

The Terra Robot mower is about to reinvent lawn care. Bringing its Imprint Smart Mapping technology to the lawn – which lets it know where it is and where it’s going, enables it to cut efficiently using systematic, straight line navigation. And with its breakthrough standalone beacon technology, Terra,  this little mower can be easily installed without boundary wires or digging. And when using the iRobot HOME App, users are able to schedule and customize mowing preferences.

Seagate’s Game Drive Let’s You Bring Your Fully-Loaded PS4 On The Road at werd.com

Seagate’s Game Drive Let’s You Bring Your Fully-Loaded PS4 On The Road

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

With the launch of their Game Drive for PS4, Seagate is giving players either 2TB or 4TB of game-specific storage. It offers effortless USB connectivity, installs in less than three minutes, making set-up quick and easy. The drive does not need a separate power cord, so users can easily slip it into a pocket or backpack and take their game library wherever they go. That means instant, portable access to approximately 502 downloaded games, add-ons and achievements for continued gameplay on any generation of the PS4 system.

Here’s Your Ticket To Endless Backup Battery Power at werd.com

Here’s Your Ticket To Endless Backup Battery Power

Posted in Portable and Tech

The RAVPower 5000 external battery pack is a power bank that’s compact, stylishly designed, lightweight, fully portable and imperceptible when put into a backpack; perfect for on-the-go charging. It’s equipped with 2.4a output and 2a input with iSmart technology that delivers optimal charging current for any connected device.

Aerowood is a DIY Drone Made of Wood at werd.com

Aerowood is a DIY Drone Made of Wood

Posted in Gear

A quadcopter drone made of wood isn’t something we’d ever think of but apparently the crew the Aerowood drone did. They created the world’s first modular wooden drone kit; Aerowood is a DIY drone that can be customized according to your preferences and be built completely from scratch. It includes everything you need to build your own and it’s optionally equipped with a 720P HD camera, real time transmission, one key return, and stable hovering technologies. A funded Indiegogo.

The Smart-Splitter Chops Wood Without Breaking Your Back at werd.com

The Smart-Splitter Chops Wood Without Breaking Your Back

Posted in Gear and Tools

Designed to make easier work of splitting & chopping firewood, the Logosol Smart-Splitter is a clever old school Swedish implement for splitting logs using minimum force, with minimum risk. The Smart Splitter is a classic wood splitting tool designed for safety and ease of operation, plus the added bonus of saving your back, arms and shoulders from the rigors of this respectable but ultimately painful work.