Tailgate Like a Pro with HitchFire at werd.com

Tailgate Like a Pro with HitchFire

Posted in Gear for Men and Grill

The patent-pending HitchFire grill is a compact gas grill designed to mount to your trailer hitch, and swings out wide on an articulated arm for pro-level tailgating. The 18” X 22” inch cooking surface is heated by a pair of burners that deliver 15,000 BTUs from standard 16-ounce propane bottles. The grill not only saves space in the trunk, it’s easier to clean and also detachable for tabletop use.

Mercedes Unveils Redesigned 2021 S-Class at werd.com

Mercedes Unveils Redesigned 2021 S-Class

Posted in Automotive and Cars

As the perennial flagship of Mercedes-Benz, the S-Class cars are built from the ground up to set the standard and presage the brand’s latest advancements. For 2021, they nailed it again. The new S-Class is not only longer, wider & more aerodynamic, it is safer—with rear seat airbags, smarter with second-gen MBUX infotainment tech, and more luxurious than ever. Also noteworthy: the S580 pushes 500 horses.

Technics’ Ottava F is a Fresh All-In-One Sound System at werd.com

Technics’ Ottava F is a Fresh All-In-One Sound System

Encased in brushed aluminum with a louvered front grill, the updated Ottava F all-in-one music system from Technics’ delivers audiophile sound from any playback source: streaming via Chromecast or AirPlay2, bluetooth, wi-fi, and even the built-in CD player. Equipped with an improved 8cm woofer, it uses Technics’ digital amps with JENO (Jitter Elimination and Noise-shaping Optimization) engines to create crisp, full-spectrum sound in a single unit. Available in black & dark silver.

Samsung Debuts 4K UST Home Projector at werd.com

Samsung Debuts 4K UST Home Projector

Posted in Gear for Men

The Premiere is Samsung’s first foray into 4K UST projectors & they’re off to a very solid start. The 2 debut models: a 120-inch & a 130-inch offers triple-laser powered 4K image quality and room-filling built-in audio. The larger LSP9T is an HDR10+ certified projector—the world’s first. With its compact design and big sound, it turns any room into a home cinema.

LEGO Goes Big with 5,544-Piece Harry Potter Set at werd.com

LEGO Goes Big with 5,544-Piece Harry Potter Set

Posted in Gear for Men

LEGO & Harry Potter are adding yet another massive set to the wizardy world with the release of the 5,544-piece Diagon Alley set. Visit Ollivander’s Wand Shop, Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, Scribbulus Writing Implements, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, Flourish & Blotts, and Quality Quidditch Supplies. The set also includes 4 fresh minifigs: Lucius Malfoy, Gilderoy Lockhart, Florean Fortescue and the photographer from the Daily Prophet.

Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix at werd.com

Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix

Drawing from unprecedented access to Jimi’s brother, Leon Hendrix, as well as Kathy Etchingham and Linda Keith, the two women vital in Jimi’s rise to stardom, rock biography ace Phillip Norman traces Jimi’s life from playing segregated clubs on the Chitlin’ Circuit, to barely scraping by in New York’s Greenwich Village, to swinging London with the Animals’ on to international stardom & overnight guitar god status. Then he died. Mysteriously. In Wild Thing, Norman digs deeper than any Hendrix bio yet.

Sharp Looks: Zenith Defy Black & White Boutique Editions at werd.com

Sharp Looks: Zenith Defy Black & White Boutique Editions

Dressing up two of its most popular models in formal black & white livery, Zenith hits refresh with the Black & White Boutique Edition El Primero Defy 21, a 44mm dual-gear chronograph & the Defy Classic, a 41mm automatic. Both feature a microblasted black ceramic case & intricately detailed dials that showcase mechanical internals. Straps are rubber with a coated titanium clasp.

AquaPal is Your Friend for Water Savings & Security at werd.com

AquaPal is Your Friend for Water Savings & Security

Posted in Bath and Gadgets and Home Stuff

The AquaPal connects easily to your home plumbing to monitor your home’s water use, helping you not only save money, but to offer continuous feedback on the health of your water system, tracking moisture & humidity to stop mold growth, tracking temps to prevent burst pipes and offering remote auto shut-off to avoid a disaster. Compatible with 3/4” & 1” pipes, it connects quickly & easily to your main water line. It is wi-fi-enabled & offers Google Home & Alexa integration. A funded Kickstarter.

SuperTank Pro Powers USB-C Everything at werd.com

SuperTank Pro Powers USB-C Everything

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

The ability to set up a fully connected workspace anywhere & any time is something we need right now. Killer compact products like the SuperTank Pro make it easier. It’s a pro-grade 100W USB-C power bank with 26,800mAh/96Wh capacity. It’s got 4 USB-C ports, an OLED Display, quickly charges the power-hungry MacBook Pro 16”, and has upgradable firmware to keep up with the latest devices. A funded Kickstarter.

Switch It Up with 8BitDo’s Wireless Arcade Stick at werd.com

Switch It Up with 8BitDo’s Wireless Arcade Stick

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

Designed for Nintendo Switch and PC gaming, 8BitDo’s wireless Arcade Stick offers classic analog feel with modern function. Boasting 40-hour battery life, you can swap between platforms with the flip of a switch, program profiles for games, and map button controls. It also features an XInput for compatibility with XBox games. Pre-order now.

Train for Formula One at Home with Cranfield F1 Simulator at werd.com

Train for Formula One at Home with Cranfield F1 Simulator

Offering all the excitement of a real F1 driving experience with none of the danger, UK-based Cranfield Simulation has just unveiled the world’s first full-motion F1 Simulator designed specifically for home use. Developed to deliver the same immersive, real-life racing feel that pro drivers depend on for training, it recreates the thrill of Formula One with a car-inspired design, a realistic cockpit and controls. No word yet on pricing but we’ll guess it’s at least a bit cheaper than a real F1 car.

This Clock Gets Its Smarts from Google Assistant at werd.com

This Clock Gets Its Smarts from Google Assistant

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The Smart Clock Essential from Lenovo is just smart enough. It’s powered by Google Assistant but provides only time, date, temperature, and alarms. Ok, there’s a bit more: select from countless clock faces & alarm tones to suit your style as well as getting alarm suggestions based on your schedule, timer-driven dimming/brightness of clock face & manual snooze function—just smack it. Also features a USB port for charging a device. Available later in September.

Petzl’s IKO CORE is Built for Action After Dark at werd.com

Petzl’s IKO CORE is Built for Action After Dark

Posted in Gear for Men

Petzl lights it up yet again with the IKO CORE; a totally new headlamp design—unlike any we’ve seen. It’s all about the brand’s patented AirFit headband. A snug yet comfortable band with a battery pack in the back, for comfort & secure fit hiking, climbing & biking. At 500-lumens, you get a bright hands-free LED torch with multiple light modes down to an energy saving 6 lumens. It also stands on its own as a lantern & folds down into a packable carry case.

Mix Protein Shakes Like a Pro with ShakeSphere Tumbler at werd.com

Mix Protein Shakes Like a Pro with ShakeSphere Tumbler

Posted in Gear for Men

Lumps in the protein shake. Like eating dirt. If you’re not down with that, get yourself a ShakeSphere Tumbler. Unlike other protein shakers, this award-winning bottle doesn’t use a mixing ball or mesh grid to mix. Instead, the patented capsule shape does the mixing & nothing can get stuck in corners. Smoother shakes & smoothies & no lumps. It’s made from rugged, BPA-free Tritan plastic & features a leak-proof slide cap. 24-ounces.

And in the End: The Last Days of The Beatles at werd.com

And in the End: The Last Days of The Beatles

In this latest addition to the ever-growing annals of Beatles legend and lore, award-winning author Ken McNab reconstructs the final year of the ubiquitous band, 1969. With perspectives from all four of the band members themselves, And in the End paints a vivid portrait of a super-group spiraling into bankruptcy, heroin, & the creative and personal differences that would lead to their imminent demise—but not before releasing the incredible farewell of Abbey Road.

Bang & Olufsen Unveils Flagship H95 Headphones at werd.com

Bang & Olufsen Unveils Flagship H95 Headphones

Designed to be the ultimate travel headphone, the all-new H95 is, as the brand claims, the “most advanced active noise cancellation of any Bang & Olufsen headphones.” Created & named to celebrate the Danish audio company’s 95th anniversary, these flagship cans feature luxe materials, a mix of touch control & mechanical dials, adjustable noise-cancelling, & 38-hours of playback.

Go Fast Campers Made the World’s Lightest Rooftop Tent at werd.com

Go Fast Campers Made the World’s Lightest Rooftop Tent

Weighing just 80 pounds, the SuperLite rooftop camper from Go Fast is a low-profile, minimalist hardshell RTT that installs in just 3 minutes & pops-up instantly to offer sleeping for 2+. At this insanely light weight, it can be carried on virtually any vehicle. Go Fast offers the cushy 3” sleeping pad & ladder attachment for this tent separately.

Look At It Closely: Multiplanes Dioramas at werd.com

Look At It Closely: Multiplanes Dioramas

Posted in Bath and Home Stuff

WUNDERSMACK showcases intricate laser cut art set in immersive multilayer dioramas. Each one features multiple layers that are packed with stunning detail and embellishments. They quickly and easily assemble in just minutes by simply dropping each frame into the numbered slots, then attach spacers and lock to secure the finished piece. Designed and hand-assembled in California by artist Jacob Morales. Choose from travel, film, and Disney-inspired designs.

Shoot Steady with DJI’s OM 4 Smartphone Stabilizer at werd.com

Shoot Steady with DJI’s OM 4 Smartphone Stabilizer

Drone-maker DJI dropped a couple letters from its OSMO line of gimbals rebranding it as OM. The OM 4 Smartphone Stabilizer is the latest & greatest. The foldable design features a simple & secure magnetic attachment for your phone and offers 3-axis stabilization with pro features like Gesture Control & ActiveTrack 3.0 as well as a range of preset shooting modes for time & motions lapse, slo-mo, Dynamic Zoom, and more. Ships with a wrist strap and a protective, compact carry case.

Is This Anything? By Jerry Seinfeld at werd.com

Is This Anything? By Jerry Seinfeld

Billionaire & comedic genius Jerry Seinfeld is also a pack rat. Throughout a career that now spans 45 years, the stand-up legend has saved “everything that might be something”—ideas, bits, conversations, jokes—anything he may one day use as material for his act. Seinfeld plowed through thousands of saved pages from yellow legal pads, all kept in a giant file. He selected his favorite material for this book, organized decade by decade. With the original material paired with brilliantly crafted observations, readers see the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time. Due out: August 6.