Celebrated adventurer Robert Ballard, who is credited with discovering the wreck of the Titanic and the Lusitania, shares a lifetime of stories about exploring the ocean depths—telling tales of his adventures and challenges as a midwestern kid with dyslexia who became an internationally renowned ocean explorer.
The S.C. Holdall from proper British brand Bennett Winch is a sharp, understated travel bag that combines both a holdall and suit carrier in one. The design prevents tight folds & creasing by allowing a jacket and trouser to be wrapped around the central cylindrical bag, which secures with magnets and straps. Each element of the bag can also be used separately. It’s exterior is constructed in 24oz British dyed, waterproof cotton canvas with solid brass hardware & premium veg-tanned Italian leathers.
The Skogan Mid hiker from heritage Canadian boot-maker Kodiak is the perfect pair for summer adventure. Merging sneaker-like comfort with the stability of a retro hiker, this lightweight, breathable boot is a versatile summer go-getter. In addition to its easygoing good looks, the Skogan boasts 100% waterproof construction to handle wet mucky trails & summer squalls.
Designed as a versatile Work From Home machine, HP’s EliteOne 800 G8 is a powerful all-in-one desktop PC featuring a slim anti-glare, low-blue-light display. Behind the sleek design, it’s powered by an 11th-Gen Intel processor & 64GB of DDR4 3200 SDRAM. 2TB of onboard SSD storage, ports aplenty, including USB-C & HDMI, and its 5MP dual-facing camera with AI-tracking & noise reduction, make it a hard worker with a remarkably clean, uncluttered look.
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Anker’s PowerConf C300 is an AI-powered laptop & computer cam that delivers crisp 1080p/60FPS quality with true-to-life colors. Features like auto low-light correction ensure you look your best even in poor lighting conditions & AI that will automatically adjust the field of view to fit everyone in the frame, so nobody has to huddle. Super fast auto-focus, USB-C powered, Mac & Windows compatible.
For those who dream of instant, epic cold brew coffee, the Osma Pro is gonna clank your cubes. Created by Osma & Chromatic Coffee, this stainless steel countertop machine uses harmonics and recirculation technology to cold-extract flavors and rich coffee compounds in about 90 seconds. Hand-built in Oregon, USA, the Osma Pro is limited to a run of just 1000 machines. With summer on the way, we’re guessing they’ll go quick.
The former pizza czar of legendary Roberta’s in Brooklyn, Anthony Falco, has become a global authority on all things pizza & has spent the last half-decade consulting with restaurants & pizzaiolos around the world. He has now penned his first book. In it, he teaches you everything you need to know to make pizza. It’s an exhaustive resource for absolutely any pizza cook, teaching mastery of the classics and tricks of the trade plus unique takes on styles and recipes from around the globe.
Purpose-built for iPhone 12 and its MagSafe charger, the magnetic Forté dock securely holds your phone while it recharges at a speedy 15 watts. Position your phone vertically or horizontally for effortless hands-free use. The stand tilts up to 70º to give you the perfect viewing angle or charging pedestal for your AirPods.
Launched back in 2018, the original Kimblade windshield wiper was an innovation that became a huge Kickstarter success. The all-new Kimblade Nano is the third-gen model and the brand’s most advanced blade yet. Using carbon nanotube and graphene technologies, the groundbreaking rectangular design offers unrivaled performance and long-lasting durability due to CNT reinforced silicone construction. A funded Kickstarter.
For 2021, Ford’s Timberline Edition Explorer turns the family-friendly mid-size SUV into a light-duty off-roader. The all-new trim package includes a 1” taller ride height for increased clearance, under-body skid plates and cladding, high-clearance bumpers, recalibrated steering & suspension & all-terrain tires. It’s powered by a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 300 horsepower. Available this summer.
A whole generation of kids grew up launching their Tamiya RC car off of bike jumps and chasing the neighbors’ cat up trees with it but today you can drive a life-size version of the iconic 80s-era 1/10th scale off-roader. The Wild One MAX, created by the Little Car Company, is an 8/10th scale rear-wheel drive electric one-seater that hits speeds up to 30MPH with a range of 25 miles. 15-inch off-road tires, regenerative Brembo brakes, and a tubular roll cage complete the package. Available for pre-order now.
CNC-machined from one solid billet of 6AL4V titanium, the Barnes is a new framelock pocket knife from the James Brand. It features a 3.5-inch Bohler M390 stainless blade set on a stainless steel pivot and ceramic bearings. Its pocket clip is also titanium. Available now in black or raw titanium finish.
Designed for use in the wild, the Filmatic mobile projector is the world’s smallest outdoor projector; a wireless, drop-resistant speaker, projector & lantern in one. The pocket-size, all-metal design offers IPX6 water resistance & weighs just 200 grams with Android-powered tech that includes support for 1080p 4K FHD, auto focus, & DLP display. Projection size ranges from 30” to 120”. A funded Kickstarter.
Citizen is adding a whole lineup of new Star Wars watches to its 80s revival Ana-Digi Temp series. Following the Rebel Pilot and Trench Run models released in March, there are Darth Vader, Boba Fett, R2-D2, C3PO, Stormtrooper and BB-8 variants of the dual-mode watch coming later this year. Each design features the Star Wars logo and an illustration of the character engraved on the caseback.
Designed for lightweight portability, the collapsible TrekChair uses trekking poles—your existing pair or ones you can order with the chair to support the seatback. This clever design shaves a ton of weight, making them 50% lighter than similar camp chairs. The chair weighs just 1.5 pounds & sets up in 30 seconds. Their premium trekking poles are made of carbon fiber & adjust to 54” in height. A funded Indiegogo.
The King Of Cool Steve McQueen’s Malibu beachfront home is up for auction via Sotheby’s. With private access on a gated street & whitewater views from nearly every room, it is located just off Broad street. This classic 5-bed & 5-bath home once owned by the iconic actor has been fully renovated, featuring an open & expansive chef’s kitchen & dining area. Perfect for entertaining & telling your guests about the home’s history.
The garment science innovators at Vollebak always have something fresh up their sleeve. Their latest is the Indestructible Jacket, their lifeproof & highly technical take on the classic denim jacket. Constructed of black Dyneema fabric, a material that is feather-light & yet 15X stronger than steel. Super lightweight Dyneema gets stronger as it gets colder, giving the jacket all-season functionality while feeling much like regular denim.
For simple, effective wireless charging, Nomad’s Base Station Mini is a desktop & bedside powerhouse. It delivers up to 15W of wireless power from a single coil, just drop your phone, watch & other rechargeables on its padded, black leather surface & it’s on, charging at speeds similar to plug-in charging. The Station is powered by a USB-C input.
The solar cooking innovators at GoSun have done it once again with their latest creation, the GoSun Sizzle, the world’s fastest solar cooker. The tabletop, tube-shaped cooker reaches temperatures that compete with fire, without the drama of smoke, dangerous flames or a nasty clean up job, allowing you to bake, boil, roast or fry with a sort of space-aged technology that’s actually down to earth & totally natural. It heats enough to prepare a meal for a family of 5 in just 30 minutes. When the sun’s not shining, it plugs into a 12V power source.
Asus just released its Zen AiO 24 (M5401), an ultra-thin & streamlined all-in-one desktop. It looks like it’s all screen, that’s because the 2.8-mm bezel surrounding the 23.8-inch backlit full HD display, gives it a screen-to-body ratio of 93 percent. An IR camera allows hands-free log-in, a 720p webcam for high-quality online visuals. The display also supports 100% of the sRGB color gamut & can be touchscreen-enabled.