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Golf: The Impossible Collection at werd.com

Golf: The Impossible Collection

Assouline continues to add ambitious & incredibly crafted books to its Ultimate Collection. The latest is a 20-pound, 200 page tome of Golf, created by George Peper, former editor in chief of Golf Magazine. The book follows the award-winning editor as he travels the world detailing the 100 most significant & historically important courses. In it he describes intricate holes that have confounded the game’s best, revisits make & break championship tournaments,  and expounds on the unique characteristics of each course.

Oru Introduces Origami-Style Inlet Ultra-Portable Kayak at werd.com

Oru Introduces Origami-Style Inlet Ultra-Portable Kayak

Oru’s new single-person Inlet kayak is the brand’s lightest and most portable boat yet. Oru’s origami-style fold-up design takes it from the trunk of your car to floating on the water in just 5 minutes. It weighs 20 pounds and can be easily checked as luggage for your flight. With its open cockpit design there’s space to bring along your dog, a cooler, or fishing gear. A funded Kickstarter.

Samsung Galaxy Book S Delivers 23-Hour Battery Life at werd.com

Samsung Galaxy Book S Delivers 23-Hour Battery Life

Samsung’s latest laptop, the fanless, 13-inch Galaxy Book S delivers everything you want in your new laptop: speed, power, and a slim, lightweight design. LTE connectivity and 23-hour battery life are pretty sweet, too. Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx processor, the brand claims this machine offers “40 percent greater CPU performance & 80 percent greater graphics performance” than the outgoing Galaxy Book 2.

Pretty Cool: The World’s First Battery-Powered Air Conditioner at werd.com

Pretty Cool: The World’s First Battery-Powered Air Conditioner

There was a time when camping meant “roughing it.” Not anymore. With a Zero Breeze Mark II on your gear list, you’ll be chilling in air-conditioned comfort no matter how hot & sticky these summer nights get. It’s the world’s first battery-powered portable AC unit that features a real AC compressor that can drop the temp by a full 30º. A 2-hose system circulates in fresh air from outside & expels warmer air out for 2X the cooling efficiency. It runs for 5 hours & recharges via USB-C. A funded Indiegogo.

Get a Basquiat On Your Board at werd.com

Get a Basquiat On Your Board

Posted in Decor and Home Stuff

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a graffiti artist before Andy Warhol and Keith Haring pushed him onto a global stage. His fame and ensuing influence on street & DIY art culture comes full circle in this new collaboration between The Skateroom, The Jean-Michel Basquiat Foundation and Artestar. Drawing on his iconic early paintings, the artworks are printed on maple skateboard decks in a triptychs & one 5-board print of his black & white painting ‘Demon.’

The Dainese Smart Jacket Gives Motorcyclists Maximum Protection at werd.com

The Dainese Smart Jacket Gives Motorcyclists Maximum Protection

Using the same advanced airbag technology that MotoGP racers depend on, the Smart Jacket from Dainese can be worn over or under any other jacket and it requires no connection with the motorcycle. It features the latest-generation Dainese D-air technology — a system powered by a complex algorithm that enables it to automatically recognize dangerous situations and activate immediately, whenever it needs to. It provides maximum protection for the rider, in an easy-to-wear and versatile garment.

This Carry-On Might Be the Ultimate Overnight Travel Bag at werd.com

This Carry-On Might Be the Ultimate Overnight Travel Bag

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

With the creation of the Black Garment Luggage Carry-On, luggage maker Hook & Albert merged the convenience of a rolling carry-on with the wrinkle-saving protection of a garment bag. The interior features a durable compression system with height adjustability so packed items are kept in perfect order. The exterior features leather accents & premium hardware.

Montblanc Celebrates Space Exploration with StarWalker Collection at werd.com

Montblanc Celebrates Space Exploration with StarWalker Collection

Posted in Gear for Men and Work

We know Montblanc makes fine writing instruments but it turns out they also make fun ones. The new StarWalker collection celebrates NASA space exploration. Each pen in the collection features a translucent dome beneath the emblem, which evokes the earth rising above the lunar horizon. The line-up of the collection includes three editions: a sleek full metal edition, a Doué edition and a Resin edition. Choose fountain, ballpoint or fineliner ink.

Garmin Brings Satellite Connectivity to the GPSMAP 66i at werd.com

Garmin Brings Satellite Connectivity to the GPSMAP 66i

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

Garmin just added inReach satellite communication technology to their GPSMAP 66i. Now, in addition to GPS nav, you can stay in touch using the device as a satellite communicator with two-way messaging and an SOS function that enables you to trigger the GEOS 24/7 emergency response team for interactive contact. And as Garmin’s top-of-the-line handheld, the 66i is absolutely loaded with all the brand’s top tech.

The Feles One Desktop Lab Brings BioTech Home at werd.com

The Feles One Desktop Lab Brings BioTech Home

Posted in Gear for Men

Creators of the Feles One desktop bio-imagineering lab developed a versatile system that makes it easier for us curious, sciencey-types to experiment & work with biotech. It gives users the tools, software controls, & learning experience of a real lab, at home. Study plants & microorganisms, or use it to explore microbrewing, molecular gastronomy & mixology, cheese making, even bio-art. A funded Kickstarter.

Charge Up Your Space with Artifox’s Side Table at werd.com

Charge Up Your Space with Artifox’s Side Table

Posted in Home Stuff and Table

Designed & built in the USA, the Side Table from Artifox will make a great home or office companion; a side table that gives you a convenient charging dock, storage and cable organization, all in style. It is made of hardwood (not sure which variety), measures L 17”  x W 17”  x H 27 ⅜”, and comes in black, walnut, or white oak finish.

The OnePlus 7 Pro Inches Up On Apple & Samsung at werd.com

The OnePlus 7 Pro Inches Up On Apple & Samsung

Posted in Portable and Tech & Gadgets

The 7 Pro phone from China’s OnePlus brand, is a more affordable phone with higher end features found in Apple & Samsung’s best devices: an AMOLED all-screen display with a 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 855 processor, (up to) 12GB of RAM, UFS3.0 standard storage, 4000mAh battery and a triple camera array with wide-angle and telephoto lenses.

The Coros Vertix Sportswatch Measures Your O2 Levels at werd.com

The Coros Vertix Sportswatch Measures Your O2 Levels

Designed for action in alpine environments, the Vertix from Coros is a 48mm GPS sport watch that features na Altitude Performance System that measures & tracks the oxygen levels in your blood. In addition to the oximeter, there’s an optical HRM that will give you heart data for your runs and swims, too. The grade 5 titanium watch bezel and back case is twice as strong as traditional steel, the sapphire glass is virtually scratch resistant and the digital knob can withstand a drop of 25 ft. Battery life: 60-hours in GPS mode.

Swiss Survival Time: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Carbon Limited Edition at werd.com

Swiss Survival Time: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Carbon Limited Edition

The Carbon Limited Edition is Victorinox’s most advanced watch in their destruction-proof I.N.O.X. lineup. In development, the 43mm analog withstood 130 homologation tests—extreme endurance tests, all of which it aced. So it’s ready for duty. The carbon case is virtually indestructible. handwoven survival paracord strap in neon yellow combines with reflective parts on the case & dial to offer high visibility. This edition comes in special packaging: a Pelican case that includes a Rescue Tool, & an additional black leather strap.

Spry Underwater Drone Goes Literally Everywhere at werd.com

Spry Underwater Drone Goes Literally Everywhere

Designed to capture watersports up close, Spry is a quadcopter underwater drone that captures 4k video from the air, the surface of the water and underwater. The fuselage floats, so the drone simply floats up to go from underwater to aerial shooting at speeds up to 40 MPH. The controller is also waterproof & floats, or if you prefer, run it in autonomous Follow Me mode while you: surf, swim, kitesurf, wakeboard, SUP, skim, kayak, fish, bodysurf, sail, cliff dive, etc.

Valve Releases Index VR Headset at werd.com

Valve Releases Index VR Headset

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The Valve Index headset is built to deliver an immersive & high fidelity VR experience with advanced visuals via a pair of 1440 x 1600-resolution RGB LCDs, faster 120Hz screens, an IPD slider to adjust the distance between your eyes for a better fit, and a pair of small speakers specifically designed not to touch your ears, in lieu of headphones. The tethered headset will allow you walk around a 10-meter room in VR mode.

Hardgraft’s Belted Backpack Looks Good in Leather at werd.com

Hardgraft’s Belted Backpack Looks Good in Leather

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

Constructed in Italian full-grain, vegetable tanned leather with a belted top closure, Hardgraft’s top-loading Belted Backpack is a versatile carryall that has a separate zippered, padded compartment accessed through the side that fits your 15’ laptop. The bag also features adjustable leather shoulder straps and has a wool-blend lining with 2 interior pockets.

LaCie Introduces Packable, Shippable Rugged RAID Shuttle at werd.com

LaCie Introduces Packable, Shippable Rugged RAID Shuttle

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

Building on the iconic LaCie Rugged design, the brand’s new Rugged RAID Shuttle is made for feature filmmakers, independent video pros, photographers, vloggers, traveling content creators and musicians. The device delivers 8TB of storage in a clever flat design—enough space for more than 200 hours of 4K footage & offering transfer speeds up to 440MB per second.  Available May 2019.