Gift Ideas For Men Under $50

TRAVELOCK 2: Fingerprint Recognition, TSA-Approved at werd.com

TRAVELOCK 2: Fingerprint Recognition, TSA-Approved

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Based on feedback from over 1000 backers of the original, the TRAVELOCK 2 is an upgraded & more robust model. This compact, TSA-approved lock protects your luggage or anything else with 360º fingerprint ID access & allows you to store up to 10 different fingerprints. Once ID’d,  the lock pops up & opens automatically. The rechargeable battery won’t need a recharge for 2 years. A funded Indiegogo.

TAGIT Gives the Umbrella an Update at werd.com

TAGIT Gives the Umbrella an Update

Posted in Gear for Men

The team at TAGIT kept what little they could from the centuries-old design of a typical umbrella and by correcting the flaws, designed the umbrella of the 21st century. The TAGIT design allows users to go from downpour to inside with the umbrella stashed away in just 5 seconds. Dripping water is not an issue & even soaked, it doesn’t fold into a disorganized mess—patented Smart Patch technology gives it that effortless, perfectly executed James Bond performance. Fold up & done. A funded Kickstarter.

Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood at werd.com

Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood

J. Michael Straczynski, the acclaimed writer behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling and Marvel’s Thor, has penned a memoir revealing how the power of creativity enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth: a dysfunctional family haunted by madness, murder and a terrible secret. To survive, he found refuge in his beloved comics and his dreams, immersing himself in imaginary worlds populated by superheroes whose amazing powers allowed them to overcome any adversity. It is a truly remarkable story from one of the great storytellers of our time.

We Found a Rewritable Notebook & Pencil That Last Forever at werd.com

We Found a Rewritable Notebook & Pencil That Last Forever

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The nuka Eternal Notebook and Eternal Pencil is a smart system if you like to work with handwritten notes & sketches. The pages are tear-resistant and designed to be cleaned off & re-used over & over again. Linked with the +nuka app, you keep scanned copies of your notebook pages stored in virtual notebooks, to keep it all organized & accessible as you wipe away old notes & start fresh. A funded Kickstarter.

Charmin Introduces Long-lasting Forever Roll at werd.com

Charmin Introduces Long-lasting Forever Roll

Posted in Bath and Home Stuff

Charmin’s new Forever Roll is giant, nearly 3-times the size of a regular roll. Enough to last a single person for up to 3 months. And for folks with limited storage space, it keeps cupboard & closet space free for other items.The Forever Rolls are actually available in 2 sizes: 12” & 8.7” diameters. The brand is offering a Forever “starter kit” on their site, which includes a stainless steel roll holder that can handle the big ones.

C-17 Has That One Cable That Does It All at werd.com

C-17 Has That One Cable That Does It All

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

Dealing with cables & cords will be a lot easier when it’s one instead of a tangled mess of many. The premium-quality C17: All-In-One Charger Cable is designed for phones and watches. They offer 3 & 4-in-one models that feature USB on one end & Apple Lighting, Android type-C, Micro USB, & an Apple watch charger cable on the other. These cables are way gnarlier than stock Apple equipment, too, tested to withstand flexing, sustained abuse, and extreme temps. A funded Kickstarter.

How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender at werd.com

How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender

Written and illustrated by the creator of the wildly popular @CrimeADay Twitter account, Mike Chase, this “handbook” is a funny, entertaining, and illuminating collection of the most bizarre ways you might become a federal criminal in America—drinking a beer on a bicycle in a national park for instance. How to Become a Federal Criminal is packed with outrageous offenses, showing how just about anyone can become—or may already be—a federal criminal.

Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier at werd.com

Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier

The rivalry between Muhammad Ali & Smokin’ Joe Frazier is one of the greatest in sports history. In this definitive, all-access biography from acclaimed sports writer Mark Kram Jr., readers get the fullest picture yet of this complex, American sports legend. The book traces the fighter’s life from his upbringing in the Jim Crow south to momentous bouts with the likes of Ali and George Foreman through retirement and training his own son as a fighter.

Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire at werd.com

Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire

Cooking with fire is about as simple as it gets but even those of us who claim “Pit Boss” will find plenty to integrate into their grill game with this new book from celebrated L.A. restauranteur Josiah Citrin owner of Mélisse & Charcoal Venice. Citrin shares his wisdom to present completely fresh ways to cook with fire and charcoal, not only grilling over the coals, but cooking inside them and finding inventive methods for searing and smoking.

Door Step Gets You Up High To Handle Rooftop Cargo at werd.com

Door Step Gets You Up High To Handle Rooftop Cargo

Posted in Gear for Men

Easy access to your roof rack, basket, or box will be a lot easier with the Door Step. First seen on Shark Tank, this universal device attaches to your car’s door latch, giving you a convenient step to safely & comfortably reach anything on the roof of your ride. Aircraft-grade aluminum construction makes the step lightweight yet strong enough to support 400 lbs.

Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the ’80s Changed Hollywood Forever at werd.com

Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the ’80s Changed Hollywood Forever

Featuring comedy giants Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Eddie Murphy, Wild And Crazy Guys takes readers on a trip through the buzzing 1980s & behind the scenes of movies like National Lampoon’s Vacation, Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Animal House, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, and more, sharing stories of the iconic funnymen who ruled ’80s Hollywood.

Then One Day…: 40 Years of Bookmaking in Nevada at werd.com

Then One Day…: 40 Years of Bookmaking in Nevada

Jack Franzi, legendary Pittsburgh wiseguy  & Las Vegas sportsbook pioneer, is the reason Chris Andrews became a bookie. His Uncle Jack taught him everything & by 25, the book’s author became the youngest sports book director in Sin City. In this new book Chris takes readers through 40 years of history in the world of legal sports gambling—an issue which will soon be examined by our U.S. Supreme Court.

Now 40 Years Old, Space Invaders has Turned into a Board Game at werd.com

Now 40 Years Old, Space Invaders has Turned into a Board Game

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Even if you don’t know that 1978’s Space Invaders was an epic OG arcade game, its transformation into a tactile board game is easy enough to follow. Destroy all invaders.  The visuals, design and identity remain true to the original game but with the board game, you’re actually interacting with other humans. Imagine that in 2019. A funded Kickstarter

Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen at werd.com

Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen

Before Hollywood gave up on original ideas & went full comic book blockbuster, there was a high water mark, it was the year 1999. A year that saw the release of Fight Club, The Matrix, Office Space, The Blair Witch Project, The Sixth Sense, Being John Malkovich, American Beauty, The Virgin Suicides, and scores more. This book collects more than 130 exclusive interviews with the directors and actors, telling the story of not just how these films were made, but how they re-made our vision of the world.