Gift Ideas For Men Under $50

Janis: Her Life & Music at werd.com

Janis: Her Life & Music

The short, crazy and incredibly influential life of Janis Joplin finally gets its due in this new biography written by Holly George-Warren, one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history. Based on unprecedented access to Joplin’s family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis draws an intimate portrait of the one they called the Queen Of Rock n’ Roll.

That’s No Dog Tag, That’s My Knife at werd.com

That’s No Dog Tag, That’s My Knife

Posted in Gear for Men

With a lightweight design derived from the classic military dog tag, the Limited Edition B-2 Dog Tag is an EDC nano blade knife offering safe concealed carry. On a chain around your neck or tucked in your coin pocket. With a 1-inch blade made of 440 carbon stainless steel, it locks into the sheath for rock solid grip and precision cuts. A funded Kickstarter.

POWERUP’s Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Gets an Upgrade at werd.com

POWERUP’s Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Gets an Upgrade

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

POWERUP introduced the world to the smartphone-controlled paper airplane, a micro-drone kit that slips onto any paper airplane & turns it into a remote control toy with a flight range of 230 feet. The POWERUP 4.0 kit features a new onboard flight computer, autopilot assist, 2 new sensors & a design so robust you can fly planes of balsa, foam, cardboard & paper, with the ability to perform loops, barrel rolls & hammerheads with the press of a button. Optional lights are available for night flight. A funded Kickstarter.

Convenient Carry: Packable, Pocketable Tinybags at werd.com

Convenient Carry: Packable, Pocketable Tinybags

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

We’re huge fans of smallness, so we think Tinybags are awesome. “As small as a coin and as capable as a backpack” they say. And they’re not lying. These compact, packable bags are made of water-resistant ripstop nylon tough enough to carry up to 55-pounds of cargo. When not in use, simply roll, fold & clip, and it’s pocketable. Available in 2 sizes, the large fits all sorts of stuff up to a 15” laptop & the original will hold a 12” laptop. A funded Kickstarter.

Me: Elton John Official Autobiography at werd.com

Me: Elton John Official Autobiography

Following on the heels of his sweeping RocketMan biopic, Elton John has released his first (and the only official) autobiography. In it, the global pop culture icon reveals intimate truths about his extraordinary life as an entertainer, from the rollercoaster superstar lifestyle depicted in the film to his personal evolution into a saner, more grounded human while upholding his legacy as a living legend. Elton goes deep & covers it all.

This 1000-Piece Puzzle Features NASA’s Best View of the Moon at werd.com

This 1000-Piece Puzzle Features NASA’s Best View of the Moon

Posted in Game Room and Home Stuff

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Four Point created their 1000 piece, circular Moon Puzzle featuring the near side of the Moon in incredible detail. The image, courtesy of NASA, is the clearest image of the Moon to date and shows even the tiniest of craters in stunning clarity. With a diameter of 26.5-inches, this puzzle gets a 4.5 out of 5 on the difficulty scale.

Thomas Edison Finally Gets the Biography He Deserves at werd.com

Thomas Edison Finally Gets the Biography He Deserves

Thomas Edison was the most famous American of his time and today is considered the most prolific genius in American history. This new biography, Edison by Pulitzer Prize winning author Edmund Morris is the result of 7 years of research among five million pages of original documents preserved in Edison’s New Jersey laboratory, exclusive access to family papers still held in trust, and the writer’s own acuity for creating deeply layered personal portraits.

The ProTac 90 EC Flashlight Takes a Fresh Angle at werd.com

The ProTac 90 EC Flashlight Takes a Fresh Angle

Posted in Gear for Men and Tools

The compact ProTac 90 takes the traditional EDC flashlight and flips it 90º giving users the convenience of a right angle configuration & all the features we expect in a tactical torch: 300 lumens of bright white LED,  IPX 7 waterproof rating, a MOLLE clip for hand-free use, and single push-button dual mode control. Powered by AA Lithium, AA Alkaline, or CR123A Lithium battery.

Rick Ross Pens <i>Hurricanes: A Memoir</i> at werd.com

Rick Ross Pens Hurricanes: A Memoir

In his new memoir Hurricanes, hip-hop mogul Rick “The Boss” Ross chronicles his wild ride to fame and fortune in the music industry: from his days as a dope boy in Carol City’s notorious Matchbox housing projects, coming of age amid Miami’s crack epidemic, the music, the star-studded controversies and his unstoppable rise to fame. Available September 3.

Edward Snowden Autobiography: <i>Permanent Record</i> at werd.com

Edward Snowden Autobiography: Permanent Record

Permanent Record is the story of American whistleblower Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the U.S. government’s system of mass surveillance. In this new autobiography he reveals for the first time the story of his life, from his early years to the classified NSA & CIA leaks he published to his current exile in Russia. Available September 17.

The SuperMini is a Small Charger with Big-time Power at werd.com

The SuperMini is a Small Charger with Big-time Power

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The SuperMini Powerbank is a very pocketable 10K mAh backup battery. With 18W USB-C power delivery technology it will maintain 1-2 days of extra mobile power for flagship phones and tablets, and can nearly double the battery life of smaller laptops. Compatible with Apple, Samsung Galaxy, Huawei, OnePlus and Nintendo products. Available in black, silver, & blue horizon. A funded Indiegogo.

Nights in White Castle: A Memoir at werd.com

Nights in White Castle: A Memoir

Following up his acclaimed memoir Sting-Ray Afternoons, sports writer Steve Rushin digs deeper into his own story. If the first book was a coming of age story, Nights In White Castle is the young adult years. From his first summer job at a Bennigan’s in suburban Milwaukee to his first career writing gig in New York at the legendary Time & Life building, it paints a tender portrait of an interesting journey.

Prince: The Beautiful Ones at werd.com

Prince: The Beautiful Ones

Filled with words, images, & writings from the artist himself, The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince; a first-person account of a kid who created a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The book is told in four parts. The 4th & final segment of the book cover the Purple Rain years, so this is coming-of-age, pre-superstardom Prince—a period of his life that is sure to inspire. Available in hardcover October 29.

Barnum: An American Life at werd.com

Barnum: An American Life

P.T. Barnum is known as the greatest showman on earth. In this new biography, the first in a generation, author Robert Wilson captures the full genius, infamy, and allure of the man who created Barnum & Bailey’s circus. It is a story of ingenuity, grit, reinvention, and redemption through which Wilson makes the case for P. T. Barnum’s place among the icons of American history.

We Found a 32-Ounce Bottle Carrier for Hands-Free Hydration at werd.com

We Found a 32-Ounce Bottle Carrier for Hands-Free Hydration

Posted in Gear for Men

It’s nice to have that 32-ounce water bottle with you everywhere—except for having to carry it around. Wild Wolf Outfitters got the memo & built a very functional insulated bottle carrier. Made with military grade 600D polyester and neoprene, it features external zip pockets, & D-rings for the adjustable shoulder strap for hands-free carry, Fits HydroFlask, Nalgene and most standard shaped 32-ounce bottles.

The Classic All-Stars Collection Celebrates Baseball’s Best at werd.com

The Classic All-Stars Collection Celebrates Baseball’s Best

Posted in Gear for Men

San Fran-based pop toy maker Super7 just released a cool new collab collection with MLB—a series of 3.5” baseball action figures. The Classic All-Stars Collection features baseball’s biggest names, the likes of Carl Yazstremski, Willie Mays, Carlton Fisk, Mickey Mantle, the Phillie Phanatic mascot & many more. Available August 15.