Gift Ideas For Men Under $50

<i>VC: An American History</i> is About Money Making Money at werd.com

VC: An American History is About Money Making Money

VC unpacks the history and evolution of Venture Capital in America—a form of investment & fundraising that requires an appetite for risk, a bold spirit of adventure, and an unbridled quest for improbable wealth through innovation.  From the days of funding American whaling expeditions to Silicon Valley startups, it tracks the entrepreneurial spirit that feeds VC & ultimately, the global economy.

This Travel Adapter Makes Any Headphone Jack Wireless at werd.com

This Travel Adapter Makes Any Headphone Jack Wireless

Powered by Bluetooth 5.0, RHA’s Wireless Flight Adapter turns any headphone jack into a wireless one. This handy little dongle will let you use your wireless headphones to enjoy media from your flight’s seatback screen—and anywhere else you want to go wireless with your audio. With USB-C recharge, it boasts a 16-hour battery life, so it will get you from San Fran to Beijing no problem.

The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip at werd.com

The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip

Automotive manufacturing pioneer Henry Ford was close friends with another remarkable American character—Thomas Edison. These two giants of industry spent many summers taking road trips together—introducing the entire concept of the roadtrip to travel-starved Americans. From car camping in 1914 to exploring the Florida Everglades, the small group—which included  naturalist John Burroughs—named themselves the Vagabonds, and along with their their chefs and footmen, hit the road every summer for more than a decade.

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan at werd.com

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Guitar God Mount Rushmore would include Hendrix, Clapton, Page, and most certainly the Texas bluesmaster Stevie Ray Vaughan, whose greatness was cut short in a tragic helicopter crash in 1990. This new book is the first definitive biography of the guitar legend, chronicling the unadulterated truth about SRV from those who knew him best: from fame to his battles with drugs & alcohol to his miraculous recovery. The book features an epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan plus a foreword and afterword by Double Trouble’s Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon.

George Marshall: Defender of the Republic at werd.com

George Marshall: Defender of the Republic

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Considered our country’s most distinguished soldier–statesman since George Washington and one of the most decorated military leaders in American history, George C. Marshall dedicated 50 years to serving his country & this new book, set against the backdrop of five major conflicts—two world wars, Palestine, Korea, and the Cold War—tracks Marshall’s extraordinary life in military, diplomatic, and politics.

The Tashtego 2.0 is a Tool Roll for Toiletries at werd.com

The Tashtego 2.0 is a Tool Roll for Toiletries

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Your dopp kit or toiletry case or whatever you call it, is probably not this organized. The Tashtego 2.0 combines the design of a classic tool roll with loads of interior pockets to keep everything neatly organized. Pockets big enough for a full-size electric toothbrush and other manly items. Made of durable, easy-to-clean nylon with grommet eyes for hanging it up. A funded Kickstarter.

The Titanium Type-C Pen Was Made for Marginalia at werd.com

The Titanium Type-C Pen Was Made for Marginalia

Posted in Gear for Men and Work

Following the crowdfunded success of its well-designed Type-A & Type-B pens, Brooklyn-based CW&T Studio created Type-C, a titanium bookmark pen with a detachable clip. Precision machined of lightweight titanium, it features a book-friendly flat design and a sprung steel arm that protects the pen-tip when not in use. Flip it around to snap into writing position; it uses Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto ink cartridges which come in 15 colors and multiple thicknesses. Another funded Kickstarter.

The Raspberry Pi 4 is a Tiny, Dual-Display Desktop Computer at werd.com

The Raspberry Pi 4 is a Tiny, Dual-Display Desktop Computer

More powerful & versatile than all the Raspberry Pi’s that came before it, the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is juiced up to perform. Its brain is a 1.5GHz quad-core Broadcom processor with H.265 decoding and up to 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. There’s also VideoCore VI graphics capable of supporting OpenGL ES 3.x. Bluetooth 5.0, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. This is one badass little computer for its size—and certainly its price.

The BTR Stool Weighs Next To Nothing at werd.com

The BTR Stool Weighs Next To Nothing

Designed & built to be the ultimate lightweight seat for outdoor adventure, the BTR stool is a collapsible, packable seat that features 7001 aluminum alloy construction and telescoping legs that snap into position with the Phantom Lock mechanism. The seat is 100% nylon mesh. Available in several colors, 2 sizes & the total weight is less than 13.5 ounces. A funded Kickstarter.

Darkness to Light: A Memoir By Lamar Odom at werd.com

Darkness to Light: A Memoir By Lamar Odom

Celebrity LA Laker Lamar Odom’s life has been a rollercoaster ride. In Darkness to Light, he gives readers an intimate look at his incredible journey. In it he recounts the highs and lows of fame and the struggles with booze & drugs on the road to redemption. From the pain of his marriage to Khloé Kardashian to the harmful vices to the near-death experience that made him rethink it all, this is Odom as the public has never before seen him.

We Found the First 100% Recycled Plastic Bottle Case for iPhone at werd.com

We Found the First 100% Recycled Plastic Bottle Case for iPhone

Made of 100% recycled plastic. Sadly, that’s not a label you see too often. The Bottle Case from Nimble is the exception. It is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Designed in California to work with iPhone X, iPhone XS, XS Max, & XR, sales of the case support the Seabin Foundation, The Coral Reef Alliance, Wildcoast, CarbonFund.org, & seasave.org. When you’re done with the BottleCase, it is curbside recyclable.

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties at werd.com

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

An obsession with the culture-shifting Manson murders that closed out the 1960s led crime journalist Tom O’Neill to this latest book. Guided by a journalist’s curiosity & instincts, he uncovered shocking evidence of a cover-up behind the “official” Manson murder story. The product of two decades of reporting, hundreds of new interviews, and dozens of never-before-seen documents from the LAPD, the FBI, & the CIA, this book mounts an argument that could be strong enough to overturn verdicts on the Manson murders.

For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of MLB at werd.com

For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of MLB

Written by longtime league commissioner Bud Selig, this book delivers an enlightening and surprising look inside the big decisions and moments of his 20+ year career—how he worked to balance baseball’s storied history with the pressures of the twenty-first century to ensure its future. Part baseball story, part business saga, and part memoir, For the Good of the Game chronicles Selig’s career, going inside locker rooms and board rooms, offering an intimate account of transforming America’s game.

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

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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.