Gift Ideas For Men Under $50

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.

Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver at werd.com

Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Relatively speaking, very little of the world’s oceans have been explored. But cave diver and author Jill Heinerth, is doing all she can. Her new book, Into The Planet is her firsthand account of exploring the earth’s final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the caves she finds down there. Heinerth is the first in history to dive deep into an Antarctic iceberg and led a team that discovered the ancient watery remains of Mayan civilizations. She has descended farther into the inner depths of our planet than any other woman & brings back some very cool stories.

NFL 100: A Century of Pro Football at werd.com

NFL 100: A Century of Pro Football

To celebrate the upcoming Golden Anniversary of the National Football League, NFL 100 celebrates a hundred years of history, tracking America’s most popular and highly watched sport from its humble beginnings in Canton, Ohio, to its current state of high stakes commercial influence. All the key moments and famous athletes are honored within the pages of this handsomely produced book.

Cabin Porn: Inside at werd.com

Cabin Porn: Inside

Created by DIY.org & Vimeo co-founder Zach Klein, the original Cabin Porn picture book has sold over a quarter-million copies. That’s a lot, so no surprise there’s a follow-up. Where the original book showed sexy exteriors from around the world, this one takes readers deep inside. To show you how these delightful little hideaway homes are decorated. 336 pages.

This EDC Hex Bit Toolkit is a Problem Solver at werd.com

This EDC Hex Bit Toolkit is a Problem Solver

Posted in Gear for Men and Tools

Creating a simple way to carry a bunch of the most common tools, organized & in your pocket is a tall order but Tactica nailed it with the M250 Hex bit toolkit. It’s lightweight, compact, TSA compliant & offers Phillips hex drive – 1.8mm, #0, #2 , Flat hex drive 1.8mm, #3, #5, Allen 3mm, 4mm, & 5mm & Torx T10, T15, & T25  all in a pocketable, key fob-size carry case. A funded Kickstarter.

The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company at werd.com

The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

What does the grand visionary, the master manager, the CEO saviour of Disney have to teach you? In The Ride of a Lifetime, Iger shares the lessons he’s learned while running the largest, most respected media company in the world and leading its 200,000 employees. He explores principles of optimism, courage, decisiveness, and fairness. His story is compelling, and begins with his early days working as the lowliest studio grunt at ABC.

Hosting a Little Wine & Cheese Social Just Got Cheezier at werd.com

Hosting a Little Wine & Cheese Social Just Got Cheezier

Posted in Drink and Food and Food, Drink & Hosting

House Wine and Kellogg have partnered  to sell a wine-and-Cheez-It box. That’s 2 of life’s essentials in one box: a wine-tap on one side & crunchy Cheez-Its on the other. The 2 brands got this brilliant idea from you—their consumers, whose posts about “pairing” with Cheez-Its were simply too good not to embrace. Guys, this is basically dinner & drinks in a box. A date night no-brainer, right?!