Gift Ideas For Men Under $50
Keego has produced the world’s first squeezable metal water bottle. Designed for athletic and everyday use, it is made from elastic Titanium, a material used in particle accelerators, like the one at CERN in Switzerland. Due to the high cost of production for this space-age bottle, Keego is using Kickstarter for public funding. And guess what? It’s already funded.
In A Season In The Sun, acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith recount the defining moment of Mantle’s legendary career: 1956, when “The Mick” overcame a host of injuries and critics to become the most celebrated athlete of his time; a perfect idol for postwar America, a wholesome hero from the heartland who hit like hell.
As the name would suggest, Post-It Extreme Notes are not your run-of-the-mill sticky notes. They’re made with ultra-strong dura-hold paper and adhesive to be water-resistant, durable, and writable. For indoor or outdoor use, they stick to textured and difficult surfaces in hot or cold environments.
Designed by Ed Hoy in Abingdon, Virginia, CRKT’s Snap Lock knife won the Most Innovative Knife Award at the 2004 Blade Show. Now more than a decade later, it returns in an updated design. The unique snap-lock mechanism is still every bit as interesting and makes this 6.5” EDC folding knife as fun as it is functional.
When it came to pop culture, Rolling Stone had its fingers on the pulse for more than 50 years and landing on its cover was proof positive that you were a star. From John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Axl Rose, Madonna, Nirvana to Steve Martin, Rihanna, Adele, Radiohead, and Barack Obama, this book is packed with cover shots as well as photographer insights, outtakes, and excerpts from the issues.
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the greatest sci-fi film ever made, Space Odyssey is the inside account of how director Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke created the cinematic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. Through extensive interviews with Clarke, Kubrick’s widow, visual effects supervisor Doug Trumbull, and others, author Michael Benson explores and explains how movie magic was made.
Inspired by Apple’s now-retired MagSafe power connector, TUG is a magnetic break-away connector that works with any power cord to protect against those inevitable & super-wack trip-on-the-cord-and-send-your-laptop-flying situations we all want to avoid. Sold as singles or in a 3-pack.
To rebuild a team that had been withering for two decades, the Detroit Red Wings hatched an unlikely plan to import talent from Soviet Russia. This book chronicles the spy novel-esque tale of extracting the Russian 5, smuggling them to the U.S. and, how in less than a decade these players helped the Wings lockdown the 1997 Stanley Cup.
Hard to believe that the last episode of HBO’s acclaimed crime drama The Wire aired more than a decade ago. All The Pieces Matter is a celebration of the groundbreaking, issue tackling, career launching hit series. Consider this the definitive oral history of the iconic show, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation.
The makers of the WyzeCam all-in-one 1080p HD smart home camera have given their new model, WyzeCam V2, a hardware upgrade. Changes include Motion Tagging technology which detects and outlines motion in both live stream and replay modes. It got a powerful new CMOS sensor to provide even clearer images for both day and night vision. There’s a class-K audio power amplifier and a new audio chip that significantly reduces TDD interference and EMI, and lastly, a matte finish replaces the glossy finish found on the original.
Making a campfire doesn’t get much easier than this. Using briquets made of recycled paper in recycled, non-toxic soy wax, the self-contained Radiate Portable Campfire lights up with a single match and burns for up to four hours, producing enough heat to roast marshmallows or cook weenies-on-a-stick.
Recognized as perhaps the greatest football player to ever live, Jim Brown is a certified icon of American sports. Acclaimed sports journalist Dave Zirin spent literally years with the now 81-year-old Brown and covers it all in this new book. From his phenomenal NFL career to his Hollywood years and through his political activism starting in the 60s, and right up to his Trump-loving, Kaepernick dissing attitudes of today.
The unique design of the Universal Socket from Kusonkey automatically adjusts to fit any hex nut, screw eye, hook, tension screw and bolt head from 7mm to 19mm. Stainless steel, professional-grade construction ensures durability for years of use in home, automotive, and construction applications.
Stuffing your favorite ballcap into that travel bag or backpack means you’re basically in the market for a new favorite hat. But, get yourself a CapSnap & you’re good to go. It’s purpose-built to hold your hat securely and maintain its shape. The carabiner design let’s you clip it onto the outside of your bag where it belongs. The clip can hook to the button on top or around the sweatband. Made in the USA.
Node is a Lightning multi-charger capable of solving your iPad Pro/Apple Pencil/iPhone charging issues. The 4-pronged node has 2 Lightning ports & 2 Lightning plugs, so you can lose that sad little Apple adapter you probably lost already and charge up all 3 pieces of Apple gear with just a single cable.
Apple products are cool but admit it, their cables are crap. If you want one that will endure more than a few months of gentle use, the ZUS Super Duty Lightning Cable from Nonda is a solid replacement with a lifetime warranty. It’s a 4-foot tangle-free cable with a 90º USB that uses durable Aramid fibers to make it 300% longer lasting than standard Lightning cables. It is also Apple MFi certified for data sync & charging of iPhone, iPad, & iPod.
There are a total of ten tools packed into the Nomad Survival Tool. There’s a carabiner, compass, 10 lumen flashlight, a sharp cutting blade, fire-starter, scraper, screwdriver, mini saw, 1/4″ bit adapter, a split ring (for keys, tying rope, paracord, etc.), a bottle opener, and a wrench.
Taschen has created a kit that lets you build a life-size model of the human skeleton made entirely of foldable paper. Pre-cut pieces of paper, requiring no scissors or glue, are assembled with detailed, step-by-step instructions. It’s got joints that bend and straighten and each piece features an anatomical label in English and Latin.
The Quick Peek system from bluelounge is comprised of self-adhesive smart labels that work with a free Quick Peek app to help you keep track of the stuff you store. When everything is packed away and you’re looking for something specific, Quick Peek allows you to scan your box labels to get a peek at what’s inside, like an x-ray. Simply stick a label to your box, snap some photos, assign a location and Quick Peek will do the rest. Sync via iCloud or Dropbox and share with your family or team.
In June, 1963, on assignment from Sports Illustrated, peerless portrait photographer Steve Schapiro traveled to Louisville to spend some time with Cassius Clay, the young Olympic champion boxer who even then was well on his way to becoming Muhammad Ali. The two spent five days together, with Schapiro gaining intimate access to this legend-in-the-making. Ali is a collection of the photographers best images—many of which have never been published before.