How do you plan for both a structured look during office hours and a casual look after hours — all while avoiding a costume change? Everlane answers that question with their new Knit Blazer. Made from 100% cotton in a Milano stitch, the blazer's as comfortable as your favorite broken-in sweater, but keeps you looking on top of your game. Cut to fit like a slim blazer, it sports a wool-lined collar and tonal buttons. And it won't hurt your wallet either, so you can wear it to work twice a week, and still afford to buy a round or two on Friday.
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You missed out on the original Galaxy Gear, and the Samsung Gear Fit is just a little too fitness-focused for you. What to do? Grab a Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch instead. Powered by Samsung's Tizen platform, this second-gen wearable features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, a 2 MP camera, 4GB of internal memory, Bluetooth 4.0, an accelerometer, gyroscope, and heart rate monitor, the ability to answer calls, give you text, email, and app notifications, control your phone's media player, and serve as a watch. Oh, and lest we forget, an IR-blaster for serving as a remote control — because finding the real remote or taking your phone out is just too much hassle.
Choosing a car can be hard. Do you go for speed, comfort, or utility? With the Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake, you don't have to pick just one. Powered by a 5.0L supercharged V8 producing 542 hp, this sleek station wagon moves from 0 to 60 in just 4.6 seconds and boasts a top speed of 186 miles per hour. This power gets to the ground via an eight-speed automatic transmission and 20-inch forged alloy wheels with custom Pirelli tires, but lest you think it's all about performance, the interior boasts a 825W, 18-speaker Meridian audio system, additional headroom, remote-folding rear seats to open up massive cargo room, and premium materials, including carbon leather. The downside? You'll likely have to head to the UK to get one.
It's like something out a Bond movie — a gun that will only fire for one specific person. The Armatix Firearm Smart System makes it a reality. This unique system pairs an .22 calibre iP1 pistol with the iW1 RFID watch, making it so that only someone wearing the watch can fire the weapon. The gun automatically deactivates when it loses contact with the watch, and the watch itself lets you enter a pin code to release the safety, adding yet another measure of security. After all, when it comes to firearms, you can't be too careful.
A staple of the rising craft beer culture are release events for special beers, done once a year and many times at the brewery only. KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing might be the best of these releases, and you can find it outside of the brewery walls as well. KBS is an imperial stout brewed with an ungodly amount of chocolate and coffee, and then aged in bourbon barrels for a full year. The other bourbon barrel coffee stouts are imitators, while KBS is the innovator. Don't pass up a chance to try this highly acclaimed beer this spring.
Everyone loves grilled food. But no one likes all the space traditional grills take up in their vehicles. Enter the Spare Tire Mount Grill. This ingenious little invention features laser cut grill and griddle sections made from stainless steel, which rest upon solid steel legs that hook over a spare wheel — preferably the rear-facing grill of a rugged SUV — and fit 29" to 37" tires. As for the food and the fire source, well, those are up to you.
So. You need booze but lost your job. You've grown tired of infusing store-bought liquor. Your job as a drug runner just isn't dangerous enough. Whatever the case, The Secrets of Building an Alcohol Producing Still will have you up and running 'shine in no time. Technically, the book is written for people looking to brew up their own alcohol fuel — very high proof stuff that can used in a variety of internal combustion engines, providing you with a fuel source should society go south. But where's the fun in that?
One of the best parts about going to a museum is the ability to look at rare artifacts from across the world — and beyond. The Mini Museum lets you do exactly that, right from your own desk. Available in small (11 specimens), medium (22) and large (33) sizes, each museum is handcrafted, encased in resin, and individually numbered. What's inside? Only some of the craziest, rarest stuff imaginable, including some of the oldest matter ever collected, chunks of dinosaur egg, pieces of the Berlin Wall, and even chips of a T-Rex tooth.
So far, most smartwatch-style devices have been either fitness- or productivity-focused. The Samsung Gear Fit is the first to be both. Dominated by a 1.84-inch curved AMOLED screen, this dust- and water-resistant wearable companion offers a pedometer, movement tracking, heart rate and sleep monitoring, a stopwatch, and a timer, and connects to your phone via Bluetooth LE, giving you text, call, email, and app notifications, as well as letting you control your music without reaching into your pocket.
You'd expect a tablet from a company known for its great TVs to have a great screen. And the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet doesn't disappoint. Its 10.1-inch, 1920x1200 Triluminos IPS display offers more natural colors and sharper images than most mobile displays, and you'll have sound to match, thanks to four 3D surround sound speakers and built-in noise canceling technology. Rounding out the feature list are a 2.3 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon processor, an 8MP Exmor RS rear camera and a 2MP front camera, and a sleek 6.4 mm thin body. Oh, and did we mention it's waterproof? Yeah, so don't hesitate the next time you think about using it in the kitchen/bathroom/hot tub.
Of course you take your pet to the vet — but you've always wondered if you could do something more to keep him healthy. Track their days. Make sure they are getting proper rest and play. Set goals for their walks. Check in on them while you are away. That is where Whistle comes in. From monitoring day-to-day behavior to long-term health trends, Whistle is able to ensure you are doing everything for your best friend. It lives unobtrusively on your dog's collar, updating wirelessly to your phone (using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity) and sharing highlights of your pet's activities. With its waterproof construction and 10 days of battery life, Whistle is ready for anything.
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