To visit remote areas, sometimes you need a truck. Sometimes you need a boat. And sometimes, you need both. Gibbs Amphitrucks give you the best of both worlds by combining 4x4 off-road truck capabilities like highway speed and serious cargo/passenger capacity with the ability to travel over to 30 mph on water, switching between the two modes with the push of a button. Available in two models — the capable Humdinga and the larger Phibian — they're ideal for rescue missions, owners of private islands, or people that really, really hate bridges.
One of our favorite American-built timepieces is adding a touch of astronomical flair. The Shinola Runwell Moon Phase Watch integrates a moon phase complication into the brand's signature model, placing the aperture front and center on the dial. It's powered by a Detroit-built Argonite 708.1 movement, and also features a stainless steel case with a double curve sapphire crystal, Super-LumiNova hands, arabic numerals, a date window above the 6, and an alligator leather strap from Hadley-Roma in Florida. Available in several different color configurations, and in 47mm or 41mm sizes.
Unlimited photo storage isn't new — plenty of other services offer it. Neither is automatic cloud backup. But like Gmail for your memories, Google Photos offers you both without sharing your secrets with the world. Using Google's scarily accurate machine learning, it automatically indexes your photos, picking out things like people, places, and things, making them completely searchable without needing to tag every damn shot. Add in support for 1080p movies, powerful integrated editing tools, and seamless sharing, and you've a strong incentive to sign up, especially considering it's free.
Known for their line of top notch scotch whiskies, The Glenlivet is ready to treat travelers to this Master Distillers Reserve Small Batch Scotch. One of three new expressions, the Small Batch is a single malt, triple-cask matured whiskey, and carries a unique batch number. Each cask was tested and selected by master distiller Alan Winchester, whose name is inscribed on each bottle. It's another desirable dram from The Glenlivet, and is rolling out across global duty free stores starting in July.
If you're like us, you're fed up with the price of razors. And the mega shave company's plan to bring down the price by shaving with the same blade for a month is a disgusting recipe for disaster. Fortunately, there's Dollar Shave Club. They deliver amazing razors for a few bucks. Your first box comes with four cartridges and a free handle. Then every month (or every other month) you get a full sleeve of replacement cartridges for a couple bucks. That means you can afford to change blades as often as you like. That's an upgrade from scraping a month old blade across your face!
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Nobody likes to lose important stuff, and the makers of Tile want to end your fruitless searches. Tile is a tiny, helpful gadget that helps you keep track of important items like your wallet, bag, and keys. Just open up the free app on your smartphone and see all of the items you've attached Tile to on a map, and make them beep so they're back in your hands quickly. And other Tile users can help as well when you're in the midst of a difficult search just by walking by.
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We've all smashed an alarm clock with wild abandon, trying anything to get its incessant ringing to stop. Thanks to the SensorWake Scent Alarm Clock, you may never be rudely awakened by bells, digital chimes, or — god forbid — "I Got You Babe" again. That's because it uses scents instead of sound to wake you up naturally, with an audio alarm deployed only as a last resort. And it doesn't use just any scents, either. Working with fragrance house Givaudan, you'll be able to select anything from espresso or peaches to jungle or even money, the latter of which is probably the same thing Scrooge McDuck awakes to already.
With a design fit for a crime-fighting superhero, the Schrade SCHA5B M.A.G.I.C. Knife will serve you well whether you're battling the forces of evil or just opening a PITA blister pack retail package. It features a 3.3-inch black high carbon stainless steel blade with a clip point, spring-assisted opening technology with thumb knobs on either side, and a matching black aluminum handle with a safety lock, a pocket clip, and a hole for attaching it to a lanyard.
Moleskine's notebooks are known for their places in the pockets of artists, writers, and poets. Yet they also make effective appointment books. With this thought in mind, Moleskine Timepage uses a simple timeline view, solid colors, and clearly legible typography to tell the story of your day. It integrates with Google Calendar, Exchange, and iCloud, displaying appointments alongside relevant information like the location, transit time, and what the weather will be like. And with Apple Watch support, you won't even need to get your
notebook phone out to stay informed.
It's a huge waste of energy to heat more water than your need for your coffee or tea. Unfortunately, most kettles weren't designed for single servings. The Miito Induction Kettle is. As the title suggests, it uses induction technology to heat only the water you need by letting you place the heating rod in your vessel of choice, then place the whole thing on the base and let it boil. It also lets you heat other liquids like soup and sauce, making it a useful addition to any kitchen.
No need to bring along a complex deck to your next gig — Mixfader gives you all the tactile feeling of a physical slider with none of the bulk. This slim aluminum gadget connects wirelessly to your phone or tablet, and uses a companion app to let you control the action with uncommonly low latency. Its integrated battery provides up to 10 hours of use on a 25 minute charge, the app works with your built-in library as well as with services like SoundCloud and Deezer, and thanks to Bluetooth 4.0 technology, you can use up to two devices, simulating a dual turntable setup.
It's not going to change your life. It probably won't even give you a closer shave than what you're already using. But it's extremely unlikely your current razor looks as good as the Ursa Major Black Walnut Razor. It's compatible with Gillette Mach 3 cartridges — it ships with one so it's ready to use — and features a handle of reclaimed black walnut, sourced from New York and the southeast coast. Made in Vermont.
Forget packing it through the woods — with many lightweight tents available, setup has become the biggest sticking point for most models. It's not one for the Heimplanet Fistral Tent. This compact structure can accommodate up to two adults, and thanks to a design that unites the inner tent, fly sheet, and air frame, all you need to do is unpack and inflate, with no other assembly required. Other features include two entrances with vestibules for gear storage, and a pack weight of just 5.5 lbs.
"It's OK — we'll be fine." They weren't. Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry explains how the company that popularized pocketable email gained control over the smartphone market it helped create, only to lose it all. It's filled with interesting details — like the above quote from then co-CEO Jim Balsillie, in response to the unveiling of the iPhone in 2007 — and serves as both a good read for technophiles and a cautionary tale for anyone trying to adapt in a quickly-changing market.
Every great cocktail is a delicate balance of flavors, some sweet, some sour, but always properly mixed. The Panch Cocktail Key makes it easy to replicate classic recipes and create new ones. Based on the classic punch cocktail, which has a fixed ratio of sweet, sour, strong, weak, and sometimes spicy flavors, this thoughtful bar tool features a tiered inner cup with ridges that define how much of each ingredient to add, and a detachable base that serves as a guide for soft/weak juices, sodas, and similar ingredients. By making mixology as simple as filling the cup to the next line, it can help even the novice barkeeps create tasty libations.
Ledbury Gleeson Check Shirt ($155).
Ledbury Tunstall Sport Coat ($625).
Ledbury Stone Franklin Pant ($185).
Ledbury Free Union Belt ($165).
Ledbury Blue Russell Sock ($35).
Cole Haan ZerøGrand Oxford ($248).
Hill-Side Panama Hat ($166).
Apple Watch ($349).
Garrett Leight Ashland Sunglasses ($340).
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They call it a house. We'd call it a pod. But no matter what term you use, the Ecocapsule is a self-sustaining shelter. Thanks to a built-in wind turbine, roof-mounted solar panels, and a high-capacity battery, there's no reason to connect it to the grid, while an intelligent rainwater and dew collection system works with built-in water filters to let you use pretty much any water source. Despite its small size, it can still hold two adults comfortably, with a folding bed, kitchenette, and even a toilet and shower.
It's Tiger's driver. Not actually his driver, but one built to his exact specifications. Indeed, the Nike Vapor Speed TW Driver is marked with Eldrick's signature logo, and features a smaller (420cc) pear-shaped head than you'll find on the standard model, which gives it greater workability. Other notable features include a loft of 10.5 degrees, a Diamana Blue Board 73 shaft, and a bonded hosel. Tiger's been hitting it since December; it'll be available online and in select stores in limited quantities.
Normal machetes are made for clearing paths through the jungle. The Machete Spatula is made for clearing delicious cooked meats off your grill. It features a stainless steel "blade", an oak handle, an included bandana to ensure you look the part, and a trio of bottle openers built into the side. Why three, you ask? Why not.
Like most pursuits, design is a skill that benefits greatly from practice. Drau Footwear Sketch Books help you get the most out of your practice time by providing guidelines and pre-printed marks that make it easy to sketch quickly with correct scale and proportions. In addition, each page is perforated, so you can tear out your designs as you go and place them on a desk or wall for review.