Tired of opening multiple drawers just to find a certain tool because you forgot which one it's in? The Craftsman Dry Erase Tool Chest ($350-$450) can make that a thing of the past. Built with the same robust I-Frame construction as the company's other chests, it features a white dry erase finish that lets you label the contents of each drawer, making it quick and painless to find the wrench, socket, or driver you're looking for. Other features include full-extension ball-bearing drawers, a keyed internal locking system, heavy-duty casters capable of supporting up to 600 lbs., and a total of 12,993 cubic inches of storage space when the top and bottom chests are used together. It's up for pre-order now, but since this is a limited edition, you might want to get in line sooner rather than later. [Scouted by Josh]
Trying to maximize the versatility of your pocket contents while maintaining a slim profile can be challenging. Stat EDC Multitools ($70-$110) are here to help. Available in four different models, each tool offers the ability to cut, measure, and pry, while keeping a low profile and offering a hole at one end for attaching to a keychain to clip. Made from knife-grade stainless steel and finished with a military-grade anticorrosive ceramic coating, they're ready for any job you throw at them.
Most multi-tools try to provide a range of tools that are handy for all sorts of people. The Victorinox Swiss Army Bike Tool ($50) bucks this trend by providing a set of tools for a very specific group — cyclists. The compact tool offers a tire lever, an L-wrench, eight bits for the most common types of screws, an impact-proof plastic holder for the bits, and a stainless steel bit adapter. It's not everything you might need, but it covers most of what you're likely to need, and that's more enough to justify packing the 3.5 oz. package along with you. [via]
They're not the most traditional-looking shoes around, but when you're confidently making your way along the trail, you're not going to mind. These Under Armour FTHR Shield TRC Storm Trail Running Shoes ($120) are designed to give you complete stability even when you're running your hardest, thanks to features like mountain bike-inspired micro-lugs, CompFit ankle construction for a lock-down fit, MicroG cushioning to help keep you comfortable over rough terrain, and P2i technology in the upper that works to keep your feet dry while allowing them to breathe.
Recapture that feeling of playing catch in the backyard with these Leather Head Baseball Gloves ($225). Available in four styles — including a catcher's mitt — these classic gloves are the result of a collaboration of some long-time sports writers and players, and, like Leather Head's original football that put the company on the map, is made by veteran craftsmen using the highest-quality materials available. Pre-order now for delivery in about four weeks, or just in time for the start of your amateur league.
No need to ruin the sleek design of your bike by some Velcro-secured plastic monstrosity of a light. The Blink Steady Bike Light ($125) is more than capable of keeping you safe while adding to the aesthetic of your cycle. Machined from solid aluminum in Brooklyn, this smart light secures to your seatpost, making theft highly unlikely, and sports an internal accelerometer that turns the LEDs on when you're riding and off when you're not, and makes the choice between a blinking or steady indicator as easy as flipping the unit over. A photosensor senses when it's dark enough to need the light, so you're not burning through unnecessary batteries during the daytime, making this one of the smartest accessories you can bolt on to your bike.
Whether you're preparing for the worst or just planning for an extra-long hiking trip, the Lifesaver Jerrycan ($450) is a handy thing to have around. Capable of holding five gallons of fluid, the Jerrycan incorporates the same filtration technology seen in the Lifesaver Bottle, allowing you to transform filthy, germ-ridden water into clean H2O with just a few pumps. And just in case the worst happens, it can filter enough water to sustain a family of 4 for nearly a year — which is way longer than that stash of bottled water in the basement is going to last.
Why buy a Master Lock when you can buy the lock they use as a basis for theirs? Commando Locks ($12-$20) use the same Interlock technology as Master — Commando invented it, after all — and are available in a variety of styles and sizes that should fit your needs. They're not 100% made in the USA, but they do try to use as much domestic manufacturing as they can, which goes a long way when a vast majority of locks on the market are imported from somewhere else.
Sometimes an idea is so simple we're amazed no one had thought of it before — and the Colors Cartesia Desk ($6,000) is one of those. Answering the challenge of letting you access more than one desk drawer at once, the Cartesia features a novel new drawer system that lets you open them from the front or the side, giving you the ability to access two or more at once. Made from Tamo Tree or Walnut, it also features a clean, modern design with a siding-like drawer tower and a small side drawer to store cords, cables and the like. [via]
Anyone who's ever played football, baseball, soccer, golf, rugby, or any other sport where your shoes have spikes knows the annoyance of the clickety-clack sound your cleats make when you leave the field. Cleatskins ($20-$25) aim to eliminate that. These ingenious add-ons are made from a flexible compression-molded rubber and are designed to slip over your existing cleats, providing safety for you and protection for carpets, floors, and nearby eardrums.
Take control of your music composition and performances like never before with the Ableton Push ($600-$1,200). This new instrument is powered by the USB cable that connects it to Ableton Live on your computer, giving you nearly endless creative options. The hardware itself — built by pad controller experts Akai Professional — consists of 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive multicolored pads, with a layout that adapts to the track you have selected, along with a touch strip, 11 touch-sensitive endless encoders with a four-line LCD to show what you're working with, a bevy of knobs and buttons, and ports for foot switches to add even more control. Shipping in 2-3 months with either Live 9 Intro, Live 9 Standard, or Live 9 Suite.
You don't need to be a platinum artist to enjoy the Pioneer RMX-1000 Remix Station Platinum Edition ($1,000). This smallish instrument/device lets you create and utilize a wide range of remix effects, split up on-machine into four separate groups — Isolate FX, Scene FX, X-Pad FX and Release FX. Hardware includes RCA and quarter-inch inputs and outputs that sit alongside a USB port that turns the entire thing into a controller for many audio programs. Pretty much the only thing it can't do is supply you with musical ability.