The first 24 hours of a crisis situation are some of the most critical. Be prepared with the Taurus First 24 Kit. Curated by a team of survival experts, it features a Taurus Judge revolver and CRKT Knife that have been custom tuned and finished by Aim Pro Tactical, as well as a Bright Strike flashlight an emergency signal, a Zippo fire starting kit, six AA batteries with a protective caddy, a compass, and some paracord. It all comes in a waterproof SKB survival case with a pre-cut slot for ammunition, making it a grab-and-go solution for WTSHTF.
Offering a great balance of sportiness and professionalism, the 2015 Rolex Yacht-Master Watch is a rebirth for the model. Available for the first time with a black dial, it also boasts a Cerachrom black ceramic bezel with raised, polished indicators, and an all-new Oysterflex bracelet, consisting of a superelastic metal blade overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer, and fitted with an 18 ct Everose gold Oysterlock safety clasp. Other features include an in-house automatic movement, a Cyclops lens at 3 o'clock for easy reading of the date, Chromalight hands and hour markers, and an 18 ct Everose gold case. Available in 40mm and 37mm variants.
Nothing's worse than losing yourself in a facemelter only to trip over your own guitar cable. The Jack Wireless Guitar Streamer liberates your axe from the tyranny of cables, streaming your performance in real time over a ultra low-latency, better than CD quality Wi-Fi connection. Grab a pair of them and stream audio from your guitar or other instrument to your amp or sound board, or download the Jack app to your computer, tablet, or phone, and stream directly onto your device for use in your favorite audio apps. So long, stage snake.
Understated. Elegant. Functional. The Georg Jensen Koppel Watch has been all these things since its debut in 1978, and they're no less true now. The minimalist design starts with a white enamel dial with inset printing, covered by a double curve Sapphire crystal, and is complemented by a Swiss movement that powers date and annual calendar complications in addition to hour, minute, and second readouts. The whole thing is housed in a 41mm stainless steel case, complimented by a brown alligator strap with matching stainless steel pin buckle.
A good rule for accessorizing: if it doesn't do something functional, it's probably not worth wearing. The Wrist Ruler is a perfect example. Resembling a plain leather bracelet from afar, it actually doubles as a ruler, with laser-engraved inch and centimeter markings and a handsome silver post. Individually numbered and made in small runs in a Portland, OR workshop.
Constantly checking your phone is rude. So is constantly looking at your wrist, whether you're checking the time or just seeing who's liking your latest Instagram post. The Mota Smart Ring promises to move your notifications to somewhere even more discreet: your hand. Powered by Bluetooth LE, it uses an LED touchscreen to keep you up to date, combined with subtle vibrations to let you know when you've received a notification. Now you just need an excuse for why you're staring at your palm all day.
All of us have a tube of Krazy Glue around the house, but there are some jobs that even that miracle solution can't handle. Bondic Liquid Plastic Welder, on the other hand, can. This complete system has you clean the surface to be bonded, leaving it rough for a more lasting bond or smooth for a temporary fix. Then you apply with liquid plastic to the area, cure it for four seconds using the LED-based UV light, add additional layers as necessary, and then sand, mold, and or paint until you're happy with the results. It works on plastic, wood, metal, and fabric, and unlike regular glue, it won't leave your fingers stuck together.
It looks fantastic. And it sounds as good as it looks. The aluminum body of the Relish Jane Guitar isn't just for looks though, as it extends from the base all the way up the bridge, providing outstanding resonance and rich tones. The pickups are another area of innovation, as they're controlled via touch sensors on the body, with subtle white LEDs to indicate their status. They're easily accessible, as well, thanks to a back panel that snaps on and off via magnets. Available in three finishes.
If you're going to carry something around in your wallet at all times, at least make sure it's good for more than one thing. The Corter Bomber Card fits this description, as it serves as both a comb and a bottle opener. It's crafted from kitchen-grade 305 stainless steel, CNC cut, and then tumbled for a smooth finish, and features round tines that won't dig into your scalp if you're doing a quick touch-up in the men's room. Made in Indiana.
We spend about a third of our time sleeping, so the mattress you sleep on every night is incredibly important. But when you lie on a bed for five minutes in a mattress showroom, it's impossible to judge how you'll sleep through the night - and the commissioned salesperson hovering doesn't help. Casper was designed with the bedroom in mind, not the showroom, and features premium latex foam for cooling and memory foam for comfort and support. In fact, you can avoid the showroom altogether as Casper comes compress-shipped right to your door. Make sleep a priority again with this impeccably designed, outrageously comfortable, and hand-crafted mattress made in the U.S.A.
Presented by Casper.
Track your activity without looking like a fitness nut by donning the Withings Activite Pop Smart Watch. Available in three colors and with a variety of smooth silicone straps, this wrist-mounted activity tracker looks like a normal timepiece, but with an added analog dial that shows your daily activity level. It tracks walking, running, swimming, and sleep cycles, can function as a silent alarm, and of course boasts Bluetooth connectivity to let you get more details via a companion app. It has something else in common with normal watches, as well: it runs on a standard button cell, so you don't have to worry with charging it every night.
If you're serious about protecting your data — so serious that you'd destroy your storage just to keep it from falling into the wrong hands — then A) you're probably a spy and B) you need these Self-Destructing SecureDrives. These speedy SSDs are self-encrypting and boast a number of self-destruct triggers that will destroy the NAND flash chips. Triggers include if the drive is disconnected from the SATAII interface, if its internal battery level falls too low, if it's away from a GSM signal for a pre-determined amount of time, if it feels the tap signature you've set up, or if it receives a specific SMS message, the latter allowing you to destroy it from anywhere you can find cell service — no more chasing the guy with the briefcase onto the roof of a moving train.
Cold whiskey is good. Watered down whiskey is not. The Whiskey Wedge helps you achieve the former while avoiding the latter. The trick is in the special silicone mold. You simply pour water into the included double old fashioned glass, insert the mold, and freeze. Thanks to the ice's wedge shape, it melts far more slowly than a typical cube thanks to the limited surface area in contact with the drink, meaning your whiskey gets nice and chilled but keeps its integrity to the last drop.
Keep track of all your battery-powered toys and devices with the Tethercell. This brilliant, app-connected add-on works with any device that takes AA batteries. You simply replace one of the AAs with the Tethercell, which has a AAA cell loaded inside. Once connected to the app, you'll be able to remotely turn your battery-powered stuff on and off, set device schedules and timers, get alerts when the batteries are running low, and, soon, even find Tethercell'd devices via a proximity function — so you'll never have to dig for the TV remote again.
Ditch that janitor-like bulge of keys you carry around and put them back in your pocket where they belong with the KeyDisk. Built using sandblasted and anodized aluminum, it weighs just over an ounce, measures just two and a half inches across, and holds up to six keys using aluminum screws places through the holes, letting you expose only the one you need at the moment, while keeping the rest out of sight. You can even attach it to a standard keychain — but what's the point of that?
Your iPhone is an amazing handy tool. Make it even more useful with Ryobi Phone Works Tools. This suite of connected tools includes a laser lever, infrared thermometer, laser measuring tape, stud finder, inspection scope, a moisture meter, and more. Beyond simply providing an immediate digital readout of whatever data the tool is sending back, the companion app also lets you share, file, geo-tag, and notate your readings, making managing a big project that much easier.
Give your shaving routine a serious upgrade with the Studebaker Brass Safety Razor & Badger Brush. The razor is a classic 3-piece double-edged safety model, each piece of which is cut, finished, and assembled by hand in Pittsburgh. Made from 260-alloy brass and sterling silver, it arrives with 5 Personna comfort-coated stainless steel blades. The matching brush is made using grade-A badger hair that's fitted to a hand-formed American brass handle, with a planished finish that serves as a great compliment to the razor.
With all our modern on-demand distractions, it's good to set aside some time for old-school, slow-paced activities. The Talja Woodcarving Kit is a great way to get started. This all-in-one package includes two pieces of wood — juniper and birch — as well as a classic Swedish woodcarving knife from Mora Kniv, a knife case, two types of sandpaper for smoothing over the rough edges, 5ml of paraffin oil to protect your masterpiece, and instructions/stencils in case you've forgotten your childhood whittling lessons.
There are a lot of set-top box options out there, but if we're being honest, most of us just want access to Netflix, Hulu, and maybe a couple other services without using the junky built-in apps on our TVs. The Amazon Fire TV Stick will let you do just that without the need for yet another box. Powered by a dual-core processor, it's no slouch despite its tiny size and low cost, packing 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, support for Dolby Digital Plus surround sound, and, for Prime members, access to a huge library of premium content, totally free. Just plug it in, connect it to Wi-Fi, and go.
It's a fitness watch with smart features. Or it's a smartwatch with fitness features. Either way you view it, the Fitbit Surge is worth a spot on your wrist. Thanks to an arsenal of eight sensors — 3-axis accelerometers, a gyroscope, a compass, an ambient light sensor, GPS, and a heart rate monitor — it can deliver a host of stats, including pace, distance, elevation, calories burned, workout intensity, and even sport-specific metrics. Its backlit LCD touch screen provides support for smartwatch features like Called ID, text alerts, and music control, and with a battery that lasts up to a week, it'll keep on going long after most of its full-color competition has gone running for their chargers.