If you like getting your sports updates instantly, and sitting in front of a screen watching ESPN News all day isn't an option for you, check out Ambient's ScoreCast Devices ($125 each). While the company's Football ScoreCast has been out since Nov., the Baseball ScoreCast won't be available until April — but both offer updates every period (that's every quarter or half inning) and also provide up-to-date league, conference, and division standings, and receives its updates subscription-free from Ambient's InfoCast Network, which covers 90-percent of US households. Sports scores, delivered directly to your desk, without all that "Boo-yah" nonsense.
The "Check Engine" light has long been a thorn in the side of car owners, requiring an expensive trip to the garage to get rid of it. The Actron PocketScan Diagnostic Code Reader ($40) lets you retrieve trouble codes from your vehicle's computer on your own, giving you valuable diagnostic information, and letting you clear the codes and turn off the light. Of course, for more pressing matters you'll still need the help of a mechanic, but at least now you'll know exactly what's wrong with your ride before you take it in for repair.
Made for athletes in search of a comfortable shoe to wear while traveling, the Vans UltraRange Rapidweld is one of the most versatile in the brand's arsenal. It's made with a new UltraCush Lite midsole compound for added comfort and durability. It also has LuxLiner sock-fit construction for a secure, comfy fit, fully breathable mesh with Rapidweld details, and synthetic, textile, and suede uppers. Each pair is finished using water-based inks and glues and a durable rubber reverse waffle lug outsole.
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When you find the right watch, it becomes an extension of you. That's been the case for generations of iconic figures like Paul Newman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Elvis Presley. A Man and His Watch profiles those figures and the timepieces they wore from the perspective of author Matthew Hranek, who traveled the world conducting interviews and gathering the histories of 76 watches. Each piece is attached to an original photograph and a detailed story of some of the most coveted watches in the world.
It's going to take a lot for us to put down our Dysons, but the Halo UV-ST Ultraviolet Vacuum ($500) sure makes a convincing argument. It's the first vacuum to use UV-C light to kill unseen bacteria and germs hiding in your carpet and flooring, and also includes "normal" vacuum features like a lightweight design, integrated HEPA filtration, adjustable height, a 13-foot detachable hose, and a 31-foot power cord. Killer.
Back to the Future fans, your day has arrived. The Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Replica ($220) is a high-tech recreation of the heart of Doc Brown's time machine, featuring full lighting effects and adjustable power settings. Each 16-inch by 12-inch replica also comes hand-numbered in a matching box, with a Certificate of Authenticity. DeLorean not included. [via]
While normal sweats are great for lounging around the house, most aren't ideal for getting out in the temperatures seen daily throughout the winter months. Coldsmoke's Windbloc Joggers were made for just that kind of weather, using Polartec Windbloc fleece that blocks virtually all wind with an exterior that's extremely water repellent. You get the feel of fleece joggers on the inside, while the outside looks more polished and wards off the elements. Made in California, think of the Windbloc Joggers as more of your go-to casual pant than workout garb, as the insulation factor makes them great for braving the elements, but not spin class.
We suggest taking your normal size:
X-Small: Waist: 28-30"/ Length: 37.5"
Smalll: Waist: 30-32"/ Length: 38"
Medium: Waist: 32-34"/ Length: 38.5"
Large: Waist: 34-36"/ Length: 39"
X-Large: Waist: 36-38"/ Length 39.5"
Whether you're an avid collector or starting from scratch, Watch Gang can help you stock up on quality pieces. The subscription service allows members to get a fresh watch every month based on their style and preferences. Memberships come in three tiers and watches are generally worth up to five times more than the monthly cost. They can do this by working directly with brands, guaranteeing you get an authentic timepiece at a great price. Along with their monthly arrival, subscribers can also take advantage of benefits like weekly Rolex, TAG, and Seiko giveaways and access to their exclusive community The Watch Gang Exchange.
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Ditch the plastic controller for a real instrument, like this Blackbird Rider Acoustic Guitar ($1600). The carbon fiber unibody is 30 percent smaller than a traditional acoustic, making it more portable and keeping the weight down to 3 pounds. Other features like a stereo sound hole in the head, a hollow neck, and an optional DTAR Wavelength Load N' Lock pickup give the Rider the performance to back up its sleek looks.
Oregon Scientific's Daylight Projection Clock ($130) displays the time and temperature on any flat surface in any lighting condition, automatically adjusting its built-in projector depending on how bright it is in a room. In addition to precise atomic time and indoor and outdoor temperature, the clock sports an infrared motion sensor to snooze your alarm with only a wave of your hand.