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Everlane Weekender Duffel Bags

We recently talked about Everlane’s Snap Backpack, and figured it’d only be fitting to also mention their Weekender Duffel Bag. As with the snap backpack, this duffle sports a high-quality canvas outer with waterproof interior lining and leather accents. Every color choice features a bold stripe accent that sets off its otherwise simple exterior. And Everlane has smartly designed the hand straps…

The Original Batmobile

Adam West’s original Batmobile is going up for auction next month in Arizona. George Barris built this car out of a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car he had bought from Ford for $1. The Batmobile was built in just 15 days with a $15,000 budget. The winner will not only be this car’s second ever owner, but also the owner of historical…

2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition

In the world of Wranglers, there’s a new boss in town. Riding on massive BF Goodrich 265/70R17 tires and electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles with 4.10 ratios and locking differentials, the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition might be the meanest Wrangler Jeep’s built in years. Available in silver or white with red interior and red accents, this truck…

The Olympus E-PL5: Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera

In this nerd’s humble opinion, the Olympus E-PL5 is the best pocket-sized Micro 4/3 camera you can buy. There are a plethora of mirrorless cameras out there, but if you’re looking for one that is small, relatively inexpensive, works with interchangeable lenses, and takes jaw-dropping images, then look no further. The year-old OM-D EM-5 is considered by many to be the best…

Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883

I’ve never owned a motorcycle, but if my wife would let me, I’d be all over the Iron 883. The American bike is just want I like — it’s dark and simple. There’s no flash here — just good looks. Weighing 573.2 pounds, it gets 51 mpg. I can’t think of much that is this handsome and this green, all at the same…

The New iMac

Apple’s brand-new iMac is bad to the bone. They’ve laminated the screen to the glass, and compacted everything else to make it as thin around the edges as possible. It’s faster, brighter, and has a Fusion Drive — which actually has little to do with providing energy and a lot to do with giving you SSD speeds at HDD prices. There’s enough…

The Orée Wireless Wooden Keyboard

French design firm Orée has launched a new keyboard made from a single piece of maple or walnut, each keyboard is crafted, polished, oil-finished and assembled by hand in southern France. The Bluetooth-enabled keyboard runs $163 (€125.00), and will run “several months” on a set of AAA batteries. It comes in layout for the Mac as well as the PC. The keycaps…

Slim – The Thinnest Wallet Ever

If minimal rubber wallets aren’t your thing, maybe this could be. The Slim wallet is a Kickstarter project determined to be the slimmest wallet ever. Made from elastic instead of the more traditional leather, the Slim promises never to stretch out over time. Available in six colors, there’s a design for everyone. Starting at just $25, it’s an affordable option, too. Thanks…

The Best French Press Pot: An Espro Press

The Espro Press makes an amazing cup of french press coffee. It has a double-walled steel vessel that is rugged and durable. After brewing you can leave the coffee in the pot and it will stay hot for over an hour. But the real magic is with the double micro filter. The Espro Presses uniquely-designed micro filter is designed to help keep…

Twelve South Compass Stand for iPad

The Twelve South Compass Stand is my iPad’s home during the work day. I have the aluminum stand open to my right, with my iPad 3 and Bluetooth keyboard ready to go. The stand really is great. Think of it as an easel for your iPad. Weighing in at 8.8 ounces, it’s sturdy enough for me to know my iPad isn’t going…

Giant Ice Cube Tray

This giant ice cube tray makes 6 ice cubes measuring 2-cubic inches each. The bigger the ice cube the slower they melt. Therefor giant ice cubes are perfect for drinks where you want to keep the liquid cold without diluting it with melted water before you’re done drinking it. Examples include iced coffee, soda pop, or your on-the-rocks drink of choice (just…

Panasonic Lumix GX1, Micro 4/3 Camera

Oh snap. If you’ve been thinking of moving past the “my iPhone is my only camera” stage, then today might be your day. Back in 2008, Panasonic was one of the first companies to introduce Micro Four Thirds cameras. Basically, a Micro 4/3 system — also known as a Mirrorless camera — is a world-class amalgamation between a DSLR and a pocket-sized…

Weber FireStarters Lighter Cubes

These bad boys are the greatest invention since the chimney starter. Actually, you’re supposed to use them in conjunction with your chimney starter. For the past several summers, when I go to light my charcoal grill I spend about 5 or 10 minutes keeping the fire going underneath the chimney starter so that my charcoal lights and ashes properly. About a month…

Belkin WeMo

Just announced, the Belkin WeMo is now shipping from Amazon, or you may be able to grab one at an Apple Retail store starting late next week. The WeMo connects to your home Wi-Fi and allows you to control it using the WeMo app on your iPhone. Lamps, fans, and any other gadget can be turned on and off from your phone.…

Braun Men’s Watch

Simple and sophisticated, this is a 1970s reissued wristwatch from Braun. It features a round 38mm black face, a stainless steel case, and 24mm black leather band. The simplicity of this watch means it will look good and match whatever you wear it with — from a tuxedo to a t-shirt.

Baratza Vario-W Coffee Grinder

If you had won the 2012 AeroPress World Championship then this is the grinder you would have received as part of your loot. The Vario-W grinder from Baratza weighs 9 pounds, has 230 steps of grind coarseness adjustment, and uses a 54mm ceramic flat burr that is manufactured in Switzerland. The bean hopper holds up to 227g of whole coffee beans, and…

Bellroy’s Note Sleeve Wallet

The folks at Bellroy were kind enough to lend me one of their Note Sleeve wallets for a while. It’s the first bifold wallet I’ve used in over a decade and I like it. Most traditional wallets are plain and lifeless. They have the expected layout for your cards and a spot for your cash and receipts. The Note Sleeve has these…

Das Keyboard Model S Professional For Mac

It’s big. It’s bulky. And it’s got a dual-USB 2.0 port. But the Das Keyboard also makes a splendidly soothing clickety clack that tells you, your co-workers, and the guys down the street that you are getting some serious work done. The Das Keybaord uses German-engineered mechanical gold-plated key switches that give both a tactile and auditory feedback to your typing. The…

Braun’s Atomic Alarm Clock

Speaking of clocks, there’s a new line of digital clock radios from Braun that have the latest technologies on the inside and Braun’s classic, attractive look on the outside. Aside from the great looks, perhaps the Global Radio Alarm Clocks’s coolest feature is — you guessed it — its Global Radio. A gadget that allows the clock to synchronize with the atomic-clock…

Ugmonk’s Mountain Hoodie

Graphic designer and fellow snowboarder, Jeff Sheldon, brings the majesty of the mountains to a hoodie — Ugmonk style. It’s a simple, abstract design but isn’t without meaning. I’d wear this.

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