Thursday, June 28, 2007

Highgear: Adventure Plus Emergency Whistle

At only two ounces and just over four inches long, the High Gear Adventure Plus packages multiple life-saving tools into a compact unit. Whether traveling by ski, foot, or boat, the numerous features, including a compass, whistle, dry storage for matches and cash, digital thermometer, safety mirror, magnifying lens, and bright LED light provide valuable aid when called upon.

Source: Highgear

Picnic for one

Hey, remember the last time you went hiking and thought to yourself, “darn I wish I brought a sandwich, and some salad, maybe some juice too”? We’re relegated to only carrying nothing more than a protein bar and water. Now if you had the picnic-for-one, you could bring a whole meal as a little snack or reward to enjoy the view atop the summit.

This picnic set is designed for the extreme sportsmen and adventurers who still want a bit of decent dining when scaling the highest peaks and traversing the deepest caverns. Made from lightweight durable materials, each separate element serves its purpose, be it a plate, cup, spice castor, or cutlery. They all ingenuously fit together inside a waterproof and skin-able cylinder for real portability. No Prices or availability known yet.

Designer Roger Kellenberger

Source: Yanko design

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

SunBrite TV

Designed for permanent outdoor residential and commercial installation, SunBrite TV allows you to enjoy TV, movies and video entertainment in the comfort of your own backyard and at other outdoor venues, regardless of the weather!

SunBrite TV has updated its range of weather resistant LCDs with a top end 46" Outdoor TV model that brings the nature resistant features of it smaller siblings to a much larger screen area.

Retails between $2,095.95-$4,895.95

Source: Buzaar

Monday, June 25, 2007

Rubik's Cube For The Blind

This is an award-winning design: a Rubik's cube for the blind designed by Zhiliang Chen. He says "By taking use of the very basic attributions of different materials common in everybody's life, we can redesign most of the traditional toys and games available for the blind as well." As someone with a close relative who is visually impaired, I like to see designers think outside the box, or the cube.

Source: Design Milk

Logitech's Kinetik Backpack

Now this is gear for a road warrior. For those who cannot leave their home without their laptop, digital camera, and other assorted gear.

Logitech's Kinetik Backpack offers space and protection for all your digital accessories. It fits most notebooks up to 17 inches, and has a five year limited warranty. We like its ample pockets for room to organize all of our gear, both on the road and while its stowed away at home.

The backpack is not yet available, but you can be notified about it's upcoming release, here.

Source: Apartment Therapy

Friday, June 22, 2007


Want to liven up your iPods or even your laptops, checkout GelaSkins. They have a selection of great designs to do just that.

Our iPod GelaSkins use advanced, removable adhesive technology from 3M to protect your iPod from scratches without adding the bulk of other cases. Every iPod skin includes a GelaScreen to keep your display looking like new and to help hide old scuffs and scratches.

Source: GelaSkins

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ulterior Motive-Delicious Wearables

Ties are generally a boring gift to give but not ties by Umotive, this particular one is called Club Soda.

"We want to offer men in different ages an something new as opposed to conservative accessories. We are more rock'n'roll than business."

Håkan, Thomas & Oscar @ Ulterior Motive

Source: Umotive

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pole Dancer Cufflinks

Pole dancing is in so why not get these Sonia Spencer cufflinks......

Saucy pole dancer cufflinks, which move as you turn them. Set in a high quality casing with enamel detailed back.

Source: Sonia Spencer

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Cool Jazz

Summer is around the corner so just........freeze, stir, and chill It’s time to kick back and chill and here’s a cool way to do it! Drop one of these groovy guitars into your drink, and give it a stir. Just the thing for jazzing up your favorite beverage. Clear boxes. A great gift for the guitarist in your life or a cool party surprise.

Source: Boys To Men Gifts

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

SteriPEN™ Adventurer Handheld Water Purifier

The Adventurer is half the size of the SteriPEN Classic. Because it’s fast (48 seconds for 16 ounces), light (under 110g/4 oz), easy and effective, it’s perfect for hikers and campers who value powerful products in small packages with no loss of effectiveness. Adventurer is especially effective against common protozoa like Cryptosporidium. Its optional solar charging case let’s you go off the grid—way off. Adventurer ships with 2 non-rechargeable (disposable) batteries, a nylon case and users guide. Suggested retail price: $129.95.

Source: Steripen

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Trail-Gator Child Bike Tow Bar

Take Junior biking too...

Trail-Gator Bicycle Tow Bar converts an ordinary child's bike into a safe, towable trailer bike, whenever desired. To ride attached, simply unclip the tow bar from the stored position on the adult bike, extend it, and connect it to the receiver, which is mounted on the child's bike. When the child's bike is connected, the front wheel is lifted off the ground and a stabilizing bar prevents the handlebars from turning, leaving the adult in control of steering. Children can choose to coast or pedal while they are being towed, making the ride much easier for them.


Monday, June 11, 2007

Zip Zip LEGO USB Memory Stick

Boys will be boys....For $59 you can pick up a 1 gb Zip Zip LEGO memory stick. The memory stick is actually embedded within an actual brick of LEGO. If you want one, maybe you’ll have to move fast because the product is not endorsed by LEGO, “the LEGO Group of companies [do not] sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.” So… you never know if LEGO will get upset about the use of their trademark.


Sunday, June 10, 2007


- Tune in and work out!

The sportHolster by Urban Tool is the ergonomic way of carrying your mobile, iPod etc. when doing sports or
embarking on leisure time activities. Like no other it hugs your shoulders while leaving you maximum freedom to move. Keyjojo and reflexive fabrics render this holster a highly functional tool. The holster has been awarded as the most innovative sport accessory 2004.

Source: Urban Tools

The BBQ that thinks it's a briefcase!

The ‘Carry and Go’ BBQ is one briefcase your bloke will look forward to lugging around this summer…

Priced at a mere £25, the portable flame-griller comes in a carry bag with a shoulder strap so it’ll be a breeze for him to whisk off to his top BBQ spot.

Zip open the briefcase to reveal pressed metal innards that fold out into a barbi with a decent enough cooking area. Sure, he won’t be able to sizzle sausages for his entire football team at once, but then again he won’t have put out his back getting the thing there.

Source: Gadget Candy

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Matwalk Bathmat

This wonderful cotton mat features integrated pockets which function as slippers allowing you to slide into the mat upon leaving the shower or bath.

Source: Retro Modern

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Solar Powered Tent Houses

Are you into camping in the wilderness? I love camping and being near to nature whenever I can but the weather has been quite unpredictable lately with showers of heavy rain. However, let’s talk about this solar powered tent house. Camping can be quite a dark experience because once the sun sets, you’ll have nothing to light you by but your campfire and tent light…but wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a tent that is solar powered and lights up by itself?

That’d be super cool I think.

The tent costs $230 and has an 8 hour battery power to it. That’s good enough to get you through the night chatting wiht your loved ones until the light goes out :) All you need to do is make sure your solar panels are set out during the day. However, if it’s rainy then …. you might want to bring a torchlight, just in case!

EurekaTent Product Page

Source: The Expedited Writer

Monday, June 4, 2007

e-Shave S Stand

eShave S Stand Shaving Set with Luxury Razor and Badger Hair Shaving Brush. Elegance and whimsy blend beautifully in this creative sculpture that evokes a feeling of free-flowing movement.

And form does not preclude function: the shaving stand allows for proper keeping and display of both your eShave Luxury Razor and Badger Hair Shaving Brush.

Source: Boys To Men Gifts

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Primo Cappuccino - Lamborghini’s Limited-Edition Coffeemaker

The Tonino Lamborghini coffee machine is limited to just 1,000 handbuilt machines. It is a caffeine-lovers symphony in Beluga black, featuring numerous stainless-steel parts, including a front panel that carries the automaker’s iconic bull logo.

Lamborghini apparently even roasts their own coffee beans, so one can see the fun one might have making up Murcielago mudslides, Espada espressos, and so on.

For you? 895 pounds (or around $1750 USD). In other words, most of us can fuggeddaboudit… but perhaps we can splurge on a pound of beans.

Source: Chris Paukert

Crosley CR17 iJuke

Crosley has married our legendary classic jukebox with the modern-day technology of today to create the iJuke. The iJuke is a real treat for the eyes and ears and is sure to become an instant household favorite. The iJuke allows you to connect your iPod and add hours of listening pleasure to your jukebox experience in any environment. The dynamic full range stereo speaker compliments the small but powerful iPod-enhanced jukebox. And for some extra eye candy the iJuke comes complete with authentic neon lighting and percolating bubble tubes to really get you rockin’ and rollin’. Retail $199.95

*iPod is trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Crosley