The Life-Spot Powerful Solution ($55+) is an 8 device charging station. The station is a tower made of 8 slots that contains 8 built-in retractable cords. There are 2 apple 30-pin connectors, 2 Apple lightning connectors, and 4 micro USB connectors for brands like Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, and LG. The Life-Spot can be wall-mounted or placed on your counter or desk. If this device contained two or three shelves for tablets it would've of been perfect, but it's pretty good as is.
The founders of Ronin Motor Works have always respected the Harley-Davidson Buell brand. The Buell featured a 1125 series liquid-cooled engine and looked to be positioned to take the industry head on. But with all of its most interesting technology hidden by the typical plastic body, the bike looked run of the mill, never took off and was eliminated in 2009.After acquiring two of the 1125Rs, to be used in a design exercise, they created the first concept called the Magpul Ronin. Ronin is taken from the Japanese word for a Samurai whose lost his master, and thusly represents how Buell motorcycles will continue on even after the end of the company. And based on the story from Japanese folklore, 47 Ronin, they decided to build 47 of the concept bikes.The result is the Ronin 47 Motorcycle ($38K) series of bikes that match the rawness of the concept, but are much more fined. The bikes will be releases in multiple series that feature a predetermined color scheme. The first 12 bikes will be released in the classic black & gray of the original concept bike, and will be followed by 10 all black versions. Each of the 47 bikes are named after one of the Ronin warriors form Japanese legend, with the name being engraved on the bike and the accompanying bamboo toolkit.
Fogo: The Ultimate Adventure Multi-Tool ($200) allows you to take one device on your adventures that does absolutely everything. It contains the three major tools every active person should have; GPS, walkie-talkie, and a flashlight. All in a waterproof light-weight package.The GPS also contains a motion tracker and digital compass. It will determine points of interest and detect other people in your vicinity. When you're on the move the Fogo will show your speed and heading, and if you stray form your path the Smartlight will blink to get you back on course.Now add other Fogo users and you can send voice and text messages and share locations.The rechargeable battery comes with a backup USB charger so you can charge smartphone or other smaller devices.The custom smartcap interface allows you to expand the Fogo's capabilities, like the walkie talkie. Right now they're working on a satellite modem and laser range finder.Everything is smart about this device, including the flashlight. The Fogo can automatically adjust the flashlights brightness based on where it's pointed. Using low-beam for the ground in front of you and high-beam for distant objects. It also blinks automatically when dropped. The Smarlight also adjusts based on speed, lighting conditions, estimated trip duration, and remaining battery life.But don't get too comfortable because it also has fitness capabilities. The Fogo tracks distance, heart rate, elevation, ascent, descent, and speed. It can connect to bluetooth heart rate monitors and cadence sensors. And if you crash it can automatically send out a message to other Fogo users in the area.And lastly, you don't ever have to worry about running out of battery life. The screen displays how much battery life is left at any give time. And you can manage battery life by setting an estimated trip duration.And if the Fogo doesn't do something you want it to, you can develop your own apps with the Fogo's SDK.The only thing the Fogo doesn't do is wipe your butt for you.
Looking for a beautifully crafted winter coat? Look no further than the Fox Fur Marschcoat by Todd Snyder ($1349). Before starting his own label, Todd had previously worked with such designers as Ralph Lauren, The Gap, and J. Crew. This particular coat is made from the finest materials available, such as 100% Italian wool, and a Japanese quilted nylon lining with a Finnish Silver Fox fur-lined hood. This coat comes in Grey with either an Orange or Navy lining.
Now while it’s obviously not invisible it does have a really cool way of absorbing your stuff, but in an organised and super convenient way! With multiple sectioned compartments the PX Invisible Backpack ($213) enables you to carry everything you need for the day ahead or even weekend including a laptop and your latest kicks. Thanks to its rugged, waterproof outer nylon covering, rubber zippers on the openings and wide top it’s able to cope with a rough day just as much, if not way more successfully than you are. With a design that is meant to maximise your productivity by ensuring everything you’ve packed is easily accessible and close to hand. Stop wasting energy rummaging around in your kit bag for a lost item, eliminate screen damage whilst carrying around your expensive gadgets and invest in the PX Invisible Backpack.
We've previously covered The Bonneville "Soul Train" By Ton-Up and now they've gone and done another beautiful restoration job. The BMW R75/5 by Ton-up Garage ($TBA) is a complete rebuild from top to bottom for a client who fell in love with his step-dad's BMW R75/5. The bike went through a complete tear down, rebuilt forks were lowered 2 inches, new fenders and a new seat were added to the newly cropped subframe, and the wheels were swapped out for 18" rims with stainless spokes. Check out Ton-Ups site to see their other creations.