Responsibly made. Being responsible for the world we live in starts with the products we buy. That is the motto from the guys at Bucket who manufacture a french press they call The Portland Press ($99). This project seeks to make a french press that is made with quality home grown materials. Made from a combination of glass, wool, steel, and wood everything is sourced from the U.S.A, and comes with a lifetime warranty. When you order your Portland Press you will get the press, a 24-oz Mason jar, and a custom size cozy to keep your coffee nice and hot. Check out their [video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id= 65854807 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] for more details.
Look out GoPro, because Ricoh is getting ready to jump into action camera market with both feet. The Ricoh WG-M1 Action Camera ($299) is available for preorder now and will ship some time next month. Standard specs include a 14MP CMOS sensor, a super-wide lens with an 160-degree field of view, 1080/30p video, Wi-Fi, and a 1.5" LCD screen. The really cool thing that sets this camera apart is its water-resistance without any additional housing. The WG-M1 is waterproof to 32 feet on its own. That means unless you're doing some deep water diving you should be good to go. Additional features include shock-resistance up to six feet, high-speed continuous shooting of still images up to 10 images per second, and a strap with an included carabiner. Multiple mounts will be available at release for shooting in any situation.
The Casio G-Shock 2014 GAC-110 Series ($170) is expected to drop in January and is the latest update of their current GA110 line. The GAC-110 features G-Shock's big case design and will debut in two colorways; a purple number with neon lime hands and numbers and a version with a black case, and grey face and hands. Check G-Shock's website for updates on availability.
This beastly looking Retro Fighter, dubbed Iron Fist by Macco Motors ($NFS) was once just a stored page in history. But it's original owner couldn't quite bear to part with it and so handed it over into the capable hands of Macco Motors. One of their biggest challenges soon became one of their biggest triumphs after more than just a few months of painstaking hard work and dedication. Completely reconstructed this once lifeless Suzuki Katana has been given a new lease on life.
One of our major philsophies we have at Muted is if you use it every day you need to buy the highest quality available. Concerning EDC lights, the Maratac Copper Flashlight Rev 3 ($55) fits perfectly into that category. This light is machined from a solid piece of copper billet stock. This isn't a copper plated flashlight. It's hand-finished and measures 2.6" long with a diameter of .5", and weighs just 28 grams without the battery and 40 grams with the battery. The Maratac utilizes a Cree XP-G2 R5 LED light that lasts up to an amazing 50,000 hours. Additional features include a lens that's been coated with an anti-reflective coating, three brightness levels, a clip and o-rings.
The Draught Shop has come out with a great weekend tote. The Draught Dry Goods Ripstop Camo Tote ($195) is a light weight durable tote in ripstop camouflage and a hunter orange interior. It has four large exterior pockets, with a snapping top enclosure. The bag rolls up to something that is easily packed away when not in use.