There is nothing worse than being in a meeting and having your iPhone start acting up. The thing about that little switch on the side is that it is not a mute button. It is simply a switch to silence the phones ringer. The offshoot is that other apps, Siri, or your entertainment files can still cause a commotion. In comes the Mutator ($13). It's a simple device that plugs into the headphone jack on your iDevice. When it's engaged it silences your device completely. And with a simple 90-degree twist you can disengage silent mode. The Mutator is simple, sleek and provides piece of mind.
The Proper X Reebok Dual Pump Runner ($TBA) was originally slated to be released back in 2009. But I guess late is always better than never, because the shoe has finally dropped and is now available through the Long Beach based sneaker boutique. The shoe features a Dark Navy and Olive colorway throughout the nubuck and mesh upper and the 'Proper' logo quietly fitted on the heel. The entire kit sits one a cream midsole for a bit of contrast. The shoes can't be ordered online so you'll have to give the a call to grab a pair. Contact details are on their site.
Winter is coming, and if you're looking for a stylish all-weather men's winter boot, then you need to check out this offering by Converse. The Converse Taylor All Star Tekoa ($100) features a high-top upper made from waxed leather and a black rubber overlay. The combination gives excellent protection against elements and keeps you dry in the wettest conditions. While the tough outer sole provides traction and durability needed in the snow. The Tekoa's are available now from Converse.
If you love the great outdoors, the Volkswagen California Camper ($TBA) is the car for you with seating for up to seven people, and room for five people to sleep. It’s packed full of clever features such as a pop top roof complete with LED lighting, a sink and a dual-burner gas range. Backed by the reliable Volkswagen technology, the California Camper is sure to be a huge hit for anyone with a sense of adventure.
The Nomad Collapsible Soaking Tub With Coil ($999) allows you to take the comforts of home with you no matter how far off the beaten path you go. The Nomad can be setup in the backyard or folded down to fit in a 14" x 16" x 30" duffel bag and taken camping. It holds 225 gallons of water and measures 60" dia. x 24" h. The heater coil can be heated with propane, natural gas or firewood. It's made from 1.25" stainless steel tubing and uses thermosyphoning to circulate the water. If you're roughing it, they suggest using a pump like the Honda WX10 to drain and fill the tub.
Is the New BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter ($TBA) the coolest kid on the block? Based on initial reaction coming out of The Frankfurt Auto Show it just might be. Even though the C Evolution is styled similar to BMW's C600 Sport its guts have been completely rebuilt from the ground up. It features an electric motor that delivers 11 kW of power (15 horses) with a limited boost to 47 HP. It'll get you to 60 miles per hour in 6.2 seconds and has a range of over 60 miles. The BMW C Evolution with start shipping to Europe this year and to the states some time in 2014.