If you live a nice casual bike ride on the weekends and also love craft beers, then you can have your cake and eat it too. The Meriwether Leather Bike Growler Carrier ($95) lets you take your favorite beverage with you on your bike outings. So when you get to your destination you can relax with some awesome suds. The growler carrier is handcrafted from vegetable tanned leather and can be attached to seat hooks or directly to the post.
Loopwheeler is a textile company out of Japan that specializes in making sweatshirts using a hanged knitting machine (loop wheel machine). The result is a material that is as soft as human skin. NEXUSVII is a modern clothing designer, also form Japan. Together they've created the beautiful Loopwheeler x NEXUSVII Fleece Hoodie ($400). The hoodie is a classic heathered navy and charcoal that retains its shape and softness even after repeated use. It features a button front, two slant pockets, and ribbed cuffs waist.
Samsung has just released the Samsung NX500 Camera ($700) which lets you capture 4K video directly to SD card. The NX500 features a nicely sized 28.2 megapixel, APS-C, BSI CMOS sensor. The sensor is able to capture stunning 4k/UHD video at up to 9 frames per second. Additional features include a high-performance autofocus system, that allows you to capture fast moving objects with speed and precision. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, for easy sharing and photo uploads. And an interchangeable lens design - you have access to all of the available Samsung NX lenses. All of these options make the Samsung NX500 the ideal choice for casual photographers and enthusiasts alike.
http://youtu.be/iD4qsWnjsNU Base jumpers are insane. Knowing that you may have less than a few seconds before you have to deploy your parachute and still making the jump takes a lot of guts. Skydiving duo Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen have taken it to a whole new level. They've broken the World Record by BASE jumping from the pinnacle of the World's tallest building in Dubai. Check out the video, it's nuts.
Amazon Echo ($199) is a mixture of Siri, and your favorite bluetooth speaker wrapped into one. Designed to work by voice control, it's your own personal assistant in a small sleek package. Jack ask it a question and Echo will provide the answer. To wake Echo up just say "Alexa" and it will provide you with information, your favorite music, the weather, allow you to update lists, and much more. Using far-field voice recognition Echo can hear you anywhere in the room even with ambient noise or music playing. Because it gets information from the cloud, running on Amazon Web Services, Echo is always learning. Right now you can sign-up to get on the invite list. If you're chosen you'll have the ability to purchase echo in the coming weeks. If you have a prime account, you get $100 off of retail ($99).
Many a tech gadget has been born out of a basement, none more so than at the UC Berkeley Robotics Lab. The Lily Self-Flying Camera ($699) offers true hands-free camera that starts recording as soon as you let it loose in the air. Following you around via a remote GPS tracker that you keep on your person. Capable of withstanding tough conditions this innovative little device can record you snowboarding, surfing, climbing, mountain biking and more. Due for release in February 2016 if you order now you can get yours with a massive $500 discount!