The worst is planning a short trip out and then realizing that your phone is out of juice. You didn't bring your backpack so you don't have your big charger or cables. What if you could carry reserve juice in your wallet? That's where the TravelCard ($40) comes in. It's a battery backup the size of a credit card and just 3/16" thick you can carry in your wallet. It gives you five hours of talk time, 4.5 hours of internet usage, and 98 hours of standby time. There are four colors available and it comes with either a micro USB or Lightning connector. You can check out their Kickstarter campaign which is going on right now.
The New Balance 574 "Canteen" Pack ($CALL) is NB's newest back for the fall. The latest additions to the 574 lineup features leather united with a suede and mesh upper along with ride gum soles. They've arrived at select Asian retailers and will be arriving in the states shortly. If you can't wait you can order them from the Feature sneaker Boutique today. Check out additional pics after the break.(more…)
Andy Brunning, a chemistry teacher from the United Kingdom, runs a blog called Compound Interest. Basically he creates graphics which look at chemistry and chemical reactions that impact our daily lives.His latest chart, The Chemistry Of Whiskey ($FREE), takes a look at whiskey and the compounds that make it taste so good. You can download the full chart by clicking here (Andy Brunning).Andy's chart reviews the distillation process and then looks at the main compounds that impart whiskies flavor. There are actually 100's of different compounds, so just the main ones are covered in the chart.These include lactones, which are found in the oak barrels, and give whiskey its woody flavor, to esters which impart fruity flavors.
This mini cannon by pocket artillery actually works! If you looking for something cool for your desk you need to get one of these bad boys. The mini cannon ($29) is made from precision machined stainless steel and uses .177" BB's with a fireworks fuse. All of the supplies needed are easily accessible online. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=0tiTdwNILl4 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the canon destroying a perfectly good bottle of beer.
Our favorite interior design style is minimalist with rustic and industrial touches. The Dusk Tufted Sofa ($2380) would fit perfectly in any room going for that style. It's made from a velvet charcoal polyester upholstery, that would go perfectly in a room going for the white walled, wood floor minimal look. Additional features include tufting on the back and inside of the arms, a hardwood/plywood frame with interlocking joints, and a roomy 92"L x 38"D. This sofa would be perfect for any room.
At the end of each week we'll provide you with a recap of all the products we reviewed during the week. Along with a a little something extra to get you through the weekend.LEAP MOTION ($80) SIMCITY LIMITED EDITION ($60) OLLOCLIP LENS ADAPTER ($70) GAME OF THRONES COOKBOOK: A FEAST OF ICE AND FIRE ($20) BANDIT9 HEPHAESTUS ($14,000) LAMBORGHINI VENENO ($4.6 Million) NIKE VAPOR LASER TALON ($TBA) FERRARI LAFERRARI ($TBA) NICE LAUNDRY: PUTS THE COOL BACK IN MENS SOCKS ($39+) U-BOAT WORX C-EXPLORER 5 ($TBA) NAIMAKKA PARACORD BRACELETS ($45+) THE ARCHITECT'S HOME ($24) ALFA ROMEO 4C LAUNCH EDITION ($80,000) CANNONDALE SLICE RS ($10,000) SPANIA GTA SPANO ($TBA) STORM THE GATE ($60) BAT LEVITATING WIRELESS MOUSE ($TBA) SANTOS PLATFORM BED ($3200) Photograph by Olivier Merzoug (NSFW)