The Monkey Light Pro Bicycle Wheel Display System ($700) allows you to add a little personality to your bike ride. The hardware is made up of 4 bars that create animations with 256 full color LEDs. Sensors track speed and provide a stable, full wheel image from 10 to 40 mph. The 4 bars are inserted individually and bolt together to make up a single unit. The Monkey Light Pro comes pre-loaded with an animation collection to get you started. You also have the ability to load your own animation. The display system is vibration proof and water resistant. It will fit adult bike wheel sizes 26"-29" with a maximum hub size no greater than 58mm. Please review additional requirements on the Kickstarter page.
Trying to make a worthy sequel to one of the most iconic movies in history is no easy feat, but George Lucas pulled it off with style. Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back ($37) continues the tale of Luke Skywalker as he carries on his mission and undertakes advanced training in the art of being a Jedi from Yoda. The rebels have been overpowered and it is once again left to Luke, Han Solo and this time around Princess Leia to do battle against Darth Vadar. There is one word that perfectly sums up this outstanding sequel; wow!
Sometimes a products beauty is in its simplicity and longevity. Two designers from Denver have reinvented an old school classic and have come up with something truly timeless. Their Stout Bottle Opener ($35) harkens back to the days when all Coke bottles were glass and every neighborhood had a corner candy store. The Stout Bottle Opener is a magnetic, stainless steel opener that you can screw into any surface. When you order, you will receive the opener and a bevy of screws, mounts, and adhesive to make sure you can put Stout wherever you want. The Stout Bottle Opener is designed and created in the U.S. and made to last a lifetime.
If you're a city commuter, student or business man finding the best everyday carry backpack is essential. The best backpacks come from top backpack brands. Some of these popular backpack brands include companies like Jansport, Carhartt, and The North Face and even some less known brands like Aer.So you might be asking what is the best backpack? Well, that obviously depends on your own personal needs. But when looking for a great (everyday carry) EDC backpack there are three things you need to keep in mind.You need to make sure it's large enough to handle all of your gear. The best backpacks have padded slots for electronics, and enough pockets to easily access your smaller electronic and analog gear. You should also make sure it's made from water resistant material like waxed canvas or treated nylon. Even a little bit of moisture can render expensive electronics useless. And lastly, you want to make sure your backpack is going to be comfortable enough to haul around all day. This includes paying close attention to its weight and making sure that it has features like ventilation and padded shoulder straps.The first backpack on our list is from one of the best backpack companies around, Jansport.
Bartendro ushers in a new period of Geek Utopia. What could be more appealing to the technically inclined and the connoisseurs of, well booze, than Bartendro - The Cocktail Dispensing Robot ($99-$2300). Bartendro uses peristaltic pumps that dispense the correct amount of liquid for any drink. The Bartendro comes in a few cheaper configurations that don't include the raspberry pi or router, but the full kits are a single shot dispenser ($249-$299), three liquid dispenser ($499), the seven dispenser ($1,300), and the big papa Bartendo 15 ($2300). Wet your whistle and check out the teams Kickstarter video.
Wrap your smartphone is the luxury it deserves. The Wild Case By Hardgraft ($131) is made from a luxury washed Italian leather and a wool interior. There are two additional secret pockets for your cash and cards, allowing you to leave your wallet at home. There are multiple sizes available for Apple, LG, HTC, and Sony products. The Wild case is available in field gray and classic brown (seen below).