The Commuter Satchel by Stetchbook Crafts ($175) is the perfect bag for taking those items along that you never want to leave home without. The Commuter is made from two layers of felted wool which is dense enough to whisk rain away for those quick downpours. Measuring 11.5"x3.5"x10" it's big enough for your daily essentials like, an iPad, pad of paper, pens, keys, and your lunch. The waxed canvas strap is fully adjustable making for a comfortable daily carry. Interior pictures after the break.(more…)
I love the simplicity of well designed messenger bags. The Intrepid Journeyman Travel Bag ($300) is beautifully designed and made from materials that will last. Made to fit across the body the shoulder straps are padded and fitted to ensure the bag stays firmly in place and conforms to your body. The bag is only 2.5" thick and can carry a 13" laptop your tablet and smartphone plus all of their accessories. You also have slots for notebooks, pens and sunglasses. The leather is fully vegetable tanned, boot and saddle leather. This bag will only get better looking with time.
Who doesn't love Cartman? O.K. he's a bit of dick but in a very likable way. To pay homage to one of the most enduring characters on television the guys over at Kidrobot got together with South Park and created the Kidrobot South Park A.W.E.S.O.M.-O Medium Figure ($60). This beautifully crafted creation shows Cartman disquising himself as a robot to learn Butters' deepest secrets. AWESOM-O has a removable box head which shows Cartman's beautifully plump face. This figure is 6-inch fully-sculpted and articulated. A perfect gift for South Park and Cartman lovers.
The worst thing is to bring your bluetooth speaker with you on an outing and realize you forgot to charge it or that your batteries are dead. In comes the Eton Rugged Rukus ($100). The Rukus is a solar powered, bluetooth enabled speaker. As long as there's sun you have music and when it gets dark the Rukus has an internal lithium battery to keep you going. It can be charged via solar panels or a micro USB. The battery will last over 8 hours when fully charged. And don't worry about a little abuse. The unit can withstand drops from 1 meter and is water resistant. So whether you want tunes for a camp fire or your hitting the trails, the Rukus will be able to provide the tunes.
This is as easy as it gets. The Chromecast ($35) is Google's new video streaming dongle. All you have to do is plug it into your TV's HDMI input and you can stream video, music, etc. to your screen. Write now the Chromecast can stream from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play and Google Chrome. It isn't perfect though. The one thing I look for with any video streaming device is the ability to stream your own videos, like the G-Box Midnight MX2. Once someone figures how to make the Chromecast work with apps like XBMC it'll move up higher on my list.
Caddyshack ($7) kicked off the 80s with a bang. The movie was awesome but the stories of the partying that took place during the filming are legendary. Directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, and Bill Mary, this movie is about a very exclusive golf course that the primary character, Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe), works at. He's trying to raise money to go to college and his best chance is to win a caddy scholarship from Judge Elihu Smails (Ted Knight), the owner of the Country Club. Sub plots includes Ty Webb (Chevy Chase) who helps Danny understand his real goals, Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield), a millionaire who wants to buy the Club, and of course Carl Spackler (Bill Murray), the unhinged grounds keeper will do anything to kill a gopher. Caddyshack is a great flick and worth seeing all over again.