If you love home brewing craft beer, but don't like all the hassle, then this might be just what you're looking for. The Pico ($500) home brewing system is fully automatic and allows you to create 5L mini-keg batches at a time. The system uses PicoPaks, which come in a wide variety of flavors. You just add water, brew for about 2 hours, ferment in a keg, and transfer to your dispenser and carbonate overnight. If you're interested in the Pico, hurry because their Kickstarter campaign will be ending soon, and so will the savings.
Inspired by mid 20th century mailbags, Porter has teamed up with Brown's Beach Jacket to create an inspired bag for your everyday carry. The Porter X BBJ Mailbag ($TBA) comes in a navy with tan trim or all black. It has enough room to store your camera and laptop gear. The bag is scheduled for release in September, but in the meantime you can get a close look at it online at Lost Hills. We'll update you with purchase details when we receive them.
I'm never gonna buy this thing, but boy would I love to take it out for a spin. The Amphibious Sub-Surface Watercraft ($300K) is the latest offering from Hammacher Schlemmer. This watercraft comes with two tracks, controlled by dedicated 48-volt intercooled electric motors, that allow you to drive right of the trailer into the water. Once you're in, you have access to two areas of the craft. One area is a bouyant above-water hull with a cockpit that fits two, and provides a 180-degree surface view. The other is fully submersed, can hold two additional people, and provides spectacular underwater views. Two 24-volt lithium battery banks provide 110 hours of water operation and up to 8 hours on land.
Just like the tag line says, the Zootility Tools WildCard ($25) is a hyper-light knife multitool inspired by outdoor performance and designed for every day carry. Besides all of the tools it has, one of the coolest is an innovative FlyOff pivot, that allows you to remove and dispose of the blade. Additional tools include a screwdriver, prybar, bottle opener, serrated edge, and, of course, the detachable blade. If you want in on big savings place your order soon, because as you know Kickstarter campaigns don't last forever.
Smart watches might be a new piece of tech in the world however they are having a hard time winning over fans of more traditional watches. But now you can have the best of both worlds with the new LINK System ($249). Designed by Wearatec based in Toronto Canada the LINK will add a variety of smart features to your watch including adding smartphone connectivity to keep you updated with notifications, appointments, and messages. LINK launched earlier this week on Indiegogo and is looking to raise $50,000 so they can start producing straight away.
Have you ever thought about how the cocaine market came to the United States? If you watch Blow ($5), you will know. Directed by Ted Demme and based on a book by Bruce Porter and his screenplay by David McKenna, Blow stars Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ray Liotta, Paul Reubens and Franka Potente. It follows George Jung (Johnny Depp), who is the man responsible for establishing America’s cocaine market back in the 70s. It’s a historic and riveting movie that has elements of humor and drama.