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Nixon Unit Tide

Designed for the waterman, the Nixon Unit Tide watch features a large graph showing current tide and 48 hours of past/future tides. Sporty and rugged the Unit Tide is a surfers tool that features tide info for 270 beaches around the globe. It also features past and future tidal information so you can get real dialed in for your next adventure. With 100 meters (330 feet) 10 atm water resistance the watch can be worn in all types of weather. So if you are an active person and are the tide-oriented type this is the watch for you. $120

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YAMAHA MT-07 ONYX BLADE BY ROUGH CRAFTS

Looking like something that a very stylish grim-reaper would ride, this new build from custom motorcycle shop Rough Crafts is aptly named Onyx Blade. Built to order for a resident of Taipei, this modified Yamaha MT-07 is perfect for ripping through traffic in the densely populated city.

As the head of the Taiwanese shop, Winston Yeh told the guys at Bike Exif that the most attractive and interesting part of the Yamaha MT-07 is the frame of the bike. In his opinion, too much of the stock elements set on that frame are over-designed and take away from its appeal – so when Rough Crafts set out on this project, they made sure to find a way to accentuate the frame. Rough Crafts achieved just that by replacing much of the bodywork with more angular matte-black aluminum pieces. In addition to that, Yeh modified the front end by shortening the forks and making them a good deal stiffer and added on sharp-looking covers. Few take too much of an issue with the stock engine on the MT-07, so modifications on the engine were restricted to just an addition of K&N Filters and an Akrapovič exhaust. Throughout the rest of the bike there are some finer details, like the instrument panel on the gas tank, the headlight grille, and seat. The overall result is one mean looking bike that highlights the best of what the original frame had to offer – and then some.

Posted in Ride on May 3rd 2016 comments
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SEENOTE EPAPER STICKY NOTE

Between missed calls, messages, emails, and updates, most of our reminders get lost in a sea of red bubbles. The SeeNote ePaper Sticky Note is bridging the gap between your standard post-it note and savvy smartphone so your daily duties don’t continue to slip through the cracks. This digital sticky note sports an always legible ePaper Touchscreen and connects to Wifi, allowing you to pull notifications from your gadget’s calendar, receive messages via email, and weather and traffic updates. Instead of an irritating alarm, the KnowGlow gets your attention with a subtle LED strip. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-Ion battery, the SeeNote can run for up to a month on a single charge. An integrated 3M Command strip provides damage-free mounting wherever you need it, so you’ll never miss garbage day again. $99

Peel an Orange Faster Than Mario Andretti and You Could Win a Trip With Him to the Indy 500

Do you think you can peel an orange or fold a fitted bed sheet faster than a world champion racing driver? Well, now is your chance.
Firestone Tires is celebrating 100 years of the Indianapolis 500 by giving one lucky person a chance to race against legendary Indy 500 champion Mario Andretti at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Memorial Day weekend. Before that one lucky winner is picked though, participants have to race Andretti in everyday, mundane tasks. Continue reading

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BASE OBJECT 005 DESKTOP CAMERA STAND

Desk clutter is the devil. Well, maybe not literally but it sure can drive a person crazy. Base Objects tackles the epidemic head on with their Object 005 Desktop Camera Stand, letting you store your prized camera equipment while keeping a clean and organized look.

Suspended on a powder-coated aluminum stand, you’ll be able to easily keep your camera away from the constant threat of spilled coffee. The small section underneath the slanted modern-looking platform is perfect for storing notebooks, spare pens, or whatever else you see fit. Rubber pads on the bottom of the stand keep it slightly off the ground, while the pads on top of the stand protect your camera from being scuffed or scraped by the light aluminum. Prices for this futuristic looking stand start at $44. Continue reading

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DYSON SUPERSONIC HAIR DRYER

Dyson has always had a knack for redesigning banal household appliances and making them both more efficient and much, much better looking. Most recently, after the brand has turned their space-agey gaze on the hair-dryer, they came up with the brand new Dyson Supersonic.

Quieter, safer, and more efficient, this hair dryer is powered by a v9 motor and 13 blade fan located in the handle of the Supersonic. Not only does this compact motor and fan make for better weight distribution, it spins at up to 110,000 revolutions per minute – putting out a frequency that is nearly inaudible. Say goodbye to that deafening whir. In addition to that innovation, Dyson has made their dryer safer by placing the heating elements on the interior resulting in a really attractive looking tool that you won’t have to worry about setting fire to the house or burning you. All things said, this is an impressively engineered tool. At this point though, it isn’t like we’d expect anything else from Dyson. Prices for the Supersonic start at $400.

Posted in Gadgets on April 29th 2016 comments
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HOVER CAMERA

Drones are complicated. You have to really know what you are doing if you want to buy one yourself – both when it comes to piloting a rig and operating the camera attached to it. The Hover Camera is a much simpler drone intended to give a broader set of folks a chance at having fun with flying cameras.

All you have to do to get the drone going is hit the power button, unfold it, and it’ll immediately start hovering. While it is designed to operate out of the box, you won’t have to compromise on image quality – the Hover Drone has the ability to shoot 13 megapixel stills and 4K video on an image stabilizing camera. As if that wasn’t cool enough, this drone can shoot 360 degree panorama shots and follow a subject around using facial recognition. Due to its carbon fiber construction, the drone weighs less than 250 grams, meaning you don’t have to go through the hassle of registering it with the FAA. At the moment, this thing isn’t for sale – but the company run by two Stanford PhD grads is looking to release sometime soon, so keep your eyes pealed

Posted in Gadgets on April 29th 2016 comments
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LEICA M-D CAMERA

Today’s digital cameras offer tons of features. So many, in fact, that they can distract from what’s most important: your photos. The Leica M-D Camera packs high-tech components in a no-nonsense throwback body that eschews menus for manual control. It’s so spartan, in fact, that the entire back screen and menu system has been replaced by a single control — an ISO ring — that joins the shutter speed dial and on-lens aperture and focus controls for a pure photographic experience. It has a 24 megapixel full-frame sensor, and lets you make the most of it with a subdued, red dot logo-less black body and a nearly silent shutter for discrete snapping. $6.000 Continue reading

Posted in Gadgets on April 29th 2016 comments
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Furbo lets you dispense dog treats from afar

For dog owners who treat their pets like children, it can be hard leaving them alone while at work. Who’s going to pamper your pooch with treats while you’re gone? What if – in the absence of your constant reminders – they forget who is, in fact, a good boy? Furbo is designed to allay these fears by letting you remotely talk to, and feed, your pet.The remote treat-dispenser is currently on Indiegogo, where it has raised over US$89,200 – comfortably more than the initial $50,000 goal. If things go as planned, the product should ship in July this year, at which point buyers can expect to pay $239. If you get in early, however, Furbo is offering the unit for pledges of just $99. Continue reading

Posted in Gadgets on April 28th 2016 comments
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BELLROY PHONE WALLET

Wallet. Keys. Phone. That is the checklist almost all of us run through before we head out the door. All things said, it isn’t a bad setup, but for someone who is looking to save space, consolidating with the Bellroy all-in-one Phone Wallet is the way to go.

Like everything from the upstart leather wallet brand, this hybrid phone-case and wallet is quality made. With premium full grain vegetable tanned leather and lined with microfiber, it is designed to stand up to constant use. With room for up to 5 cards – two in the front slot, and then a few more that fit underneath your phone – you’ll definitely be using it on a regular basis. The understated design on the case complements the shape of your phone instead of hiding it under a bulky mess, while the cover gives you a break from the constant flash of notifications and updates. Protect your phone and save space with this great piece for everyday carry. Price is set at $90.

Posted in Gadgets on April 28th 2016 comments
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