At gearplug, we seem to have an unhealthy fixation on key and lock related products as evidenced here, here, here, and here. A new addition to our key obsession is KeySmart, a veritable Swiss Army key fob. The standard KeySmart holds up to 4 keys in a sleek and compact frame, and is expandable to hold up to 50 keys. Available in standard 53mm and +EXT 73mm frames, the KeySmart is the perfect way to reduce key bulk in your pocket and keep all your keys organized. Options include a wide range of colors and also a KeySmart with an integrated 16gb USB. Also available are lightweight key blanks in a variety of colors. Buy ($20+)
Nixon’s newest timepiece, the Baja, is a thing of beauty. Clean lines and a monochromatic display contrasted by a colorful face make this watch an instant classic. The Baja was developed as a ‘self-contained survival station’. The protective angled bezel holds a number of great features, including a compass, a thermometer and a flashlight. The nylon band keeps the Baja on your wrist, while the 50mm case makes a bold statement. The display includes an EL backlight and a high contrast LCD for superior viewing in any conditions. Buy ($150)
The Woolrich X Topo Designs Klettersack was born from the pairing of two great American brands. Topo’s classic Klettersack is refreshed with Woolrich’ high-quality, made in the USA, woolen fabric. The sack is great for hiking, commuting, and travel. The Klettersack features heavy duty plastic hardware, shoulder straps with d-rings, leather lash tabs, an inner drawstring closure to keep the elements out, laptop sleeve and zippered top pocket, and two side pockets. The 22.4L pack is available in Buffalo Plaid and Charcoal Stripe. Buy ($249) Continue reading Woolrich X Topo Designs Klettersack
Ion Glasses are an innovative new way to interact with your smartphone or tablet. Offered in both prescription and sunglasses, these stylish frames are more than just a pair of cool shades. The ION can operate as a remote control, can show you all sorts of notifications, and can even notify you if your phone or tablet is lost. Made of a substance called TR90, otherwise known as ‘plastic titanium’, the ION is strong and durable, as well as incredibly flexible.
Tired of only having a couple sizes to choose from when buying a shirt, and none of them truly fit the way you want them to? STANTT wants to fix that. With over 50 sizes, all you have to do is give them three measurements: Chest, Waist, and Sleeve Length; and they will send you a shirt that fits you perfectly. Using DataFit™ Technology, STANTT will find you a better fit, guaranteed. STANTT asserts that every size is already made, so you won’t have to wait weeks for it to be custom made. Featuring a contemporary collar, single barrel cuff, and a hybrid bottom, this is the best fitting casual shirt money can buy. (Buy $70+) Continue reading STANTT Casual Shirts with a Tailored Feel
This is the grossest thing you will ever see on Gearplug. Ever. But with Halloween just around the corner we couldn’t resist. From Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, ThinkGeek brings you the Nightmare on Elm Street Animated Sweater. This is sure to be the best costume at the Halloween party. The four ghoulish faces of Freddy Krueger’s trapped souls actually move, contort and cry out with sounds pulled directly from the film. Just make sure you complete the outfit and buy the gloves, hat, mask, pants and shoes separately. Video after the jump (Buy $99).
If you are a slave to a job that doesn’t offer casual Friday’s, or you love making a statement with bold socks, Nigel Knox Nifty Socks are the socks for you. Stemming from the most recent Friday fashion trend on Wall Street, crazy socks are making a resurgence among even the most modest of crowds. They show a bit of a sense of humor in an otherwise business as usual environment. Nigel Knox describes themselves as ‘an upscale purveyor of Nifty Socks, dedicated to perfecting the art of casual sophistication.’ And they’ve hit the nail on the head. Their socks are crafted in Italy with the finest of materials, and finished with hands on techniques. Materials such as Pima Cotton, Merino Wool, Cashmere and Alpaca fibers are used to make these some of the best socks on the market. Buy ($19.50-$45)
3D printing is finally becoming a somewhat affordable way to create awesome things out of plastic. The CubeX from Cubify is one of the more advanced 3D printers on the market today. It has the capability to print in multiple colors at once, up to 18 colors of ABS or PLA plastics. The CubeX can print thousands of designs, available free with the device, or anything you can dream up and design with the 3D modeling software. Print designs as big as 10.8” x 10.45” x 9.5″. That’s larger than a basketball! Buy ($2,499)
It seems that we’ve been posting a lot of cables lately. Charging your device is almost as essential as breathing, and a simple cable is the best solution to charging your device. Juices+ Cables, like the Eastern Collective Cables use a woven cable for a durable, tangle free design. The cables come in Gold, Silver, and Black. Where they differ in their design, the Juices+ use anodized aluminum connectors instead of plastic. For some phone users (iPhone 5, 5S, HTC One, Nokia models) this is very attractive, as it matches the material their phone is constructed with. These cables are licensed by Apple for use, so you will never have any compatibility issues. This project has already surpassed its Kickstarter goal by over 400%, but you can still get in the game and grab yourself one of these cables for just $18. Get one today!
The Easy-Macro, not to be confused with Kraft’s delicious Easy-Mac, is a great way to take very detailed close up photos on your smartphone. Simply wrap the band around your phone or table, line up the 4x magnification lens to your camera and you’ll be taking crisp macro photos in no time. The innovative design of basically a rubber band with a lens attached to it allows the Easy-Macro to fit almost any device while remaining small and easy to throw into a pocket or even a wallet when not in use. Check out some sample shots after the jump. Buy ($15) Continue reading Easy-Macro
Amazon has just introduced its newest generation of tablets with the Kindle Fire HDX. The completely re-engineered tablet comes in both 7″ and 8.9″ variants, and now has a stunning 2560×1600 (8.9″) HD display with perfect color accuracy, reduced glare and vastly improved brightness. Utilizing a quad core Snapdragon 800 Processor clocking in at 2.2GHz, the HDX is 3x as fast as its predecessor. The 11 hour battery life (17 if just reading) is quite robust. Optional 4G keeps you connected wherever you go. With the HDX, Amazon is introducing the ‘Mayday’ button; a 24 hour 365 days a year support center built right into the tablet. The HDX runs on a new OS, Fire 3.0 ‘Mojito’ which has hundreds of great new features. Buy ($229-$579)
Eastern Collective has re-imagined the USB charging cable. Utilizing a fabric casing, these cables are not only much brighter than your standard black or white cable, they are also much more durable. The unique casing protects the cable from tangles and breaks, as the braided fabric is stronger than other cables’ casings. They come in a variety of sizes, from as small as ten inches through to six feet in length. The cables are available in a variety of colorways and fit 30pin Apple, Lightning, micro and mini USB, and Aux 3.5mm. Buy ($9.95-$26.95) Continue reading Eastern Collective Cables
As a man who has a fairly good eye for fashion, sometimes it’s hard to actually find nice clothes that fit. I am what some would call vertically challenged. At 5’8″ I’m smack in the middle of average height, so you think there would be more choices. It seems that most quality goods cater to the 6′ and taller set. Peter Manning NYC is a clothier that serves men that are five-foot-eight and shorter. As you would imagine, the main focus is pants, but Manning also offers a great selection of shirts, sweaters, blazers and even ties. Their four step sizing system ensures the perfect fit for men of small stature. Shop now.
BRAUN has reintroduced some of its classic watch designs from the 60s and 70s, and this Dietrich Lubs and Dieter Rams co-designed timepiece does not disappoint. The 1.5″ face is the perfect size, and the simplistic design allows this watch to shine in any environment, be it a fancy dinner party or a casual night out. The watch is made of matte stainless steel, with a leather band and a black face. A three hand quartz movement powers the piece. Buy ($153-170)
The boat shoe is a staple of every man’s casual classic wardrobe. The Color Pop 2-Eye Boat Shoe puts a spin on the iconic 1935 design with a modern splash of color. These durable shoes have the standard 360° lacing system you’ve come to expect of Sperry, as well as their non-marking rubber out-sole with ultimate wet/dry traction. The dark tan leather upper contrasts perfectly with the neon-green sole, which is sure to be a conversation starter at your next fall BBQ. Buy ($90)
The 2014 Honda Grom has just hit the streets. This no frills street sport bike may lack the power of a super bike, but it retains all the fun and Honda engineering standards through and through. Powered by a 125cc fuel-injected engine, this lightweight machine will be a blast on Main Street or mountain roads. It’s a small bike with big features. Hydraulic disc brakes and a 4 speed transmission get the job done quick, whether you’re stopping or going. The low seat height of 29.7 inches allows for easy flat-foot stops and a comfortable ride. The Grom is a 2-up capable ride, so be sure to bring a friend. Starting at just $2,999, this is a great first or even second bike. Visit your local Honda dealer today! Check out Honda’s hype video after the jump. Continue reading 2014 Honda Grom
The CST-01 by Central Standard Timing is claimed to be the thinnest watch in the world. Utilizing E Ink technology, its creators were able to set a clock into a 0.5mm pocket etched into a single piece of stainless steel. The product of this mating is an ultra-thin, ultra-flexible, rugged watch with excellent readability and style for days. Make that months. On a single 10 minute charge from the base station, the CST-01 will last a whole month. The watch is water resistant and the time can be set using the base station, which keeps the watch itself simple. The CST-01 is expected to ship around February 2014 for $145, and comes in 4 different colors. Pre-Order
The Sea-Doo Spark is a breath of fresh air for the Personal Watercraft industry. It is a lightweight, fuel-efficient package that offers fun for every type of rider, whether they’re just starting out or are seasoned experts on a ski. The Spark comes in either a two or three seat version and weighs in at just about 400lbs (421lbs for the three seat model). The base engine is a 60hp 899cc Rotax unit, but the Spark really shines with the High Output Engine option, bumping the power up to 90hp. This power, combined with the low weight of the ski makes for an excellently competitive power to weight ratio. Sea-Doo had safety in mind when they designed the Spark. Optional Intelligent Brake and Reverse (IBR) allows the Spark to stop up to 100 feet sooner than other watercraft, with the added bonus of superb maneuverability and easy docking ability. The Spark comes in 5 brilliant colors and is offered with a number of great accessories. It offers a sporty ride for an unheard of price, starting at just $4,999. Video after the jump.
We always seem to find the coolest bike related gadgets on Kickstarter. Check out our post on Revolights. This is no exception. The Rideye is a black box camera for your bike. The camera continuously records and saves the last 2.5 hours of video, so you can instantly have record of any incidents. With one touch of the button, you can stop the recording and instantly save the file. In the event of a crash, the blackbox sensor will automatically save the file. The best part is that you only need to charge the Rideye once a month. The 120° wide angle lens on the HD camera is sure to capture everything you encounter. Crafted from aircraft-grade hard-anodized aluminum, the water resistant camera makes for quite a durable package. The Rideye will be available March 2014 for $149. Preorder now. Check out some Rideye footage after the jump.