Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth Speaker

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The Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth Speaker is not only a mouthful, it’s a thing of beauty.  The A2 is a stylish and minimalist Bluetooth speaker that packs a punch.  Continue reading Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth Speaker

iPad Air

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Today Apple announced the newest version of the iPad, the iPad Air.  With more than 170 million sold, the iPad has been the best performing tablet on the market, period.  The new iPad Air is thinner, lighter and more powerful.  It comes with a 9.7 inch Retina Display and is 20% thinner than the last generation, with a 43% thinner bezel. It weighs in at only one pound, two-thirds the weight of the current iPad.  The Air borrows the A7 and M7 processors from the iPhone 5S. The new iPad will get up to 10 hours of battery life and gets an updated 1080P video camera as well. Starts at $499 and ships November 1st. Apple also announced a Retina display iPad mini, starting at $399, available in late November.

FUBi Folding Bike

FUBi Bike is one of the most compact folding bikes on the market.  The frame itself folds down to fit into a tennis racket bag.  The greatest part is that when the bike is unfolded, it looks like a normal bike and not a compact oddity with tiny wheels.  It can be folded with the wheels connected or detached for an even smaller footprint. FUBi is also configurable with three different wheel sizes; the narrow road rim, the city/gravel rim, and the mountain rim.  This allows the bike to function in a number of environments. FUBi comes in three sizes: 25″, 26″ and 28″. FUBi ships in May for £1,499, but you can order one through their Kickstarter campaign HERE for £989, shipping April 2014.  Continue reading FUBi Folding Bike

Cubify CubeX 3D Printer

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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)

Foldylock

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Foldylock is an incredibly sturdy bike lock that folds to fit into a compact case that you can mount on your bike or toss in a backpack. Constructed of six hardened steel links sheathed in plastic to protect your bikes frame from scratches.  The Foldylock unfolds to a total length of 90cm (just under 3′) and weighs in at 1.5kg (3.3lbs).  The lock is rust free, and the manufacturer claims it has been subjected to rigorous salt bath testing with incredible results. Foldylock features anti-drilling rivets and cylinder secured in a hardened steel housing, its a tough lock to crack. Buy ($80 Kickstarter) Continue reading Foldylock

Burton X Red Wing Leather Ion Snowboard Boot

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With snowboard season just around the corner, it’s time to throw away your worn out 5 year old boots and pick up a set that will last you just as long.  The Burton Ion Red Wing Collaboration boot combines the superior tech of Burton’s best boot with the timeless look of Red Wing Shoe leather.  With Speed Zone lacing you’ll be on the hill in no time. EVA cushioning and snow-proof lining will keep you warm, dry, and comfortable all day long. Shrinkage footprint technology allows for the boot’s footprint to be effectively one size smaller, to keep toe drag to a minimum while making the boot lighter and more responsive. Buy ($479.95)

Eastern Collective Cables

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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

Sperry Top-Sider Color Pop 2-Eye Boat Shoe

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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)

2014 Honda Grom

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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

CST-01 Watch

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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

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2014 Sea-Doo Spark

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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.

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Rideye

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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.

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SlimFold Wallet

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The SlimFold Wallet is a waterproof, ultra-strong and ultra thin wallet made of Tyvek; the same material used in postal envelopes.  This wallet measures 3-1/2″ x 4-7/8″ and is 6x thinner and 5x lighter than comparable leather wallets.  SlimFold features 10 easy-access card slots and a convenient ID window for any situations that may arise where you need to quickly present your credentials. The eco-friendly construction process and fully recyclable design will put your mind at ease. The SlimFold comes in an assortment of colors, and has a simple yet effective design. There are two versions of the SlimFold currently available, each for only $20. Buy.

Limitless LED

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Limitless LED has come up with a modern solution for your home’s lighting, by adding wifi to the common light bulb.  Starting at just $16 per LED smart-light, you won’t find a cheaper lighting automation solution that can perform like Limitless LED.  Available in basic white and color LED, you can now control your entire house’s lighting system with your smartphone.  Limitless not only allows you to control your lighting’s on/off capabilities, but offers seamless control of up to 4 zones of lighting. The white bulbs go from Warm White to Cool White, feature a nightlight mode and full brightness control.  The color bulbs offer the same features of the white bulb, through the full color spectrum.  The lights also have dozens of flashing color changing disco modes. The color starter kit comes with two color bulbs, a wifi bridge receiver box, remote, and the free app store LimitlessLED app for just $57. Video after the jump. Continue reading Limitless LED

Nest 2.0 Thermostat

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The Nest has been around for a few years now, but is worth mentioning since recent incentives from utilities such as National Grid have made it more affordable. The nest is a brilliantly designed learning thermostat that programs itself through your normal day to day input. To set it up, all you have to do is answer a few basic questions and it is ready to go.  The Nest has built in activity sensors that can tell whether or not you’re home, and adjust the temperature accordingly. When you are away, you can monitor the Nest via a convenient and intuitive smartphone app.  Over time the nest will develop efficient habits and help you to save money on heat and electric bills.  The Nest is currently priced at $249, but National Grid customers can save $100 instantly in the Nest Store. 

 

Flaca LED Desk Lamp

The Flaca LED Lamp, available at the MoMA Store, is a beautifully simple, yet incredibly practical design. The lamp is made of one single piece of aluminum, effectively minimizing waste of materials, complementing its minimalist design. Continue reading Flaca LED Desk Lamp

Shipping Container House Near Ludlow, VT

On my way to a great spring snowboarding day at Killington this weekend I noticed a peculiar sight as I was taking in the scenery that Route 100 has to offer. As I drove by Echo Lake near Ludlow I noticed perched by the roadside overlooking the lake a house constructed using 8 ISBU shipping containers. Continue reading Shipping Container House Near Ludlow, VT