Over at Kickstarter, the Omega Compact Solid Titanium Wallet was recently fully funded, and there’s still 24 days to back the campaign. The wallet consists of two CNC-machined slabs of titanium held together with rubber O-rings. I find the Omega wallet exceptionally appealing, but cannot quite put my finger on exactly why. Maybe it’s the titanium, […]
My trusty Sony earbuds failed a couple months ago, and I have since replaced them with newer Sony buds. Sometime after that, my over-the-ear headphones died as well. It was an older Phillips model, and I’d been looking to replace them for some time even before they stopped working. Why buy headphones when I had […]
I once went to 3 shoes stores in a mall – at least one of them twice – looking for a new pair of sneakers. A couple of years have passed, and I’m still unbelievably picky when it comes to footwear. These days I usually order footwear online, but the selection process can still be […]
Kuat’s new Bottle Lock features a 5-foot braided steel 8mm cable that is internally coiled and locks back into itself. It stows away in your bike’s water bottle cage for neater and easier transport. We imagine that this will be more appealing to those who ride with a hydration pack or second bottle cage. The Bottle Lock […]
Just a reminder in case you didn’t see it yet: we’re running a giveaway over at ToolGuyd where you can enter to win a free Kobalt Double Drive Screwdriver or $25 Lowes gift card, your choice! Click here for more Kobalt Double Drive info and here is the ToolGuyd Double Drive & Lowes Gift Card Giveaway link.
Even though Fall has just begun, the holiday shopping season is almost upon us. We’ve already seen Christmas items popping up at some stores and even a few building decorations as well. In just a few short weeks, many major retailers will start rolling out their holiday gift displays, choc-full of new products and innovations. […]
Leatherman’s Juice series of multi-tools are smaller and more casual in appearance than the models most people think of when you mention the brand. Despite their smaller and more pocketable size, Juice multi-tools pack plenty of tools and functions between their handles. Every Juice model features combination pliers, a stainless steel body, anodized aluminum handle […]
A while back I talked a little about Panasonic’s TS2 toughened digital camera, and how it looks perfect for jobsite use. When looking to pick one up for myself, I found that the new TS3 had come out. Like the TS2, the TS3 is shockproof, waterproof (down to 12m/40ft), dustproof, and freezeproof. Looking at its IP6x […]
I have always been a fan of Pilot’s G2 gel pens, especially the fine 0.5mm version. A “limited edition” metallic-barrel design has been available for some time now, but I’ve never had the urge to give those a try.
This is just a reminder that if you haven’t inspected your windshield wipers recently, consider doing so soon. After noticing that my wipers weren’t performing all that well anymore, I took a quick look. All three of the front and rear wipers were torn and in terrible shape. So much for OEM quality. My usual […]
Although Camelbak’s Groove filtering water bottle has been in stores for at least 2 months now, I haven’t seen anyone in public sporting one. But I have been seeing tons of Bobbles. Tons, and tons, and TONS of Bobbles. Bobbles are BPA-free water bottles with built-in and replaceable filters. I first spotted these a long […]
Osprey offers a few styles of hydration packs, with the Raptor series being tailored towards bikers and trail runners. The Raptor packs feature a lightweight Airscape suspension for support and ventilation, and a BioStretch hipbelt and sternum strap. At the rear of the pack is a dedicated zippered hydration compartment that holds the included HydraForm reservoir. […]
Because of how most mechanical pencils are designed, they’re never really comfortable to pocket and walk around with. Even pencils with retractable tips, such as the Pentel GraphGear 1000, are relatively pointy and intrusive. Pentel’s Kerry Sharp is different and is the only mechanical pencil I know of with a cap. When capped, the Kerry […]
Lamy’s Safari fountain pen is an inexpensive way to break out of the monotony of ordinary ball point and gel pens. The Safari is priced at about $25, and include a single ink cartridge to start you off with. For a few dollars extra (~$4-5), a Lamy Z 24 converter enables you to load the Safari with your choice […]
Domke’s “Post Office” shoulder pad is an add-on accessory that slips over insufficiently padded bag straps. Although intended to be used with camera bag straps, the P.O.-style shoulder pad can be used with any bag strap up to 2-3/4″ wide. I purchased a Domke post office shoulder pad about a year ago and have used […]