This weekly feature is a round-up, in conjunction with our friend Tim over at Cool Material, of the hot new products appearing online this week. From fashion tips to cool gadgets and gear, take a look at your new obsessions.
Icybreeze Air Conditioner Cooler
When we’re tailgating or doing a little light camping in the scorching heat, we often use our cold beer as a forehead wipe before taking a sip. Cold brews only do so much to keep you comfortable when it feels like you’re breathing in moist fire, however. Icybreeze is the world’s first portable air conditioner and cooler. The cooler can deliver a cool breeze up to 25 mph at temps 35 degrees below whatever it is outside.
The Spy Bolt
Unscrew the reverse threaded bolt head and you have access to the O-ring sealed (so yeah, it’s waterproof) secret storage compartment that measures .49″ in diameter and 2.81″ deep. That doesn’t sound like a whole lot of room, but it’s enough space to fit rolled up cash, a small handful of precious gems or similarly sized items or a Micro SD card. If you’re looking for a place for your secret Vegas stash or 128GB of data on a Micro SD (That’s a lot of state secrets!), this is it.
Mover & Shaker
New Mover & Shaker Pens
The Mover (the longer one) and the Shaker (the shorter one) are now both available in brass (360 alloy, will patina over time), copper (145 alloy, patinas like a dream), bronze (954 aluminum bronze, resistant to patina) and grade 2 titanium. As if all of those choices aren’t enough to make your head spin, the original aluminum version is also now available in anodized black, dark blue, dark red, olive drab and desert sand. The only question you have to ask yourself is how many more pens you want to buy.
The Nooka Nookrono Chronograph
The wrist wear from the NYC-based brand is often loud, funky, and fun. Now they’ve blended their wildness with a bit of refinement to release their first ever chronograph. NOOKRONO uses a custom-made movement the team developed themselves and the watch draws inspiration from the great space race of the ’50s and ’60s. There are four different models to choose from, and NOOKA aims to start shipping the watch to backers of the IndieGoGo project in December.
Swich Wireless Smartphone Charger
Swich is a wireless charger worthy of some desk space and worthy of your cleanly designed phone. The surface that holds your phone allows you to still use it while it’s charging from a vertical or horizontal position. The charger is crafted from American walnut with a ceramic base and a ceramic face with a micro-suction surface to keep your device in place. Not only will keep your phone juiced, but you won’t despise looking at it while it does.
Brooks Recycled Denim Bike Saddle
Just like Levi’s is the name in denim, Brooks is the name in bike saddles. The two companies have joined forces to create a unique seat to toss on your ride if you’re willing to shell out what should be a decent chunk of change. The Cambium Denim is manufactured from recycled Levi’s denim and uses vulcanized rubber pressing to deliver a saddle that will last you the rest of your rides. The waterproof seat will be available at select locations for the next month or so and online in October.
The Twelve24 Wall Clock
The display is based on four large numerals designed to show time like an old school alarm clock with more elegant corners on the markings. Hang it on the wall with the magnetic mounting system, and push the simple + or – buttons in the middle to adjust the time. The simple, elegant design of the 4mm thin clock that’s so efficient the single battery will last over a year makes it cool to say the least, but it’s the sheer size that will have most people interested. At one meter wide and 35cm tall, this clock is just as much statement piece as it is time keeping device.
Prometheus Design Werx
Dog Tag Multi-tool
Each standard issue dog tag tool from PDW includes a lot of the hardware you need to work on bikes (motorized and pedal powered), battery doors and beers. There’s a “universal” closed end wrench with both standard and metric hardware, a 1/4″ bit driver (you will have to add your own bit, but that’s easier than finding a drill), battery bay driver (for those pesky sights on your rifle) and one of the lowest profile bottle lifters on the market.