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.
Timex is letting the watch step out on its own. The IronMan One GPS+ operates like a rogue agent, leaving the bulky smartphone behind when you want to go for a run or are just going about your day. It features an always-on Mirasol display that’s filled with apps you can use no matter where your phone is. The built-in GPS allows users to activate a “Find Me’ mode so they can see where they are in that marathon, it delivers all your running data, can store 4 GB of music, and it even allows for phone-free messaging (you’ll get a year of AT&T mobile service free). It’s available for pre-order now, and should ship in November.
Italian Leather Sneakers
While transparency has become a buzzword for most of the brands making our garments, sneakers have remained shrouded in secrecy. Do you know how and where your shoes are getting made? If you want to pay the same attention to what you’re putting on your feet as you do to the hand-sewn button-downs you choose to wear, consider these sneakers from Polyforma. Handcrafted in Italy by a group of artisans, each pair has a face behind the name. Made with Italian leather uppers and leather covered foam insoles, the sneakers will surprisingly not break the bank. Check out the company’s Kickstarter which ends on 8/13.
The 10-in-1 as they’re calling it is really two different faces (satin-brushed rose gold or steel) and five easy-change, magnetic bands (brown leather, tan leather, black textured leather, blue rubber and green canvas/leather). For less than $200, it’s an absurd deal for just one Japanese movement in a 316L stainless case, let alone two faces and five bands. But wait, there’s more! You also get two free batteries, free replacement bands for five years and a good looking felt watch roll for travel or display.
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Word Polygon Notebooks
The latest series of Word. Notebooks is our most contemporary to date. Every line helps compose at least two polygons across the front and back giving each notebook a fractal appearance. We’ve opted for more vivid colors this time around, choosing a white cover paper base to make each shade really stand out. They’re modern, bright and bold, and the latest to add to your Word. collection.
Push for Pizza
Push for Pizza App
Make room on your homescreen, there’s a new app that deserves a place among your most-used. Push For Pizza is the easiest way to order pizza ever. You simply fill in your address, payment info, favorite local pizza places, and topping preferences when you download the app, and whenever you need a pizza, you just press a button. You’ll get a hot pie at your door a little later that’s already paid for including the tip. We can’t even begin to think how dangerous this is going to be when we have the munchies.
Navdy Dashboard Navigation
Face it: We’re all a bunch of hypocrites. The second we see some guy messing with his phone while driving, our inner road rage demon rears its head. Five seconds later, we’re firing off texts while watching the lights change. If our phones are so addictive that we can’t put them down for a second, there has to be a safer way to use them behind the wheel? The answer is Navdy. The device delivers a transparent Head-Up Display so information floats right in front of your eyes. Not only does it make sense for navigation, but you can also see messages and incoming calls and respond with a swipe of your finger or your voice. Until the day comes when we can ditch our pocket tech dependency (it’s not coming), Navdy is the safe solution for the road.
The Velo Sock
If you live in the city and have to store your bike in your living room/bedroom/kitchen space, you probably don’t want to be tracking mud, sand, and dirt throughout your tiny living area. The Velo Sock is designed to keep your place free of all the muck your bicycle can track in. It’s easily reversible so you can clean it as needed, and is machine washable for even more convenience. The bike sock comes in a variety of styles from simple black to more funky options so you can choose one that fits your lifestyle best. Just don’t wear it with your bicycle sandal.
The guys behind BioLite have changed our camping experience forever with their CampStove which has allowed us to juice our phones while cooking some s’mores. Their latest gadget gives you access to potable water and some off-grid power whether you’re out camping or if the power just went out in your home. Fill it with water, heat it up over your gas range or other heat source, and it will deliver 10 W of power so you can charge your phone or tablet through the USB port. Whether you use it with the CampStove out in the wild, or you just want to be prepared for a storm knocking out your power, the KettleCharge has your back.