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Innovative Grip: Böker Plus Pogn DCW Tactical Knife

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Venturing out into the wilderness requires equipment, and that’s a little sad. Humans just can’t, like their animal counterparts, survive too well in nature when stripped of their tools. We are, at least, much smarter than they are and we’ll take the intellectual trade-off anytime, especially if it means getting to carry cool knives like the Böker Plus Pogn DCW Tactical Knife. It features an innovative perforated grip that allows you to wrap paracord and create a complete grip that’s as wide or narrow as you’d like. The fact that most of the cord is located inside the tang also means less wear.

The entire thing is about 8 inches long and weighs 138g. It’ll cost you 89€, or roughly $112USD.

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Ostrich Pillow Mini Softens Up Your Arms For More Efficient Napping

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We’ve written about the Ostrich Pillows twice before, and each time the offbeat sleeping aids were a hit. But that was mostly because of how odd they looked. The Ostrich Pillow Mini also looks a little strange, making you look a bit like MegaMan or Popeye, but it is at least more practical than its predecessors. You simply slip your arm within and plop your head right down, presumably giving your nogging a more comfortable place to rest. There are holes for your hand and thumb, but the thing can be slid up and down your arm at your preference. It’s made from 95 percent viscose and 5 percent elastomero, which is presumably comfy as hell.

It’s currently undergoing the Kickstarter dance, and a $25 pledge will get you one. Hit the jump for another picture and links.

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This Hard Drive Self-Destructs With A Text

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There are many reasons why you’d want to have ultra-secure hard drives, and most of these are legal. The Autothysis128t SSD drive from company SecureDrives features top of the line “256-bit AES CBC hardware level encryption and computer independent 2 factor authentication via a separate Token. The encryption engine is FIPS 140-2 level 3 certified.” We understood some of those words, at least enough to understand they’re quite well encrypted. But there’s more! The drive is GSM enabled, and should your stuff ever be compromised and end up in the hands of anyone hell-bent on getting to its contents, you can simply send an auto-destruct text to your drive. This will cause the data to physically fragment in an unrecoverable manner. Yes, it’s quite literally a self-destruct feature, which is also activated if the drive senses someone trying to tamper with the GSM module, or entering the security code too many times.

As a matter of fact, there are a number of optional triggers that can lead to destruction, including low battery levels or trying to remove the drive from its PC. It sure sounds like if you possess some super critical data that cannot, under any circumstances, be accessed by someone else, the Autothysis128t is as good as it gets. It’s also quite expensive, setting you back a cool £1,027.00 ($1,660USD, roughly) for the privilege. And that’s for 128GB of storage.

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Dining In Your Skivvies: Lapkins are Napkins for Your Lap

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Lapkins are for your lap, while napkis are for your naps…er, okay, so that’s not quite how it works for the latter. Both actually serve the same function, since lapkins are basically napkins with a quirky design. And by quirky, we mean images of underwear, so it’ll look like you’re dining with nothing but your skivvies on.

They’re sold in sets of 24 and feature three designs: a pair of men’s briefs, ladies’ undies, and a fig leaf for the daring. The Lapkins are available for $14.

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Go Animal This Halloween: Eagle Mask and Talon Gloves

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If you’re too lazy to get a proper costume or make one this Halloween, then go for something outrageous instead. Case in point: this bald eagle mask and eagle talon gloves that will (sort of) transform you into a man-eagle. Both are made from latex and should fit most adult heads and hands, as long as your measurements fall within the average.

Finish your look by putting on a shirt bearing our flag’s design. And if you can be bothered to, make a set of wings to go with it.

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For the Unpicturables: Paparazzi Thwarting Reflective Visor

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So this is the paparazzi-thwarting reflective visor. It makes life a living hell for paparazzi because they’ll never be able to take a proper photo of you when you’ve got this on. You probably won’t have much need for this if you aren’t a celebrity, though. Come to think of it, we’re not even sure an actual celebrity would wear it because it’s not exactly fashionable or attractive. But if you care more about your privacy than making a fashion statement, then you should definitely get one of these.

The visors are available from Hammacher for $49.95.

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Portable is a Flexible, Wearable Smartphone

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You don’t have to worry about Bendgate with the Portal, because its makers let you know upfront that it bends and is definitely more flexible than your average smartphone. The Portable was designed to be a wearable phone, so it should bend to follow the natural curve of your arm. It’s also shatterproof and waterproof for up to 10 meters, so you can wear it even when you’re hard at work or play.

Portal is built with a multicore CPU that comes with 2GB of RAM. Its 3200 mAh battery is also flexible, as expected, and can last for up to 8 hours of talktime. Continue Reading

Amazing Bluetooth Headphones for Your Workout

Every weekday, our friends at Faveable compile a list of awesome gadgets and gear that men would love to discover.

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From the minute Walkmans hit the market, people began to customize their workout playlists. And, we’re ever so grateful that we’re no longer burdened with that old, clunky tech. Now, we’ve got the smallest of MP3 players and armbands to make our workouts smooth and enjoyable. And finally, we’ve got an array of Bluetooth headphones that keep those pesky wires out of our faces and away from our arms. It’s a big improvement for anyone who can’t get enough of their jams at the gym. The Faveable team has shortlisted some of the best Bluetooth headphones for your workout – and you won’t believe what these babies can do. Featured image above is of BlueAnt Pump Wireless HD Sportbuds – available in green, blue or black colors.

Check out: Jam Out at the Gym! 6 Best Bluetooth Earphones for Working Out

Buy a Brick, Help Build the Nikola Tesla Museum

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The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman is a huge fan of Nikola Tesla. So much so that he’s made several comics explaining the awesomeness of Nikola and his contributions to the field of electricity. Back in 2012, Inman launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy the property of Tesla’s former laboratory. Now he’s back on Indiegogo with another campaign, and this time, he wants to build a museum honoring–you guessed it–Nikola Tesla.

Inman got Elon Musk to donate a million dollars to the cause. Now it’s time up to us to raise the rest. The goal of this campaign is to fund the removal of hazardous materials on the property and the renovation of the Stanford White building.

Donate $125 and your name (or whatever message you choose) will be engraved on a brick that will be used to build the Tesla museum. Pledge larger amounts and you’ll get bigger brick and some extra perks to book. You can check out the campaign on Indiegogo here.

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