Tech & Gear

  • Mark II Everlasting Mechanical Pencil

    Mark II Everlasting Mechanical Pencil

    Mechanical pencils are considered a basic upgrade over the standard pencil by many, but they can still break down over time, particularly when they’re made out of cheap plastic as they so often are. Enter Nicholas Hemingway, who brought new life to the mechanical pencil game with the Mark I, and is now back with […]

  • AP40 Retro Controller Pays Tribute to Apple’s 40th Anniversary

    AP40 Retro Controller Pays Tribute to Apple’s 40th Anniversary

    The worlds of retro gaming and Apple computers intersect with a new retro-style video game controller that makes a clear visual tribute to the early days of the Apple brand. It’s the AP40 from 8bitdo, a Bluetooth controller that’s compatible with Macs, PCs, and iOS or Android mobile devices, but that’s not the only thing […]

  • Snapchat Spectacles: Sunglasses That Record Snapchat Videos

    Snapchat Spectacles: Sunglasses That Record Snapchat Videos

    If you see a teen or two walking around your neighborhood wearing huge, cartoon-like sunglasses, don’t be alarmed: They’re just Snapchat Spectacles. Spectacles are Snapchat’s first entry into the hardware game, and they represent a new chapter in the saga of wearable tech. Snapchat Spectacles sync up with Snapchat, recording 10 seconds of video with […]

  • Bump: A Phone Charger, and a Phone Battery

    Bump: A Phone Charger, and a Phone Battery

    By this time it would be redundant to go into detail on how dissatisfied most people are with their smartphone battery performance—the fact that there are myriad products out there to help you overcome your battery gap is illustration enough. But one of the more novel is Bump, a new device that’s both a phone […]

  • “Ghost Drivers”: Creepy Rideshare Scam Spreads Over China

    “Ghost Drivers”: Creepy Rideshare Scam Spreads Over China

    What would you do if after you booked a ride on Uber or some other rideshare service you noticed that something looked … off about your driver? As in, their profile picture appears to be like something out of a Kiyoshi Kurosawa film? If you’d immediately cancel the ride and look for something else, you’re […]

  • Letrons: Real-Life Transformers Made From Real Cars (Video)

    Letrons: Real-Life Transformers Made From Real Cars (Video)

    Transformers, while a serious boon to the toy and Michael Bay movie industries, are generally thought to be restricted to the realm of fiction. But a company called Letrons has constructed a real Autobot that appears to transform from a BMW 3 Series coupe to a 15-foot-tall robot. Believe it or not, folks. It’s probably […]

  • “Starry Sea”: La Table Returns With Starry Light Show (Video)

    “Starry Sea”: La Table Returns With Starry Light Show (Video)

    Remember La Table? If not, here’s a quick recap: It was a coffee table from designer Alexandre Chapelin that was aquatically themed. Now it’s back with a sequel, entitled “Starry Sea,” undoubtedly 2016’s hottest table sequel so far. It upgrades the original with its WiFi-enabled LED system that gives it the appearance of, well, a […]

  • Best Made Brass Stash Boxes

    Best Made Brass Stash Boxes

    A stash box is a pretty great solution to a variety of EDC problems, like the question of how to carry small items discreetly and fashionably. Best Made has a new line of small stash boxes that serve as a great example of the form, and Best Made Brass stash boxes come in three different […]

  • Can Cannon Soda Can Launcher

    Can Cannon Soda Can Launcher

    If you’re tired of people getting freaked out when you bring your AR-15 or M16 rifle to barbecues, consider the Can Cannon Soda Can Launcher, which can convert it to something a lot more festive. And contrary to the specificity of the product name, it can shoot more than just soda and beer cans, too. […]

  • Street Art Optical Illusion Appears to Show Invisible Concrete

    Street Art Optical Illusion Appears to Show Invisible Concrete

    If you weren’t strolling through a certain part of the Czech Republic recently, you may have missed out on an extremely cool street art optical illusion that makes the concrete support it’s painted on appear to be invisible. The work would appear to be untitled but was originally posted on Facebook by a fan, a […]