Tech & Gear

  • Plastic Bottle Cutter: Turn Bottles Into Rope

    Plastic Bottle Cutter: Turn Bottles Into Rope

    We all know the ungodly damage plastic does to our environment when it’s thrown into the ocean, but even if you’re dutifully recycling all of your used plastic bottles, you’re still letting a lot of potentially-useful material go to waste. That’s why there’s the colorlessly but accurately named Plastic Bottle Cutter. Those seemingly insubstantial plastic […]

  • Mushroom Packaging: Eco-Friendly Fungus Packaging Adopted by IKEA

    Mushroom Packaging: Eco-Friendly Fungus Packaging Adopted by IKEA

    Styrofoam is great and all, but it’s notoriously bad for the environment and in all honesty it’s probably well past time to stop using it. IKEA is pledging to do that this year, replacing it with something called Mushroom Packaging, a completely biodegradable form of packaging taken from the root-equivalent in mushrooms and made by […]

  • Calendar Watch: Your Daily Calendar on Your Wrist

    Calendar Watch: Your Daily Calendar on Your Wrist

    The term “smartwatch” tends to convey a couple of different, not-necessarily-true things: For one, there’s the idea that a smartwatch has to be a clunky, fashionably appalling piece of hardware strapped to your wrist, which has already been thoroughly disproved. The other is that a smartwatch has to do a bunch of arguably superfluous things […]

  • Mind Journal: Unlock Your Brain for Writing

    Mind Journal: Unlock Your Brain for Writing

    As someone who churns out a lot of words almost every day, let me tell you, some days it’s easier than others. And, evidently, at least when it comes to writing down your own introspective thoughts and not quick summaries of products and cultural items refined gentlemen might click on, it’s especially hard for guys. […]

  • Nicetrails: 3D-Printed Mountain Mementos

    Nicetrails: 3D-Printed Mountain Mementos

    When you climb a mountain, what can you really take home afterward? Unless it’s the Aggro Crag, any rocks you get up at the top are probably just going to look like rocks, and photos and videos can only convey so much. Luckily, now there are Nicetrails, 3D-printed mountains for just this situation. Nicetrails work […]

  • Oi: The Bike Bell Reimagined by Knog

    Oi: The Bike Bell Reimagined by Knog

    The bicycle bell isn’t known throughout any of its various incarnations for being particularly clever or novel in its design, which is exactly why it was due for an upgrade. That upgrade is now here, and it’s called Oi, the latest proposed project from Knog. Oi hasn’t even reached its initial crowdfunding phase yet — […]

  • Zero Scooter From Bel & Bel

    Zero Scooter From Bel & Bel

    The first Segway-style self-balancing scooter is now a reality thanks to design firm Bel & Bel (although one could plausibly make the argument that the Segway was actually enough of a scooter to count as one). It’s the Zero Scooter, billed by Bel & Bel as “the best product in electronic and technologic parts.” Well, […]

  • Pocket Tool Keychain Wrench From FutureRelic

    Pocket Tool Keychain Wrench From FutureRelic

    Carrying one wrench around with you everywhere is hard enough, but how about carrying a dozen? You can do it with ease if you’re an owner of a Pocket Tool Keychain Wrench, a pretty cool piece of EDC hardware from an Etsy shop by the name of FutureRelic. The Pocket Tool Keychain Wrench has six […]

  • BASE Valet Trays: Organize Your Everyday Items

    BASE Valet Trays: Organize Your Everyday Items

    If you’re not sure what a “valet tray” is, it’s okay, it only means you’re probably not part of the moneyed leisure class. But there’s no reason the top 1% should be the only ones with an organized nightstand, which is why BASE Valet Trays are built to fit into any home (studio apartments included). […]