Tech & Gear

  • 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). […]

  • Flo Music: WiFi Music Sharing Through a Mobile App

    Flo Music: WiFi Music Sharing Through a Mobile App

    Back in the old days, playing music at a party just required a good record collection (or maybe even a radio), and some decent speakers. But we live in a more complex world now, and many a party has been dampened by the hassle of switching out phones in order to play different songs.  This […]

  • Multi-Function Folding Shovel From Doingoutdoor

    Multi-Function Folding Shovel From Doingoutdoor

    Here’s a product that would make William H. Macy’s character in Mystery Men light up with joy. It’s the Multi-Function Folding Shovel from Doingoutdoor, a shovel packed with so many different functions that it almost strains credulity. In addition to being, you know, a shovel, the Doingoutdoor Multi-Function Folding Shovel has a portable camouflage fatigues […]

  • SCALE Retractable Roller Ball Pen by Shigeru Ban

    SCALE Retractable Roller Ball Pen by Shigeru Ban

    I never thought about it before, but architects must always be scrambling for pens, what with all the compasses and protractors and levels and other architectural stuff jamming up their pockets all the time. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban must agree with me, because he designed the SCALE Retractable Roller Ball as both a pen and an […]

  • Intel Face-Mapping Demonstrated by Nobumichi Asai (Video)

    Intel Face-Mapping Demonstrated by Nobumichi Asai (Video)

    Technology and artistry’s centuries-long relationship is showing no signs of slowing down. VFX artist and performer Nobumichi Asai and Studio WOW have collaborated with the Intel tech brand for an incredible video demonstrating Intel face-mapping technology, and the implications of the tech are pretty exciting. The video shows Asai’s face coated in beams of light […]