Tech & Gear

  • Clippa Blackfin Multitool From Monkey Business Hides in Hair

    Clippa Blackfin Multitool From Monkey Business Hides in Hair

    In Jack Hill’s iconic blaxploitation masterpiece Coffy, the titular nurse/nocturnal avenger tucks a bunch of razor blades in her hair in preparation for a wild catfight – when her opponent tries to dig deep in her afro, she gets a couple handfuls of razor instead. I bring it up only because it’s what Monkey Business‘ […]

  • Lucy: Natural Lighting System From Solenica (Video)

    Lucy: Natural Lighting System From Solenica (Video)

    Are you getting enough sunlight? If you’re a modern denizen of 2015, it’s possible you aren’t, especially if you spend all day cooped up in some office staring at a computer screen. One way to fix that would be to focus some of those precious solar rays inside, which is exactly what Lucy by Solenica […]

  • Multiblade Folding Knife: “The Mother of All Swiss Army Knives”

    Multiblade Folding Knife: “The Mother of All Swiss Army Knives”

    Here are some surprising facts for you: 1. There exists a Swiss Army knife with 100 blades and other attachments. 2. It was made over 100 years ago. 3. It doesn’t have a bottle opener. I’m referring to the Multiblade Folding Knife commissioned in 1880 for the J. S. Holler & Co. cutlery store, now […]

  • Casio G-Shock Mud Master Digital Watch (Photos)

    Casio G-Shock Mud Master Digital Watch (Photos)

    When it comes to great model names, it’s hard to resist something as good as the latest digital watch from the Casio G-Shock line. It’s the Casio G-Shock Mud Master, also known as the GWG-1000, specifically engineered to resist mud as well as other conditions one might encounter in mud-heavy environments. That includes resistance to […]

  • Thermos Smart Lid Hydration Bottle

    Thermos Smart Lid Hydration Bottle

    Regular readers of this site should definitely not be surprised to learn that Thermos has announced a “smart bottle” that takes their iconic brand name into a 21st century full of iPhone apps and mobile notifications. It’s the Thermos Smart Lid Hydration Bottle, made in conjunction with EXOS. The main purpose of the Thermos Smart […]

  • FEBO: Engrave Wood With the Sun

    FEBO: Engrave Wood With the Sun

    Harnessing the power of the sun is a growing concern in recent years, thanks to new levels of environmental consciousness. But one method of solar power has been around for generations: using a magnifying glass to burn a hole in something. It’s this principle that powers FEBO, a device for wood engraving that uses nothing […]

  • Trees: Weed Delivery by Drone in San Francisco

    Trees: Weed Delivery by Drone in San Francisco

    Like some kind of neoconservative nightmare vision of a hellish future, there is now a service (limited to the San Francisco Bay Area, naturally) that allows customers to have marijuana delivered via drone. It’s called Trees, and all it requires is a valid marijuana prescription and at least $99. Trees has three different boxes that […]

  • Actual Lexus Hoverboard Demonstration Finally Released (Video)

    Actual Lexus Hoverboard Demonstration Finally Released (Video)

    I’m not sure why the people at Lexus thought that an actual working hoverboard required weeks and weeks of anticipatory promotional buildup before being revealed in full, but they did, and we’ve had to wait until now to see the thing in actual action – but I have to say, despite the fact that this […]