Tech & Gear

  • Reebok Floatride Space Boot SB-01 Being Tested Now

    Reebok Floatride Space Boot SB-01 Being Tested Now

    Space boots are always cool by virtue of the fact that they’re space boots – go ahead, try and imagine what a lame pair of space boots would even look like, I dare you – but that hasn’t stopped Reebok from trying to raise the bar for space boot style. They’re doing so with the […]

  • Fender Bluetooth Speakers Inspired by Classic Amplifiers (Video)

    Fender Bluetooth Speakers Inspired by Classic Amplifiers (Video)

    Everyone knows and loves the look of the classic Fender amp. Sometimes, when I’m shredding my ax onstage as part of my pop-punk Sun Ra tribute band Fun Ra*, I become overwhelmed by the desire not to hear blasphemous guitar licks coming from the onstage amp, but an episode of This American Life instead. For […]

  • Sandman Doppler: “The World’s Best Alarm Clock”

    Sandman Doppler: “The World’s Best Alarm Clock”

    Everyone hates getting up to an alarm in the morning, so a product that’s purported to be “the world’s best alarm clock” has either a very low or very high bar to clear, depending on your perspective on the matter. The Sandman Doppler is such a device. The Sandman Doppler seeks to earn its designation […]

  • AnZa: A Home Espresso Machine Made Out of Concrete

    AnZa: A Home Espresso Machine Made Out of Concrete

    You wander through a party populated mostly by people much older and more advanced in their personal lives and careers than you are. One of them takes you aside and whispers one apparently meaningful word in your ear: “Concrete.” It turns out he was talking about AnZa, a new home espresso machine made from some […]

  • B.A.T. Coin: A 10-Function EDC Multitool

    B.A.T. Coin: A 10-Function EDC Multitool

    I can’t put my finger on it, but the new B.A.T. Coin definitely reminds me of something a certain fictional character would use in his or her exploits. James Bond? Captain Planet? Lord Greystoke? Josie of Josie and the Pussycats? I’m sure it will come to me eventually. In the meantime, here are some details […]

  • HuskeeCup: A Coffee Cup Made from Recycled Coffee

    HuskeeCup: A Coffee Cup Made from Recycled Coffee

    We all remember the great coffee table book about coffee tables by author Cosmo Kramer, and now it appears that the recursive coffee-related product subgenre has a new entry. It’s called HuskeeCup, and it’s a coffee cup actually made out of recycled coffee husk. Recycled coffee husk and organic resin go into each HuskeeCup as […]

  • World’s Largest Super Soaker from Mark Rober (Video)

    World’s Largest Super Soaker from Mark Rober (Video)

    Just in time for summer, YouTube engineer and mad genius Mark Rober has created a machine that he calls the World’s Largest Super Soaker, and honestly, even if I wanted to dispute this claim I wouldn’t, lest I end up on the wrong end of its life-destroying hydro-power. I’m not joking – the World’s Largest […]

  • Seiko x Coca-Cola Clock Collection

    Seiko x Coca-Cola Clock Collection

    Seiko and Coca-Cola have launched a new collaborative collection of retro-styled clocks inspired by the 1960s heyday of Coke merchandise. The Seiko x Coca-Cola clock range is made up of a variety of different clocks in different sizes and designs, all hearkening back to when America trusted Coca-Cola to tell us what time it was […]

  • VFO HD Camera Frisbee from Brookstone

    VFO HD Camera Frisbee from Brookstone

    A Frisbee camera would at first blush seem to be a terrible idea – wouldn’t the camera be spinning so fast as to render most of the footage unusable? – but the folks at Brookstone have developed a Frisbee cam with an independent bearing between the camera and the Frisbee, which keeps the camera steady […]