Lumen Metabolism Tracker
Athletes have long been tracking and using the ratio of carbon dioxide to oxygen to modify their diets and achieve optimal performance, however, its been a costly process thats required expensive tools and use of a medical center. The Lumen Metabolism Tracker, which is now funding on Indiegogo, aims to bring this cutting edge tech into consumers hands for realtime and on the go tracking. Using your breath as the measure, the device can tell you whether you are currently burning carbs or fat and ways to adjust your diet accordingly. This will make sure that you are always performing optimally and have enough energy for later workouts and expenditures. It can also give you insights on how the food you eat affects your performance as well as the right mixture of macro and micro nutrients. The device needs to be charged only once every few weeks and comes with a soft travel case so you can bring it with you everywhere.
Buy From Lumen / $199
Vanguard Dark Selvedge Denim Kimono
Do you practice jiu-jitsu and enjoy fading raw denim? Then the this dark selvedge denim kimono from Vanguard is perfect for you. Crafted from American-made Cone Mills Denim and made in Los Angeles, this is a unique piece that is stronger and more durable than traditional cotton kimonos. The collar features multi-colored 'chain-stitching' and the entire jacket is pre-laundered with enzyme and silicone finish for a deluxe, slubby texture that is also soft to the touch. Like any piece of raw denim, this kimono will fade with age and use and become unique to your body and fighting style. Truly a one of a kind piece.
Buy From Vanguard / $500
PyroVault - A Suit of Armor for Your Zippo
The PyroVault was designed and crafted in the USA and is the ultimate protector for your Zippo lighter. It's waterproof, smashproof and dustproof and is sealed with a rubber O-ring to seal out the elements, minimizes evaporation and provide a snug housing for your butane lighter. The construction is solid, with a reinforced and heat resistant polymer casing. A perfect companion piece to anyone who rocks a Zippo in their everyday carry.
Buy From Thyrm / $30
Tentsile Universe Floating Shelter
Tentsile is known for making unique outdoor gear and the Universe Floating Shelter is no different. Essentially 3 tents in 1, this is sure to turn heads on your next camping trip. The first form of the Floating Shelter is as a standard campsite tent, providing ample space for two around the fire. The addition of a padded PVC flooring allows the tent to transform into its second 'shape,' as a floating tent that provide both shelter and buoyancy on any water way. Finally, you can use the incorporated ropes to string it up to a tree as it transforms into a hammock, thats perfect for any of you that don't like sleeping on the ground.
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Bourbon Barrel Lounge Chair
Balazs Moldovan traces his passion for building back to his love for Legos. And now, through The Hungarian Workshop, he's showcasing that passion for design with beautiful furniture creations like the Bourbon Barrel Lounge Chair. As unique as it is comfortable, each one is crafted using reclaimed bourbon barrel wood that was actually in use at a Bluegrass distillery. Each chair is hand sanded at the shop to create a unique, whiskey-aged patina that will continue to change and shape with use. Every lounger is made to order to ensure that nothing is mass produced and only top quality pieces are shipped.
Buy From The Hungarian Workshop / $500
Hexa 6-Legged Programmable Robot
Robots are cool and the next big platform. Robotics company Vincross is looking to bring the world of hardware and software programmable robots into your home with Haxa, a 6-legged robot that is highly agile and adaptable. The robot comes with a 720P camera complete with night vision, a 3-axis accelerometer and several sensors including ones to measure distance and proximity to objects. Hexa also includes a full software stack built on the Linux Kernel called MIND, that allows you to create movements and applications that can bring your robotics to life. It connects via an integrated wi-fi adapter and a 4-hour battery life. Hexa is perfect for the first time enthusiasts that don't need to know underlying hardware and complex mechanics to learn and create interesting robotics functionality.
Buy From Vincross / $949
Maralah Cliff House
The name translates to "person who was born during an earthquake" and we can see why. The Maralah is a cabin crafted into the side of a hill Calgary, Canada that is meant to help get its inhabitants away from the city. Overlooking the Bow river, this small getaway is 45 square meters and constructed entirely from matte black steel, glass and raw concrete. The architects incorporated the local surroundings and elements into their design - for example, the bedroom is tucked under the reading area and kitchen and sits next to raw exposed limestone. The roof tucks partially under the ground and helps the home blend even further into the cliffs side. All in all this is the perfect isolated cabin for those looking to take a breath from the busyness of the modern world.
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Kodak 1080p Portable Projector
Some movies and tv shows aren't meant to be watched on a laptop or iPad. For them, this tiny projector from Kodak is perfect for blasting 1080p quality display on any surface. It's able to create video at up to 100" screen size with a 1000:1 contrast and can go completely wireless for a total of 2 hour playback, just enough to enjoy the average movie. The box features a built in 1.5W speaker and has hookups for HDMI for wired connections as well as a WIFI adapter for over the air streaming from any Apple iOS or Android device. And with a total weight thats less than a half a pound, this is the perfect device to travel with.
Buy From Kodak / $299
Vollebak Solar Charged Jacket
Wired named this as the Sports Gear of the Year in 2017 and we can definitely see why. Vollebak's Solar Charged Jacket is crafted from a highly responsive material that can be made to glow and light up in the dark by drawing on it with a light source. You can use your iPhone torch or a flashlight to create designs on the surface that will glow like kryptonite as soon as you take it into the dark. Aside from this, the jacket performs great as a real world insulator and is waterproof, stretchy, highly breatheable and super comfortable to the touch. A little pricey at $350, this is a one of a kind piece that will sure to turn heads.
Buy From Vollebak / $350
Jibo Social Robot
Robots are most likely going to be the next evolution in AI assistance and the Jibo Social Robot aims to be a nice bridge towards getting to this point. Its one of the most advanced consumer ready robots that we've come across and is able to "look, listen and learn," experiencing the world and reacting with express movements and responses. The Jibo is powered by face and voice recognition tech and can remember birthdays, important dates and builds real relationships with those around him that he interacts with. And to celebrate Prime Day on Amazon, the Jibo is $400 off. So act fast!
Buy From Jibo / $500
Heimplanet Inflatable Backdoor Tent
If you're big into camping then you've probably already heard about Heimplanet, one of the global pioneers in the industry. They've just released their latest take on a portable tent and its truly a unique piece. The Backdoor Tent is a four person inflatable tent frame that is as versatile as it is light. Designed to withstand the elements and provide the same structure and support of traditional pole tents, the Backdoor can be setup and taken down in minutes. The tent features an advanced ventilation system to keep the insides fresh as well as an efficient use of entrances and layered flaps to keep bugs and debris from entering your sleeping space. If you're looking for an upgrade to you're ultralight tenting setup, then the Heimplanet Backdoor Tent is definitely worth a look.
Buy From Heimplanet / $940