Rumpl Ground Cover
Whether you’re hitting the park, the beach, or the trails one thing is certain, as far as your bum is concerned, a towel just isn’t going to cut it. Let’s face it, no one wants to picnic on a beach towel, and padded mats are unwieldy and inconvenient. This Rumpl Ground Cover on the other hand has us wondering where it has been all of our lives. It’s easy to pack and store and, more importantly, it’s comfortable! Now this isn’t going to give you the same sort of cushion as a full size inflatable air mattress or roll up pad, but for a day trip it’s just the thing. It ticks all of the boxes. It’s convenient and easy, it keeps you off the ground, and it offers a lot more comfort than a beach towel, and it’s comfortably sized. It’s waterproof and easy to clean. So if you’re headed on a hike, to the beach, or to a concert, etc, this is just the thing to keep you off the ground.
Buy From Rumpl / $89
ImStone Wireless Charging Binder
Any one of these individual features would have piqued our interest, but this binder is packed with everything you need to keep you and your devices safe and running on the road. First, the whole binder itself is lined with RFID blocking technology to keep your data and money safe. The binder is also a giant energy bank with built in adapters for any major device, or you can take advantage of its wireless charging option. There’s also a stealthy flash drive concealed in the magnetic clasp so you can always have your data with you, but also always keep it safe. Oh and it’s also, get this, an actual working binder with an included day planner and place to jot down notes, and pockets for cards and papers and pens. The exterior looks nice and sleek and is made from quality looking materials.
Buy From ImStone / $99
REFLEX All-In-One Shaker Bottle
With so many options out there for what is really a straightforward market niche, it’s the extras that usually make the final decision, and the REFLEX All-In-One Shaker Bottle is all about the extras. It’s not just your typical durable workout bottle, it also has a supplement storage chamber so you can pre weigh/measure your supplements, vitamin mixtures, or daily protein shakes, without having to actually mix them in until your ready. This means you can continue using the bottle as a regular water bottle until you hit the gym. The package also includes weighted dumbbell mixers to give your supplements a more even mix than shaking alone can do. And with an added, not to mention stealthy, compartment in the bottom, the bottle also solves one of the big problems of trying to bring stuff to the gym. There’s never anywhere to put it. Now you can store extra supplements, cash, headphones, whatever you need in the extra compartment. Super quick shoppers will be able to lock down the Super Early Bird tier of REFLEX’s ongoing kickstarter to get this shaker bottle for just $25.
Buy From Kickstarter / $25
POWERUP 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane
Everyone has their own perfect paper airplane design, but now you can power those up with the POWERUP 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane engine. It can attach to almost any paper airplane design, and it’s controlled from your smartphone. Conceptually it’s clearly pretty simple, but the crash proof design and reliable Bluetooth capabilities, alone with the designs and extras included in the kit, makes this a fun gadget worth picking up. It’s fun for all ages. The product does rely on relatively straightforward aerodynamics. There are no stabilizers or horizontal props that we’re used to seeing in drones these days, so if your paper airplane folding skills aren’t the best, or if the weather isn’t cooperating, it might throw a wrench into the works, but when conditions are great it’s tons of fun. And right now you can get a good deal for it on amazon for under $50.
Buy From Amazon / $50
Audio Pro T3 Bluetooth Speaker
One thing you’ll notice about almost every Bluetooth speaker is that they always look like a Bluetooth speaker. However, if you’re looking for something that will sit less conspicuously in your home office while still being portable and effective, then the Audio Pro T3 Bluetooth Speaker is for you. It delivers a surprisingly good audio experience. Of course you will be paying a premium against similar quality speakers in the same market, but if looking good is important to you then this subtle and stylish speaker is the way to go.
Buy From Bespoke Post / $199
UBOH 5-in-1 Pocket-Sized Phone and Tablet Stand
Every once in awhile a product comes out that changes the game on a concept everyone thought was pretty well set in stone. This stand from UBOH takes all preconceived ideas of a phone a tablet stand and tosses them out the window. While similar products rely on simple folding actions and locking mechanisms, the UBOH 5-in-1 Pocket-Sized Phone and Tablet Stand uses microsuction and magnets to keep your phone in place. You can stick it against a mirror or refrigerator or the dashboard of your car, and the microsuction, although it sticks like an adhesive, is completely reusable and leaves behind no residue. The product is also washable, and can be configured to act as a tripod for a family photo with everyone in it, or to get that perfect selfie. It’s available now for preorder from IndieGoGo, and that might be the best way to get your hands on this unique stand before everyone else, and at an early bird price point, just $24 if you’re fast enough to snag one of the currently 150 available “super early bird” stands.
Buy From IndieGoGo / $24
Panasonic ER-GB80-S
All this talk of tech and gear, and we can sometimes forget about the tech and gear the helps us maintain our most important asset; ourselves. Grooming is an important part of daily life, and while you might use your grooming tools every single day, it’s easy to forget just how important they are, and how often you use them. It’s easy to forget you deserve the best. That’s where this beard groomer comes in. The Panasonic ER-GB80-S beard trimmer is an absolute beast. The trimmer has 39 digital settings to help you and your beard get the perfect shave. With included attachments for longer beards and closer shaves, the Panasonic ER-GB80-S really has it all. And the best part, it’s easy to wash. The blades are all completely washable, and a water drain feature means you can easily keep your trimmer clean.
Buy From Amazon / $70
Vizio P-Series Quantum
Whether you have your TV in a bright room and just can’t get over the glare, or maybe you just want to see the full spectrum of color, or perhaps you just want the best quality out there, the Vizio P-Series Quantum is the TV for you. They use what they’re calling “UltraBright 2000” technology, which just means that the TV can achieve 2,000 nits of brightness. For those of you who don’t know what a nit is, it measures brightness and 2,000 is really bright. The display also has excellent fidelity of contrast, so the bright parts of whatever you’re watching get really bright, and the dark parts stay super dark. With all the other perks of a new smart TV, this 4K display might just be the perfect TV for anyone looking to blow their friends away with an ultra bright display, or anyone fighting the living room glare.
Buy From Vizio / $2,099
Moment Pro Camera App
Now that just about every new smartphone off the shelf has a DSLR-killing camera, the concept of third party apps to take and edit pictures has sort of fallen out of use. After all, if your pics come hot off of the default camera app looking great, there’s no longer a need for fifty filters or major edits to make them look presentable anymore. However, if you’re looking to go the extra mile these days and produce some of the best pictures possible on a mobile device, the Moment Pro camera App might just be what you’re looking for. In fact, one of the things that DSLRs have over some of the best smartphone cameras, especially the iPhone, is the ability to customize all of the settings. The Moment Pro Camera App gives you the power to change every setting from iso, to focus, to white balance, on your mobile device, and that’s alongside all the other editing and processing features you would expect from a camera app. So maybe the iPhone X camera really is a DSLR-killer, if used in combination with this handy app.
Buy From App Store / $3
Korcraft - World's Smallest Everyday Carry Blade
Korcraft has just recently launched and fully funded a Kickstarter campaign to create the world's smallest folding utility knife. This tiny blade is so small that the company claims that you might even forget you're carrying it. Pretty cool. The body can fit 12 common types of razor sharp blades and ships with #11 hobby blades to start with. The knife is about the same size as a standard key and offers a simple and secure single handed opening and closing mechanism as well as a locking feature to keep the knife extended when needed. Perfect for those looking for a versatile knife to carry without filling up your pockets or day bags. Preorders are available now.
Buy From Korcraft / $15
Anker Nebula Capsule
The Anker Nebula Capsule is an all in one package. Similar devices are often much larger and require additional components in order to really function like external speakers, but the Anker Nebula Capsule has it all, and all in the size of a soda can. To be fair, the image brightness does leave just a little bit to be desired, but when you consider the size of the device, the ease of use, and the fact that it includes high quality speakers, it’s easy to be a little bit forgiving and simply draw the curtains a little tighter. It’s perfect for everything from office presentations on the road to turning your campsite into a movie theater. And at around $350 from Anker it’s accessibly priced.
Buy From Anker / $350