Gear & Gadgets - Results from #160
  • whiski poles ski pole flask

    WhiSki Poles - For When You Need a Drink After a Great Ski Run

  • LG Watch W7

    LG Watch W7 Delivers Elegant and Innovative Smart Watch Design

  • Paww WaveSound 2.1 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Review

    Paww WaveSound 2.1 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Review

  • SureFire SideKick Is The King of Keychain Flashlights

    SureFire SideKick Is The King of Keychain Flashlights

  • Legion Y530: Gaming Laptop For Those That Work Hard & Play Hard

    Legion Y530: Gaming Laptop For Those That Work Hard & Play Hard

  • Companies and Products We Love On IndieDoGood.Com

    Companies and Products We Love On IndieDoGood.Com

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Gear and gadgets from smartphones to backpacks
  • Hey, it's the holidays and that means you're probably going to be doing some drinking. No judgement here but that's just a fact for most of us. The question is - will you be able to hold it? Or are you going to be that guy that's all sloppy and drips his beer on the floor because you don't have a pint glass with a cover on it or a flask with a top? Stanley has some great new products this holiday that would make any guy proud to find them under the tree, but they work great as groomsman and host gifts too.

     

    First up, we have The Classic Wide Mouth Flask. While I've had my share of flasks over the years, usually they are pretty boring and rather flimsy because they are essentially designed to be disposable in case they get caught. On the other hand, a flask really does serve a purpose if you are camping - or even just going out to the beach with the guys. 

    Classic Wide Mouth Flask retails for $25.00

    stanley adventure happy hour shaker 20oz stainless.pt04

    Next up we have the Nesting Steel Happy Hour System. Even in the woods it's important to be able to whip up a margarita and now you can. Though frankly I think this one is a great addition to your private bar out in the garage and I really like the fact that while most cocktail kits just come with a shaker that this one includes a juicer too.

    Nesting Happy Hour System retails for $35.00

    growler

    Stanley is an expert in the field of vacuum steel containers having been manufacturing them since 1913 so it's good to see that the technology is be applied to more than just soup and coffee...

    In San Diego we have no shortage of breweries but sometimes you want to be able to take your favorite brew home to enjoy and that's where this Vacuum Steel Growler comes in handy. As any beer connoisseur will tell you - light is the enemy of beer. So it's interesting to me that many growlers are still essentially just glass jugs. Don't worry though - you'll look like a pro when you go in for your fill-up knowing that your beer is going to be kept cold and protected from the light until it's time to pour.

    Vacuum Steel Growler retails for $50.00.

    classic vacuum pint 16oz hammertone crimson exploded

    Speaking of pouring your beer... the fourth and final part of this great collection is a Vacuum Steel Pint. While it looks like a coffee mug, the same principals that keep coffee hot are going to work here to keep your beer cold. 

    Plus, this means you can take it places where glass containers are prohibited and we think that's a huge win!

    Classic Vacuum Steel Pint Glass retails for $23.00.

     

  • Watches are one of the few fashion statements that men are allowed to wear. They help define our look and make a statement - just like a bracelet. But they are also practical. As I look around today, it's an interesting time to be a man. The question is - what drives this resurgence of watch wearing? Is it simply that the watch is an interesting and practical gadget or is it that this is simply a fashion statement that society allows us guys to make without question?

  • I've been married more than 10 years at this point and I've learned a lot. Heather and I were among the first of our friends to get married and wow things have changed a lot since then. Advertising focuses on how the ring defines the woman or empowers her or shows her your love. Even their websites feature women's rings above men's. So when Heather selected my wedding band it was her choice among very few options. Even if there were options I frankly was never prepared to communicate my desired design the way she was with hers.

  • We haven't really given Toyota as much love on here as we probably should but when I look at where the industry is today we certainly owe a lot to them for the Toyota Production System and it's impact on not just their amazing success - but the auto industry as a whole. What I hadn't understood until my trip to SEMA last week was how the company is actively applying the fundamentals of their system to other businesses and non-profits as diverse as medical clinics and buffalo preserves.

  • We've taken a look at some cool jobs this year - from Alligator Wrestlers to Truck Drivers - but I think at some point all of us have dreamed of being paid to play arcade games. Well,... that's exactly what Zach Feary does at Stern Pinball in Chicago. He's featured in the latest episode of the "1 in one hundred million" web series presented by Kronos.

  • That's right guys! It's that time of year again - when we can pretend that we aren't just shopping for our kids and start playing with toys that we want (to buy for them of course!). Make sure you check out Best Buy's Holiday Shopping event on Saturday, November 7 from 1-5 pm. This is a great opportunity to drop some serious hints to your wives and girlfriends about what gifts guys really want. Plus, they're giving out a free tech gift for the first 100 customers in each store so you'll want to go early. I don't know about you but here's some of the things I'm looking forward to checking out...

  • When I travel it seems like I bring a ton of stuff with me these days. It's changed a lot since the days where I simply traveled with my camera and a notebook but over the past couple years it seems like "laptops" have finally started to be truly useful for traveling. They aren't just miniature computers they also work as a tablet for watching movies on a plane and they are small enough and light enough to slip into my backpack easily. With the launch of Windows 10, it's time to look at getting a new laptop to take advantage of the new software on hardware that is designed for it. That's one reason I'm excited about the Toshiba Radius 12 2-in-1 laptop.

  • I really have to hand it to Adobe - they did a great thing recently with their new pricing model. Not too long ago if you wanted Photoshop you had two options - pay for the super expensive software that was obsolete within a year, or pirate the software. I'm not advocating piracy but let's face it, a lot of people did that. Today though, you can get Photoshop and Lightroom for about $10 per month through the Adobe Creative Photography Plan, only $119.99 per year.

  • It's that time of year again and boy does it suck! While some people enjoy the fall for cooler weather, football, and baseball playoffs - that also means weekends in the yard picking up leaves, sticks and other rubbish. So... like many of you... I'm going to take a break from that yard work. Let's procrastinate a bit and think of some ideas to use your new Rubbermaid® Roughneck™ Wheeled Refuse Trash Can from Home Depot!

  • It's "Game 5" and your team is in the championship - but then you need to run to the store to pick up some more root beer, what are you going to do? Or maybe you're away from home and want to watch your favorite show with your wife together even though it's 11 pm on the East Coast and she's back in California. These are two very real situations where conventional TV really has no answer for us but they can be fixed with Slingbox as I've discovered this week.

  • This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Freedom for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

    What can't you do with your phone these days? Over the past 10 years, your mobile "phone" has gone from something you talk on to virtually everything that you can imagine. Now we're about to add one more thing - mobile gift cards so you can redeem cash back rewards that you earned through using your Chase Freedom credit card. Think about it - you don't need to worry about heading home to calculate your points – instead, you just redeem them through the new Chase Freedom Mobile App in the store at select merchants including Regal Cinemas, Lowe's, and Best Buy.

  • Winter is coming and that means that you are about to put away your leaf blowers and string trimmers but also prepare your winter gear like snowblowers, chainsaws, and generators. When I was younger I thought it was simply enough to empty the gas from these machines and store them away where it was dry. While that's is still important (unless you use TruFuel!), over the years I've learned that the harsh winter conditions need more preparation than this to ensure that my machines are ready to fire up again in the spring.

  • The act of "making stuff" is something that is often overlooked today and this is especially true when it comes to physically picking up a tool so I wasn't really sure what to expect when I got invited to MAKEcation 2015, Craftsman's annual gathering of "tool guys" (and several tool women too!). This event was one part celebration of all the great things that the brand stands for and one part a reunion for some of the most active members of the Craftsman Club online community that the brand runs.

  • Tracking Pixel

    I've been fortunate to have avoided breaking my last few phones and that can be mostly credited to my choice to purchase a great case within a few hours of getting a new phone. Years ago I wasn't so smart and it is a decision that still haunts me today. 

  • I know this comes as a shock to the devotes of craft beer here in San Diego and the rest of California for that matter, but Shock Top is actually pretty good. Not only does it taste great, but the company actually cares and has had a spirit of supporting innovation that is core to the existence of the company. Their most recent campaign though departs from simply creating innovative flavors like Pretzel Wheat and instead goes to support entrepreneurs and inventors who are working to create solutions to help conserve water. A couple weeks ago we were invited to join them as they celebrated the funding of a "Smart Shower" at the Dodgers / Angels game in Anaheim.

  • More than 10 years ago when I got married we registered at a "home and bath" retailer and while it was fun to run through the store zapping barcodes I wish we had gotten something for "me" that we could share. I love 5,000 thread count sheets, tortilla makers, and apple core removers as much as anyone. However, think about how much fun you can have  together watching a movie on a 4K TV?

  • Creating a space that is "our own" is the dream of pretty much every guy shortly after they get married or move in with the partner of their dreams. This isn't a new tradition but as the roles of men in the house have become blurred from what they might have been for our fathers, this trend is even more important. Your man cave is a safe place where you can just relax and be yourself without bothering anyone. While it's good enough for many guys to simply hang out in the garage and relax on a couch that you've salvaged from the curb, while playing video games on an old TV - we can do better and Best Buy wants to help us shine.

  • A few weeks ago we shared the story of an alligator wrangler, but today we have the story what it's like to be a truck driver. In fact though, this isn't your everyday truck driver, Shannon NeSmith is a female truck driver!

    As you can imagine, this isn't an easy job but she shares the good and the bad in the video below that is part of the Kronos American Worker Campaign.

  • Tracking Pixel

    California is an amazing state with some of the best and brightest people in the entire world that live here. Unfortunately that same great weather and beautiful landscape that attracts those people can sometimes turn on us and right now the state is in a historical drought that is causing lawns to dry up, toilets to be flushed less often and communities to work hard to conserve what water they can.

  • In a past life, I had a basement and mancave that was all my own... I had space to mount big speakers and the time to tune them perfectly for the optimal sound. Today though, I am unfortunately long past that stage and I now live in a loft. Not only do I not have a "TV room" to mount speakers, but if I did it would look strange and out of place hanging there. Plus, space is now a big concern so those big floor speakers of my bachelor days aren't practical either. I've heard of "sound bars" before but I never really gave them the attention that they deserve. I always assumed that they were either too expensive or not "that much better" than what I already had on the built-in speakers on my TV. Unfortunately,neither of those assumptions was accurate but now I am thrilled to be able to enjoy great sound quality in a very compact footprint thanks to the VIZIO Sound Bar that they sent me to test out.

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