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Violet: A Wearable That Tracks UV Exposure

Ever wondered how much sunlight you’re taking in during the summer? If not, you should. Too much sun can be damaging and it can lead to various forms of skin cancer. Thankfully, you’ve now got Violet to help you stay on top of things. Violet is the first wearable device that provides customized user guidance on optimal sun exposure. In sync with a mobile phone app, Violet monitors your real-time UV exposure, alerts you before the measured UV dosage approaches a limit, and calculates your daily natural vitamin D production. By measuring both detrimental and beneficial effects of UV light, Read More

Kiravan: The Must-Have Ride For Your Outdoor Adventures

The Kiravan Expedition Vehicle isn’t something you’d want to knock around town in, but when it comes to multi-day camping trips and other outdoor adventures, there’s none better. The tractor is a modified Mercedes-Benz Unimog U500NA with a Mercedes Benz 6-cylinder in-line 260 horsepower, high-efficiency intercooled turbo-diesel engine providing 700 lb.-ft. of torque.  The chassis frame has been stretched and reinforced, a four-door composite crew cabin added, and an off-road articulating fifth-wheel trailer hitch attached. Unfortunately, we still don’t have a price on this, but you can bet that it will cost some dough with details like those mentioned above. Still, Read More

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Brick-A-Pic: Turn Any Image Into A LEGO Rendering

Brick-A-Pic is an inventive marriage of LEGO and software. By simply choosing an image and sending it to the folks at BAP, you can have that image turned in to a LEGO replica. The company’s software program sources both existing and retired colors for a diverse color palette to pull off anything you want to throw at it. You can get plans only starting at around $10. It’s a bit more expensive than that if you want to up the image size or receive a kit filled with all the blocks you need for putting it together yourself. You can Read More

30 Home Theaters That’ll Leave You Speechless

Home theaters belong in every movie-loving, sports-watching guy’s home. It’s unfortunate that not all of us can afford it, but with technologies edging cheaper and the Internet an endless hub of DIY information, it should be doable. In the meantime, here are 30 of the best on the web. If you have any home theater designs that you’d like to share, shoot us an email, and we’ll see about adding them to the list! Now without further ado, let’s pull back the curtain on these functional works of art. 

Father Nature Outdoors Integrated Camping Blanket

The Father Nature Outdoors Integrated Camping Blanket was built for three of four seasons — the only times anyone with sense would be outside overnight — and offers a level of comfort that promises to far surpass any other outdoor blanket of its kind. Its design is adjusted for camping or backpacking; the FNO camping blanket can even be adapted to the climate. Tack on the fact it can be used with any sleeping pad, and its versatility should save you some money on purchasing additional equipment such as partnering sleeping pads, sheets, and cinch cords. Getting your hands on Read More

The YardStash III: Storage For People With No Garage

The YardStash III builds on past generations and includes new features for even better space saving outdoor storage and protection. With full top and bottom zippers on the door, you can completely seal up from water, dust, and pests. New with this edition is an industrial grade, ripstop, vinyl tarpaulin roof with UPF 50+ protection and an even stronger polyester body bonded to interior weatherproof coating. The size remains the same as before, and it can comfortably fit two adult bicycles with room to spare. Other good uses: pool floats and supplies, kids toys, lawn mowers, long-handled garden tools and Read More

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Dart Stylus: Finally, A Fine Tip For iPad

One thing this Apple guy has envied of you Android folk since purchasing an iPad is how many fine tip styluses you have available to you, while I’m over here still dealing with the crayon-sized nib. While I’ve managed to find a cheap stylus that is passable for my needs, I still yearn for the fine tip. Now that yearning is finally over thanks to the Dart Stylus. If you’re an Apple-centric designer, engineer or artist, then you’re going to love Dart’s 2mm tip. Highly responsive and the most pen- or pencil-like of any iPad stylus accessory, it’s just like Read More

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We Make Beer: Inside The Spirit And Artistry Of America’s Craft Brewers

The beer-brewing community is one of like-minded craftsmen — as author Sean Lewis sees them, “creators who weren’t afraid to speak their minds, who saw their competitors as cherished friends.” That’s rare in America, and even rarer in the business world. In Lewis’ book We Make Beer, he describes a group “who takes sheer joy in their work, and who seeks the same kind of balance in their lives as they do in the barrels they brew.” To write this book, Lewis shared pints with pioneering upstarts like Paul and Kim Kavulak of Nebraska Brewing Company, and talked shop with craft beer Read More