Fashionable, sleek, and sexy are not the usual words you associate with a hard drive. Redefining the aesthetics of portable storage, Western Digital have given their My Passport range a facelift with a beautiful new look in a range of colours. Available in 6 colours, black, white, orange, blue, yellow, and red, and starts at 1TB (1024GB) going up to a whopping 4TB of storage capacity. They’re also blazing fast with USB 3.0. You’ll only need one, but you’ll want them all.
The Timex IQ+ Move is Timex’s answer to fitness tracking, matching enhanced analogue functionality with expert watchmaking. The smart looking and discrete case has some great technology to keep tabs on your daily activity, like steps, distance, calories burned and sleep metrics. You can check on your progress in the accompanying app or with a quick glance at the sub-dial on the watch face. The Timex IQ+ Move features a traditional watch battery so there’s no charging required, and the interchangeable straps allow for a deeper and more personal customisation while the 50 meter water resistance means you don’t have to worry about taking it into the shower or for a swim in the pool.
In his youth, Paul Smith had dreams of becoming a professional cyclist, but after a crash forced him to put those dreams on hold he became a world-famous Fashion Designer instead. His love of the sport never subsided and kept a close eye on road racing since the 1970s. It’s this love that makes Paul Smith’s Cycling Scrapbook a beautiful book illustrating the sport in all its glory. Over 400 images and illustrations printed on 256 pages, you’ll be taken on a journey that not only connects Paul Smith’s love of cycling and design mixed with charming and personal stories, but also gives you an insight into how this passion have influences one of the world’s most successful designers.
Founded in 2010, The Vortexgear company set out to improve the craftsmanship of keyboards and change their dull image into a piece of equipment to be proud of. The Vortexgear KBC Pok3r has done just that. This mechanical keyboard is 60% the size of a full width keyboard, has a metal casing and PBT keycaps sitting on your choice of Cherry MX switches, giving you control over key pressure and click loudness. The keycaps are easily interchangeable if you want to upgrade it with new colours or change the QWERTY layout to DVORAK or COLEMAK. The Pok3r Mechanical Keyboard has three programmable layers on top of it’s default keyboard layer, meaning you can set different functions to different keys up to three times. At the press of a button you can switch from the default typing keyboard to one set up for your gaming rig, or one for your development environment, or even one that’ll type your most commonly typed phrases or email addresses with a single click.
A box of nostalgia that you can plug directly into your TV’s HDMI port. Young or old, the Nintendo Classic Mini lets you relive your childhood memories, or make new ones in glorious High Definition 8-bit magic. Fitting in the palm of your hand, this mini console comes with 30 NES games built in. Game like PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Kirby’s Adventure and of course Super Mario Bros. If unlike me, you have friends, you may want to buy an extra NES Controller as only one is supplied.
The Anker Powercore 10000 is smaller than a deck of cards, and that’s impressive because this portable charger can provide over three charges to your iPhone 7. Perfect if you’re not going to be near a plug socket for a while (or if you’re overdoing it a bit on Pokémon Go…). Not only will you have 10,000mAh of power in your pocket, but it also has High-Speed Charging using Anker’s exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost which gives you the fastest possible charge for any device.
The Runwell Moon Phase Watch in Rose Gold by Shinola is a beautiful timepiece running on the Argonite 708.1 movement that’s made from Swiss and other imported parts. The Runwell Moon Phase is delicately put together in Shinola’s Detroit factory by highly skilled craftspeople who are trained to use the utmost precision. Its 41mm case is made from stainless steel with PVD rose gold plating, each laser etched on the back with a unique serial number. The glass is double curve sapphire crystal which is second only to diamond in hardness, and the strap is Genuine Alligator made by Hadley-Roma with American Leather. The most interesting part of this watch, however, is the added moon dial to track all four lunar phases.
The Corkcicle Canteen is a damn sexy thermal flask, keeping hot drinks hot for 12 hours and cold drinks cold for 25 hours. Available in different sizes, a multitude of colours, and touted as the last beverage holder you’ll ever need. It’s shatter-proof construction makes it perfect outdoor hikes and treks, and with its food-grade stainless steel interior, the taste of your drinks won’t be tainted. It has three layers of insulation to protect your hands from burns when it’s hot, and eliminate condensation when it’s cold. Corkcicle promises the flask won’t leak thanks to its threaded screw top, it’s also easy to hold with their patented easy-grip sides, and for added peace of mind it all sits securely with a non-slip base.
Distilled, aged, and bottled in the world’s most awarded distillery, Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is their flagship bourbon, made from only the finest corn, rye, and barley malt, with each barrel being personally tasted by the Master Distiller ensuring consistency and quality time and time again. Aged for at least eight years in new oak barrels inside warehouses over 100 years old, Buffalo Trace is worth the wait for it’s rich and complex taste with hints of vanilla, toffee and candies fruit. Buffalo Trace has a long history, over 200 years in fact, of brewing up their liquid nectar and it’s one of the best bourbons for the money.
Every kitchen has one, every cook needs one. Knife: The Cult, Craft and Culture of the Cook’s Knife is an essential, informative, and great looking book all about the history, form, and creation of knives. If this humble culinary tool fascinates you as much as it should, you’ll love everything about this book from it’s alluring illustrations to it’s lustful photography. Interviewing knife-makers, chefs, and collectors, Tim Hayward explores how the relationship between the chef and blade has evolved the knife as well as the ways we prepare food. Knife is essentially a reference book with descriptions and photographs of over 40 types of knife, including Damascus blades, Chinese cleavers, and sushi knives. If this all sounds great but you don’t even know how to properly hold a knife, read this book and you’ll be an expert on knife-wielding grips and techniques.
The DJI Mavic Pro is a remotely controlled drone that records stabilised video in 4K, has a range of over 4 miles, a flight time just shy of half an hour, it weighs just 743 grams and folds down to smaller than 20cm at it’s longest side. It’s also one of the sexiest drones out there, but there’s more to this beast… It’s FlightAutonomy system giving it the smarts for precise hovering and avoiding obstacles with help from it’s 5 cameras, GPS + GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System to you and me), 2 ultrasonic range finders, redundant sensors and 24 computing cores. Let’s talk about speed. With FlightAutonomy it goes up to 22mph while avoiding obstacles. Not fast enough? Sport Mode gives you speeds of up to 40mph. Not bad for something you can throw in your backpack.
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