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A Song About Birds

A Song About Birds

(PG-13: Language) The Van Vuuren Bros. present a little song about our fine-feathered friends, most of whom they really like, except maybe one. If you thought pigeons were rats with wings, wait until you meet a flock of Ibises down under.

First-person Scooter

First-person Scooter

Here in the US, our streets are filled with SUVs, pickups, and other larger than necessary vehicles. In many places around the globe, subcompacts and scooters are the norm. Here’s a POV look at the insanity of weaving through traffic in Hanoi, Vietnam on a Honda scooter.

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Godzilla Guitar

Godzilla Guitar

This incredible handmade musical monster has a body sculpted to look just like Godzilla, complete with a pointy spine, scaly skin, sharpened teeth and claws, and purple LED lighting to show it all off. If The Awesomer was a heavy metal band, all of our instruments would be based on Kaiju.

The Stained Club

The Stained Club

This short film from a group of Supinfocom animation students packs an emotional wallop. It follows a boy who tries to fit in with a group after he discovers “stains” on his body that he thinks they have in common. But it turns out their marks come from a much darker place than he thought.

Korg KR mini Rhythm Machine

Korg KR mini Rhythm Machine

Korg’s portable drum machine is packed with 60 patterns and 120 fills, and has 16 Velocity-sensitive performance pads for editing your own patterns. It can run on AA batteries or AC power, has a built-in 2-watt speaker for practice sessions, and a 1/8″ stereo output and footswitch inputs for live performances.

I’m Dead Inside

I’m Dead Inside

From the inimitable mind of London-based Dan Britt comes a tale of deep internal contemplations, existentialism and ultimate self acceptance, all set to a very catchy 80’s-style synth-pop tune in his animated short I’m Dead Inside.

InnoChiller Drink Cooler

InnoChiller Drink Cooler

Ever need to cool down drinks for guests in a hurry? The InnoChiller is a cooling accelerator that can take a six-pack from room temp to chilled in just 12 minutes. Its high-speed fan and wind tunnel work in concert with your freezer or refrigerator to speed up cooling. It has various program lengths for different drink containers.

United Snakes of America Print

United Snakes of America Print

Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes? Ophidiophobics look away, but everyone else check out this sweet poster provides a scientifically-accurate catalog of every known snake species in the US and Canada. Available as an 18″ x 24″ OR 36″ X 48″ print.

Making Gourmet Pop-Tarts

Making Gourmet Pop-Tarts

Bon Appétit pastry chef Claire Saffitz takes a stab at replicating one of our favorite guilty pleasures, Pop-Tarts. We’ve had some gourmet hand pies before, but never one that looked as accurate, tasty, or toaster-friendly as Claire’s.

Shared BPM Music Videos

Shared BPM Music Videos

Lewis Wake has taken a variety of clips from movies, and swapped out the music with other songs that play at a similar number of beats per minute. Some of our favorites are Back to the Future with Beastie Boys, Napoleon Dynamite’s dance with Cher, and Blues Brothers with Kaiser Chiefs.

Multi-ccino Mug

Multi-ccino Mug

Designed by Josh Corn, the Museum of Modern Art’s glass Multi-ccino Mug is printed with indicators on the outside that shows you how much espresso, water and milk to add to make a certain coffee drink. You get seven recipes in one handy chart.

Robot Tail Augmentation

Robot Tail Augmentation

Researchers from Keio University in Japan have devised a wearable mechanical device that gives humans a moving, vertebrate tail. While it might look ridiculous, the air-powered appendage can be used to improve balance, much in the way that animals use their tails.

Genius Pack Compression Cubes

Improve the way you pack and unpack with these compression packing cubes. With their super stretchy mesh tops, they let you pack an incredible amount in a small space. The set includes small, medium, and large sizes, and is 48% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.

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The Addams Family (Trailer)

The Addams Family (Trailer)

We’re not usually fans of reboots, but the idea of The Addams Family as an animated movie actually seems like a good fit, especially with a voice cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, and Allison Janney. Here’s hoping the jokes can keep up with the actors.

Full House of Mustaches

Full House of Mustaches

Deepfakes can be used for harm, but they can also make us laugh our asses off. This clip from Dr. Fakenstein falls into the latter category, as he used the AI tech to swap the mustachioed face of Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) onto every character in the opening credits of Full House.

Topeak Alien III Bike Tool

Topeak Alien III Bike Tool

Topeak’s versatile multi-tool is like a Swiss Army knife for bicyclists. It includes 25 useful functions, including a variety of wrenches, hex keys, and screwdrivers, as well as specialized tools for spokes, valves, tires, and chains. It also packs a knife and a bottle opener.

Making Skateboards from Pallets

Making Skateboards from Pallets

Jackman Works loves to make things by recycling old wooden shipping pallets. In this video, he takes a bunch of the beat up old wood, slices it into sheets, laminates them, and trims them into some sweet looking, street-style skateboards. It’s interesting to see how he shapes the wood with the vacuum bag.

The Colors of Motion Prints

The Colors of Motion Prints

vsual. offers this series of abstract prints, each of which features a timeline of color throughout a visually notable film. Choose from horizontal line, concentric circle, or varying width line designs, and movies like 28 Days Later, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and 12 Angry Men. The ones based on animated films are particularly vibrant.

Denali 4K

Denali 4K

The seasons will soon be changing, so let’s stop for a sec and check out this gorgeous time-lapse of Denali National Park that photographer Taylor Gray put together. Spot wildlife, weather the storm and enjoy the northern lights swirling across the sky, all from the (dis)comfort of your office chair.

HAZARD 4 Pillbox Backpack

HAZARD 4 Pillbox Backpack

Hazard4’s military-style backpack is perfect for carrying all your photo gear. It’s got room for up to a 16″ laptop, has padded, adjustable organizers for a camera and lenses, and accessory pouches. It smooth outer shell won’t flap while riding a motorcycle, and has mounting points for tie-downs and other add-ons.

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Flurry

Flurry

Artist Mike Pelletier’s experimental short film is an incredibly trippy visual created by tossing together a bunch of digital human models, removing their skeletal structures, and then dipping them in virtual paint. If it sounds weird, that’s because it is. We can’t help but think of the part of Terminator 2 where the T-1000 melts.

Carbon Fiber Drinking Straw

Carbon Fiber Drinking Straw

There are lots of reusable metal straws on the market, but if you’re looking for a different way to be green with your drinks, check this out. Now you can sip through a straw made from carbon fiber – the same material used to make sports cars and fighter jets. Each one is sealed with food-safe coating, and is BPA-free.

Plush HAL 9000

Plush HAL 9000

You can now own a soft and squishy replica of the face of the killer computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey, thanks to Master Replicas. When you squeeze him, HAL’s eyeball lights up, and he says one of 12 phrases, including “I really like you Dave. I know you would never plan to disconnect me.” Drops 11/2019.

Highway to Ukulele Hell

Highway to Ukulele Hell

The musicians of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain take on an unexpected tune, AC/DC’s 1979 hit Highway to Hell. Despite the unusual choice of instruments for the hard rock track, they do it with aplomb. There’s even a finger-bleeding solo at 2:00.

Lekholm DM48 MIDI Harmonica

Lekholm DM48 MIDI Harmonica

Like a real harmonica, Lekholm’s musical tech senses its player’s breathing both in and out, but it outputs those modulations as MIDI signals for controlling synthesizers. The example performance is Cole Porter’s You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to, using a Yamaha VL70-m acoustic sound module.

Super7 MLB ReAction Figures

Super7 MLB ReAction Figures

Toymaker Super7 presents a series of retro-style action figures inspired by major league baseball players, including greats like Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Joe Dimaggio, Yogi Berra, and more. They even have the oddball Phillie Phanatic. Here’s hoping for more players and mascots in future.

Pirates of the Carribean: Piano Cover

Pirates of the Carribean: Piano Cover

Avast ye, and shiver me timbers! Musician Peter Bence is back with another rousing grand piano cover, this time taking on the familiar theme music from Pirates of the Caribbean, composed by Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt. This guy can tickle our ivories any day.

Griffin Pocket Tool

Griffin Pocket Tool

A versatile compact tool for your belt loop or keychain. It packs 4 to 7mm and 5/16″ wrenches, 1/4″ driver, a bottle opener, pry tool, screwdriver, and scoring clip. The XL version gains extra wrench sizes, a ruler, and a nail popper, while the mini version is, well, mini. Available in brass, copper, titanium, and stainless steel.

Sennheiser Momentum Free Earphones

Sennheiser’s premium wireless headset packs all the style and substance you could ask for in a highly portable design. With immaculate wireless hi-fi sound thanks to Bluetooth 4.2 and Qualcomm apt-X, and a high-quality ergonomic design, you can revel in an outstanding listening experience all day.

Music Genius Playing Cards

Music Genius Playing Cards

The perfect gift for music lovers of all types. Each of its cards features an image of a famous musician by artist Rik Lee. Pop = Hearts; Rock ‘n’ Roll = Spades; Folk & Country = Diamonds; Soul, Blues & R&B = Clubs. There’s also a version for art lovers by Rebecca Clarke.

Trending Gear: July 2019

Trending Gear: July 2019

Every month, our friends at Everyday Carry tally up the the most clicked-on gear and gadgets submitted by its readers. This particular collection includes some sweet pocket knives, a slim recycled wallet, and a couple of nifty multi-tools, most notably the unique SOG Sync II.

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