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.
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.
Ascetic Design’s unique desk clock uses LED-illuminated acrylic panels to display the current time. It offers 7 display modes, and you can choose from digital, binary, or word style panels in a variety of etched typefaces. The 8-piece set comes with a display stand for the panels.
These bold and modern urban timepieces feature a thick, stainless steel, black PVD, or bronze case with angular lines around its bezel and body. Its face offers a splash of color on the top half, with skeletonized hands and luminous pointers and hour markers. The brass knuckle-inspired buckle is a nice touch.
Digital illustrator Robson Lami likes to take cartoon characters and reimagine them as if they were living, breathing people. He’s taken on Rick Sanchez, Popeye, Woody, the Powerpuff Girls, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more, and they’re almost always incredibly creepy.
Celebrate the sounds of the 1980s every time you sit down to eat lunch, with Toynk’s playful tin lunchbox that looks like a squatty little boombox. It’s got lots of neat little details, like embossed speaker grilles, VU meters, and faux inputs on the side. We suggest keeping a small Bluetooth speaker inside for added effect.
Mathieu Terrade is an expert at playing the Harpejji G16, a wooden string instrument with a flat backboard, 16 strings, and 19 ultra-wide frets. His YouTube channel is filled with great performances, but his cover of Eric Clapton’s Change the World is one of our faves.
This rugged rotomolded cooler holds up to 30 cans inside its 21 quart insulated compartment, and can keep ice for up to 5 days. It’s got a couple of bonus features built in, including a 16″ fishing ruler, cupholders, and a bottle opener. Its rubber straps ensure a tight seal, keeping cool air in, and odors from seeping out.
(PG-13: Language) The Ordinary Guy provides an snarky, yet educational look at humanity’s ever-increasing production of trash, our struggle to dispose of all the waste we produce, and a few of the sillier attempts to convince us not to litter via public service announcements.
Cobra’s gadget combines a radar/laser detector with a 1080p dash camera to reduce clutter. It offers an easy-to-read display, clear voice alerts, GPS-based alerts, and motion sensors to automatically save captured video in the event of an impact. Plus, it’s Wi-Fi enabled for updates and downloading videos.
This incredibly versatile sharpener can put a new edge on all kinds of garden and outdoor tools. Its double-beveled blades work on knives, mower blades, pruners, loppers, hedge shears, axes, machetes, hatchets, scissors, and other edged tools. Its oversized handle makes it easy to hold while wearing gloves.
You’d think that pots and pans would be quite strong, but all who face the wrath of the mighty hydraulic press will eventually bend the knee to its crushing force. Watch as these everyday kitchen items from IKEA satisfyingly meet their maker. It was cool to see how the enamel from the pasta strainer flaked off.
IDIDTHAT creates whimsical and functional art by reclaiming vintage objects. They have lots of cool stuff in their Etsy shop, but our favorites are these old rotary phones from the 1950s and 1960 which have been converted to desk lamps. Their coiled cords can be bent into various positions, and their LED light source is nice and bright.
Science Channel’s How It’s Made takes us inside of the Kenda tire factory for a look at the fascinating and complex process of transforming various rubber compounds into knobby, rugged mountain bike tires. The machine that applies the texture really is like a giant waffle iron.
After reading Adam Savage’s book Every Tool’s a Hammer, maker Peter Brown was inspired to try and use the book itself as a hammer. To turn it into a useful tool, he had to coat each and every page of the book with resin to harden it into a sturdy laminate known as Micarta – often used for knife scales.
(PG-13: Language) Michael Lukk Litwak’s lighthearted science fiction short film introduces us to the elite fighters of Alpha Squadron just as they lose one of their own to pursue a new life, and ends up with a team member without quite the same abilities. The low-budget, practical visual effects add to its charm.
Add a splash of color to your desktop with Poco’s wood and resin wrist rest. Its knotty camphor burl wood evokes a sandy beach, while its vivid resin sections are as beautifully blue-green as the South Pacific. Available in 40%, 60%, 65% and tenkeyless sizes. Pre-orders available through 8/7/19.
CGI animator Seth Worley shows us how to replicate the creepy Mind Flayer and its accompanying red lightning storm from Stranger Things using Adobe After Effects and a handful of Red Giant’s useful visual effects plugins. Now he needs to make the season 3 version of the monster inside of Starcourt Mall.
This nylon carrier offers a great way to transport large water bottles up to 32oz. It offers a drawstring bottle compartment, along with zippered pouches for small accessories, and comes with a padded shoulder strap, hand loops, and mounting points for carrying versatility. Also available in 25oz., 40oz. and 64oz. sizes.
Some high-end mobile phones have support for slow-motion recording at frame rates up to 960 fps. GlenMakes turned the camera lens of his Galaxy S10 towards the normally action-packed streets of New York City while moving through traffic, and the super slow-mo makes it look like the entire city has been frozen in time.
There are few things more satisfying than watching old, rusted out objects made good as new by talented restoration artists. In this clip from Odd Tinkering, he takes a 1970’s era Tonka toy dump truck, and gives the yellow plaything a fresh new lease on life. Scrubbing off the old paint looks like a particularly satisfying task.
R/C enthusiasts monsterchannel24 got their hands on a diminutive 1/87-scale model of a classic Volkswagen T1 microbus from Carson Modelsport. It looks really adorable tooling around a tiny town, and then racing a few of its brethren. The model is available with or without windows, and in a version that pulls a trailer.
This outdoor-friendly wallet from Nite-Ize is perfect for protecting credit cards, cash, licenses, car keys, and other small items from getting wet. Its smooth-gliding zipper locks out water, and is also dustproof, making it great for off-road adventures too. Interior dimensions: 4.7″ x 3.7″.