We’ve seen several cool Nixie tube clocks, but this is the first radio we’ve seen that incorporates the vintage numeric displays. Sold in kit form, the radio packs four IN-17 Nixie tubes, an AM/FM tuner, an alarm clock, and a rechargeable battery. It also has Bluetooth/Aux inputs and an SD slot for MP3s. Starts shipping 12.2021.
Carry a 24.5″ HD screen wherever you go with the Splay folding display. It combines a short-throw projector with a pop-up rear projection screen to give you a big picture for watching movies, playing games, or doing demos and presentations. The projector can also be used to produce up to an 80″ image in standalone mode.
A powerful and durable portable Bluetooth speaker, the DemerBox may be your best bet. Its electronics are installed inside a waterproof Pelican case, so it’s tough as nails, cranks out powerful bass, and doubles as a carrying case for small items. It lasts up to 40 hours per charge and has a USB charging port inside.
Part of the Helinox Tactical Collection, this lightweight system lets you set up a desk wherever your travels take you. Weighing under 5 pounds, the structure assembles to provide a small, but sturdy work surface, along with a MOLLE-compatible 15-liter cargo bag. Available in Black, Coyote Tan, and Military Olive.
Next time you offer to make drinks at a friend’s house, bring the bar with you. Jillmo’s bartender bag has padded pockets for carrying liquor bottles, a cocktail shaker, and a full set of bar tools. It’s got a shoulder strap for easy carrying and is made from waterproof materials. Available with or without tools. Booze not included.
Keep your food and drinks nice and cold while on the road with this compact refrigerator unit. Its cavernous main compartment holds up to 50 liters and can drop the temperature inside from 77ºF to 32ºF in just 15 minutes. It runs on 12/24V DC or 110V AC power and offers adjustable temperature control from -4°F to 68°F.
GingerofMods shows off an amazing portable game system that he built using parts from a Nintendo Wii. The trick to building the handheld was cutting up the Wii’s original circuit board and wiring them together with a mix of custom boards and circuits designed by Ginger and others in the modding community.
It’s fun to play a game of chess in the park. But carrying around a full-size chess set can be a pain. This cleverly-designed set features a roll-up board and pieces that stack inside of each other inside of a tube. Choose from steel, zinc, or plastic pieces, leather, PU leather, or silicone board, and a leather or polyester case.
Keep your cool on hot and sticky summer days with a real air conditioning unit that runs on battery power. It can reduce air temperature by up to 30ºF in as little as 10 minutes, and runs entirely on battery or via a car cigarette lighter. It lasts up to 5 hours per charge and has a sleep mode for keeping your camping tent cool at night.
This pocket-sized computer runs a full version of Debian 10 w/mainline Linux, and packs a 1080p touchscreen display, a full QWERTY keyboard, expandable storage via SD card, 4x USB-C connectors, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more. There’s also a version with LoRaWAN tech for low-power, long range communications. Available 8.2020.
The Puppy Cube is an Android-based 720p ultra short throw projector. What makes it unique is its desktop touchscreen mode that simulates a 23″ tablet. You can also use it as a wall projector for up to a 100″ display. It has HDMI, USB, AirPlay, Miracast and DLNA inputs.
Roamproof’s PWR27 is a 27,000 mAh power bank that’s built to survive. It’s IP67 waterproof, survives drops from up to 1000ft, and resists being crushed by up to a 4000lb weight. It has an AC outlet, two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports. It also has an LED flashlight.
The Lenovo 700 Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker is as thin and light as a smartphone. It’s just 0.43″ thick yet packs a battery that lasts up to 8h. It’s compatible with Siri and Google Assistant and pairs via Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and USB-C. Drops 3/2019 for $149. More here.
Love Hultén’s Pixel Vision 2.0 is a much smaller and thinner portable retro console than the original one he released back in 2015. Available in a one piece or clamshell design, it can store over 10,000 games and plays SNES, Megadrive, Game Boy games and more.
Anker improves on its popular Nebula Capsule portable projector. It now projects a 720p screen, has Google Chromecast and Google Assistant built-in, charges fast via USB-C, and has 1-second autofocus. It still lets you access Android apps and plug-in via HDMI and USB.
The new Jetboil Flash Cooking System can boil 16 oz of water in just 100 seconds, while consuming half the fuel of regular stoves. It has a thermochromic indicator that tells you when the water is ready, and an insulated koozie so you can drink straight from the Flash.
A truly portable seat for waiting in lines, sitting at outdoor venues, resting at standing desks, and other situations where you just need to give your legs a break. The Sitpack Zen X folds up to the size of a compact umbrella, but expands to provide an impromptu seat anywhere.