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.
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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.
Equipped with industrial-strength magnets and suction cups, this portable folding shelf provides a laptop desk on the go. It sticks to smooth surfaces like windows, or metal ones like the side of a truck. It has four small magnets at top for holding tools or a smartphone, and folds up like a briefcase for travel. Holds up to 40 lb.
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.
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.
Next time you offer to make drinks at a friend’s party, 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. Liquor not included.
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.
Enjoy videos on the go with Sony’s new MP-CD1 pocket portable projector. It weighs under 10z and is as small as a smartphone. Yet it shines up to 105 lumens and projects up to a 120″ 854×480 video. It accepts HDMI/MHL input and recharges via USB-C. It’s also a power bank.
The successor to Nebula’s popular Mars portable projector runs Android 7.1 for greater compatibility with streaming apps and services. It also runs for an extra hour at up to 4 hours per charge. It projects a 720p image at up to 150″ and has fast autofocus.
Portable espresso machines often use pumps or screws to push water through ground coffee. The upcoming Leverpresso uses a simpler lever mechanism that still lets you control your coffee’s taste. It also lets you make up to two shots of espresso in one go.
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