Frequently swapping hard drives like they’re floppies? The OWC Drive Dock is here to make life easier. Compatible with both 3.5-inch “desktop” drives and 2.5-inch “laptop” drives of the SATA variety (i.e. virtually all bought in the past decade), the drive dock can hot swap between hard drives and even read two simultaneously. It’s got two interfaces — USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Thuderbolt 2 — to work with more computers, both hitting high read/write speeds and the latter allowing for the daisy-chaning of up to five more Thunderbolt devices through a second port. It’s also made of anodized aluminum for long lasting ruggedness and, let’s face it, good looks.
Find it at Amazon – $244
Small smartphone lenses aren’t so great at shooting or filming in low-light situations. SureFire’s FirePak ensures you’ll rarely, if ever, have to shoot in the dark. It’s ludicrously powerful, emitting up to 1,500 lumens of light at a 50 foot range by the use of two high-performance LEDs and that, thanks to cleverly designed reflectors, create a seamlessly blended beam that’s shaped to fully illuminate a typical 16:9 video frame. A switch on the side controls brightness, although so does its free Bluetooth app, and it’s equally useful for snapping photos. Plus its battery is beefy enough recharge most smartphones twice and rails on the back attach it to your smartphone wrapped in one of SureFire’s cases.
Learn more at SureFire – $300
Each week we’ll show you an everyday carry – a small selection of tools, gadgets, and gear carried daily to cope with a variety of situations – worthy of a few minutes of your attention. This week’s carry belongs to an EDCer in New York City.
For the full September 23rd breakdown, hit up Everyday Carry
Pit it up against the GTC4Lusso and the new Ferrari GTC4Lusso T might seem a touch underpowered. In reality it’s a lot more sensible — if we can say that about any Ferrari — for most drivers. The four-seater features a responsive 3.9-litre turbo V8 in the place of the Lusso’s V12 that generates 601 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque, sent to the rear wheels only. The simpler drivetrain and smaller engine mean both weight savings and improved fuel economy even if its top speed and 0 to 62 spring take a very slight hit, which are 208 mph and 3.4 seconds, respectively, on the GTC4Lusso. Best of all the T will be more affordable but so far precise pricing details are lacking.
Learn more at Ferrari – $TBA
You could already make near anything with Legos. And with Flybrix, even a drone. These naturally intuitive DIY kits include a LiPo battery, eight motor boom-arms and motors with propellers, a random minifig pilot, and all the Lego bricks you’ll need to make your own custom drone (though you’re more than welcome to sub in some bricks of your own). Their Basic kit relies on your smartphone and a Bluetooth flight control app to fly your creation while the Deluxe kit comes with a dedicated dual-joystick radio controller. They’re as crash-friendly as you’d expect though we’d expect more severe collisions to require a rebuild, and techies will appreciate the open source nature of Flybrix’ code to tweak the device or add functionality such as, for instance, GPS.
Learn more at Flybrix – $150 to $190
So named because they were conceived and built on free time after his 9 to 5 grind, Matt Candler’s Leafy Savage, under the Night Shift Bikes moniker, is as mean as it is green. It started with a 2003 Suzuki Savage, stripped of its gas-fuelled propulsion system and fitted with a 40 horsepower peak Enertrac motor on its rear wheel — no transmission needed. He then upgraded the shocks and threw in a large battery pack composed of the same cells used in Nissan’s Leaf. It’s got a range of 100 miles and the appeal of a Tesla wrapped into a sleek two-wheeled package. Not sure he’ll be willing to part with it or any of his previous creations but it won’t hurt to try.
Learn more at Night Shift Bikes – $TBA