Sports & Outdoors

Scubajet

Whether you’re diving, snorkelling, canoeing, or on a stand up paddleboard, the Scubajet can lessen the effort needed to move on water, essentially bringing it down to zero. It parallels e-bike conversion kits that motorize your bike: using one of various adapters tailored to various watercraft, Scubajet attaches to where the fin would have on paddleboards or hooks up to the back of a dinghy like an outboard motor. Once affixed it provides speeds of between 5 and 10 miles per hour for as long as 4 hours with the optional larger internal battery or triple that with an optional and upcoming external battery pack. It’s also safe since there are no exposed propellors, light in weight at just six and a half pounds, and comes with a water resistant remote control to adjust speeds.

Find it at Kickstarter – roughly $775

GET IT: ~$775

Tech

Snap Spectacles

Snapchat, the company behind the app, is now known simply as Snap. With this moniker change comes their first relevant non-software release: Spectacles, pairing perfectly with the app. These slightly crazy-looking sunglasses put a 115-degree lens-equipped video camera beside your right eye and a small circle of LEDs beside your left. Tap a button on the left arm to record a 10 second snap from your perspective, letting others know you’re recording by illuminating the circle of LEDS to downplay the creep factor (while simultaneously letting you know thanks to a small light inside the glasses). Uploading videos is done wirelessly via Bluetooth so you can share them just as quick, and the wide-ange video is shot circularly to make it seamlessly viewable in both portrait and landscape orientations with no dead zone. An included case recharges Spectacles when you’re not wearing them so running out of juice at any point is rather unlikely.

Coming soon. Learn more at Spectacles – $130

GET IT: $130

Food & Drink

The Bartender’s Knife

You probably already know W&P Design from their carry-on cocktail kits, convenient for whipping up a quick cocktail on a flight. Turns out they also want to help you drink at home and The Bartender’s Knife proves it. The full tang knife is forged from high quality steel and features a blade that’s equally good at slicing and picking and that ends in a gorgeous and shapely hardwood handle with brass rivets. Each also includes a fine-grain sharpening stone in the box along with instructions to use it, enabling you to keep the blade razor sharp without much effort.

Find it at Amazon or W&P Design – $40

GET IT: $40

Bike

Swiss+Tech 20-in-1 Bicycle Multitool Kit

Throw a spare tube and a Swiss+Tech 20-in-1 Bicycle Multitool Kit into your bike’s saddle bag and you’re essentially set for anything the road could throw at you. The slim tool includes two tire levers for changing a flat, a chain tool, five spoke wrenches, a pair of screwdrivers, seven hex drivers, a T25 star driver, and two wrenches. It’s made entirely of stainless steel so it isn’t the lightest tool in the shed, but it makes up for it in durability.

Hit up Amazon for details – $14 [via]

GET IT: $14

Vices

Pax 3 Vaporizer

Both the original Pax and its first predecessor set the bar for loose leaf vaporizers. The Pax 3 is even better at vaporizing loose leaf, heating up to ready in just 15 seconds, and it’s also their first to work with extract as well thanks to a concentrate insert that slips into the back, held magnetically like its normal loose leaf cover. Vapor still only touches medical-grade materials the whole way along and the unit sports an accelerometer and lip sensor to know when you’re picking it up and when it’s touching your mouth, kicking up the heat to deliver thick vapor when you’re inhaling and cooling when it’s put down. It’s also Bluetooth-enabled to let you configure settings (like LED colors and heat settings) intuitively using your smartphone and comes in four colors — three not so discreet, though the device is more than good looking enough to fly under most radars.

Read more at Pax Labs – $275

GET IT: $275

Tech

OWC Drive Dock

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

GET IT: $244

Tech

SureFire FirePak

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

GET IT: $300

Rides

Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

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

GET IT: $TBA

Toys

Flybrix Lego Drone Kit

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

GET IT: $150+

Rides

Night Shift Bikes Leafy Savage

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

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