Your devices lack long lasting batteries, but that’s a non-issue when lugging them around in Phorce’s Freedom. This versatile, lightweight bag transforms from backpack to messenger bag or briefcase in just seconds and boasts a 15,000 mAh power core with two USB ports to charge up to a pair of devices — your smartphone, tablet, camera, smartwatch, etc — simultaneously. Other features include numerous padded compartments to store your 13″ laptop or A4 documents alongside smaller devices, rubber cable rings that cleanly route charge cables, and a high performance fabric construction that renders the pack both durable and water resistant.
Learn more at Phorce – $200
Finding a long lasting machined pen online these days is relatively easy, but a mechanical pencil? Not so much. And that’s what prompted Modern Fuel Design’s 6061 Mechanical Pencil. Milled from one solid block of metal, these 0.5mm lead pencils are incredibly strong, not to mention stunning. They come in brass or aluminum, include a removable clip, and should technically last a lifetime, lest they’re sent in to be replaced or repaired for free.
Go pledge at Kickstarter – $6o
While synthetics have largely replaced leather in modern day basketballs, there’s still one place the traditional ball really shines: off the court. And there, Unofish’s premium basketballs are all but uncontested. These gorgeous balls are handcrafted using italian leathers that are treated, dyed, embossed with interesting patterns, and matched up with contrasting polyurethane rims to create eleven pieces you’ll want to show off. And while they’re technically court-ready, we wouldn’t have the stomach to break one in.
Find out more at Unofish – $250 [via]
Drinking on the go can be as simple as packing a flask in your pocket and worrying about the details later. But if you’re the type to never hit the streets unprepared, Zane Lamprey’s Drinking Jacket is for you. First and foremost a warm, comfortable hoodie, this jacket boasts a multitude of features including a bottle opener zipper pull, beer koozie pocket, sunglass holder, slip resistant mitts with thumb holes built into the sleeves, a hidden flask pocket, plus deep pockets to carry miscellaneous goods (or just more beers). And when you’re not knocking back a few, it double as a solid travel hoodie thanks to its numerous compartments and snappable I.D. & money pocket.
Hit up Kickstarter for details – $85
The light meter: a crucial instrument for photographers trying to capture that perfect shot. Unfortunately, they’re also expensive, but as it turns out you’ve probably been carrying one in your pocket all along, albeit one that needs a little help. Luxi For All clips over your device’s front-facing camera and adds a diffusion dome to the mix for negating reflectance, effectively transforming your Android/iOS smartphone or tablet into an accurate light meter using the accompanying app. Thanks to its clip-on design it works with virtually all existing devices, and since future models aren’t bound to get thicker its future compatibility is basically guaranteed.
Find it at BiteMyApple – $30
We’re not all cut out for handiwork. Measure-It! adhesive measuring tape simplifies your home decorating and renovations by doubling as a literal measuring tape on your wall, with Imperial markings to ensure you get it right the first time around. It’s low tack and repositionable, doesn’t leave residue upon removal, and also sports 16″ center markings for indicating positioning of studs.
Pick up a roll on Amazon – $8
Add a couple of seats to your snowmobile with Equinox’s Snowcoach, a roomy capsule with seating for two (a pair of children or one adult plus one child) that attaches quickly to your vehicle using a limited rotational hitch. High performance gas shock suspension and padded seating make for a comfortable ride, while numerous safety features — including seat belts, reflectors, and brake/running lights — ensure visibility and the well-being of your passengers. And once spring hits and the snow’s melted, an optional conversion kit adds wheels to let you trail the Snowcoach behind your ATV.
Learn more at Equinox – $2000
Stop shuffling through the numerous cards in your wallet with Cascade. This durable machined aluminum wallet limits you to 7 cards — or 5 with raised lettering — but makes up for it with its ejection mechanism that, in a single flick, displays its contents in a cascade fashion to make each and every card visible and instantly accessible. It also boasts money clip that retracts flush with the wallet when not in use, protects your cards from RFID skimming, and works with the optional Cover to add room for 8 additional cards when going the minimal route just won’t cut it.
Hit up Kickstarter for details – roughly $50
Even experienced cooks could use a little help in the kitchen. Stirio’s new Hands-Free Stirrer lends a hand by stirring your porridge, risotto, stew, or just about anything that needs it to let you focus on more important tasks. This device improves upon the original thanks to a quieter motor, the use of easier to clean non-stick surface materials, and a clever one-size-fits-all blade that adjusts to your pot. Setup is still as easy as ever using its dual extendable clamps, and everything is dishwasher safe — except the motor, of course.
Find it at Unikia – $62
Stash and show off your longboard while also keeping your walls scratch-free with Zanocchi & Starke’s Wall Ride. This practical, wall-mountable rack boasts a slide-in slot for a board, three hooks to hang your pack or some outerwear, plus two shelves for stacking parts of your everyday carry. And if that wasn’t enough, it even doubles as a bottle opener.
Learn more at Zanocchi & Starke – $TBA [via]