It’s easier to improve your game when you’ve got some objective numbers on what needs fixing. Arccos is the first golf stat tracking system that’s entirely invisible, seamlessly capturing data through each round without disrupting your game in the least. The secret is in its 14 lightweight sensors that attach to the end of each club and monitor every swing, coupling these analytics to GPS data from your smartphone for judging distances as well. And since 100% of U.S. courses are already mapped, you can review your performance — including stats for each individual club, strokes per hole, and more — right there in real-time on their smartphone app, or skip it and check it out at home after the fact if you’d rather focus on your game.
Learn more at Arccos – $400
Still haven’t settled on a Halloween costume? If you’re trying to save a few bucks, take a gander at Wintercroft’s eery printable Polygon Masks. Choose from masks that cover a wide range of animals —bears, birds, pigs, foxes, and more — or our favorite, the skull mask. Each set includes downloadable instructions and a template to make your mask using local materials like cardboard, glue, and tape. And when your string of Halloween parties have blown over, just chuck it into the nearest recycling bin.
Find them on Wintercroft’s Etsy page – $7
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 EDC belongs to a middle school english teacher in Johnson City, TN.
For the full October 24th breakdown, hit up Everyday Carry.
Ostentatious but without pretense, Poler & Airblaster’s Ninja suit is the boldest way to stay comfortably warm through your escapades. Its 96% Merino wool construction is naturally odor resistant and boasts a bit of lycra for stretch in four directions, accommodating your every move. A full-length front chest zipper opens to let you in and out while a front fly and — for the brave — a rear zipper grant bathroom access, meaning you technically never really need to take it off. Thumb loops and a 7-panel form fitting hood round out this uber cozy onesie.
Find it at Poler – $190
Induction stove tops come with a handful of advantages over gas burners, including improved safety, energy efficiency, and faster heating. Regardless, there’s something whimsical about cooking with a ring of flames around your pots and pans, not to mention the fact that it gives off a clue as to how hot you’ve got it. And while it’s not quite the same, Samsung’s latest Chef Collection Induction Range comes close with its set of virtual flames, shone upon your cookware using LEDs that grow brighter as temperatures are turned up. The oven itself also boasts their Flex Duo system with Smart Divider that lets you cook two separate dishes at two distinct temperatures without transferring aromas thanks to its dual convection fans. Otherwise, an intuitive (but possibly intimidating) control panel guides you through selecting cooking options one step at a time, its Chef Bake mode keeps temperatures consistently even for nailing those tricky dishes, and a gliding rack with ball bearing mounts that lets you slide large, heavy items in and out of the oven without herniating a disk.
Hit up Samsung for details – $3,700 [via]
Ikea’s Bekant obviously isn’t the first (or last) hybrid sit/stand desk, but it is the furniture giant’s first foray into this market segment, and soon, the likely go-to option for the masses. This 63-inch wide particleboard desk comes in a wide range of colors, boasts a steel powder coated frame, and also adjusts in height from a minimum of 22″ to a maximum of 48″ at the push of a button. Of course, you’ll still have to put it together yourself, but isn’t that half the fun?
Find it at Ikea – $600 [via]
Rearranging a room shouldn’t start and end with the furniture. The Avi-on movable light switch greatly simplifies the task of moving or adding additional switches as it pairs wirelessly with all Avi-on powered products, including their Bluetooth smart bulb, GE’s plug-in smart dimmer, and many more. Pair a switch to a bulb or dimmer in just a few clicks using their mobile app, stick it to a wall within 100 feet, and Avi-on is ready to use. Other features include dimming functionality straight from the switch, the option to set timers or schedules from the Android & iOS app, and a battery life of three years.
Check it out at Avi-on – $60
If your tables are worth protecting, step up your game with Desu Design’s Leather Coasters. These 4″ x 4″ coasters are cut from thick, heavy-duty vegetable-tanned bridle leather, adding raw appeal that goes hand in hand with a glass of well-aged whiskey. Custom monogram yours with up to three letters that are hand-stamped onto each coaster at no extra charge.
Grab a set of six at Desu Design – $38 [via]
It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s a box. Okay, so an interactive box for your TV is not necessarily breaking news. But the Nexus player might just breathe some fresh air into a category seemingly bereft of new ideas. This all-in-one entertainment package is powered by a hefty 1.8GHZ Quad Core Intel Atom processor and boasts 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage space, and runs a multitude of apps, games and more in one sleek, streamlined console. A voice activated remote offers hands-free search for your favorite shows at the push of a button and doubles as input for casual or multiplayer games. If you happen to take your gaming seriously, the Nexus Player also supports a gamepad that’s engineered for finer control of all your favorite Android games. Remember TiVo? Well this is the great-great-grandbaby, allowing you to choose from personalized recommendations on your home screen. Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, and Chromebook devices can all stream media to your TV via the Player, though Android devices also support content syncing so that your movie can follow you from bathroom to kitchen to your tablet in bed.
Read more at Google – $109
You’re probably already familiar with Pelican products. Whether protecting military or emergency gear, Pelican is known to provide watertight, crushproof cases. After decades of experience and research, they’re now introducing ProGear Elite Luggage. These hardcore carry-ons and suitcases feature a watertight seal that makes a hurricane look like a walk in the park. Don’t worry about careless baggage handlers either: each piece is lightweight, rolls on ball bearing wheels, and is crushproof to 3/4 tons. ProGear features the same latches used on military cases to protect your gear, and all hardware is stainless steel, making broken zippers on the conveyer line a thing of the past. Convenient latches on three sides lay flat when not in use, and each features a retractable handle. With three sizes to choose from, 22”, 27” and 30”, each with its own TSA approved lock, you know your luggage will reach your destination intact with its contents secure. And like all other Pelican products, they’re guaranteed for life.
Read more at Pelican, locate a store here, or shop a limited selection on Amazon – $475+