No, it won’t hold your water, but you’ll want to forego hydration to carry a Scosche boomBOTTLE+ in your bike’s water bottle cage instead. This bluetooth speaker boasts the convenient go-anywhere shape of a standard water bottle that makes lugging it around that much easier, whether on your ride or in your pack’s side pockets. The ruggedized speaker is also loud thanks to two 55mm drivers and can withstand drops, vibrations, dust, and even (shallow) submersion in water. Else, a 6,000mAh li-ion battery lasts through 15 hours of playtime (and can charge your devices), it pairs with another boomBOTTLE+ for true stereo sound, and it features a 1/4 inch thread bottom plate for mounting on camera tripods or other similar mounting systems.
Grab one at Amazon – $180
Transform your pickup truck’s bed into a large sleeping area with the AirBedz Truck Bed Air Mattress. Designed specifically for the bed of pickup trucks, this large air mattress comes in three sizes to fit a spectrum of vehicles and sports cutouts to slip around and over the wheel wells all while cushioning them thanks to air coils. Both inflating and deflating are handled by its built-in rechargeable pump, setting up effortlessly in minutes to provide a comfortable panoramic view of the night sky.
Pick up the full sized mattress at a discount on Amazon or check out other sizes at AirBedz – $200+
Apartment living probably entails perpetually leaning your bike against a wall, with all related accessories strewn around haphazardly. The Vadolibero Bike Butler makes it easy to keep things a little tidier. Not unlike many bike wall rack mounts the Bike Butler holds your bike by its top tube, though it’s equipped with far more storage room including a platform on top, a drawer, and a row of hooks for keys, glasses, and the like behind a folding door. It’s also got a series of side-mounted hooks for your helmet, bag, and other larger accessories, and stands on its own — no mounting required — with a silver varnished iron tube base.
Learn more at Vadolibero – $TBA [via]
You could opt to refuel your Apple Watch on a shiny, fancy stand. But bedside charging truly needn’t anything more than the Bluelounge Kosta for Apple Watch. Made of soft silicone, Kosta prevents scuffs and scratches on your device and won’t slide off your night table like the bare watch could. Wire routing and a magnetic center secure the charge cable when not in use, and when it is, your watch is propped up on its side in a position that’s perfect for Nightstand mode.
Find it in three colors at Amazon – $15
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 UI UX designer in San Francisco.
For the full August 28th breakdown, hit up Everyday Carry.
When your company’s claim to fame is making sneakers so high-performing that the NBA bans them, you must be doing something right. It’s a good thing for the average jogger that Athletic Propulsion Labs puts the same care into its running shoes as its notorious basketball kicks. Made from a one-piece woven upper, the TechLoom Pro features a featherlight Propelium midsole/outsole combo designed to hold up longer than that in your average pair. The use of varying color palettes and knit patterns in the upper also makes this one pair of running sneakers that doesn’t look out of place when worn casually — so you can keep burning rubber in the meantime.
Learn more at Athletic Propulsion Labs – $140
Does your phone run out four, maybe five times a day? Unlikely, but the Anker PowerCore 15600 has you covered regardless. This power pack boasts a ridiculous 15,600mAh battery, enough to top up an iPhone 6 five times over, a Galaxy S6 four times, or an iPad Air 1.5 times. Charging is also ultrafast thanks to dual 2.4A USB outputs coupled to PowerIQ, which replicates the charging protocol of each plugged device’s original charger.
Grab one at Amazon (or go for the even higher capacity 20000 instead for an extra $8) – $33
Portable keyboards are all based on the same concepts, folding in half or quarts to shrink in footprint. The LG Rolly Keyboard employs a drastically different tactic, instead rolling into an easy-to-carry stick that hides away in a pack or briefcase. Rolly runs for months on a single AAA and boasts a comfortable 17mm key pitch that nearly matches the size of keys on full-sized keyboards, dual pairing to connect to two Bluetooth devices and switch between them with a key press, plus a fold-out device stand capable of handling 10-inch tablets (or smaller).
Coming in September. Learn more at LG Newsroom – $TBA [via]
While the best time for you to jam out may be in the wee hours of the morning, your neighbors likely don’t agree. And for that Yamaha’s SLG Silent Guitar was designed. Notably devoid of a sound box, the contours of its body are instead determined by two pieces that detach for far greater portability than traditional guitars. The SLG’s sound is recreated using SRT Powered, a system that uses piezo pickups and accurate sound reproduction modelled after the tones of high-end acoustic guitars. So while the sound, which is up to 90% lower volume than ordinary guitars, won’t bother people in the vicinity, just plug in a set of headphones for a full-blown silent practice session.
Learn more at Yahama or grab one at Amazon – $630+ [via]
If run-of-the-mill wiry metal guitar stands don’t do your instrument justice, Hudson Valley Hard Goods Guitar Stands should. Available in three styles, each is made using walnut or ash coupled with copper and brass accessories for cleaner, more elegant designs. The Hyla (shown, left) mounts on a wall and holds your guitar by its headstock, rotating on a central axis to adjust to it while shielding contact points with thick leather pads. Alternatively, the Bord (right) boasts a cantilevered design that secures most Fender or Gibson style guitars by the bottom of the body, no neck support required.
Learn more at Hudson Valley Hard Goods – $165 to $230