GearHungry http://gearhungry.com Stuff You Want Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:00:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 CrankPump http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/crankpump.html http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/crankpump.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:00:18 +0000 http://gearhungry.com/?p=22178 CrankPumpWe don’t say this lightly: since occasional flats are inevitable and would otherwise leave cyclists stranded, virtually everybody who bikes long distances needs a portable pump. And as it turns out, there’s no need to stash one in your pack or on the frame, since your bike likely sports a storage compartment for one already: the hollow Shimano axle between your cranks. CrankPump makes full use of […]

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CrankPump

We don’t say this lightly: since occasional flats are inevitable and would otherwise leave cyclists stranded, virtually everybody who bikes long distances needs a portable pump. And as it turns out, there’s no need to stash one in your pack or on the frame, since your bike likely sports a storage compartment for one already: the hollow Shimano axle between your cranks. CrankPump makes full use of this space, screwing in to replace the standard axle cover. When a flat occurs, just unscrew CrankPump, remove and use the red and blue TireZip levers to unzip the tire, then inflate the new tube using CrankPump’s CO2 canister to 90 PSI – more than enough to head home.

Hit up Kickstarter for details – $25

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Noke Bluetooth Padlock http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/noke-bluetooth-padlock.html http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/noke-bluetooth-padlock.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:30:18 +0000 http://gearhungry.com/?p=22162 Noke Bluetooth PadlockExperts tell us that it takes 30 repetitions for the human brain to remember a given sequence of data. Human experience tells us that 30 minutes is enough time to forget said sequence. If you’ve ever forgotten a combination to a lock or misplaced a key – and who hasn’t? – Noke is the answer. Noke is the first Bluetooth padlock and the first padlock […]

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Noke Bluetooth Padlock

Experts tell us that it takes 30 repetitions for the human brain to remember a given sequence of data. Human experience tells us that 30 minutes is enough time to forget said sequence. If you’ve ever forgotten a combination to a lock or misplaced a key – and who hasn’t? – Noke is the answer. Noke is the first Bluetooth padlock and the first padlock you can share. Using its iOS or Android app, Noke finds and pairs your Bluetooth 4.0 enabled smartphone. Then, unlock Noke at the touch of the lock’s shackle: just have your phone within 10 feet of your lock, without having to launch its app or even pull your phone out of your pocket. The app also allows for sharing the lock permanently, one-time, or anything in between. Even if your phone battery dies you’re not locked out, since Noke allows a custom access code to be programmed for access anytime, inputted by pressing on the shackle in a sort of Morse code. And since the technical prowess of a lock is moot if it can’t stand up to abuse, Noke is water-resistant, made of hardened steel and boron, and lasts up to a year on a single battery.

Find it at Kickstarter – $59

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Spire http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/spire.html http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/spire.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:00:38 +0000 http://gearhungry.com/?p=22196 SpireUmpteen trackers exist to quantify various elements of your lifestyle: steps taken, sleep quality, posture, and the like. But by far the most interesting in recent memory is Spire. Clip this soft, stone-like device to your belt (or bra) and it instantly starts analyzing your breathing patterns in real time, giving deeper insights into your various states of mind, for instance whether you’re focused, calm or tense. If you seem […]

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Spire

Umpteen trackers exist to quantify various elements of your lifestyle: steps taken, sleep quality, posture, and the like. But by far the most interesting in recent memory is Spire. Clip this soft, stone-like device to your belt (or bra) and it instantly starts analyzing your breathing patterns in real time, giving deeper insights into your various states of mind, for instance whether you’re focused, calm or tense. If you seem stressed, Spire attempts to pull you out of it by pushing notifications to your smartphone, discouraging shallow breathing by making you focus and concentrate on taking deeper ones. And when its 7-day battery runs out, drop it onto the included cork-lined Qi charging pad for a quick top-up.

Learn more at Spire – $120

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Botta UNO 24 http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/botta-uno-24.html http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/botta-uno-24.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:00:15 +0000 http://gearhungry.com/?p=22160 Botta UNO 24Can your watch capture the revolution of the earth while making you cognizant of time’s fleeting passage, pinpointing the location of the sun at a glance? The UNO 24 is a new, innovative watch that brings the wearer closer to understanding the 4th dimension. On the UNO’s face the entire day is displayed with a single hand completing a revolution every 24 hours. That one hand transforms […]

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Botta UNO 24

Can your watch capture the revolution of the earth while making you cognizant of time’s fleeting passage, pinpointing the location of the sun at a glance? The UNO 24 is a new, innovative watch that brings the wearer closer to understanding the 4th dimension. On the UNO’s face the entire day is displayed with a single hand completing a revolution every 24 hours. That one hand transforms the idea of minutes and hours into an ever-changing tempis event: one glance lets you see how much of the day has passed and how much is to come. A single delicate line marks one day’s transition to the next, and at that precise moment, the date jumps forward to announce the new day. Even more impressive is the accuracy with which one can tell time with this piece. Using the special scale on the UNO’s face, a wearer can tell the time to within five minutes and even more precisely after a short period of familiarization.

Find it at Botta Design – roughly $460

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Sphelar Solar Flashlight http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/sphelar-solar-flashlight.html http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/sphelar-solar-flashlight.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:00:16 +0000 http://gearhungry.com/?p=22182 Sphelar Solar FlashlightThe Sphelar Solar Flashlight is as much a work of art as it is a tool, and then some. This gorgeous minimalist’s flashlight features a translucent tail end packed with spherical solar cells that capture the sun’s rays from all directions, simplifying charging. Top one off and it’s good for four hours of lighting. It also boasts a lanyard hole for hanging, and comes with a wooden base that holds […]

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Sphelar Solar Flashlight

The Sphelar Solar Flashlight is as much a work of art as it is a tool, and then some. This gorgeous minimalist’s flashlight features a translucent tail end packed with spherical solar cells that capture the sun’s rays from all directions, simplifying charging. Top one off and it’s good for four hours of lighting. It also boasts a lanyard hole for hanging, and comes with a wooden base that holds it upright while charging.

Find it at the MoMA Store – $150

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Swing Bin http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/swing-bin.html http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/swing-bin.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:05:28 +0000 http://gearhungry.com/?p=22141 Swing BinSwing Bin is the stunning result of tireless effort, thought, and passion poured into a seemingly mundane everyday object like the trash can. A two piece design, Swing Bin consists of a wooden lid and ABS can - white with maple or black with walnut – that come together with no hinge, mechanism, or moving parts of any kind. Instead, the cleverly balanced lid sits on a slight cutout […]

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Swing Bin

Swing Bin is the stunning result of tireless effort, thought, and passion poured into a seemingly mundane everyday object like the trash can. A two piece design, Swing Bin consists of a wooden lid and ABS can - white with maple or black with walnut – that come together with no hinge, mechanism, or moving parts of any kind. Instead, the cleverly balanced lid sits on a slight cutout in the tube, swinging down when pressed before closing slowly with a light, satisfying click. And while it won’t hold a trash bag, relegating it to recycling or cleaner waste duties, its crevasse-free design and cover that comes right off greatly simplifies cleaning should the need arise.

Pledge at Kickstarter – $65+

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Buster + Punch Electricity Light Switches http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/buster-punch-electricity-light-switches.html http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/buster-punch-electricity-light-switches.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:01:56 +0000 http://gearhungry.com/?p=22146 Buster + Punch Light SwitchesYou know those ubiquitously boring white light switches adorning the wall of nigh every home you walk into? There are better options, and that also applies to the junk your local hardware store stocks. Take for instance Buster + Punch’s Electricity range of Light Switches, all made of combinations of solid metal including steel, brass, smoked bronze, and anodized aluminum. Each substantial dimmer or switch is diamond-cut knurled for tactility and is […]

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Buster + Punch Light Switches

You know those ubiquitously boring white light switches adorning the wall of nigh every home you walk into? There are better options, and that also applies to the junk your local hardware store stocks. Take for instance Buster + Punch’s Electricity range of Light Switches, all made of combinations of solid metal including steel, brass, smoked bronze, and anodized aluminum. Each substantial dimmer or switch is diamond-cut knurled for tactility and is offered in single or double switch units that secure to a wall with matching penny buttons.

Check out the full lineup at Buster + Punch – $30+

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Original Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/original-nomad-collapsible-hot-tub.html http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/original-nomad-collapsible-hot-tub.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:20:34 +0000 http://gearhungry.com/?p=22129 Original Nomad Collapsible Hot TubJust because you’re roughing it doesn’t mean you should deprive yourself of pleasurable amenities – take, for instance, hot tubs. Granted, we didn’t figure portable hot tubs were in short order until stumbling upon The Original Nomad’s Collapsible Hot Tub. This 225 gallon tub fits up to four adults snugly, coming apart afterwards to pack away into a 30″ long duffel. And if freezing cold water isn’t your jam, […]

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Original Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub

Just because you’re roughing it doesn’t mean you should deprive yourself of pleasurable amenities – take, for instance, hot tubs. Granted, we didn’t figure portable hot tubs were in short order until stumbling upon The Original Nomad’s Collapsible Hot Tub. This 225 gallon tub fits up to four adults snugly, coming apart afterwards to pack away into a 30″ long duffel. And if freezing cold water isn’t your jam, rig it up with their stainless steel heating coil that uses thermosyphoning to eschew the need for a pump and warms water with propane, natural gas, or even firewood.

Find it at The Original Nomad – $550 (tub alone) to $1000 (tub + heating coil)

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OM/ONE Levitating Bluetooth Speaker http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/omone-levitating-bluetooth-speaker.html http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/omone-levitating-bluetooth-speaker.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:00:56 +0000 http://gearhungry.com/?p=22117 OM:ONE Levitating Bluetooth SpeakerAt its base, OM/ONE is already a solid 3 watt portable speaker, complete with Bluetooth 4.0, one 75 mm audio driver, a built-in microphone, and 15 hours of battery life. But unmissable is the fact that it magically floats 1.2 inches in the air when placed on its stand thanks to electromagnets within, slowly spinning all the while. Granted, its levitating act is mostly aesthetic, but that’s still bound […]

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OM:ONE Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

At its base, OM/ONE is already a solid 3 watt portable speaker, complete with Bluetooth 4.0, one 75 mm audio driver, a built-in microphone, and 15 hours of battery life. But unmissable is the fact that it magically floats 1.2 inches in the air when placed on its stand thanks to electromagnets within, slowly spinning all the while. Granted, its levitating act is mostly aesthetic, but that’s still bound to sway us into choosing OM/ONE over its more grounded counterparts.

Hit up OM/ONE to learn more - $180

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The Floyd Leg Color Collection http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/the-floyd-leg-color-collection.html http://gearhungry.com/2014/08/the-floyd-leg-color-collection.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:10:56 +0000 http://gearhungry.com/?p=22112 The Floyd Leg Color CollectionWant to build your own furniture but lack the know-how and the willingness to learn? It’s probably for the better, since a set of Floyd Legs plus a slab of something – reclaimed wood, metal, whatever – will look nicer anyhow. These steel legs come in either 16″ or 29″ heights, attach to materials up to 2″ thick using a simple clamp, and are now offered in vermillion red, pastel blue, and […]

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The Floyd Leg Color Collection

Want to build your own furniture but lack the know-how and the willingness to learn? It’s probably for the better, since a set of Floyd Legs plus a slab of something – reclaimed wood, metal, whatever – will look nicer anyhow. These steel legs come in either 16″ or 29″ heights, attach to materials up to 2″ thick using a simple clamp, and are now offered in vermillion red, pastel blue, and saffron yellow in addition to the original’s black and white. Their quick setup also makes for ideal portable tables, mounting and dismounting in just minutes.

Learn more at The Floyd Leg – $179 to $189 for a 4-pack

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