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Conqueror makes the ultimate self-sufficient campers for outdoor adventures

Traveling cross-country is an adventurer’s dream, but it often means you have to adjust to lower comfort levels. Conqueror Australia is set to bust …

Camping

IZON | REMOTE ROOM MONITOR

IZON by Stem Innovation is a wi-fi video monitor that allows you to automatically watch, listen and record from any place in the world. All you need …

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Wooden spiral staircase by Paul Coudamy

French designer Paul Coudamy has designed this wooden spiral staircase for a private home in Paris, France.<p>Design: Paul Coudamy<br>Photography: Benjamin …

Architecture-civil Engineering

Stairway, what do you think this?

Genie is claimed to use less power than other smart locks

Smart locks are becoming increasingly popular, with examples currently including the Lockitron and the Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt. Many of …

Home Automation

Survival belt buckles a GPS, blade and fire starter to your waist

California-based SlideBelts offers a unique style of belt buckle, which it has been developing and improving for more than half a decade. In place of …

You'll soon get the chance to buy Teague's e-bike of the future

If you saw the Teague X/Sizemore "Denny" e-bike last week and voted for it in the Oregon Manifest design contest, pat yourself on the back -- it just won. As a result, what was merely a design experiment will now become an actual retail product built by Fuji Bikes, available to buy in 2015. To …

The Vocca lets almost any lightbulb listen for (and obey) your commands

We've been controlling lightbulbs with claps for ages now, but you'll soon be able to illuminate your foyer with mere words... as long as the teeming millions and their wallets are down with it. The $39 Vocca is a simple, savvy intermediary that aims to give most regular lightbulbs the ability to …

Life-Saving Boot Can Detect Active Landmines from 6.5 Feet Away

Bogota-based design firm Lemur Studio has designed a life-saving boot insert which can detect landmines from a distance of 6.5 feet. SaveOneLife was …

Lemurs

World's First Jetpack to Hit the Market in 2014, New Prototype Unveiled

New Zealand’s Martin Aircraft Company has redesigned the Martin Jetpack in preparation for the personal aircraft’s commercial launch in mid-2014. The …

Aviation

INFOGRAPHIC: Why It's Important to Say Goodbye to Your Old Incandescent Light Bulbs

Governments around the world are gradually phasing out the energy-inefficient incandescent light bulb, but many homeowners have yet to make the …

Infographics

Clever Camping Cookware Designs

Auto designers and Milan-friendly furniture folks are the rockstars of industrial design, but designers who work on camping cookware deserve more …

Furniture

Axor Starck V is the coolest faucet you have ever seen - Luxurylaunches

The Axor Starck V faucet is fluid and transparent, just like the water that free-falls into the sink vessel through it. Presented at the Milan Design …

This Balcony Bench Converts to a Table for Two

Sometimes you need a bench and sometimes you need a table. If you have a balcony, patio, terrace, or other small space you can get two in one with …

Yamaha announces narrow, light and very affordable Tricity tilting 3-wheeler

Motoring giant Yamaha has thrown its considerable weight behind the tilting three-wheeler concept as a traffic-busting personal mobility solution …

SmartCharge LED Bulb

A 5W LED bulb with a battery that keeps it alive for up to 4 hours in the event of a power outage. Unlike emergency lights, SmartCharge fits in …

The Tranquility Pod waterbed gently pulsates with music to offer the ultimate restful sleep -

September 1, 2008

The Gear of Tomorrow—Today

The bell announcing the end of Outdoor Retailer rung about 72 hours ago, and I am still nursing a gear hangover. In the sea of the show floor, these following "Best For" standouts weren't quite Gear of the Show worthy but they still promise to change the way we think about gear.<p>Best Camping …

Backpacking

Hera Arms Tiarii turns a pistol into a carbine

The Tiarii disassembled. (<i>Photo credit: Hera Arms</i>)<p>I was setting up guns at the range last weekend when Jacob, my aide with all things tactical, …

Three Weapons in One: Apache Centerfire Revolver - Guns & Ammo

Certainly one of the more interesting and unique revolvers ever manufactured, the Apache centerfire was produced in Belgium approximately around the …

G&A Basics: How AR-15 Muzzle Brakes Work - Guns & Ammo

Photo by Tim Yan<p>Contrary to popular opinion, the way muzzle brakes work is less voodoo magic than it is rocket science.<p>It’s true, so you can leave …

Sleep Under the Stars with the Cosmos Bed

Ever wish you could sleep under the night sky from the comfort of your own bedroom? The Cosmos Bed design by Natalia Rumyantseva adds a canopy of …

ShadeStays Keep Your Sunglasses on Your Hat

Hats are a great spot to keep your sunglasses on when you’re out and about. But sometimes it can be hard to get those shades to actually stay put on …

A Cooking Grate that Fits on a Spare Tire

Taking along a campfire grill to do some cooking in the great outdoors is a lot easier with the Front Runner Spare Tire Mount BBQ Grate. When you’re …

How to Choose the Perfect Survival Knife: 6 Features to Look For | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p>I don’t remember my first kiss or even who it was with. I can barely …

A Futuristic Lantern You Can Take Anywhere

What would happen if you mixed the Jawbone Jambox with a Coleman lantern? You’d get the Vela.<p>Last year, Twisthink designer Joe VanFaasen bought a 1967 Airstream trailer. He took his family camping once before the season got too cold. And in the off season, he starting shopping for more gear–namely …

Portable

Sway | Leaning Electric Three Wheeler

Sway Motorsports have introduced at this week´s CES, a compact all-electric, three wheel vehicle named Sway. The electric trike is targeted at the …

CES

Gear Review: WakaWaka Solar Lamp and Charger

Many of us in the United States have dealt with storm-related power outages lately, and the WakaWaka (Swahalil for "shine bright") solar-powered LED …

Adventure Tech: Garmin Fenix 2 GPS Watch

The battle for your wrist is about to get a lot more interesting.<p>In March, Garmin will be shipping the much anticipated Fenix 2 GPS fitness and …