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Sep 162014
 

Bygen Hank - The Collapsible Direct Drive Bike
The Bygen Hank Direct Bike proposes an innovative approach to classic space-saver folding bikes – a collapsible frame that slides back and forth based on the usage instance hooked-up to a direct drive system with pedals attached to the back wheel. The Bygen Hank bicycle is produced in Korea, weights less than 22 lbs (that’s less than 10KG), features a sliding carbon fiber frame which helps reducing its size when not in use, a foldable handle to make it even more compact and 20-in wheels. According to Bygen, the elimination of the bike chain results in 7-8% power increase at the same pedaling frequency.

ALSO CHECK the Transporter Commuter Bike With Trunk Wheel,the HMK 561Corbon Fiber Electric Bike and the Bicymple No-Chain Bike.

The Bygen bike will go on sale on the Korean market in October, with overseas release scheduled sometime after and will set you back a whopping $5,000 US (the price will probably lower as distribution widens).

$5,000 | BUY NOW
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Sep 092014
 

Ridge Stand, The Portable Laptop Stand
Either you work in coffee shops, from home, at the office or you’re always on the go, a good portable laptop/tablet stand can mean a lot for your ergonomic working posture and your health.

ALSO CHECK the KickFlip MacBook Pro Portable Raiser Stand , Twelve South BookArc Möd and the CalypsoFlip Holder Case.

The Ridge Stand is designed to be a such device. The laptop stand folds into a small shaped, laptop-bag friendly package that weighs only 15 ounces (that’s about 430 grams), and, while in use, can hold your tablet or laptop raised to help you assure a comfortable and ergonomic working position. While the devices has an Appleish design and is marketed as being a portable MacBook raiser stand, you should have no problems using it with any other makes and models of laptops and tablets.

The Ridge Stand is in project mode at Kickstarter, it already reached its funding cap (meaning it will surely be produced) and you can secure one for $75 US. Delivery is scheduled for December2014.

$75 | BUY NOW
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Aug 282014
 

Gunbrella - The Coolest Riffle To Defend Your From … Rain
If the Samurai Umbrella we told you about earlier was not enough for you and you want something more sophisticated to fight the rain, the Gunbrella must be just what you’re looking for. The Gunbrella is shaped as a riffle (dah!!!), sports a 40-in (103cm) canopy mounted on a 11-in (26cm) handle and opens … guess what … when you pull the riffle trigger! The Gunbrella comes with a sleeve which allows you to carry it on your shoulder, just like a regular riffle.

Little disclaimer – as always when we feature such (misleading) gear – wear it and use it with caution. We don’t want you to get in trouble with local authorities thinking it’s a real gun! Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

$99.98 | BUY NOW

 

Aug 162014
 

La Fonction Mobile Workstation Laptop Bag
While most of us are used to commute and travel with a laptop bag or backpack hanging on our shoulder, sometimes this is just not enough! For those times when you really have to get things done on the road, work in coffee shops, buses, trains or any other crowded places and still keep your stuff private – please welcome the La Fonction Mobile Workstation!

ALSO CHECK the Hard Graft Old Fashioned Italian Leather Laptop Bag and the Barbour Wax Leather Briefcase.

The laptop bag / workstation is built to allow you to safely carry your laptop around and, when work time comes, to allow you to protect your privacy while working on your laptop. The working station has plenty of internal pockets for smaller office gear and documents, comes in two colors: black and honey, is made of full-grain cow leather with aniline finish and lined with high quality Italian canvas and will set you back $1,100 US …

$1,100 | BUY NOW
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Aug 152014
 

Indian Scout 2015 Unveiled - Red Indian Side And Front View
The Indian Motorcycle Company unveiled their latest model: the 2015 Scout.
The new Scout follows the familiar classic Indian design, features a 558 lbs (253 KG) lightweight chassis which helps a lot it’s maneuverability and is powered by the first-ever liquid-cooled Indian Motorcycle V-Twin engine. The engine has a displacement of 69 cu inch (that’s 1,130 cubic centimeters) and outputs 100hp, which should confer the Scout enough power to help you do whatever your want on the road!

ALSO CHECK the Ariel Ace Customizable Motorcycle, BMW R Nine T and the coolest of ’em all, the hunderbike Unbreakable German Custom Bike we featured earlier.

The 2015 Indian Scout is available in Thunder Black, Indian Red, Silver Smoke and Thunder Black Smoke and ha a starting price of $10,999 US.

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Aug 012014
 

Funnell, The Ejectable Jacket Backpack
Walking and bike riding don’t have much in common with rain.
While enjoying a quick walk or riding your bike to work it’s super fun, sometimes mother nature is set to ruin your pleasure!

For those times, and not only, check out the new Funnell Ejectable Jacket Backpack. As the name says it, the Funnell is a cool backpack that incorporates a rain jacket. Simply pull the two ejection pullers situated on the shoulder straps and you’re ready to continue your walk and stay dry in the rain. Check the video for a quick demo!

ALSO CHECK the AyeGear Ultimate Traveler Jacket and the Goruck Bombproof Laptop Bags we wrote about earlier.

The Funnell backpack is large enough to allow you carry your daily essentials and gadgets, including your laptop or tablet. The rain jacket is made of high performance breathable fabric (same type of fabric as the one used by North Face and Columbia on their top rain jacket models) and is completely waterproof.
The Funnell is in project mode at Kickstarter with customer delivery set for November 2014.

UPDATE 10/30/2014 – The Funnell Ejectable Jacket backpack project was re-started on Kickstarter with a lower price. Delivery estimated for March 2015.

UPDATE 09/29/2015 -We updated the BUY NOW links to point to the actual product page

$149 | BUY NOW
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Jun 032014
 

Saddless Barbican Hard Leather Shoulder Messenger Bag By Brooks England
Designed as a biker bag, the Barbican Hard Leather Shoulder Bag from Brooks England is a premium messenger bag made of high quality black or brown vegetable tanned saddle leather. The bag features an innovative shoulder belt system which allows the rider, after adjusting it to the right length, to secure the bag around the waist and benefit of increased stability during the ride. The waist belt can be easily fastened and unfastened for riding or walking.

ALSO CHECK the Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Messenger Bag, the Brixton Antique Leather Messenger Camera Bag By ONA and the Whipping Post Vintage Messenger Bag Street.

The Brooks messenger bag features an internal detachable pocket for documents and small gear such as pens, chargers and USB cables and is spacious enough to be used as a laptop bag (width: 39 cm; height: 28 cm; depth: 12 cm).

$531 | BUY NOW
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