Good morning. Humans traveling to Mars and living there is an increasingly realistic proposition. Astronomers in London have designed a new Mars habitat that is quite different from the bubble-home stuff you see in movies; instead, it’s more like a red-planet adobe house, mixed with space-age materials and awesome design. Here’s what’s good in gear: a titanium sake bottle, rugged Bluetooth speakers, a handmade walnut case for the new MacBook Pro and much more.
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The Chapter Knife by The James Brand
Above all else, a knife must be highly functional. It should make easy work of tricky problems, both outdoors and in. But everyday-carry knives are a bit different. Not only functional, they also need to be stylish — otherwise, it’s just a utilitarian tool you keep stashed in your pocket. The Chapter is more than a high performance blade; it is a gorgeous style accessory that deserves to be displayed proudly, and carried every day. With its titanium frame-lock, minimal moving parts and 2.8-inch stainless steel blade, this EDC knife will last a lifetime.
Skullcandy Barricade Bluetooth Speakers
Your music should follow you wherever you go, unimpeded by the elements or the necessity of an electrical outlet. Skullcandy’s Barricade speakers are built to withstand the wettest, muddiest, most physically taxing adventures, and their classic aesthetic means they also blend in wonderfully in any indoor setting. The Barricade XL is the biggest and loudest of the three; the mid-range Barricade strikes a perfect balance of portability and performance; and the Barricade Mini epitomizes compact, go-anywhere design. Grab all three, or pick the one that’s right for your lifestyle.
Every Ferrari Will Be a Hybrid by 2019, and That’s a Good Thing
Earlier this week, Ferrari announced a seismic shift in plans to hybridize all of its new cars by 2019. This is a good thing.
Mujjo Wooden Macbook Case
The new MacBook Pro is expected to release within the next few months. Here’s a one-of-a-kind case that’ll not just protect your investment, but flaunt it, too. It is handmade with smooth American walnut, lined with foam-padded full-grain leather and enclosed with a polished stainless steel door. Truly, there is no case like it. Only 50 will be made.
Snow Peak Titanium Sake Bottle
For the discerned sake or wine drinker who cares deeply about his drinking vessel, there’s this gorgeous titanium bottle. And minimalist backpackers will be happy to know it’s not just for looks — since it’s titanium, it’s also one of the lightest and strongest bottles on the market.
The HTC Bolt Aims to Be a Google Pixel Killer, But There’s a Catch
It’s endorsed by Usain Bolt, so you know it’s fast.
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