Ever since we saw those Dragonball Z fighters toss aside their weighted training clothes and leaped into some high octane anime fight scenes, we knew we wanted to shoot energy blasts. But weighted clothing is a more practical endeavor and no one makes weighted clothing like Titin. Weight placement is of utmost importance and most weighted vests end up putting all of their downward force on the wearer’s shoulders. Titin uses hydro-gel inserts, with a similar density to muscle, to evenly distribute weights in a way that they mold to the natural muscle structure. This keeps the workout intense without destroying your joints. The inserts can be heated up or cooled and will hold that temperature for about half an hour. In terms of weight, you are only adding five pounds (thirteen if you also have the shirt), but it will add noticeable gains to your hops and speed. Get the shorts at a reduced price by pledging $99 at Kickstarter.com
Yes another book is being featured on Guydster, but instead of showing you exciting new ways to eat something you don’t like eating… Actually there’s surely a chapter on that in the pages of Sexual Fitness too. This book teaches you to take your sex up to a new level while also providing you with a great workout. On average we burn around 100 to 150 calories during sex, but some of the positions can bring those numbers up to 400 calories or more. Essentially your partner will act as the barbell for some weight training exercises, except you also get to penetrate the barbell (Warning: do not try techniques learned in the book on gym equipment). Available in hardcover and on Kindle for $12. amazon.com
Ever loaned a friend your USB key to share some of your legally obtained album or TV show? No doubt you bought a new flash drive shortly after…you gave up hope it would ever be returned (eight weeks later). Made from recycled paper pulp and plastic, Gigs 2 Go is a credit card sized four-pack of tear away USB drives. Available in packs of 1Gb, 8Gb and 16Gb; these drives are an inexpensive way to share large files. For artists and entrepreneurs, Gigs 2 Go could be the new business card. The 4X8Gb and 4X16Gb packs can be custom engraved or feature any graphic you supply and the creators can also preload files for you; a great way to hand out a sales presentation or your music/photography/whatever else portfolio. We should note that if you did hand out packs like business cards you might have to eat your shoes. Starting at $24.95. gigs2gousb.com
While you dream about the Aero-X Hover-Bike we just posted about, here’s something a little more down to earth. The Skylock is a clever device that hopes to change the future of bicycle protection, safety and accessibility. Its dual-locking mechanism can alert your smart phone if someone tries tamper with the lock to prevent theft, using Bluetooth or wifi. Sensors in the lock can detect if you get into an accident and alert the authorities automatically, providing an extra layer of protection. The Skylock also allows you to share your bike with others like never before, without ever handing over a physical key. That’s because it can be unlocked remotely from anywhere with your smart phone. As you’d expect from a cutting edge device, it charges its battery via solar power. You just may never get your bike stolen again. $159. www.skylock.cc
When we first saw the Aero-X, we actually thought it was a hoax. Then we saw the test footage and, while the hovercraft shown did not come close to the claimed ten feet of lift; it was enough to inspire a synchronized, “hover-bikes are real” dance in the office. It got weird. The Aero-X will seat two, with a weight capacity of 310lbs and control much like a motorcycle. It will travel at speeds up to forty-five miles per hour while hovering up to ten feet high. Fueled by automotive gasoline, this vehicle isn’t totally futuristic; but hopefully a solar power won’t seem so impossible once we’re flying a whole pork roast home for a barbecue. You can reserve your hover-bike for $5,000 with a projected shipment of 2017. Pre-orders are fully refundable and the final price will likely be over $85,000. While we have you, why don’t you click some ads so we can start saving up for hover-bikes too. aerofex.com
Today, the sheer volume of online news can be overwhelming. The GemWhere smart voice watch hopes to solve this problem by sifting through the current events and information and deliver only the most important and relevant news items to the user. The company calls these streamlined news items “gems”. The GemWhere watch of course also keeps you up to date with your social media feeds and texts. The device’s built-in speaker allows it to ‘read’ the news items to you in addition to displaying them neatly on the screen, and can be connected via Bluetooth to your car’s audio system. Thanks to an onboard camera, owners will also be able to take pictures and videos with the device. $199+. www.kickstarter.com
Thank you to everyone that participated in our Soft Goat Stubble Softener giveaway. The three lucky, randomly selected winners of the Soft Goat Stubble Softener include Denny Phan, Karina Holz and Kelly Remington. Congratulations to all! If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry, Guydster’s got more great giveaways coming up very soon.
About the Soft Goat Stubble Softener
Having to shave is a hassle. Equally annoying is the sharp stubble that comes back the next day, especially for your partner. The Soft Goat Stubble Softener is a simple but genius way to address this problem, on both your face and in your pants. Simply rub the Soft Goat hypoallergenic pad in a circular motion and it’ll gently round the ends of your scruff. A ladies version is called “Soften Her”. For more info check out thesoftgoat.com.
This portable grill would have made it on our Grill Guide, if it were not in the middle of its Kickstarter campaign and unavailable until the end of summer. Surpassing their goal eight times over, with weeks left; BioLite’s wood burning grill was originally conceived as an affordable alternative for cooking over an open fire. In many countries, cooking over an open flame is one’s only option and deaths as a result of cooking related smoke inhalation and burns are greater than that of Aids or Malaria. The highlight feature is BioLite’s thermoelectric generator. The generator uses the fire’s heat to powers a fan that improves combustion, but the generator can also be used to power devices via USB. Fuel is easy enough to get on site as you just need sticks and the BaseCamp Stove is easily transported thanks to its foldable legs and sturdy handle. A gooseneck USB light is also included so you can see how bad you’re burning your steaks, even at night. Pledge $299 at Kickstarter.com
We weren’t sure what to think when we saw UV’s Sriracha flavored vodka. Sure we’ll put Sriracha on everything to the detriment of our own butt holes and yes that bottle of water on my desk is filled with vodka, but combining the two? Well okay, actually that doesn’t sound half bad, especially considering there may have been an incident once where someone may or may not have drunken straight Sriracha. So we got the team together to try some of UV’s suggested cocktails which include: the obvious Bloody Mary, Sriracha Chelada (a beer based cocktail), Sriracha Fried Ice-cream, and the chocolate chili martini. We took a lot of notes, but blacked out and lost them; so consider that the Guydster seal of approval. It is a little weak at just 30% alcohol, but we definitely recommend trying a bottle. $12 for a 750ml bottle. Check out UV’s recipes at uvvodka.com
We bet you never thought a book would be useful for surviving a zombie apocalypse. It isn’t like the works of Dickens would make great projectiles. Whether it’s a zombie apocalypse or one of those more likely apocalypses; famine will be a serious threat. Knowing how to cook bugs in a way that won’t leave you hurling may be a useful skill in this zombie dog eat dog future. There are no recipes for mock fried chicken made from grasshoppers; in fact a lot of the book covers the history of eating insects, background information and interviews with world figures on the subject. For those too grossed out by the thought of intentionally eating a spider, remember; the FDA allows an “acceptable amount” of insect parts in most canned goods. Might as well embrace it and learn to make a mean cricket kabob. $20 hardcover or $10 for a Kindle copy. amazon.com
Choosing a grill is a lot like choosing a woman (or man). Are you ready for a big commitment or do you want something cheap that you can ditch when something better comes along? Do you want something that can easily fit on a balcony without being a fire hazard? Are you prepared to piss away money on chunks of carbon to keep the fires burning? Well, Guydster may not be able to help you with women, as proven by these previous analogies; but we can help you sort through your needs to find the right grill. Lets look at the top three gas and charcoal grills and maybe an electric “grill” if there’s time.
There’s a reason soccer is the biggest sport in the world, it’s accessible. All one needs is a ball and maybe two rocks to set up the goal posts; or perhaps a backpack with a built in net. Golme is for anyone who has ever triumphantly booted the soccer ball between two make shift posts, only to realize you now have to walk a good 200m to retrieve it. Until you deploy the 1.5’ by 1.5’ net, Golme appears as a normal bag with one big compartment separated by front and back mounted organizers. The net pops out the bottom and there is a mesh ball bag in the side pocket. The bag itself acts as an anchor for the net, so don’t stop for a quick soccer match while transporting your crystal vase collection. amazon.com
You may not know exactly why it’s bad for you, but you probably know that carrying your smart phone in your pocket is not good for your man stuff. Research links wireless radiation to low sperm counts and low sperm motility in men. And who knows what other research may reveal after prolonged periods of time. But worry not, because now there’s a solution. The Wireless Armour Anti WiFi Boxers are made from a unique fabric containing pure silver fibers that are said to block 99.9 percent of electromagnetic radiation from devices like smart phones, tablets and laptops. Plus the silver fibers have has antimicrobial properties that help minimize funny smells. We wonder – why did it take so long for someone to come with this? This is a man must-have! Pre-order yours for $26. www.indiegogo.com
The spring is here and it’ll soon be time to bust our your summer kicks, as soon as the never ending rain stops. If you want to sport the sockless look this summer and not have to deal with smelly shoes, check out the Gekks Shoe Liners. These thin, breathable liners are designed to stay put inside any loafer-style shoes and remain firmly in place until you’re ready to take them out for a wash. Their design allows them to firmly but temporarily adhere to the inside of your shoes using a combination of garment design, knitting techniques, and a thin adhesive gel on the outside of the liner. The Gekks let you roll with your casual style of slipping in and out of your shoes barefoot, and add comfort and anti-stench properties while wearing the shoes. Sounds like an amazingly comfortable lifestyle to us! $25/each or $48/2-pack. www.mygekks.com
Having to shave is a hassle. Equally annoying is the sharp stubble that comes back the next day, especially for your partner. The Soft Goat Stubble Softener is a simple but genius way to address this problem, on both your face and in your pants. Simply rub the Soft Goat hypoallergenic pad in a circular motion and it’ll gently round the ends of your scruff. A ladies version is called “Soften Her”. To qualify for this giveaway simply ‘Like’ Guydster on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Then tell us something about your shaving habits on our Facebook or Twitter page. Do you shave for work because you have to? How often do you shave your face or down below? Or do you sport a hipster beard? Three winners will be announced on May 13th, 2014. All of our existing social media fans will also qualify for this giveaway by answering the question. For more info check out thesoftgoat.com. Please enter the contest below:
The contest is open to all US and Canadian residents 18+.
If you play guitar, there are few things in life better than writing your own tunes while having a few beers. The trouble is, not remembering the chords or the lyrics – and don’t blame it on the beers. The Gibson Memory Cable is here to the rescue, making sure that you’ll never lose that creative moment again, at least the guitar portion of it. The cable’s built-in, compact recorder (designed by TASCAM) can save up to 13 hours of your playing, in CD-quality 44.1kHz/16-bit resolution, to a Micro SD card. You can then transfer it to your computer and use it with your multi-track recording software. Works with both guitars and keyboards. We dig it! $TBA. www2.gibson.com
We won’t even pretend we understand how this camera works but, to be honest, we aren’t a hundred percent on how any camera actually makes an image. It seems the Lytro Illum camera takes in light from all angles and allows you to adjust focal points, perspectives, and dimensions; in post. Being able to play with angles and focus after you’ve taken a picture will save a lot of time setting up your shots, but it also means you’ll never have an out of focus shot again (unless you’re trying to be artsy). The processing power is pretty impressive as well; on the same level as most tablets. By pre-ordering and submitting three of your own shots, you could win a trip to shoot alongside a “prominent photographer”. Pre-order price: $1,499. lytro.com
If you work in a construction trade and like to wear a nice watch, then the INOX is a watch you’ll want to take a look at. It’s also a great fit for those of you walk into door frames with their watches or occasionally drop them from a 2nd floor balcony. That’s because the INXO is one of the most trustworthy and resistant watches Victorinox has ever built. It is crafted from a solid stainless steel block, and protected by a removable bumper of nylon and silicone. Victorinox has put the INXO through a barrage of 130 different tests to ensure that it’ll pass the test of time. For instance, the INOX can withstand a 10 meter drop onto a concrete surface. And as you might expect the company even drove a 64-ton Swiss Army tank over the INOX to test its durability. The INOX is powered by a Ronda 715 quartz movement and water resistant up to 200m. $TBA. www.victorinox.com
Step aside Kool-Aid, there’s a new “add water and stir” crystal in town and it doesn’t change color when you add water. It becomes alcohol. Powdered alcohol, or Palcohol, is exactly what it sounds like. Each pouch contains the equivalent of one mix drink worth of alcohol (10-12% by volume). It was purposefully made large in volume to deter people from snorting it; but if you want to try for yourself, we’d love to hear about it. When Palcohol is released it will be available as rum, vodka, Cosmopolitan, Mojito, Margarita and Lemon Drop. This will undoubtedly make sneaking drinks into movies much easier; just don’t give any to the Kool-Aid man. If you hadn’t already guessed, he is well over the limit. Palcohol is expected to be available this fall. For more info, visit palcohol.com