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Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard

Remember when Segways came out and everyone was blown away by the leaning controls and the idea of a personal electric vehicle? Or, do you only remember the fact that everyone looks stupid riding them? What if you could use the same sort of concept, but make it not suck? Onewheel is kind of like that... except it's ... continue reading
$1200+ buy Related Items: Rides.
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Sony A5000 Camera

To the layman, the Sony A5000 is a cool looking, interchangeable lens mirrorless digital camera with a 3" LCD screen, 1080p video, 20.1Mp sensor and built-in NFC Wi-Fi. But if you're a layman you're probably not spending $600 on a camera, so we're going to geek out a little bit on the specs. In no particular order, ... continue reading
$600 buy Related Items: Cameras, Digital Cameras, Sony, Tech.
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MeUndies Sale – 30% OFF SPONSORED

It's been dubbed the "world’s most comfortable" underwear, and priced at nearly half of its competitors ($16). After years of research and development and a "24 hour" stress test, MeUndies has created the perfect, contour fitting boxer brief that keeps its shape all day and never rides up. The first 500 Cool Material readers get 30% off orders larger than $75 when using code CM75. Not impressed? MeUndies offers a full refund and lets you even keep your first pair. Offer excludes packs and French Terry. ... check it out
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Zeus Snow Shovel Brush

The apocalyptic conditions outside could be affecting our judgement, but we're really excited about the Zeus Snow Shovel Brush that K. Appiahene-Agyei invented to help with Chicago Winters. Given the fact that it's only really a combination shovel and brush we're probably too excited, but we don't really care about ... continue reading
$30 buy Related Items: Gear, Outdoors.
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ZeroHour Battery Backup Flashlight

We won't even pretend that we don't find ourselves traveling with a backup battery for our electronics more often than not. We need constant stimulation and that requires a significant amount of juice for our iPhones, Droids and iPads. Even when you're venturing out into the wilderness to unplug your electronic devices ... continue reading
$175+ buy Related Items: Flashlights, Tech, USB.
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Iron Smoke Whiskey

Even though we haven't tried Iron Smoke Whiskey (yet!), we have no problem recommending it for the following reasons: it has a cool name; the logo is a pipe smoking skull named Skully, and it's a whiskey you've never tried. Those are all good reasons to drink this whiskey, but they're actually not the most important ... continue reading
$TBD buy Related Items: Drink, Home, whiskey.
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INSA GIFs From Around the Globe

Generally, GIFs are not found outside multi-thread e-mail responses and Facebook posts, but the format is capable of so much more in the right hands. UK artist INSA has been bounding around the globe making his own real-life GIFs. Turns out huts, walls and optical illusions are actually far more interesting than cats. Check ... continue reading
Related Items: Art, Gifs, Web.
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Quercus Modern Cuckoo Clock

We've always liked the idea of cuckoo clocks, but we could never really get behind their design aesthetic. The over the top fences, pieces of wood and pastel colors always seemed to fit more on the wall of that weird Aunt that everyone has they only see around Christmas time. There's nothing wrong with that and yes, ... continue reading
$161 buy Related Items: Art, Clocks, Furniture, Home.
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Pelican Elite Marine Coolers

We could talk about the fact that these Pelican Elite Marine Coolers have 7-10 ice retention properties, freezer-grade gaskets, 2" polyurethane insulation, a dual handle system, bear-proof latches, sloped drain, tethered plug and come in 35, 45,  65 and 95 quart sizes because those things are all fantastic, but they're ... continue reading
$240+ buy Related Items: Gear, Outdoors.
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Grahame Fowler Watch Rolls

When Hodinkee sat down with Grahame Fowler, we got the distinct impression that the man knows a thing or two about good watches. (You can watch the video here if you missed it) Once you have more than one in your collection, you're going to want a way to protect and transport them, and that's where his Watch Rolls ... continue reading
$100 buy Related Items: Bags, Gear, Men's Watches, Style.
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Nobilified Portraits

Contrary to what our parents told all of us the entire time we were growing up, we're not all little princes and princesses. But don't let the fact that there isn't noble blood running through those veins dissuade you from getting a sweet oil portrait of yourself commissioned through Nobilified. Pick a background/setting/theme ... continue reading
$100+ buy Related Items: Art, Home.
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Pacific Shaving Co. Caffeinated Shaving Products

You're not alone; we can't survive without caffeine either. It's absolutely essential in our morning routine, but Pacific Shaving Co. turned us on to some health benefits we weren't aware of. It's high in antioxidants. It's a vasoconstrictor (reduces redness, makes your skin look good). It can be absorbed through your ... continue reading
$25+ buy Related Items: Bath, Home.
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Black Label Whiskey Beef Jerky

The best part about this black label whiskey beef jerky is the fact you're getting exactly what you would expect out of a food product. Two of the top three ingredients are beef and whiskey. The third is brown sugar, but that's not that odd for jerky. No unpronounceable chemistry ingredients. Nothing out of the ordinary. ... continue reading
$7 buy Related Items: Food, Home.
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NYC Transit Duvet Cover Set

Outside of their basic color and their level of cleanliness, duvet covers are generally not something we're all that concerned with. Those two characteristics are far more important than a cool looking animal print covering your down comforter, but this NYC Transit cover set from H&M might change our minds about ... continue reading
$30 buy Related Items: Bed, Home.