Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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This Minimal Wood Wallet Even Has Space For Change SHOP

With so many apps and things you can do on your phone to save space in your wallet, it’s really time you pared down that Costanza-esque monstrosity in your back pocket. The Poquito Wood Wallet is a cleverly designed wallet that looks good and stores all your cash-related items. It holds up to 6 cards and some cash securely, but what really sets it apart from similar wallets is the grooved coin slot. Each of these machine-cut, hand-polished wallets comes with an extra custom molded elastomer strap and more style than that leather bi-fold packed with receipts. ... check it out
$65 buy
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The 99%: America’s Top-Rated Breweries

Most 'Best Breweries' lists are based on the author's opinion. For this list we decided to delve deeper. Instead of just telling you what we think, we used a web scraper to pull data from BeerAdvocate (our trusted source for beer reviews) so we could comb through it and determine what people really think. If breweries ... continue reading
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8 New Apps You Should Know

Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just check these ones we've selected for you. This is a collection of our favorite new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure. Inbox by Gmail - iOS Android PhotoMath - iOS HERE - ... continue reading
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 The Lovecats (NSFW) - The Lovecats 2 The Secret in Abraham Lincoln's Pocket Watch - Mashable 3 How to Earn the Right to Buy Ferrari's Most Exclusive Hypercar - Wired 4 DIY Halloween Costumes For Grown Men - Esquire 5 The Greatest Beard in the World - Buzzfeed 6 8 New Beers You Should Know - Cool ... continue reading
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Turn Your Disposable Lighter Into a Pocket Torch SHOP

Using a disposable lighter to try and ignite firewood or get a camping stove going isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean you need a different tool for the job. With The Pocket Torch, your cheap disposable lighter transforms into powerful little torch with a flame temperature of 2,300 °F. A former Backpacker Editors’ Choice Award-Winning device, The Pocket Torch is an ingenious and affordable way to handle tasks your lighter isn’t normally equipped for. Simply pop it on your lighter, and you’ve got yourself a little blowtorch. ... check it out
$20 buy