Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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8 New Beers You Should Know

When you hit your local liquor store or brewery in search of some new beers to try, there are a few we'd recommend keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new, some are brewery-only releases, and some were just announced for future release. Next time you're out scouting potential fridge-dwellers, look out for ... continue reading
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Canadian Maple Knife Set

Think of your average chef's knife. Got it in your mind? Okay, it probably has a wooden handle, a few rivets, and a shiny blade and bolster, right? Fact is, there isn't a lot of innovation when it comes to the aesthetics of a kitchen knife. This Maple Knife Set reimagines the classic design by allowing the wood to ... continue reading
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Last Minute Gifts Delivered by 12/24 SHOP

Still hunting for holiday gifts? With tons of gifts for guys still in stock, the Cool Material Shop has you covered with Guaranteed Delivery by 12/24. During checkout just select 'Holiday Shipping' and we'll be sure to ship your order with enough time to get it under the tree. Plus, when you spend $200 or more, you'll get 'Free Guaranteed Delivery' by 12/24. ... check it out
$9+ buy
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A Hand Warmer, Phone Charger, and Flashlight in One SHOP

In an effort to conserve packing space, we like our gear to pull double-duty, and, when possible, triple-duty. Not only will this aluminum cylinder warm up in less than five minutes to keep your hands toasty, but it can also charge your phone and act as a pocket flashlight. It can stay warm for up to three hours to make winter excursions more bearable, and give your phone a little jolt or the path in front of you a little better lighting. Able to be recharged over 500 times, it’s the ultimate companion for cold months or late night expeditions. ... check it out
$40 buy
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Shoot Fireballs From Your Palm with PYRO

Finally, our childhood dreams of becoming Ryu or Ken can be realized. PYRO is a little device that straps to your wrist and allows you to shoot fireballs from your open palm. While not a toy, this could be pretty damn fun. Each comes with enough cotton and paper for the wrist device to fire 50 times, and you can shoot ... continue reading
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Gift Guide: The Lush

Gift Guide: The Lush For the guy who opens gifts with scotch in hand, there’s a lot you can get him that doesn’t have to go in his glass. Whether his libation of choice is a beer, a cocktail, or something stronger, let this gift guide point you in the right direction this holiday season. .container: ... continue reading
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Pirelli "Form & Desire" (NSFW) - Selectism 2 First Clip from Better Call Saul - AMC 3 LEGO Star Wars Teaser Trailer - Laughing Squid 4 The Best Sci-Fi Film Is 3 Minutes Long - Vimeo 5 Holiday Gifts for the Stoner - Cool Material 6 The Men Paid To Break-In Designer Jeans - The Guardian 7 ... continue reading
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This Skull Bottle Opener Will Remind You To Celebrate SHOP

Back in the 1300s, Europeans decorated their homes with skulls as a reminder to celebrate life. What better way to remind yourself to have a good time than this biting skull bottle opener? Hand cast out of bronze, each features two skulls, one of which is ready to clamp down on your next bottle cap. Consider it a memento mori and toast to the good times. ... check it out
$55 buy
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U.S. Penny Bottle Opener SHOP

If your kitchen drawer looks like a cheap bottle opener graveyard, it’s time to toss all those freebies and upgrade. Not only is this U.S. Penny Bottle Opener a stunning piece of craftsmanship, it will also outperform all those cheapos you got at $2 Bud Night. Hand-shaped, sanded, and oiled in the U.S., each opener is affixed with a  penny to pop some bottles. Plus, each has a neodymium magnet embedded to hold the cap after you open your beer. It will be there for you to pop bottles for the rest of your life. ... check it out
$49 buy
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Gift Guide: The Stoner

Gift Guide: The Stoner Forget Matthew McConaughey, Serial, and the plethora of ass songs that came out, the thing that had the biggest 2014 was weed. With more states jumping on the recreational marijuana bandwagon and medical marijuana receiving support from the likes of Sanjay Gupta and others, pot was hot this ... continue reading
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Holiday Tree Hunting SPONSORED

This time of year, we'd like nothing more than to pour ourselves a hot drink and ride out the cold weather in front of a fire. Hibernation sounds ideal. While that's how we'd love to spend our winter days, there's still work to be done that requires we brave the blustery cold. - Mike Newman Brought to you by ... continue reading
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