Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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BOLT2 – The World’s Smallest 2.4A Battery Backup + Wall Charger SPONSORED

FLUXMOB BOLT is the world's smallest battery backup and wall charger combined. It's awesome, but based on feedback, FLUXMOB went ahead and improved on the original. Introducing: BOLT². FLUXMOB was able to double the capacity to 6000mAh, add a second USB port, and most importantly, they more than doubled the output to 2.4A. What does that all mean? It means you can charge your phones and tablets at the same time and up to 4x faster than standard USB. Despite these performance upgrades, BOLT² is still ultra compact. TAKE CHARGE with BOLT². ... check it out
$50 buy
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The Craft Beer Guide to Dublin

Would you prefer a Guinness or a Murphy’s? Until two years ago, that was your choice when you stepped foot in any Irish pub. Sure there were a few other big name lager choices and some Beamish on occasion, but, for the most part, you had your pick of two very similar creamy stouts. Like we said, that was a few ... continue reading
MORE: Features, Beer, Dublin.
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YStudio Copper and Brass Pens

Instead of a lifetime of disposable Bics and free bank pens, why not invest in one writing instrument that will last forever? Ystudio, a Taiwan-based design studio, has created just the thing. Their line of writing instruments—a rollerball pen, ballpoint pen, mechanical pencil, and sketching pen—are all crafted ... continue reading
$70+ buy MORE: Gear, Brass, Copper, Pens, Ystudio.
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Diamond Whiskey Glasses SHOP

Pouring the good stuff into your standard tumbler isn’t doing it justice. How about a glass with as much personality as that fine bottle you only break out on special occasions? Something like these Diamond Whiskey Glasses. The diamond-shaped glasses comfortably hold your hooch on an angle and allow you to twirl ... continue reading
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The Dinky Dub Camper

With the nostalgic good looks of a VW bus, the Dinky Dub Camper is a retro way to make a road trip more enjoyable. Complete with hot/cold water, a bed/couch, Bluetooth sound system, cabinets, a dining table, and plenty of add-on possibilities, it delivers some of the convenience of home in a relatively tiny package. ... continue reading
$12800+ buy MORE: Rides, Campers, Dub-Box USA.
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Kendall Jenner's GQ Shoot - GQ 2 Iconic Movie Posters Without the Titles - It's Nice That 3 The Bug Movie Trailer - Vimeo 4 How to Beat a Polygraph Test - The New York Times 5 10 Movies That Made Us Cry - Cool Material 6 Supercut of Tarantino Driving Scenes - Laughing Squid 7 What 170-Year-Old ... continue reading
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Approved: Mini EDC Pens

The nicest pen is of no use if you don’t have it nearby when you want to write. That Montblanc sitting on your desk will only be used, well, at your desk. For all the impromptu scribbling you’ll encounter on a daily basis, consider something small and portable. These are the mini pens that get our stamp of approval. ... continue reading
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Ministry of Supply Aviator Bomber Jacket SPONSORED

The Bomber jacket is one of the most iconic pieces of menswear. But even classics can benefit from some modern ingenuity. Introducing the Aviator from Ministry of Supply. Keeping the bomber’s classic silhouette intact, Ministry of Supply added 4-way stretch to constricting spots to improve range of motion. Worried about overheating? The Aviator boasts laser-drilled ventilation under the arms and along the upper back and moisture-wicking fabric throughout. Plus, a durable water-repellent finish and waterproof zipper ensure full protection. It’s the classic bomber jacket, only better. ... check it out
$278 buy