Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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The Emergency Cash Stash SHOP

Leave your wallet behind, or lose it altogether, and you’ll realize just how important it is to have money with you at all times. For a little extra cash should that happen, drop the Emergency Cash Stash on your key ring. The mini canister holds one rolled up bill for situations when you need money most. Machined ... continue reading
$25 buy MORE: Gear, EDC.
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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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Seinfeld Action Figures

Thanks to the latest line of toys from Vinyl Sugar, you can create your own scenes about nothing. The recently announced line of cartoonish figures from the Funko line includes a handful of memorable Seinfeld characters. Choose from Kramer, The Soup Nazi, Newman, J. Peterman, Puddy, and Frank Costanza (complete with ... continue reading
$20 buy MORE: Home, Seinfeld, TV, Vinyl Sugar.
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Marisa Papen by Wouter Struyf (NSFW) - C-Heads 2 The Importance of a Fighting Stance - Youtube 3 Breathtaking Views of Cities, Filmed by Drones - io9 4 Action Bronson’s Tips for Eating with a Beard - Nylon 5 Brands by Hand - Whudat 6 Watching the Restoration of a Book is Kind of Amazing - Sploid 7 ... continue reading
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Google Introduces “Find My Phone”

Forgetful iPhone users have long relied on the Find My iPhone feature to locate their misplaced device. Finally, Android users can get the same peace of mind. "Find My Phone" from Google lets Android smartphone owners track down their missing device from any computer. When your phone is lost, simply hop on Google ... continue reading
$0 buy MORE: Tech, Android, Apps, Google.
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Compact Inner Tube Toiletry Bag

Even if your next trip isn't behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer, this Compact Inner Tube Toiletry Bag is a pretty sweet way to bring your bathroom essentials along for your travels. Crafted from upcycled truck inner tubes, this compact dopp kit even comes with a zipper pull made from an old tube valve. It's water-resistant ... continue reading
$30 buy MORE: Bags, Gear, Travel, Bags, Shave, Travel.
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The Weekend Agenda

Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days. 1 LOOK AT THIS: Rosie Huntington Whiteley for Violet Grey (NSFW) - Violet Grey 2 READ THIS: David Chase Analyzes the Final Scene of The Sopranos - Vulture 3 ... continue reading
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10 Movies That Made Us Cry

It's time to leave the macho persona at the door. We'll admit it, some movies just get us right in the feels. And, unless your heart is made of stone, we're guessing you're the same way. We asked around the office and found 10 films that have made the guys at Cool Material cry like little, puny babies. The Green ... continue reading
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Trailer #2

There's nothing we have to write here to tell you to watch this immediately. This trailer is loaded with nostalgia. Get ready for some familiar faces, ships, and one epic speech. Without giving too much of the plot away, J.J. Abrams has once again given us fanboy goosebumps. Someone get us a time machine and set it ... continue reading
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The Seven Kingdoms Mug SHOP

Channel your inner Tyrion Lannister and drink your wine—or beer, booze, blood of your enemies—from this handmade Horn Mug. Each is crafted from a real cattle horn and is ready for your next Game of Thrones feast. And since each is made from actual cattle horn, no two are alike. All are finished by hand and attached ... continue reading
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One-Piece Leather Wallets Made in Brooklyn SHOP

Your wallet holds some of your most important items and it’s with you everyday, so why would you buy something poorly made that you hate looking at? These wallets from Death at Sea are constructed out of one stunning piece of leather that’s been laser cut and folded into a wallet worthy of all your important cards and cash. Each is made in Brooklyn and offers space for bills, cards, and other necessities. They blend the classic good looks of traditional wallets with a bit of a modern edge thanks to the interior skull logo and raw inside edges. ... check it out
$45+ buy