Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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Machined Dice

If the dice in that travel Monopoly set just feel a tad too cheap to you, check out these 1/2" aluminum Machined Dice. Made ideal for travel, the dice where smartly machined to balance the weight perfectly. This was achieved by varying the depths of the spots on them so no side is weighted more than any other (kind ... continue reading
$20 buy MORE: Games, Home, Games.
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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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Solo Smart Drone

Since your next drone purchase will probably be your first drone purchase, it pays to go with something fairly straightforward. The Solo Smart Drone from 3DR gives you all the functionality of more complicated quadcopters in an easy to understand package. It starts with a video game-like controller that delivers pushbutton ... continue reading
$1000 buy MORE: Tech, 3DR, Drones.
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Japanese Herb Stash Containers SHOP

Keeping your stash in Ziploc bags makes you look like a party-hungry college freshman. For a more adult way of handling things, consider one of these Stash Containers. Made from either beaten copper or Paulownia tree wood, each has an inner lid to keep things fresh and an aesthetic that will jive with a clean, modern room. The copper container even includes a copper scoop, and either can be used for tea and other loose items, as well. It's time to graduate from baggies. ... check it out
$30+ buy
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ANICORN Series 000 Watches

Opting for concentric discs instead of standard hands, ANICORN's Series 000 watches are truly unique. The minimal automatic timepieces still display hours, minutes, and seconds, but they do so in a way that will take you a little bit of time to get used to. Once you do, you'll appreciate the clever and clean design ... continue reading
$325 buy MORE: Style, Anicorn, Watches.
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Wastelands - Yume Magazine 2 Stream 'Cherry Bomb' from Tyler, The Creator - Hypetrak 3 The Most Stylish Movies of the 90s, Ranked - Esquire 4 The Life of a Whiskey Barrel - Cool Material 5 Anthony Bourdain's Tips for Eating Well While Abroad - Entrepreneur 6 Almost Every Song Used in a Wes Anderson ... continue reading
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With Whiskey Bullets, It’s Okay to Mix Ammo and Alcohol SHOP

On our list of bad combinations, whiskey and weapons is up there with toothpaste and orange juice. And while we’d normally never recommend mixing the two, we’re going to make an exception. These Whiskey Bullets are the most menacing way to chill a few fingers of the good stuff. The bullets sink to the bottom of your glass and slightly chill your drink without watering it down and costing you flavor. Each bullet is rounded off so you won’t chip or scratch your tumbler. The next time you’re concocting a devilish plan, make this the ammo to chill your hooch. ... check it out
$45 buy
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The Casper Mattress SPONSORED

Few things will improve your life like getting a good night's sleep. Problem is, while you can hit the lights and turn off the TV early, the wrong mattress will sabotage all your efforts. That's why it's time for the Casper mattress. Developed by a team of engineers with experience from IDEO, the Casper mattress offers ... continue reading
$500+ buy MORE: Home, Casper, Mattress, Sleep.
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Leather Cord Wraps SHOP

Crafted from premium soft leather, the Leather Cord Wrap is the perfect way to pay some attention to all your cords and cables when you’re on the go. It holds three cables and two plugs and has a button-sealed pouch for other random accessories. Perfect for not having your cords end up in a tangled pile at the bottom of your weekender when you’re traveling. Each is handmade in Los Angeles. ... check it out
$40 buy
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Trees Grown Into Furniture

It seems wrong that we grow a tree for half a century only to chop it down, waste a ton of it, and use up plenty of energy to make a few pieces of furniture. Full Grown, a U.K.-based company, has a better idea. The company creates plastic molds of chairs, light pendants, and other pieces of furniture, and, in essence, ... continue reading
$3700 buy MORE: Home, Full Grown, Furniture.