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Our 15 Most Popular Products of 2014

Our 15 Most Popular Products of 2014

When a year comes to a close, we like to look back at what you guys enjoyed on Cool Material from the last 365 days and what you didn’t. And while we’ll use the latter category to help make tweaks to what we post, we figured we’d share the stuff you seemed to dig the most. Here are the 15 most popular products we posted in 2014.

15. The Dash – Wireless Smart In-Ear Headphones

The world’s first smart earphones were one of the biggest Kickstarter projects of the year raising over $3 million. Link

14. TIK – The World’s Thinnest and Lightest Keychain

EDC products were hot this past year, and in the name of space, there was this clever little keychain. Link

13. Leatherman Hail + Style PS

They claim it’s TSA-friendly, and that makes it one of the handiest multi-tools for travelers. Link

12. Compact Folding Survival Bow

Maybe the popularity of The Walking Dead had something to do with this zombie apocalypse-approved bow being so popular. Link

11. Toyota Tacoma Polar Expedition Truck

We’ve had a mild winter so far, and the only one sad about that is this truck. Unfortunately, the one-off is no longer on the market. Link

10. Gerber GDC Money Clip with Hidden Blade

Another popular everyday carry item from the past year is this money clip from Gerber. The razor-sharp secret blade gives it a cool leg up on other money clips. Link

9. Popcord Phone Charger

Surprisingly, we still hated the battery life on our devices in 2014. For a charger you won’t leave at home, go with Popcord. Link

8. Ring – The Smart Ring that Controls Your Devices

We’ll admit, we were excited about the potential of this Kickstarter (as were the many, many backers). It turned out to be a pretty big disappointment based on reviews, but that doesn’t mean the idea wasn’t interesting. Link

7. Everlane Lightweight Bomber Jacket

You know what? We’re really fucking glad this made it as one of the top products of the year. It’s not some crazy gadget promising to change your world, it’s just a well-made, affordable, and good-looking jacket. That’s something we appreciate. Link

6. QALO Ring – The Wedding Band For the Gym

Wrecking an expensive wedding ring while doing some deadlifts kinda sucks. The solution? The QALO Ring. Link

5. The KLAX Multi-Tool

Need an ax but don’t have one around? Let the KLAX turn any appropriate stick or piece of wood into one for you. Link

4. Furtif Evercut Knives

You only need to sharpen these bad boys once every 25 years. Now that’s low-maintenance. Link

3. Lotus C-01 Hyperbike

With the ability to go 0-60 in a wrinkle-removing 2.6 seconds, this Lotus hyperbike is basically a land rocket. Link

2. The Pocket Torch

The simple device holsters your lighter and turns it into a mini torch. Simple but clever. That’s what we love. Link

1. Earin – Earbuds That Charge in Your Pocket

Not only are these earbuds wireless and small, but the case doubles as a charger so they can stay juiced on the go. They crushed it on Kickstarter and will be available early in 2015. Link