I’ve been visiting Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools site on a weekly basis for well over a year. As he says it "A cool tool can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material, or website that is tried and true. I am chiefly interested in stuff that is extraordinary, better than similar products, little-known, and reliably useful for an individual or small group." You can spend hours exploring this site and as you do, you’ll learn about products that are truly useful.
If you’re frustrated with standard clothing’s inability to play nice with all your electronic devices, then check out Tech Enabled Clothing. Their jackets feature over 40 pockets that are designed specifically with your gadgets in mind. They feature so many innovative ideas that you can easily spend an hour exploring them all… from magnetic closures and ear-bud pockets to a personal area network and the weight management system. They might look normal on the outside, but there is nothing normal about them on the inside. Don’t be put off by their price premium because this really is no ordinary jacket… explore what it has to offer before you decide if it’s worth the price.
This new web site allows you to download turn by turn directions including maps to your iPod for free. I really like the concept and think it’s a good use of free resources on the net.
If you want to go off-road for an extended period, then you’ll need some serious hardware. The Maximog is a four wheel drive vehicle that features a computer controlled suspension, and more special equipment than you can imagine… complete with motorcycle, unmanned air vehicle, and jet boat!
I just purchased a Jeep Liberty to tow behind my future RV (still have to wait for my house to sell). I’ll be adding a AutoHome Columbus Roof Top Tent to the vehicle, which will allow me to head off into remote areas and camp for a weekend. The Columbus tent can be opened in seconds and closed in just a few minutes, it features a mattress, pillows and a ladder along with a hard-shell exterior.
If you’re thinking about buying an Apple product, then visit MacPrices.com. That’s where you’ll find a list of which stores have items in stock, how much they charge and any special bundles that are available. I like the site because it’s checked by real humans to make sure everything is correct and is updated daily.