Gift Guide for Gearheads

Buying for the car nut in your life? Searching for a gift with an automotive theme? You’ve come to the right place!

If you’re not a car nut yourself, shopping for one can be intimidating. Many would-be gift givers opt for something less “technical”. Like a necktie. But fear not! We can help you find a cool gift for your favorite gearhead that will be the automotive highlight of their holiday!

Meguiar’s Complete Car Kit
It’s driveway nirvana with this comprehensive ensemble from the leaders in shine— Meguiar. The G55032 kit includes all the shampoo, wax, scratch remover, a detailer and washing mitts you’ll need for professional results.

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Into the Aether

Chasing WinterAether offers sportswear for the outdoor enthusiast who wants function without sacrificing modern design and aesthetics.

When Aether decided to show off how functional their ski stuff and motorcycle jackets really are they decided to do it by motorcycle. The video, Chasing Winter combines two passions: motorcycles and skiing. Continue reading

Camp, Cook & Charge

New Camp Stove Goes Off the Grid

One of the most clever camping gadgets we’ve seen since the Noah Tarp by Kelty is this awesome little camping stove from BioLite.

The stove burns wood but uses a thermoelectric generator to run a fan that makes the fire ultra efficient. Think of it like a miniature blast furnace. The electrical energy can also be used to charge small electrical appliances- like a phone or MP3 player.

Weighing only 33 ounces the makers claim a liter of water can be brought to a boil in only 4 1/2 minutes using less than 2 ounces of wood. A home version is also in the works.

New Eureka Spifire 2 Tent

There are dozens of quality backpack tents on the market. The new Spitfire 2 from Eureka offers a durable two person tent that packs light and sets up easy.

Eureka Spitfire TentThe Eureka Spitfire 2 Tent provides all the ventilation and headroom of the Spitfire in a tent that sleeps two comfortably. Set up is fast and easy with post and grommet corner attachments and clips to attach the tent body to the Spitfire 2 frame.

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The Giant Paper Airplane

On March 21, 2012 a paper airplane measuring 45 feet long was flown high above the Arizona desert (video below). The flight- and crash landing- is believed to be the largest paper airplane ever flown.

The Great Paper Airplane Project was sponsored by the Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world.

The design of Arturo Valdenegro’s was chosen from hundreds of entries. According to the website…

Arturo won the Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off on January 14, 2012, and since then, he’s been involved in the build and design of the giant plane, even consulting with Art Thompson. At 12 years old, Arturo has always been into creating things with paper. He’s an avid origami and paper figurine builder, and he learned to fold paper airplanes from videos on YouTube. Arturo says he wants to be a mechanical engineer when he grows up. We have a feeling that’ll work out for him.

The following video shows the flight…

Photos from Great Paper Airplane Project

Helmet View Live

Contour POV Cam Offers Live Streaming

Contour has introduced a new live streaming feature via wired or wireless networks.

CONTOUR PLUS CAMERA

The Contour+ Helmet Camcorder just got better! Introducing live streaming with Cerevo. Cerevo LiveShell is a small, portable, battery powered, USTREAM compatible device. The Contour+ connects to the LiveShell via its HDMI port and allows you to broadcast live video to the web via wireless or wired networks.

The Cerevo LiveShell is a battery-powered USTREAM compatible device. The Contour+ connects to the LiveShell via its HDMI port and allows users to broadcast live video to the web via wireless or wired networks. This allows you to share your action shots with anyone- anywhere and everywhere.

This is the coolest feature since the mobile apps Contour offers to facilitate live preview, settings, etc. These features, along with the compact and ergonomic design, has kept the Contour at the top of our list for POV cameras. While the GoPro is the most popular in this segment, we still find the Contour easier to live with on a day-to-day basis.