SMS Audio Headphones
These headphones were designed in part by 50 Cent. You can get wireless or wired over-the-ear and in-ear styles. The headphones are super-comfy with memory foam ear pads designed for superior sound and noise cancelation.
They integrate Kleer wireless technology that allows up to four listeners to simultaneously hear the same tune from a single source. Cost: $250-400 at www.smsuadio.com
Novara Conversion Bike Jacket
This bike jacket is water resistant and converts to a vest in a flash. The detachable sleeve can double as a shrug and worn over a bike jersey for light coverage. It can also be stowed in the back pocket. $79.50 available at REI.
This blanket combines all pillow and blanket needs into one portable solution. You can use it as a pillow on a plane or open it up and the poncho-style blanket keeps your hands free to read your eReader, work on your tablet or even play
games on your smartphone.
The blanket is made of soft and durable micro-fleece, keeping it lightweight but cozy. Cost: $24.95 at www.TravelRest.net
Phosphor World Time Sport
The World Time Sport from Phosphor is designed for anyone who might be jet setting through multiple time zones. London anyone? It has a buttonless touch lens and the ability to select from 24 time zones for one display.
The band is sweat resistant and the watch is water resistant up to 30 meters Starting at $99 www.PhosphorWatches.com
On Running Shoes
Switzerland's top triathlete and six-time Ironman champ Olivier Bernhard teamed up to design these shoes. They say the shoes create an experience like barefoot running without the shocks.
The patented CloudTec™ system, comprised of three-dimensional elements or "clouds," are made of highly flexible circular pieces of rubber.
Runners say they feel as if they are landing on sand yet pushing off from a hard running track. www.on-running.com
Drink-N-Plate is a durable reusable, dishwasher-safe combo plate and drink holder that is perfect for all outdoor settings. Held with one hand, the Drink N' Plate is a combination of plate and drink holder, allowing the entire meal to be carried conveniently and easily. $24 per pack of 8. www.Drinkandplate.com
Little Griddle is a line of heavy duty grill-top griddles that boes beyond the limits on cooking outside on your grill.
There is a Little Griddle to fit any shape or size grill, round or rectangular, large enough to cook meals like a breakfast of eggs, hash browns, bacon and pancakes, a lunch of philly cheesesteaks or a dinner of the day's catch, stir fry, or burgers and onions.
You can even bake cookies and pizza on your grill. It cleans up easily right on the grill, no need to wash in kitchen sink. $69.99 - $449.99 depending on size. www.Littlegriddle.com
PlaceTiles are stylish erasable ceramic accent labels, perfect as table place cards for guests or as a descriptive accessory for each dish being served. No more cheap paper or plastic tags, PlaceTiles give a personalized finishing touch for a dinner party, reception or any gathering, giving the VIP treatment to guests and highlighting each dish. Retails for
$35 for a set of 6. www.Placetile.com
Rolf Glass is a line of cut and etched/engraved glass made in North America. Combining state of the art robotics with the traditional craft of glass cutting and engraving, Rolf Glass is able to produce pieces that match the custom work of glass artisans.
ThermaCELL Patio Lantern
The ThermaCELL Patio Lantern is both a powerful insect repellent device and a stylish outdoor lantern, with both functions being usable separately or together. Providing a 15x15 ft mosquito-free zone, it is 98% effective (tested and used by the Department of Defense and the United States Army), making it the most effective insect repellent device on the market. It is also non-toxic, safe and non-intrusive, being DEET-free, silent, portable and odor free. Retails for $29.99.
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