They say the pen is mightier than the sword… if it’s made from titanium it probably is quite literally too! Meet the KRMA EVO, a pen crafted from solid Grade 5 Titanium – the same kind used in high-performance airplane engines. Designed to be incredibly lightweight for its size – weighing just 25 grams (.9 ounces) with the refill) – the KRMA EVO is incredibly resilient too, and can last practically forever.
The KRMA EVO features a two-piece design machined to perfection with incredibly tight tolerances. The two halves twist along their common axis to reveal or conceal the pen’s nib, eliminating the need for a cap. There’s a pocket clip built-in, making the KRMA EVO easy to carry around as EDC. The pen fits a variety of refills on the inside, working with Schmidt Easy Flow 9000s, Space Pen Refills, as well as any of Parker’s refills. Just slip your favorite refill in and you’ve got yourself an invincible pen for your invincible thoughts! The pen comes in a variety of finishes, including a polished, stone-tumbled, anodized black, PVD gun metal, and a pretty cool champagne variant too! The pen ships in October and is available on Kickstarter for a discounted price of $69. Grab it now, use it forever!
Partnering with Trezor over the technology, luxury brand GRAY has recently unveiled the CORAZON, a hardware crypto wallet made from robust materials while boasting of an incredibly secure internal software that lets you store your cryptocoins offline in a practically impervious digital vault.
Named after the Spanish word for the heart, CORAZON comes almost in an abstract heart-shaped design machined from aerospace-grade 6Al4V titanium. The strategic partnership between GRAY and Trezor has allowed the product to rely on the expertise and experience of both companies. The wallet’s secure software is based on the Trezor Core Firmware of the Trezor Model T, while its components sit perfectly within a tamper-resistant outer-casing manufactured by GRAY.
The CORAZON puts the digital equivalent of Fort Knox in the palm of your hand. The CORAZON is your wallet, your security keychain, and your digital safe, with support for over a 1000 cryptocurrencies. Moreover, it also serves as a password manager for your digital accounts, and a U2F hardware token to aid in authentication requests, fulfilling the role of a hardware wallet as well as a hardware key for your digital accounts. A USB-C port on the wallet’s base allows you to connect it to a computer to have it serve as a hardware authenticator. The same USB-C port even lets you charge your CORAZON.
While being secure, Trezor’s technology is open-source and gets frequently audited by security researchers. According to CORAZON’s website, “Anybody can verify its integrity, look for vulnerabilities and suggest improvements.”
The hardware comes hermetically sealed within two robust CNC-machined titanium halves. The two halves of the wallet are first closed with a screw, before a resin is used to seal the joint. The resin is hardened with UV light, creating a device that can no longer be opened without compromising its physical integrity. The high-end materials and secure backend mean CORAZON comes with a pretty heavy price tag. The Titanium variant retails for $999, while a slightly cheaper Aluminum version of the same device costs $599. The CORAZON definitely isn’t for everyone. Although if you’re Elon Musk or one of those recent Dogecoin millionaires, you could easily grab yourself one of these without breaking a sweat.
While everyday household tools like hammers or pliers might not be expected to have a major design or functional shift from the ones that have been time tested for centuries, it’s time to think again. Can your average hammer have an aesthetic design shift with an added flair that draws you towards its magnetic form factor? Looks like, yes there is one hammer design that you’ll instantly want to make your prized possession. Even Thor would want to hold this hammer in his grasps!
The brainchild of Design by Holo, the matte-black Monolith 01 hammer comes milled from a single billet of solid titanium, and will last a lifetime while still maintaining its hypnotic minimal form. While most hammers have a rounded base, this one has a rectangular grip and the hammerhead to deliver maximum force down to the nail with minimum effort. It looks more like a cop’s baton rather than a hammer, so one can assume it can be doubled as a baton too. After all, who won’t want to carry around this tool along at all times? It can even double as a self-defense instrument for desperate times!
The stability and ergonomics of the Monolith 01 Hammer are what make it shine among other hammer designs that are nothing extraordinary. The textured finish of the grip and the titanium finish of this hammer strikes the nail on the head when it comes to redefined aesthetics for a tool as simple as a hammer that’s not seen much of a functional boost since it has been delivering what’s required of it for ages!
If you’re a PC maker with a mission to reduce weight but maintain rigidity, then you need to be smart about what material you use. For Lenovo, it’s clad one of its flagship convertibles in titanium in order to create what it says is the “thinnest Thi...
What if a Lifetime Warranty was baked right into your company’s ethos? How would it define or determine your design choices? Well, for WESN, the approach is simple. Make stuff using the highest quality materials and in a way that is damn near destruction-proof. Meet The Carabiner, WESN’s take on the humble EDC clip that people use for everything from securing their ID Card to their belt-loop, or their body-harnesses to a bungee rope. The construction of a normal carabiner is simple and involves broadly four parts – a hook, a clip, a rivet to hold them together, and a spring that allows the clip to stay shut, so things don’t accidentally unhook or slip off. WESN’s Carabiner, however, comes with just one part… itself. With its unique monolithic design, machined out of a single billet of titanium, WESN’s Carabiner does everything a carabiner clip can do, but also looks visually interesting and lasts far longer than other clips can.
A machined pattern on The Carabiner replaces the need for a spring and rivet, allowing the clip to open and close on its own by making the metal bend and flex. The titanium construction ensures the spring-action never weakens (even after hundreds of years), while giving the clip the durability to last a lifetime, making it easily one of the most stylish and robust pieces of EDC you’ll ever have the pleasure of owning.
Built for the year 2080, the Rimac Scalatan concept by Max Schneider gives us a unique window into what our world and the transport industry could look like over half a century from now. Known for their advanced hypercars powered by cutting-edge innovations and technology, Rimac’s brand image literally screams futuristic… and the Scalatan concept capitalizes on that, with a combination of features that make it incredibly enticing. The car comes with a stunningly aerodynamic carbon-nanotube graphene outer surface that sits coolly on top of a generative-design chassis made from 3D-carboprinted titanium graphite. This organic looking chassis gives the car its structure and strength, while also being hollow on the inside to store the car’s lithium-oxygen batteries. These batteries react with oxygen (from air that passes through the chassis as the car drives) to produce lithium oxide that’s converted into energy… in short, the Scalatan actually BREATHES air like a living organism.
The Scalatan champions renewable energy like all of Rimac’s hyper-mobiles… the concept runs on air-powered lithium-oxygen batteries, but also features a unique induction-charging aero-fin base that has the capability of charging itself through the road as it drives, a feature that supports the Li-O batteries by offsetting some of the car’s energy demands and pulling electrical energy right from the induction-ready road. The car’s wheels embrace futurism too, and while the chassis relies on being hollow to allow air to fill it up and charge the batteries, the wheels don’t share the same distinction. The Scalatan’s airless wheels (like most of the car) come 3D-printed too, using a unique lattice structure to absorb shock, just like air-filled wheels; while resisting wear-and-tear and being completely puncture-proof.
Schneider’s design process for the Scalatan involved a two-pronged approach – A future study, to understand how a car in 2080 would be built and how it would operate, as well as a detailed study of Rimac’s own design language, in order to help the car capture the Croatian automotive company’s brand DNA. The Scalatan, in that regard, does a pretty remarkable job of showcasing future technologies while entirely embracing Rimac’s design playbook. It comes with the unique cutaway shape in front of the rear wheel, a detail that’s common to all of Rimac’s cars, while going for the sleek headlights, and amping up the beauty with edge-lit floating taillights that look mesmerizing from any and every angle. The Scalatan, like all of Rimac’s cars, also packs doors that give you a dramatic entry and exit to and from the vehicle. The doors form a part of the car’s front surface panel, and open upwards from the front, instead of from the side. This reveals the car’s aggressive chassis, almost like a predator revealing its teeth before it attacks its prey. Gaps in the side of the chassis (as well as the front) allow you to enter the car’s interiors, which seat the driver and passenger one behind the other in a 1+1 arrangement, much like a fighter jet… which seems like a pretty apt metaphor for a car that’s designed to absolutely ‘take-off’ on roads, leaving nothing but a cloud of dust behind. If the future is even half as cool as Max imagines it to be, I have a vested interest to live till I’m a hundred.
This mechanically-textured CNC-machined titanium case makes your Apple Watch look like (and possibly be as strong as) the Cybertruck. Designed by the guys at Gray Inc., the watch-case gives the Apple Watch a certain sculptural quality that channels Tesla’s design aesthetic, opting for something more eclectic than Apple’s sleek aluminum styling. The Cyber Watch is equal parts rugged and modern, with an exterior that is as captivating as the watch’s UI and features themselves.
The Cyber Watch skin comes as a two-piece titanium structure that sandwiches the watch body in between, protecting it from both sides, while keeping the screen completely visible and the watch crown easy to reach. Each skin also comes with a complementary FKM® rubber strap that’s just as sculpted and beautiful to look at as the watch casing itself. You could opt for a Cybertruck-inspired raw metal finish, but there are also golden and PVD rainbow variants that are equally as eye-catching. Elon and XÆ A-12 would strongly approve.
There’s something very evergreen in the way the Henry pocket-knife by WESN is designed. Whether it’s the curves, the blade, or the choice of materials, the Henry feels like a robust, classic knife that could easily have belonged to your grandfather as it could to you. The Henry measures 3 inches when closed, comes with a 2.35-inch spear-point blade and a slip-joint hinge that locks it inside its Grade 5 titanium handle. There’s even a handle variant with a cherry-wood inlay for people who want their EDC to have a classic appeal.
The Henry wasn’t designed to be overly aggressive like most knives. Instead, it comes with a robust, reassuring, timeless design… like a well-stitched suit, or a groomed beard. The Sandvik 14C28N steel blade fares brilliantly when it comes to performance, and the drop-point spear-point hybrid silhouette makes the Henry great for all sorts of activities, from cutting wood and fruits, to opening letters and slicing through cigars. Perfect for carrying around with you, the Henry fits in most pockets, and comes with a neat leather sleeve too. A lanyard hole is built into the handle design should you choose to run a carabiner clip through it, but trust me, that wouldn’t do this beautiful piece of EDC any favors.
The Henry comes with a lifetime warranty and you can even choose to upgrade to a Damascus steel blade.
How many of us have travel anxiety? It could be restless tapping of your feet while waiting at the boarding gate or in-flight fidgeting with the controls, we have all been there. This cool conceptual tool is not only a travel essential but also a fidget spinner that doesn’t look like it came with a happy meal. While most multipurpose tools are a combination of cutters, this titanium variant brings a lot more functionality than opening up like Wolverine’s claws!
When you are traveling there are so many tiny details that might slip our mind, especially when we are backpacking and cannot rely on fancy hotel services or big city solutions. I am sure we have all gotten beers or wine from a local shop only to come to our room and find that we don’t have a tool to open either – that’s when Tspin comes to the rescue. Or the time when we remember to buy the international sim card but forget that little pin to open the slot – another worry that is taken care of by Tspin with its dual nano-Sim card-holder and yes, that little pin! And a major thing if you’re traveling solo – a smartphone stand so that you can be in some of the pictures too or watch Netflix while waiting on your train. It also has a carabiner clip that definitely looks much sleeker than the one in your camping kit.
For all of us who wear glasses, this becomes an everyday carry item with its tiny screwdriver to tighten the frame whenever we need it. It also works as a cable wrapping tool – whether you are traveling or not, your earphones will tangle themselves and this little tool saves us from that frustrating man vs cable fight. Our only word of advice, this titanium concept tool may or may not be bulletproof so don’t go all David Guetta on it!
The very term CW&T uses to describe the Type-C Pen is indicative of how refreshingly cool the writing instrument is. Labeled as a Bookmark Pen, the Type-C is a flat, reliable writing tool with a form and deploying mechanism that are both one-of-a-kind.
Machined out of titanium, with a high-quality cartridge that promises to never dry or leak, the Type-C Pen is literally the kind that’s designed to be carried around anywhere you go. Its flat, 3.5mm design fits wonderfully inside notebooks, between pages, and even in pockets, while at the same time feeling great to hold. Type-C’s titanium construction gives it the strength it needs to remain incredibly thin, while a bent steel member sits around it, flipping forwards or backwards to cover or expose the Type-C’s 0.4mm black Hi-Tec-C Coleto ink cartridge.
The magic of the Type-C Pen is its ability to be both a serious writing instrument for everyday use, and a fun pen that you can fidget with, and grow incredibly fond of. Its lightweight and compact form factor is handy, quite literally, while its true purpose was to slide easily into books or in pockets without creating the bulge a conventional cylindrical pen would… And it won’t roll off tables either!