Instant, Fresh Tortillas at Home with Flatev

Offering the first ball of dough in a convenient pod, this machine hopes to be the Nespresso of flatbreads

For most, tortillas are often bought in bulk from the supermarket in cold, stale shape. A warm, freshly made tortilla is hard to find—a simple fact that led Mexican-born Carlos Ruiz to create the Flatev (short for “flatbread evolution”), a new instant tortilla-maker. While the idea seems simple, it took Ruiz’s moving to Zurich for him to understand the full scale of the worldwide tortilla …

GoToob

Solve a common travel problem with these stick-anywhere toiletry containers

Most hotels and gyms offer complimentary toiletries, but those who like to bring along their own favorites have probably noticed the hospitality often stops at precious shelf space. Enter the GoToob. Designed by San Francisco firm Humangear, the squeezable tubes have built-in suction cups on the back that cling to most glossy surfaces. They’re a useful update to Pkoh NYC‘s Silicone Travel Bottle that we …

UPS Reusable Express Envelope

Go green with the "brown" shipper

Already using entirely recycled fibers for their shipping materials, UPS adds even greater sustainability to their express envelopes with a second adhesive strip that makes an extra use possible. The Reusable Express Envelope not only cuts down on wasteful paper, but the convenient reseal system also allows for easy return of documents without the hassle of locating another envelope. A no-brainer way to reduce at …

Mercedes Aircap and Airscarf

New technology takes the turbulence out of driving with the top down

When Mercedes-Benz unveiled their brand-new Aircap technology in their 2011 E-Class Cabriolet at last February’s NYC Fashion Week, I knew I wanted to check it out for myself. As someone who always saw the appeal of convertibles as spoiled by hair whipping in my face, I was curious to see if it actually worked. I had the perfect opportunity when Mercedes lent me the E-Cab …

Gyst Changing Bags

A new outdoorsy bag combining a mat for changing and wet gear storage

For snow, surf or other wet adventures, the new Gyst water-repellent bags make both getting ready and post-activity cleanup a snap. A flap unfolds into a mat, keeping feet clean while you shimmy in and out of wetsuits, boots and the like. When not in use, the mat magnetically reattaches to the main compartment, which securely stores wet stuff. Designed for outdoor use, the durable …