Cubitec Shelving

We’re all for clean and simple, especially when it comes to things that are used and looked upon every day. Cubitec Shelving is a high quality modular shelving system made from injection-molded polypropylene. As you can see, there’s plenty of creativity to be had, and the modular design lets you work with whatever space you have to use. Each kit comes with enough equipment to make four shelves.

Topeak Mini 20 Pro

If you ride a bicycle regularly in any capacity, it’s an absolute must to have a good tool on board. The challenge is finding a high-quality tool with maximum utility in a minimal form factor. The Topeak Mini 20 Pro features twenty tools made from hardened steel in a forged aluminum body. It measures a tiny 3” x 1.6” x 0.7” and weighs in at just 5.28 oz, making it easy to pack and forget it until you need it.

$27 at Amazon

REVIEW: When All Hell Breaks Loose

For our first review on Utility Journal, we’re taking a look at Cody Lundin’s When All Hell Breaks Loose, a book about how to prepare for and survive any disaster this planet might throw at you. Survival books can range from dry to fanciful, so finding a solid source of good information can be tough. Read on for our take on this one.

$14 at Amazon

HandiRack Inflatable Roof Rack

Some products instantly resonate with a part of you that’s always been frustrated with a given problem. If you’ve ever wanted to haul some gear or cargo on the roof of your car, but didn’t exactly want to drill holes in your metal to do it, you’ll appreciate the HandiRack Inflatable Roof Rack. Keep it in your trunk, and when the need arises, you can have a roof rack on your car within a few minutes.

Great execution of a simple answer to a common problem. Fits most 4-door and 2-door sedans with front and rear windows, handles loads up to 180 lbs.


$90 at Amazon

Sennheiser Open-Aire Wireless Headphones

Most around-the-ear headphones are designed to block out the noise of your surroundings so you can hear your music and your music only. But if you’re listening in an office environment or want to be otherwise aware of what’s going on around you, Sennheiser Open-Aire Wireless Headphones will let you do just that. High-performance “Open-Aire” drivers with neodymium magnets (sounds fancy) let outside sounds in, rather than blocking them out. This way you can hear coworkers or other important sounds, and cut down on those missed calls. Delivers uncompressed stereo sound over 2.4GHz to 2.8GHz frequency range, up to 320 feet.

$300 at ThinkGeek

Mayan Magic Chocolate Making Kit

It’s safe to say that most of the world finds chocolate to be a tasty indulgence, and it’s been that way for thousands of years. You can enjoy chocolate the way people did 3,000 years ago with this Mayan Magic Chocolate Making Kit. What you get is a collection of completely natural and not-messed-with ingredients for making chocolate. Pure cacao, and all natural sweeteners with no chemicals added whatsoever. Each kit makes for 200g of chocolate.

$25 at ThinkGeek

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon has unveiled the successful G11’s replacement, and it’s an upgrade worth springing for. The Canon PowerShot G12 features one noteworthy addition – 720p HD video. Macro performance has been improved and an HDR mode has been added, in addition to the existing 10 megapixel CCD sensor, 5x zoom lens and 2.8-inch LCD display. Available in October.

$500 at Canon USA