Helping Men Survive the 4th Week of August
Every week here at The Dignified Devil, we spend a lot of time thinking about how we can help the modern man survive the modern world. This week of course is no different. Today we explore the apps, the tools, the gadgets and the books that will enlighten the modern man as he navigates his way through his week. These are the things that are worth a man’s time, money, attention and space in his Junk Drawer.
The Double Robot
By Double Robotics
You’re awesome. You’re fantastic. But, there is only one of you. Well, double robotics has that all figured out. Short of cloning yourself, which is kind of illegal, expensive, and the outcome is somewhat questionable, the only real solution modern technology has given us is this amazing little robot double. Paired with an iPad this digital doppelgänger is the perfect accessory for the modern business man with two offices or with the simple need to be in two places at once. Equipped with a touch drive app for your iPad, intelligent balance, motorized height, and a dual kick stand, the future is here, now go and introduce yourself to you dashing digital self.
By David Elgena
Stop wasting time staring at weather radars and atmospheric pressure readings, you’re not an airline pilot…WthrDial lets you spend more time enjoying the weather than watching it. Built on Dieter Rams’ 10 principles of design, WthrDial is a weather utility app that will complement your life, not complicate it. Features include: current local weather, 7-day & hourly forecast that reveals on tap, Fahrenheit & Celsius options, a fully automated night mode that would make Batman jealous, a globally reaching geo-location weather API, intuitive weather interface, a ‘carpe diem’ swag
Available: iTunes Music Store
The Gentleman’s Guide to Cocktails
By Alfred Tong
A definitive catalog of the most suave cocktails. To shake or stir? Muddle or mix? The Gentleman’s Guide to Cocktails answers all of these questions and more. It’s the ultimate guide for the cocktail barman. Alfred Tong teaches you how to mix a margarita with mojo, a gimlet with grace, and a piña colada that packs a punch. With more than 150 cocktail recipes—personally selected by Alfred for their coolness factor and retro quality—it covers classics like the Bloody Mary, fizzes, fogmatics, and alcoholic teas. Illustrated with sophisticated drawings by Jack Hughes, this book will turn the wannabe barman into the perfect cocktail party host.
With all the economic unrest in the world today, we thought it was a great time to bring the simplicity and unpretentiousness of Spodee back! Spodee is Depression Era Hooch that mixed up homemade country wines, with garden herbs, spices and moonshine. The resulting brew was then put into whatever containers they happened to have lying around…hence, the milk bottle. It may not be fancy pants, but it sure is tasty! Spodee is like no other wine because it mixes like a spirit! Drink it with soda, orange juice, or in your favorite cocktail!