Space Travel and Conflict!
Posted on March 20, 2012 by Beezer Geezer
It's been said that the necessity is the Mother of invention. There is nothing like mans greed and ambition to spur that on. There is a lot of negatives in there agreed, but at the end of the day us ordinary folk do benefit from the advancements in technology and also the high standards that products must be built to, to survive these endeavours of mankind.
So that brings us to our latest swather of products for Beezer, products that are made military tough, made to last, made to things other products don't and products that can save your life.
First up lets say HI to the ORIGINAL Space Pen, the AG7. There is a myth about this pen; it goes something like this. The Americans spent millions developing an anti-gravity pen for space travel - while the Russians used a pencil. Nice myth, but not actually true. NASA did not develop the AG7, a forward thinking American called Paul Fisher invented it and convinced NASA to use it. It was used in the first Moon Landing and has been used in every manned space project since. Its still made in the US and is built to LAST A LONG TIME. It also writes upside down and underwater!!
Now lets see how the military has influenced our day to day products. We'll stop short of selling products that can cause any harm of course and focus on products that have been proven in the field. Watches are an everyday product and we all like to have a nice watch. Wenger have been making Swiss Army Knives for many many years and also make quality watches for the armed services. Take the Wenger LED Nomad with Digital Compass.
It's classic design hides the fact that its built like a tank, yes it has a digital compass that could save your life, it's also water resistant to 100 meters. It has Mineral Crystal face that is scratch proof and it looks really very cool and suitable for the outdoors and the boardroom. For us though it's the fact that it's beautiful swiss movement is wrapped in a stainless steel shell that will withstand anything you throw at it that makes the Wenger LED Nomad a great product. Good looks and military level ruggedness. You gotta love that combination.
Survival is also one of those situations that tests mankind by pushing our limits. Those who have excelled at surviving know exactly what is required. They also get to use survival tools in REAL life or death situations. One person who has done this as a career is Bear Grylls. Bear Grylls has teamed up with GERBER, the worlds finest manufacturer of Multi-Tools and survival equipment and the result is a fantastic range of tools and kits for the outdoor adventurer.
The Bear Grylls Ultimate Multi-Tool is a fine example of what this collaboration has produced. All the little details are right, spring loaded pliers, external access to knifes, one handed operation. They are the details that make such a multi-tool practical to use and easy to use when you need it the most.