Despite first hitting the silver screen nearly four and a half decades ago, the Alien film franchise still stands as one of our all-time favorite sci-fi film universes, with H.R.Giger’s artworks brought to life through Ridley Scott’s stellar direction. Despite the franchise’s numerous stories, settings, and spin-offs, the Alien film universe consistently utilizes a signature color theme with dark backgrounds contrasted via bright electric hues — a combination colors that we’ll be celebrating today in this week’s everyday carry spread; Acid Glow.
The James Brand The Hardin Carabiner
Providing a literal added layer of security for your keys, The James Brand’s The Hardin Carabiner is an EDC-specific item that features a cleverly-designed spring-loaded dual-gate compartment configuration. Also benefitting from a center-weighted design, this drop-forged EDC carabiner is crafted from aerospace-grade 6063 aluminum that’s fortified via a color-anodized finish. Spanning just 3” H x 1.5” W and measuring only 0.25” thick, The Hardin Carabiner is also produced in a variety of other anodized color options.
Microtech MagnaCut Ultratech D/E OTF
The Microtech Ultratech undeniably stands as one of, if not the single most lauded OTF blade that money can currently buy, with a proprietary mechanism that allows the knife’s firing spring to be at rest in both the open and closed positions, massively mitigating internal wear and tear on the firing system. Constructed around an anodized aluminum handle, the Ultratech has previously been offered with ELMAX, CTS-204P, CTS-XHP, or Bolher M390 blade steels, though for the first time the legendary OTF’s 3.44” blade has been upgraded to a CPM MagnaCut construction. Offered exclusively through Blade HQ, this version of the Ultratech boasts a blacked-out handle, glass-breaker, and MagnaCut blade, contrasted via a lime green double-action side switch.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX Atelier Edition
In April of last year, world-renowned audio outfit Bang & Olufsen unveiled its flagship Beoplay EX model — an IP57-rated pair of high-fidelity true wireless earbuds with 28-hours of battery life, 9.2mm neodymium drivers, a fully-adjustable EQ, a six microphone array, and cutting-edge ANC tech. More recently the Danish firm revealed its even more high-end and exclusive Beoplay EX Atelier Edition, which see the already beautifully-designed and meticulously-crafted earbuds treated to a custom lime green anodization process bestowed upon part of both the charging case and the earbuds themselves.
TAG Heuer Formula 1
Water resistant down to 200 meters, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 is an iconic motorsport-themed watch that sports an eye-catching colorway. Powered by a quartz movement, the watch boasts a brushed and polished 43mm steel case that’s been paired with a black PVD-coated crown and pushers and a fixed ceramic tachymeter bezel. Furthering the race-inspired feel of the TAG is an asphalt-patterned dial and a motorsport-inspired textile strap with gray and neon green accent stitching. A neon green handset, neon green indices, and neon green paint on the bezel collectively give this Swiss-made timepiece a more playful feel, as well.