This amazing and ground breaking 2009 masterpiece by James Cameron ushered in the era of the RealD 3D cinema technology. Avatar ($17) follows Jake Sully, (Sam Worthington) a paralyzed Marine that's been dispatched to the moon known as Pandora. He has a unique mission which leaves him conflicted between carrying out the orders that he's given and protecting this new world. Avatar is currently the king when it comes to the proper use of 3D to enhance and make you feel like you're apart of a movie and not just using it as a gimmick. The cast features Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, and Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriquez, and Giovanni Ribisi. Avatar is currently the highest grossing movie of all time.
The ultimate in custom bikes, the Ton-up BMW R80 Indira ($CALL) is the latest offering from the popular Portuguese Ton-up Garage. Taking the reliable BMW R80, they’ve done a cracking job on redesigning and overhauling its look, making it shorter, lower and a pretty smart paint job. There’s quite literally a ton of custom parts too, resulting in a look which is minimalistic and almost industrial. Riding off into the sunset on this beast you’re certain to draw plenty of envious looks!
If you have a dangerous profession or work in remote places, there is nothing better than having a dual-channel emergency satellite transmitter, that activates with a twist and a pull, strapped to your wrist. The Breitling Emergency II ($17,000+) is the updated version of Breitling's storied watch. It transmits in both 406 MHz, which works with the international Cospas-Sarsat system, and the older 121.5 Mhz, which is useful for making location changes just before visual contact. If your daily activities require frequent flights, or work on ships, mountains, deserts, or ice caps, then you might want to check out the Emergency II.
The new NASA Mars Rover Concept Vehicle ($NFS) looks like it came out of the latest post-apocalyptic Mad Max flick. This futuristic concept was recently unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. They wanted to use it to inspire and educate as NASA gets closer to actually reaching their goals of sending people to the red planet.This concept operates on a 700-volt battery powered by solar panels. The cool part is that it splits in the middle of the chassis. Where the front is designed for scouting with radio and navigation equipment. The rear section acts as a laboratory which can also disconnect for autonomous research.
Taking inspiration from the iconic and famous 1935 design this magnificent Anglepoise Original 1227 Giant Collection ($3,400) floor lamp would make a wondrous addition to any home. The lamp has been toughened for use outdoors and features marine grade stainless steel fittings, sealed light units, and strong power cables that are wrapped in durable silicon rubber for extra protection. And for extra style, you can choose from 15 different finishes so you’ll be sure to find one that will go with any home décor.
The Klipsch Capitol One Speaker ($300) takes Bluetooth Wireless technology and wraps it in a luxury retro package. Besides world class Klipsch acoustics, the Capitol one utilizes luxury materials like real wood veneer, and tactile copper switches and knobs to bring your music to life. Additional features include a 3.5mm analog audio input, 8-hour rechargeable battery, and two would veneer options. The audio specs aren't too shabby either, including 2.25" full range drivers, a 4.5" woofer, 50 watts of peak power, and a frequency response of 56Hz-20kHz.