The hugely popular DIY Dad now follows up his NYT bestseller with this brand new batch of science projects in, The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun ($14), for the whole family to spend geeky weekends together creating. Ken Denmead struck a chord with both parents and kids right across America thanks to his GeekDad.com blog on the Wired.com website. This page receives over 1m views every month. Geek Dad, his first book, hit all the bestseller lists and only 2 months after release was on its 7th printing. He carries on that tradition with The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun and keeps those nerdtastic novelty projects coming.
If you've got the cash, you can have your own personal submarine. The Deepflight Dragon Submarine ($1.5M) takes underwater flight to the next level. Touted as the easiest underwater vehicle to pilot, the Dragon's DeepFlight Dive Manager (DDM) allows you to pilot the craft with little training. You can even set the depth limit for any particular dive. Dragon is also the first craft to offer hovering capability. This feature allows you to cruise alongside large animals or just hover over shipwrecks. The engine consisting of quad brushless DC thruster and an underwater lithium battery back allow you up to six hours of operation between charges. And because it weighs just 1800 kg and is only 5 meters long it can fit on more yachts that any other sub.
With its mix of modern and classic styles and contrasting colours the Great Jones Loft ($NFS) is the picture of elegance. It uses bold styles like the exposed brick feature wall to provide and effective contrast to the dark metal and oak furniture. The industrial style is balanced with a Carrara marble table for some added refinement. The open interior and blend of modern and classic styles are carried into the rest of the rooms from the kitchen to bathroom and bedroom.One of the items that really caught my eye was the kitchen island. It is made from iron and natural wood. It has cabinets on the sink side, open shelves on the back, with additional seating for six. The island looks to be a custom build by a company called MARCH if you're interested in obtaining a quote.
This is as easy as it gets. The Chromecast ($35) is Google's new video streaming dongle. All you have to do is plug it into your TV's HDMI input and you can stream video, music, etc. to your screen. Write now the Chromecast can stream from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play and Google Chrome. It isn't perfect though. The one thing I look for with any video streaming device is the ability to stream your own videos, like the G-Box Midnight MX2. Once someone figures how to make the Chromecast work with apps like XBMC it'll move up higher on my list.
Swami's Surfboards ($700-$5600) are some of the most beautiful boards made. Swami's focuses on the iconic board shapes of the 50', 60's and 70's while creating the boards with modern materials and processes. Each of the their surfboards come in a multitude of shapes, sizes and prices. The higher priced boards are limited edition and only available through 20Ltd. No matter your skill level there is sure to be a board for you. Or you can just take it and hang it on your wall - yes, they are that beautiful.
Tis the season for sneaker boots. And I'd love it if someone bought me a pair of these bad boys for Christmas. The Adidas ZX Flux Winter Boot - Core Black ($110) allows you to take on winter weather in style. These Winter Boots feature an abrasion resistant nylon upper, a neoprene inner sock, and a rugged outsole. You also get some cool black and yellow laces to go with your new kicks.