Bring the ancient art of Sake into your home with the Sake Making Kit ($57). Sake originated in 8th century Japan and can be a complicated, exacting process. This kit gives you everything you need to easily make your own. It includes a 1 gallon glass carboy, cane siphon, yeast, campden tablets, acid blend, short-grain high polished rice, yeast energizer, and fermenting bucket. The only items not included in the kit are 1 pound of raisins, and 2.5 lbs or sugar.
Lotus has gotten into the bike game, and their first offering looks sick. The Lotus C-01 ($TBA) was built by the same group that built Lotus' Le mans car, and was designed by Daniel Simon, who used to work for Bugatti. The C-01 features an 1195cc V-twin engine that pushes about 200 horses, and is paired with a six-speed transmission with a hydraulic clutch. The total weight for the bike is just under 400 pounds. Right now only about 100 of these are set to be produced so if you want one you better act fast.
Get your favorite drinks from natural stone and add a little pizazz to your bar. the Natural Stone Drink Dispenser ($180) is handmade from New England natural stones found along the coast. They include a stone base and handle along with a stainless steel lever. Each is created by Jeff Henderson and because each dispenser is made from real stone, each one is a one of a kind.
Step back into the future with the latest New Balance Pique Polo ($80) sneaker. With a classic retro style and modern upgrades these fantastic kicks offer both total comfort and incredible style. The new subdued green colouration is contrasted perfectly by a rich deep blue with white accents. Inspired by the traditional style of the polo shirt these great kicks offer a suede/mesh upper for a prestigious finish and an ENCAP midsole for unsurpassed support every time you put them on. This unique and intriguing colourway is available to order right now, so complete your ultimate summer wardrobe by grabbing a pair!
In the wonderful Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die ($10), the great Willie Nelson muses over his greatest influences as well as the things which are most important to him. This is a celebration of his life and the parts his family, friends and colleagues have played in his journey. Willie riffs on just about everything, from poker to music, Nashville to Texas and much more besides. He shares with us the outlaw wisdom that he acquired over eight decades, as well as favorite jokes and insights from family, close friends and band mates. A wonderful insight into one of music's true legends.
The long wait is almost over. Back in 2013, the original Kickstarter campaign raised $2.5 million and ever since we've been waiting for the consumer version. Well, now the Oculus Rift Is Available For Preorder ($599). It was initially expected to start shipping in March, but due to the high demand, it looks like June is a better bet at the moment. Initially, the headset will ship to 20 countries, and there will also be a small set of retailers who will have demo units starting in April.Before preordering you'll want to make sure you PC is "Oculus Ready". You'll need at least an NVIDIA GTX 970 or equivalent video card, an Intel i5-4590 or better processor, 8gm of RAM, an HDMI 1.3 video output, 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 PORT, and OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer. If you don't have the right gear, they're offering PC's for sale from other companies and in February, they'll be offering a Rift/PC bundle starting at $1499.Not everything is so rosie. The touch controller that enables users to interact with objects in VR won't be shipping with the headset. They don't expect it to be ready until the second half of this year. Instead, the rift will ship with a Xbox controller and two games.