Time to get your fishing gear in order. The Colorado XT Pontoon Boat ($500) is a single person fishing boat with tons of features. The Colorado has plenty of storage capacity for all of your gear, a motor mount, a transport wheel so that one person can easily move it around and even a couple of cup holders. The Colorado is 9' in length and weighs in at just 77 lbs. There's no other better way to spend a beautiful weekend.
This New York Times Bestseller, The Drunken Botanist ($16) looks at how great drinks have the humblest of beginnings. Think about it, a grain of rice becomes Sake, barley is transformed into Scotch, agave gives us Tequila, rum started life as sugarcane and bourbon comes from corn. In The Drunken Botanist, author Amy Stewart explores in depth a dizzying array of flowers, herbs, fruits, fungi and trees which, through inspiration, ingenuity and desperation, humans have transformed over the centuries into alcoholic beverages. This is a great book, and a whole lot of fun while being informative at the same time. Now where did I put that still?
The fashion designer Nigel Cabourn and the Japanese stationary company, Midori, have gotten together to create a unique traveler's notebook. The Nigel Cabourn x Midori Army Edition Traveler's Notebook ($121) is a passport sized notebook that includes a leather binding with the British military broad arrow symbol embossed on the front, and a removable pen holder.
For all of you flea powered tube amp lowers our there, the new Klipsch Heresy III Speakers ($850 EACH) might be just what the doctor ordered. Featuring a 99db sensitivity these speakers can be driven by amps with as little as 10 watts per channel, possibly even lower. But don't let that fool you, they can handle up to 400 watts, just in case you have a beast of an amp at home. The Heresy IIIs feature a 12-inch fiber-composite woofer in a sealed, non-ported cabinet for a controlled lower end, with plenty of slam. The horn-loaded midrange and tweeter drivers, give the speaker its high efficiency and deliver a beautiful sound stage and clarity. The speakers come in high-quality black ash, cherry, or walnut. And each is handmade and built to order in the U.S., so allow up to 8 weeks for shipping.
If you want a blade that’s produced by one of the most prestigious brands, the Cold Steel Code 4 Folding Knife ($60) is one to look out for. With a super-strong Carpenters CTS® XHP Alloy Steel blade that’s 3.5 inches long, you can choose from a tanto point, spear point or a clip point. And with a chunky aluminum handle and a stainless steel pocket clip which is ambidextrous, it’s the ideal pocket sized tool for any job.
If you're into racing simulators, then you need to check out the top of the line commercial racing simulators from Vesaro. The Advanced Racing Simulation Rigs by Vesaro ($1600-$2000) are some of the highest quality racing simulators on the market. These systems are completely modular allowing you to add accessories as your needs grow. The core rig mid range setup starts at $1600. From there you can go to the professional training simulator which runs about $25,000. The Vesaro simulators work with XBOX, PS3, PC's plus additional systems. Upgrades include Cobra Monoco, Misano and Evolution pro racing seats. The Buttkicker tactile feedback system. 5.1 surround sound audio packages, Logitec steering and pedal sets. D-Box motion physics system and monitor brackets for single or triple monitor setups. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=MyoZ1_ULtr8 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] to check these cool simulators.