Experience riding a bike like never before with the innovative Joystick Bike ($TBA) by Swiss designer Yvan Forclaz. Feeling and acting like a video game or flight simulator the joystick feels natural and is easy to get to grips with. Watching the Joystick slice through city streets and mountain lanes like a knife through butter is almost melodic. The bike is an electric-assist recumbent with a rear-mounted 400-watt electric drive and 72 V battery pack. This allows you to reach speeds of up to 37 mph with a range of a about 25 miles. The Joystick Bike inventor is also working on a non-electric child's bike. Open your mind to a new and thrilling way of cycling with the Joystick Bike.
Rollbe ($18) is a super compact measuring tool, that would make a great addition to any everyday carry arsenal. It allows you to measure straight or curved surface by rolling from one point to the other. Just place the bullet start mark on the starting point and start rolling. Count the full rotations and then add the remaining units. Simple. What about corners. Well, if you bump up against a wall, just add the radius indicated on your Rollbe ruler. The Rollbe 4-inch also comes with a handy leather key chain holder so you'll always have it with you. Hurry though, because their Kickstarter campaign is running right now and it won't last forever.
OK, so we just did a write-up on the G-Shock Gravity Defier GWA1100 watch for Aviators. Now that you have the watch you need the plane to go with it. How about the Saker S-1 personal Jet ($TBA). You heard right, your own personal jet. Saker says that anyone with a standard pilots license should be able to fly this bad boy. The S-1 features two Williams FJ44-4 engines that will reach mach .99. It has a ceiling of 45,000 ft and with its internal tank and two external pods a maximum range of 2,200 miles. The S-1 personal jet fits two in tandem and is built more for speed than comfort. Although the aircraft is still under development Saker is taking pre-orders now. The S-1 is expected to cost between $5 and $7 million.
Taking his cue from the success of Alien, James Cameron takes an opportunity to continue the story of Alien. In Aliens ($8), the planet’s been colonized but they’ve lost contact with the colonists. So, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) goes back to the planet with a bunch of bad ass army guys to see what’s up. What she finds there makes her prior trip to the planet look like a walk in the park. Bill Paxton's character makes the movie. This is one movie that gives you a good example of why it’s never a good idea to tick off a mother. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Ball Paxton, Paul Reiser and Carrie Henn, this movie is a fitting sequel to a great movie!
Easter Jeep Safari is a 9 day event, that starts off in Moab Utah and consists of trail rides and day long trips. This year it will run from March 28 - April 5th. Every year for the event Jeep unveils new concepts and it looks like they hit a home run this year with their 2015 Jeep Chief Concept ($NFS).The Chief features a vintage look based on Cherokee's from the 1970s. This updated version is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 paired with a six-speed manny. It also includes a two inch-lift kit, Fox shocks, vintage Ocean blue paint, and 17-inch mag wheels.There a currently no plans for this ride to hit production, but I hope car companies are paying attention, because well-built vintage looking cars are awesome. I just wish Landrover kept the same vintage styling for their new Defender release scheduled to hit the U.S.A in 2016. That would've been cooler than the soccer mom version they are releasing.
Have you ever studied a can of beer before cracking it open? No? Well knows your chance. In alphabetic order, Beer ($15) gives us an insight into a remarkable collection of over 500 cans from 30 countries that range from the iconic to the obscure. They are all here, from the busty lovelies that adorned the Tennants cans to Old Frothingsloth. This is a veritable bible for beer fans who can reminisce over forgotten brews and relish in the fact that many classics have moved with the times to become firm favorites. Both beer and design fans will love this book. Many of these will be familiar, many of them will not, but the overall feelgood factor is hard to beat.