"Revelatory . . . With every chapter, you get a history lesson, a hunting lesson, a nature lesson and a cooking lesson. . . .Meat Eater offers an overabundance to savor." - The New York Times Book ReviewMeat Eater ($20) is about Steven Rinella, he spent his childhood in Twin Lake, Michigan. He was a hunters son who taught his 3 boys to love the natural world in the same way as he did. When he was a kid Rinella devoured all stories of the American wilderness, especially those exploits of his ultimate hero Daniel Boone. He started fishing when he was only 3 and shot his first squirrel when only 8 and his first deer when 13. His college was decided by its proximity to a good hunting ground and he has also experimented in how you can live just on wild meat. He is now an adult and uses his hunting skills to bring home the meat which feeds his family. A look at a life so different from our digital frenzy it is difficult to believe at times we are on the same planet never mind in the same country.
Marshall has thrown its hat into the Bluetooth speaker ring with the Marshall Stanmore Wireless Speaker ($400). The Stanmore is an active speaker system that produces great sound even at the highest levels. It features two 3/4" tweeters and a 5 1/4" woofer that give a frequency response of 45-22,000HZ. For a speakers of its size that is pretty nice coverage. For connectivity it has Bluetooth V4, one 3.5mm, one RCA, and one optical input. And it goes without saying it has the classic Marshal crate styling with gold colored detailing and the vintage front fret and logo. Check out the white version after the break.(more…)
The Cardiff S-1 Skate ($160) is an over the shoe 3-wheeled skate that provides a high level of comfort, convenience and performance. The three wheel configuration and breaking system provide a more stable and convenient platform than conventional skates. While the Patented, spring-loaded automatic size adjustment system lets you to strap the skates to your shoes in just a few seconds. The Cardiff S-1 Skate will fit boys shoe sizes of 4 to a men's 13 and a women's size of 5.5 to 14.5. Check more pics and a video of the skates in action after the break.(more…)
The Bradley Timepiece ($128) is a watch you can feel to tell the time. The Bradley was created to help the sight impaired, but it's also a well designed and stylish timepiece anyone can wear. It has a titanium body with raised hour marks. The major marks have additional texture to differentiate them from the minor marks. A side ball bearing indicates the hour and a front ball bearing indicates the minutes. You can get either a stainless steel mesh, or fabric & leather band in mustard, olive green or silver blue. Based on successful funding of their Kickstarter delivery is expected end of November.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're starting to see the start of the virtual reality phenomenon. We've mostly seen it used for gaming. But google wants to change that. The Google Tilt Brush ($TBA) gives you the ability to paint in 3D. Google's tagline for Tilt is," Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless." The program will be released with the HTCThe program will be released with the HTC Vive ($829) virtual reality headset, which is available for preorder now with shipping expected in May. To get it working all you have to do is setup the Vive, install Steam, launch Tilt Brush, start creating your masterpiece, and share with the world.
Take your hot dog game to the next level with the new book by Texan, Russell Van Kraayenburg. Haute Dogs ($13) features everything you need to craft top-notch hotdogs. Everything from bun recipes, condiments, to step-by-step from-scratch instructions. The book is filled with humor, great photography and history lessons abouts one of America's favorite foods.