This beastly looking Retro Fighter, dubbed Iron Fist by Macco Motors ($NFS) was once just a stored page in history. But it's original owner couldn't quite bear to part with it and so handed it over into the capable hands of Macco Motors. One of their biggest challenges soon became one of their biggest triumphs after more than just a few months of painstaking hard work and dedication. Completely reconstructed this once lifeless Suzuki Katana has been given a new lease on life.
Netherlands-based Bliss was founded in 2012. They build some of the most extreme adventure vehicles on the planet. Their vehicles can explore some of the harshest terrain one can encounter.The Bliss Mobile Expedition Vehicle ($TBA) comes in five different sizes to suit your specific needs. Whether you go for their smallest model which is perfect for a party of two or their larger model which sleeps up to 6 individuals, they have a package to fit your needs.Each of the vehicles is built with a steel frame and feature solar panels attached to the roof for on the power. The panels work with Lithium-ion batteries which are included.Additional features include a luggage carrier, a roof terrace, freezer, outdoor kitchen , air, a bathroom, and central control system.
Sony just revealed its new virtual reality headset, Sony Project Morpheus ($TBA), at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The current iteration of the headset features 1080p resolution and a field of view of 90 degrees. Additional features include an accelerometer, gyroscope sensors, and tracking for head orientation and movement. The other cool thing is 3D audio that re-creates stereoscopic sounds. This basically means that as your head orientation changes so does the location of the audio. The morpheus will work with the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller and looks to hit stores some time this summer.
The NeoLucida ($47) probably won't be available again until 2014, but it is just too elegant of a product to not do a write-up. As of this writing the NeoLucida still has 27 days left on its Kickstarter and has already sold out 2x's. Simply put, the NeoLucida is a drawing tool, that has a prism on the end of an adjustable arm. The prism projects whatever is in front of you onto your paper, which allows you to create photo realistic drawings. This technique is centuries old and is thought to be the exact way some of the most well known masterpieces were created. Check out this video of how the NeoLucida works.[symple_divider style="solid" margin_top="20px" margin_bottom="20px"]Update: The NeoLucida Kickstarter campaign has closed to overwhelming success. They are now offering pre-orders to individuals who pledged $12+. They'll open pre-orders to those who pledged $1 & $2 shortly. By early December they expect the NeoLucida to be commercially available to the public. Sign-up for their newsletter for notifications on availability. Great job guys and good luck. Update: The NewLucida is now available through Amazon. One caveat is that it only ships within the U.S. and won't ship internationally until Spring 2014.
This New York Times Bestseller, The Drunken Botanist ($16) looks at how great drinks have the humblest of beginnings. Think about it, a grain of rice becomes Sake, barley is transformed into Scotch, agave gives us Tequila, rum started life as sugarcane and bourbon comes from corn. In The Drunken Botanist, author Amy Stewart explores in depth a dizzying array of flowers, herbs, fruits, fungi and trees which, through inspiration, ingenuity and desperation, humans have transformed over the centuries into alcoholic beverages. This is a great book, and a whole lot of fun while being informative at the same time. Now where did I put that still?
The incredible three-in-one vehicle from Gibbs Amphitrucks ($CALL) of England can go from the street to off-road, to river-runner mode with just one simple push of a button! Imagine driving down the highway, hitting traffic and taking it off-road for some fun! Or why not pop down the river and avoid the traffic altogether. Capable of keeping up with highway traffic, cruising along the water at 30mph and carrying up to 7 lucky passengers.