Every one of us have happily taken cardboard boxes, and taped them together to create the ultimate tunnel fort. Now you can get the same experience in a size suitable for the entire family with the POD Tents ($576+). POD tents are a modular system made up of interconnecting tents. You can use the PODS individually or put them together for the ultimate social experience. The POD Maxi sleeps up to eight and the POD Mini will sleep four. If you're a festivalgoer, these tents would be perfect for creating large communal areas for groups of friends.
Just in time for the new Star Wars movie Ural has released the Ural Limited Edition 'Dark Force' Motorcycle ($15,000). The Dark Force is completely blacked out and even comes with an extendable three foot lightsaber mounted to the side car. The engine is a air cooled 2 cylinder 4 stroke flat twin paired with a four speed manual transmission. You also get a 2.9 cu ft. trunk with your purchase. If you're interested hurry because only 25 unit will be built.
Bike computers can provide all kinds of information but let’s be honest they usually suffer from information overload don’t they? The Omata One GPS Bike Speedometer ($500) is designed to combat this problem, it works by pairing modern technology with the traditional style of an analogue readout. It includes a GPS chip that will track all your data and keep it stored so you can download straight to your app or service of choice. So while biking you can focus on the essential information: speed, distance, ascent and of course time. So keep your focus on the road ahead with this wondrous gadget that’s the perfect hybrid of the old and the new.
Caddyshack ($7) kicked off the 80s with a bang. The movie was awesome but the stories of the partying that took place during the filming are legendary. Directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, and Bill Mary, this movie is about a very exclusive golf course that the primary character, Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe), works at. He's trying to raise money to go to college and his best chance is to win a caddy scholarship from Judge Elihu Smails (Ted Knight), the owner of the Country Club. Sub plots includes Ty Webb (Chevy Chase) who helps Danny understand his real goals, Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield), a millionaire who wants to buy the Club, and of course Carl Spackler (Bill Murray), the unhinged grounds keeper will do anything to kill a gopher. Caddyshack is a great flick and worth seeing all over again.
Sprout | A Pencil That Grows ($20) is a very simple but excellent concept. We all know that as soon as a pencil gets down to the point where there's only an inch or so left it's pretty much useless. The Sprout lets you put that little stub to get use. The end of the Sprout has a seed capsule that is water activated, after you plant your pencil and water it a few times the capsule dissolves and the seed's start germinating. The plants usually take about a week to sprout. The Sprout pencils come in a number of varieties including vegetables, herbs and flowers like rosemary, tomato, marigold, and many more.
There is nothing like cool toys to fill out the shelves of your office and provide a few moments of play time in between tasks. The Self-Balancing MiP Robot ($119) looks like it would fit the bill nicely. Just like a Segway the MiP balances on two wheels effortlessly. You can control it using just your hands or with an iOS or Android device. The MiP robot comes with six modes including; tracking, dance, roam, tricks, cage, and game mode. Expect the MiP to drop later this Spring.