The Nike Flyknit Air Max ($225) is Nike's lightest most flexible running shoe to date. It fuses their classic technology Air Max soles with new tech Flyknit uppers. Weighing just 12.8 ounces it features an ultralight Flyknight upper, a light waffle pattern outsole, Flywire tech for a snug comfortable fit, and a sculpted cushion midsole.
The Glyph Personal Mobile Theater ($499) looks like a big set of headphones, but they're much much more. The Glyph is a mobile theater system. Using a simple HDMI input it can display anything in your library. The Glyph uses something they call a Virtual Retinal Display which utilizes one million micromirrors in each eye piece to reflect images directly to the back of the retina. The result is an image that is high def, clear, and immersive. You get none of the side effects of other near view screens like screen door effect, pixellation, nausea or disorientation. And when you're not using the screen, it flips out of the way and you just have a big set of headphones.
The BMW group is developing a series of Vision Vehicles they expect to hit production within three decades. Their latest effort in this project is the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 ($TBD). The Vision Next 100 removes the requirement for any protective clothing including helmets. The rider is able to enjoy the elements and the acceleration of the motorcycle unhindered.The bike is made of a Flexframe that allows the bike to be steered without various joints needed in current bikes.The safety systems automatically balance the motorcycle even when stationary and corrects driver errors to avoid collisions. While Intelligent systems provide feedback that provides ideal lines and banking anglesAlthough this bike is only a concept BMW has every intention of releasing a version of it within 30 years.
This New York Times Bestseller, The Drunken Botanist ($16) looks at how great drinks have the humblest of beginnings. Think about it, a grain of rice becomes Sake, barley is transformed into Scotch, agave gives us Tequila, rum started life as sugarcane and bourbon comes from corn. In The Drunken Botanist, author Amy Stewart explores in depth a dizzying array of flowers, herbs, fruits, fungi and trees which, through inspiration, ingenuity and desperation, humans have transformed over the centuries into alcoholic beverages. This is a great book, and a whole lot of fun while being informative at the same time. Now where did I put that still?
Mercedes is bringing the back the ultra luxury badge with the release of the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 ($TBA) in April of 2015. The newest S600 is a whopping eight inches longer than its other class mates. This is especially noticeable in the rear with generous legroom and unparalleled comfort provided for passengers. The interior features hand-stitched Nappa leather throughout the interior. The power plant is a 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine and the exterior will feature 20" wheels with your choice of 14 paint colors. Now if you can do without the extra 8 inch length you can get a well appointed S600 for about $40K less, and if you want the length, but with a little faster engine you can go with the 614 horsepower S65 AMG for about the same price.
Every time we buy something we should put enough effort in to the purchase to make sure the product is something that will provide a little bit of enjoyment and pleasure each time we use it. From our socks to our homes. The Treasure Chest Credit Card Wallet by Oiled Leather Wallets ($39) is a small step in the right direction. The beautiful wallet is hand-stitched and made from soft, durable oiled leather, making it a pleasure to hold and handle each day. The two interior sleeves hold 8-10 credit cards and a bit of cash in a small 3x4 inch package, making it a perfect for either your front or back wallets. The treasure chest would be a perfect addition to your everyday carry kit.