Everything You Know Is Pong ($) is a brilliantly designed and beautifully illustrated tribute to the game of ping pong. The most popular sport in the world is also just about the least appreciated, and here we have tales of the table from such icons as Will Shortz. Nick Horby, Davy Rothbart, Jonathan Safran Foer and Harold Evans. Every sport going claims that it is the world's game but none can come close to the global status enjoyed by the ubiquitous and modest game of ping pong. Quite why this fast paced phenomena has never reached the upper echelons of sporting history, and made superstars of its plays, is still a mystery, one this book seeks to solve.
On your next camping trip or backyard cookout, make sure you do it in style with the EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove ($129). The Versa allows you to cook with your choice of fuel, including wood, charcoal, or solid biomass fuel. It features a fully insulated vertical combustion chamber, a combustion chamber and top door lined with refractory metal, a reinforced metal frame, a three-prong stove top and stainless steel handles covered with silicone grips to make sure they stay cool to the touch.
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If you've been sitting on the fence about getting a 3D printer, then maybe this is just the kick you needed. Tiko: The $179 3D Printer ($179), is the least expensive printers I've seen advertised. The printer features a unibody constructions, wich provides it with strength and sustainable accuracy. Basically you spend more time printing and less time trying to calibrate your machine. Additional features include printing down to 50 microns, an enclosed printing environment, Wi-Fi so you can print from anywhere, and a printing volume up to 138.3 cubic inches. The Tiko might be too difficult to pass up. But don't think too long because its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign goes away in 17 days.
So if you're the guy who has everything, you don't want to be schlepping around on a run of the mill ski doo. You're the guy that sets the bar. Enter the Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod ($TBA) the top of the line personal luxury watercraft. Its V8 5.7 liter engine pushes about 300 horses and along with its water jet propulsion system you'll get a top speed of 65 miles per hour. Features includes a haul which is made from carbon fiber, a waterproof luggage box, and an ice box under the seat. If you really want to up your beach game then go for the options. These include custom trailer, wood and carbon inlays, sound system and GPS navigation.
Some times I read up on a product and know right away it's all fluff and no substance or complete hype. And then there are others that make me go hmmmmm. The Enko Running Shoes ($TBA) definitely fit into the later category. The idea behind the shoes is a shock absorber that reduces the initial impact of your stride and as you move forward uses the stored energy to assist your stride. In theory this mean a run that will be easier on your joints and less fatiguing. Starting early February Enko will kick off their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, until then you check out their website to get additional information.