Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction ($14) was PopularMechanics.com selection for one of The Best DIY and Home Improvement Books of 2009. We have come an awful long way from the era of the peashooter and with so many modern household items and office supplies around it is so much easier to create your own mini arsenal. Clothespins, toothpicks, rubber bands, binder clips, ballpoint pens, paper clips, plastic bits and pieces and, of course, matches and barbecue lighters, they are all in here and you have to see what you can make from them to believe it. The toy designer John Austin takes us through easy to follow step-by-step instructions for every project with materials, diagrams, ammo lists and construction tips. Boy this book is fun!
One of my biggest pet peeves with bluetooth speakers is the limited battery life. They always seem to run dry halfway through the festivities. Enter the Anker Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker ($45). It features a built-in rechargeable 2100mAh Li-ion battery that gives you an amazing 15-20 hours of battery life. So if you've managed to fully charge it, there's probably no party that it won't outlast. Additional features include great sound via a 4w/2in driver with bass port. auto-connection to the last device, a connection range of up to 33 feet, and a built-in microphone with a 2-feet pickup range to you can use it as a speaker phone. Here's to never running out of juice.
There is nothing worse than venturing out on your next cycling adventure and ending up on the side of the road wondering why you even bothered this morning. Well, the Crank Brothers felt the pain of their followers and shortly after along came the Crank Brothers Y-Shaped Bike Multi Tool ($25).Related: The Best MultitoolsSpecially designed for the avid cyclist it combines a storage container, patch up kit, hex wrenches, Philips and even Torx screwdrivers! Small enough to pop in a pocket or in your backpack this great little gadget will give you some additional peace of mind on your next trip with the Y-Shaped Multi-Tool. Grab one before they’re gone!
If you're not familiar, Prinstant Replays takes the most famous sports plays, creates typography maps and puts them on posters and T-shirts. They've just released a collection of Prinstant Replays World Cup Posters and T-Shirts ($22-$30) which includes 12 amazing goals from World Cup history. Goals like; USA - Donovan 2010, Spain - Iniesta 2010, Brazil - Alberto 1970, Netherlands - Bergkamp 1998, Argentina - Maradona 1986, England - Beckham 2001, France - Zidane 1998, and many more. If you've been watching the World Cup you know a lot of these great teams are still in action, so support your team and get their most famous goals on your wall or a Tee.
Looking to have the ultimate riding experience? Style up your bike with the LENKR – V1 WALNUT Bike Handles ($209), a wooden unibar handle, designed for the urban minimalist. Crafted from walnut, each handle bar is completely unique, thanks to the natural grain. What's more, the unibar boasts an aluminum core, which absorbs any vibrations and ensures you enjoy a comfortable ride. The LENKR – V1 WALNUT will fit almost any standard suspension and will enhance your fixie bike with timeless charm. At just 285 grams, it's very lightweight, making it a practical, as well as stylish addition to your favorite ride.
And here we have, finally, the long-awaited autobiography, Life By Keith Richards ($22), from the legendary guitarist, singer, songwriter and Rolling Stones founder member. Step forward Keith Richard. As part of the mighty Stones, Richards created songs that defined a generation, not to mention rousing the world. He also lived the ultimate rock n roll lifestyle. Now he himself tells his own story of living a life akin to being in the crossfire of a hurricane. There are few true icons left, and even fewer who have lived the life, and live to tell the tale, as Keith Richards can. It doesn't get much better than this.