The Dream Team ($11) have been called the 'Beatles of basketball', and the Mercury Seven in sneaker,s they are the U.S basketball team who where unleashed on the world in the 1992 Olympics. Jack McCallum, esteemed sports journalist, now brings us the untold story of, quite simply, the greatest basketball team ever assembled. During his job as Sports Illustrated'ssenior staff writer, McCallum had a ringside seat for this most exciting of sporting spectacles and covered the dream team from its inception through to standing on the podium for their gold medals in Barcelona. They turned the NBA into a worldwide sensation, and this is their story told like never before.
What do you get when you cross a Stealth Fighter Jet with a single speed bike? You get the B-9 Nh Black Edition Urban Stealth Bicycle ($8700). The bike was inspired by the F-117 Nighthawk aircraft. It features a carbon fiber frame and fork, one piece carbon stem-handlebar, BME Design's unique carbon S72 Saddle system , and CNC machine alloy cranks. It was specifically made to stand up to the abuses a bike would see in an urban environment, and even comes with a security system from atomic22. If you want one of these bad boys get your order in fast, because they're only building 100 complete bikes.
This is as easy as it gets. The Chromecast ($35) is Google's new video streaming dongle. All you have to do is plug it into your TV's HDMI input and you can stream video, music, etc. to your screen. Write now the Chromecast can stream from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play and Google Chrome. It isn't perfect though. The one thing I look for with any video streaming device is the ability to stream your own videos, like the G-Box Midnight MX2. Once someone figures how to make the Chromecast work with apps like XBMC it'll move up higher on my list.
Mark Laita has put together a spectacular book of snake photography called Serpentine ($39). Serpentines photographs span the beautiful and the dangerous in a collage of color and danger. Accompanying the photographs is an essay written by William T. Vollmann. The snakes covered in the book include such beauties as the black mamba, pit viper and the candy-cane-striped albino Honduran milk snake. The images in Serpentine will, at the same time, haunt and amaze.
Louder Than Hell: The Definitive History of Heavy Metal ($21), is a must have resource for anyone looking to understand the history of Heavy Metal. Louder Than Hell is a compilation of interviews taken over 25 years with some of the biggest stars in the genre. The more than 250 interviews feature bands like Black Sabbath, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Judas priest, and many more. Along with the interviews, there are over 48 pages of full-color photographs in the book.
The Revo SuperConnect Radio ($417) can grab music from anywhere. Whether you want to listen to your personal music collection, music from around the world, or your favorite streaming service. Overall, the SuperConnect Radio provides access to over 16,000 stations. Features include DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS, internet radio with Wi-Fi connectivity, bluetooth wireless streaming, and wireless DLNA audio streaming. Not only do you get great connectivity and sound, but a well made all-wood cabinet combined with aluminum and steel components as well.