The Ghost Drone ($550) is probably the easiest to to fly drone available. Just add your favorite GoPro and you have the tools necessary to create amazing high definition aerial films. If your intimidated by those complex RC controllers, you're in luck because Ghost is fully controllable via your smartphone. It's this easy; press a bottom to take off and it hovers at a specific altitude. On your smartphone you'll see a map of your location, just press any point on the map and the drone will go there. Press the auto return button and Ghost will head back to your location and land. It's that easy. It also comes with auto follow and micro control just in case you want full control over the action.
Well it's about time, the Daytrader Board Game ($32) is the Monopoly of the 21st Century. As the name indicates, Daytrader is a board game based on the stock market. The goal is to be the first to retire. But first you have to get a job. You start out by working at a company to get some cash together. Once you have investment?capital?you can start making trades. As the company gains employees the stock price will increase. You'll want to buy stock low and sell high to get enough money to retire, before the volatility of the markets puts you back in the hole. 2-6 people can play, just no insider trading please.
The Nike Vapor Laser Talon Football Cleat is the first cleat to use 3D printing in its manufacturing. Specifically made for the NFL combine 40 yard dash, the Nike Vapor Laser Talon ($TBA) provides a 3D printed plate that allows athletes to stay in the drive position longer and thus allowing them to accelerate faster during the first 10 yards. There is currently no date on when these shoes will be released to the public, but you can use the time to work on your 40.
If you have a display that can handle it, Denon now has a receiver that can send it. Denon's new AVR-X4000 ($1300) is capable of providing 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) resolution to your modern displays, plus much more. The Denon AVR-X4000 is a 7.2 networkable HTR that has too many features to mention, but I'll give it a shot. Features include support of Apple AirPlay and media streaming, Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room acoustic measurement and correction, 125 watts per channel, Dolby TrueHD audio decoding, support for three zones, 7 HDMI inputs, and 3 HDMI outputs for multiple screens. Denon makes great mid-range products and the AVR-X4000 looks like another great addition to the family.
As part of their ongoing American made classic literature series, New Balance is about to release their New Balance M1400HB 'Catcher in the Rye' ($199) shoe. The NB 1400 series is one of the brands best silhouettes. It features a plush suede, textured leather and mesh panelled upper that sits on top of a Encap cushioned midsole with built up heel unit. The shoes are available for pre-order now, and will ship some time in the month of August '14.
The Boodaak by Deus Machina ($TBA) gets its name from the sounds made as you roll on and off of its throttle. It's a funny name for a classic Deus Machina bike. The Boodaak started off with a HRC Johnny Campbell spec Honda XR650R engine that has oversized valves and a Carrillo rod. Almost everything else on the bike is custom including the frame, swingarm, the Racetech shock that was valved by Jimmy Woods, the seat, and the dual exhaust. The Bookdaak was made to be an aggressive, high performance bike and it looks like Deus hit their mark. Check out all the pics after the break.(more…)