Lets face it, 99% of the people who buy a 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG ($135,000) will never take their house priced SUV off road, which is just sad. The MB G63 AMG comes with a 544-hp twin-turbo 5.5 liter V8. It's capable of 560 lb-ft of torque and is signed by the guy who put it together. What's amazing is the G63 can get to 60mph in just 5.3 seconds. Lets not forget the interior which is wrapped in Designo diamond patterned leather upholstery which covers the seats and door inserts. Check out the rest of the pics after the break.(more…)
As we will inevitably have to fight off a ferocious vampire attack, we average Joe's will be forced into vicious close contact combat. In order that we avoid suffering serious injuries, disfigurements or, god forbid, death from exsanguination, we need this book like, like, well, we just need it, period. In the The Vampire Combat Manual ($) you will find all the correct combat strategies and the techniques in which to ward off those stronger, faster, more agile and, of course, undead opponents. We will not simply lie down and let them drain our life blood., we have the Vampire Combat Manual, and we in the office can now put Buffy to shame with our sharp moves!
The Ti2 Para-Biner ($43+) is a new paracord multi-tool for everyday carry. The Carabiner is made from Grade 5 Titanium and comes in two options. Each option provides a flat head screwdriver and a can opener. The PB-5 ($43) provides 5 of the most common wrench openings, while the PB-7 ($64) provides seven wrench openings. The PB-7 also has a paracord pulley for block and tackle setups.
Although this watch is made for fly guys, it'll still look exceptional on the rest of us. The G-Shock Gravity Defier GW-A1100 ($TBA) was made to withstand forces from impact, vibration and G forces. The other features make this watch sound more like a luxury offering than your standard G-Shock. It has a digital compass with a carbon fiber hand that shows your heading, a solar powering system, a sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating, and a resin-band. Oh yeah, it's also water resistant to 200 meters, just in case you have to eject over water. We'll send out an update when this watch becomes available at retailers. Until then check out G-shock's website for additional information.Update: The G-Shock Gravity Defier GW-A1100 is now available for pre-order.
The Bolex D16 Cinema Camera ($3300) is the first digital camera to shoot RAW at an affordable price. The feel of the D16 emulates the classic 16mm cameras while providing a stunningly detailed image that gives your videos an amazing organic look. The camera features a Super 16mm sized CCD sensor, 12 stops of dynamic range, 12-bit CinemaDNG raw format recording, 24-bit 96 kHz sound, an internal SSD for buffering and backup, and a 4 hour battery. Outputs include dual CF card slots and USB 3.0. It also has the ability to use interchangeable lenses so you can use standard Bolex C-mount lenses or your own.
Chairs, by definition, should be pretty simple things. We just use them for sitting on after all. But, despite their limited breadth of usefulness, this is no excuse for not making them look awesome. In this regard, it is clear that the legendary American designer, Charles Eames, was singing from the same hymn sheet with his timeless classic, the DSW Chair which, such is its extraordinary excellence, is on permanent display in the Musuem of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Don't try and sit on it though - the security guards get pretty mad! Originally released in 1948, the Charles Eames DSW Chair ($177) is a bit like a fine wine insomuch it has got better with age and it looks awesome in today's contemporary homes so if you're up for some new furniture, this iconic piece will be a good place to start.