If you have a 6th generation iPod nano laying around you need to check out the Lunatik premium conversion kit ($45-$50). It takes your iPod nano and turns it into a futuristic wristwatch. The kit is made from aircraft grade aluminum and seamlessly integrates with your iPod nano. We now that Apple no longer makes the square nano, but you can still get plenty of 6th generation iPod Nano's on eBay.
Poros was kind enough to send us one of their bags for review, and we've got to say we were extremely impressed. Because I beat the hell out of my luggage, I tend to go with a hardshell case and a laptop, even for short weekend trips. But I think I've found my new go-to bag - The Poros Birch Weekend Duffle Bag ($269). After the initial unboxing, the first thing I noticed was the build quality.
If you've seen any of Food Networks Iron Chef or Top Chef episodes, then you've surely seen Chef Edward Lee. His new book, Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen ($20) pulls from his Korean and Southern influences and provides more than 130 recipes to excite the palette. Chef Lee is an American Korean, raised in Brooklyn, who eventually settled down in Lousiville, Kentucky, where he owns world acclaimed restaurant 610 Magnolia. His new book is filled with cooking techniques, like pickling, fermenting, frying, and smoking, that make you feel right at home.
Tesla has just announced they'll be releasing the New Tesla Model S Dual Motor P85D ($121). The new S models will feature a motor on each axle, that independently controls torque to the front and rear wheels. You end up with unparalleled traction control, while the instantaneous response of the motors gives you controlled performance in any condition. Tesla says the, "Dual Motor Model S has the most capable road holding and handling of any vehicle ever produced". It also has the best performance beating all gasoline cars in its class. And they backed this up by beating the Mclaren F1's 0 to 60 mph time when the P85D marked a 3.2 second 0 to 60 mph split.But that's not all, the new model also comes with all the hardware needed for autopilot functionality. The package includes, forward radar, 12 long range ultrasonic sensors, a forward looking, and a high precision, digitally controlled electric assist braking system. In the near future they foresee the Model S being able to steer to keep you in your lane, change lanes with a tap of the turn signal, braking and steering to avoid collisions, and manage speed by reading road signs. For autonomous control is still a long way off but the Model S should be upgradable when the firmware comes out.
If you want your own little piece of real life Jurassic Park, take a look at the Velociraptor Claw ($12,500). This artifact dates back to the Cretaceous Period which means you could get your hands on a genuine piece of dinosaur which is between 71-75 million years old. A great way to dazzle family and friends, it’s an instantly recognisable fossil which you’ll never tire of gazing at. Display it in your home and you’ll always have an instant talking point!
The Timbuk2 Blue Bottle’s Sabbatical Travel Kit ($349) allows you to brew the perfect cup of coffee anywhere, not just at home. The complete kit includes the Hario Coffee Drip Scale that measures in 01-gram increments, drip timer, TSUKI-USAGI .7 L Drip Coffee Kettle, Porlex Mini Hand Grinder, Blue Bottle Travel Dripper, 2 Falcon Enamelware Tumblers, 2 Timbuk2 Zarfs - felt cozies for tumblers, and a 100-pack of #1 filters. This is the perfect gift for coffee lovers everywhere.