Apple has just released their updated accessories. Labeled Apple's Magic Accessories ($79+), they group includes an all-new keyboard, mouse, and trackpad. You no longer have to worry about having batteries on hand, because the trio is built around a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The result is a stable internal structure that results in a more quality feel. The recharge the devices all you do is connect the included Lightning USB cable, and you're fully charged in two hours. Each charge gives you about a month of usage. The latest Trackpad also includes Force Touch technology.
If you're a sneaker head then you are very familiar with Nike's line of Air Max shoes. The new Nike Air Max 95 No-Sew ($150) have Nike's Air Max technology which gives you the maximum impact protection for repeated landings. The shoe also features a durable lightweight Ripstop material for the upper, No-sew tape which creates a stepped design, a waffled outsole for traction, and flex groves for an increased range of motion. The Nike Air Max 95 No-Sew is available in three cool colorways. Check them out after the break.(more…)
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.
The Secede S-Pedelec Electric Bicycle ($6,5950) is a carbon fiber, electric, urban commuter bike that breaks into two pieces for easy stowing. The frame is made from a light torsion-resistant "full carbon monocoque", based on M1 carbon technology. The motor is a 500-watt brushless rear hub motor that uses a lithium-ion battery in the rear fender. This setup will allow you travel at a top speed of 28 mph for about 40 miles per charge. One of the coolest features is a quick-release system on the down tube that allows you to break the bike into two pieces. With the optional bags you can easily bring your bike along for airplane rides or on the train. The Secede comes in multiple configurations and even has an unpowered version.
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.
One of my favorite buildings of all time is the Fallingwater house built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1934. Now you can have this little piece of American history in you're home or office with the Lego Architecture Fallingwater Set ($95). This set was co-developed with architect Adam Reed Tucker and captures all of the unique features of the original. The set measures 15" x 10." and contains 811 pieces.