Mike Shouts had another great find the other day. The RGBM Rubber Band Gun ($85+) is one of the coolest gadgets I've seen come out in a long time. The RGBM is a fully automatic rubber band gun that is made out of CNC'd oak plywood, can fire up to 672 rubber bands in one session at a rate of 14 shots per second. And don't worry if you were thinking that loading all those rubber bands would be a pain in the butt, the RGBM comes with a fast charging device that allows you to quickly load 14 rubber bands at one time. I don't know any guy who wouldn't want to get one of these as a gift. Check out the video of the gun in action after the break.(more…)
OK, so it's not really for killing zombies, but the Zombie Killer Primal Fear Knife ($20), is a great tool for you hunters out there. The knife is a combination kitchen cleaver, with the look of a Inuit ulu knife, a razor-sharp skinning blade, a gut hook, and a serrated reverse edge. The heavy duty ABS handle is made to withstand heavy chopping, while the powder coated, 3CR13 stainless steel blade is made to resist corrosion and for maximum toughness. It also comes with a free ABS holster and belt clip.
Stop the madness! There is no longer any reason to guess the temperature of your steaks. You know this summer at some point you'll have a group of guys over, and orders will come in for medium, rare, medium well, and well and whether you get them right or not will be a shot in the dark. The SteakChamp Thermometer ($50) is looking to wipe out this uncertainty. Just place it in the included cradle to activate, insert sideways into your steak, and cook like normal. A slow flash tells you you're close to being done, a fast double flash tells you to remove the steak and the flashing stops all together when the stea has rested enough. SteakChamps are available in rare, medium rare, medium, and medium well temperatures.
The JumpX Scooter ($99), combines a standard scooter with the ability to catch some nasty air. The JumpX has a front dual spring pogo-style suspension made for vertical jumping, while the rear leaf spring handles the cushioning for the landings. The two combined provide a smooth ride suitable for beginners as well as move advanced riders. Check-out their Kickstarter video and let us know what you think.
This is the companion to 101 Whiskies To Try Before You Die ($15) which was published in 2010. Ian Buxton is once again eschewing both the more obvious whiskies as well as recommending yet another 101 whiskies which he believes should be sampled by every whiskey lover. In this new collection of whiskey recommendations Buxton has cast his net wider than ever before to include not only whiskies from the established, well known whisky-producing countries, but also those which have burgeoning whiskey industries. You will find in this book whiskies from Belgium, Austria, Canada, England, the Czech Republic, India, Japan, Ireland, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Scotland, Wales and the USA. All of the whiskies included here are both affordable and easily accessible. Buxton doesn't believe in collecting or investing whiskies or investing in whisky, his mission is to taste and enjoy as many whiskies as is humanly possible. The book includes blends and single malts and, provocatively, quite a few somewhat renegade suggestions which are guaranteed to offend whiskey purists.
I spent the last weekend cleaning out my son's closet to prep for some new organizers. After going through the piles of junk I came across a small plasma globe we must of gotten from Five Below. At most it's 3 or 4 inches in diameter. He threw some batteries in, it and we can't stop playing with it. It's one of those things you just mesmerized by.So of course I jumped online to see if we can find something bigger to go with his new decor and came across Plasma Globes By Aurora Plasma Design ($499). The company says these are museum quality globes that are 22" tall, have a globe that's 15" in diameter and sit on an 8" inch high stained & lacquered natural maple veneer base. They offer a multitude of plasma effects to match your taste, and stand behind their work with a nice 1-year manufacturer's warranty. Right now I'm trying to decide between the Tyrian Purple, Genesis Series II, or the Emerald Fury.