The Lunecase ($40) is an intelligent case that's powered by electromagnetic energy and wirelessly provides you with visual notifications of incoming texts and calls. All electronic devices emit electromagnetic energy. The Lunecase uses this unused energy to transform the back of your phone into a notification center. Before the text or call even hits your phone's screen the Lunecase knows it's coming. All of this without the need for batteries or wires. It just makes you wonder what other potential uses are available for this unused energy. You can check out their Kickstarter campaign, which is still going on.
When you think of a beverage with your dessert, you usually settle for a nice big glass of milk, a nice cup of coffee or a cappuccino. But have you considered a beer? As part of its first-anniversary celebration the small brewery out of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina has released Mexican Cake Beer. Westbrook Mexican Cake Beer ($10) may be the perfect beer for your dessert, or you can just have the beer for the dessert itself. Mexican Cake Beer is a beautifully crafted imperial stout that is aged on cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and fresh Habanero peppers. So buck the trend and have a bottle of Mexican Cake with your next dessert.
As we’ve stated previously, creating a beautifully customized bike is like painting a work of art. It’s part mechanical / technical prowess and part art. ER motorcycles, a young Slovenian company that takes previously owned motorcycles and turns them into works of art, is a full representation of that ethos. (more…)
Caddyshack ($7) kicked off the 80s with a bang. The movie was awesome but the stories of the partying that took place during the filming are legendary. Directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, and Bill Mary, this movie is about a very exclusive golf course that the primary character, Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe), works at. He's trying to raise money to go to college and his best chance is to win a caddy scholarship from Judge Elihu Smails (Ted Knight), the owner of the Country Club. Sub plots includes Ty Webb (Chevy Chase) who helps Danny understand his real goals, Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield), a millionaire who wants to buy the Club, and of course Carl Spackler (Bill Murray), the unhinged grounds keeper will do anything to kill a gopher. Caddyshack is a great flick and worth seeing all over again.
The Vanhawks Valour Carbon Fiber Bicycle ($910) is the first connected carbon fiber bike. It all starts with the app that acts as the central hub. It allows you to enter your destination while the led lights on the bike give you turn by turn signals. Blindspot detection keeps you safe from nearby cars via vibrating handlebars that alert you when you're about to turn into traffic. The bike also tracks your speed, distance, calories, and time. Even when you're phone isn't with you, Valour tracks your information and syncs with your devices when you get home. And all of that is just the tech. The carbon fiber unibody frame weights in at just under 16 pounds. So there are no worries if you have an apartment on the fifth floor.
The URWERK EMC ($120,000) is one of the watches that make me scratch my head. There are probably just a hand full of people around the world who will actually buy this watch and personally I'm not sure how it's possible for a watch to be worth this much money. The one thing I do know is the attention to detail and the design are simply amazing. Some of the technical details include a 43mm x 53mm crown, a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, manual winding and a 80 hours of power reserve. You can check out more pictures after the break and an in depth review here.(more…)