There is nothing better than that perfect hoodie. No matter what, getting home and throwing it on just seems to wash away the stresses of the day. Now imagine being able to have that hoodie for ten years. Flint and Tender's 10-Year Hoodie ($90) is an example of what can be accomplished when no detail is overlooked. Everything down to the cotton used in the Hoodie is made in America. Features include a 100% cotton 18 oz. all-weather knit, Raglan style sleeves, reinforced seems, and a custom industrial zipper that's reinforced with heavy-duty twill tape. If all of this isn't enough, if your hoodie ever rips or tears F&T will mend it for free. The hoodie will be coming soon, so get on their mailing list and get notified when supplies are available.
"Chambong Industries is a new Seattle, Washington-based start-up, leading the way in new sparkling wine consumption innovations." Their mission statement means they've created the perfect bong made specifically for champagne. They sent me a product sample and to be honest, I don't drink champagne, but I do have plenty of beer on hand. Close enough right. On their website they say the Chambong ($25) holds about 4 ounces of liquid. I was able to get a full can of beer down in two shots. So how does it feel you ask. My frame of reference comes from doing beer bongs out of a funnel with a 6-foot tube in college. I was the knucklehead with beer spraying out fo the side of his mouth. The Chambong is much more refined. Once you pour your beer in and put it in your mouth, you notice slight pressure, but enough to get your pour down in one fell swoop. It was an incredibly enjoyable experience. I could see the Chambong creating a fun party experience. Next time I have guests over, everyone is doing a Chambong. I might even buy some champagne.
Motoped just announced a Motoped Survival Bike ($2,000+) just in time for the next zombie attack. If you don't know, motopeds are a cross between a mountain bike and a moped. The engine is a 4-stroke Honda 50cc XR/CRF50. The stock engine is street legal in most states and has a top speed about 30 miles per hour. The cool thing is that because the engine is not above 50cc's with a max of 30mph, it can be ridden on most streets as a motorized bicycle without the need for motorcycle registration & insurance. This allows you to ride and park anywhere a bike can. Now take that base motoped and add a cool paint job, a one-gallon gas container, flashlight, climbing rope, tomahawk, crossbow, a bunch of other cool survival gear and you've got the ultimate survival machine. Stay locked on Motoped's website for updates and release dates.
From hi-end audio maker, PS Audio, comes the minimalistic stereo amp for those who don't need a whole lot of complicated gear. Sprout: The Hifi Stereo Amp that transforms the way you listen ($499) is about the size of a large novel and allows you to listen to music from any bluetooth enabled device, your turntable, computer, CD/DVD player, or even your old school reel-to-reel tape deck. On top of its versatility, it just plain sounds great. Sprout is able to play high resolution 192kHz/24-bit audio while supplying plenty of power. If you get the unit from Kickstarter your save about $300 over retail.
I don't now why, but I absolutely love this car. I'm not sure if its pill shape, the almost 360-degree views, or the seemingly simultaneous retro-futuristic styling. Whatever it is, I love it. The Hemisferio Criativo Nimbus E-Car ($TBA) is a beautiful design study by that needs to become reality.The Nimbus is a concept hybrid car that is made to not only handle long trips over a multitude of terrain, but also act as a commuter car for those short urban trips.Nimbus features a 130Kw (180hp) engine lithium-ion battery that's paired with a micro combustion generator which constantly charges the batteries.Continuing the idea of economy the Nimbus is built with lightweight materials, including carbon-fiber, titanium and aluminum, to optimize energy consumption. It also has solar panels to create its own energy and regenerative brakes that recover and save kinetic energy.Four selectable driving modes including Energy Saver, Standard Trip, Faster Cruise and 4WD, allow you to improve range and energy consumption when needed.Additional features include an Auto-Pilot mode for cruise control, a removable 7" touchscreen that acts as a central display and controller, bluetooth, wi-fi, usb ports, self-cleaning surfaces, anti-theft system, remote power blocker, and location detection.Here's hoping this awesome machine actually see the light of day.
If you love "The Sweet Science", then you're sure to appreciate At The Fights ($). American writers have a longstanding fascination with the primal contests that take place within the ropes, as we as the world of crazy carnivals which exists outside of them. From rundown neighborhood gyms where the local youth vent their anger at the world to star studded casinos in exotic locales around the world, they have chronicled some unforgettable tales. Here there is dissipation and determination, great champs and punch-drunk has beens regaling anyone who will listen their tales of when they could have been a contender. Even those not particularly interested in boxing will love this book as it is a story of humanity packed with tales of success and failure, haunting.