Cafe Racers ($36) chronicles the evolution of one of the most beloved bikes of the 1960s. It goes from the mid twentieth century all the way to modern times. First becoming popular in Britain, these bikes represented the Rock and Roll subculture of the time. Cafe Racers are nimble, lean, light and beautifully simplistic machines. Michael Lichter, one of the top motorcycle photographers, has captured the essence of the culture in over 200 stunning large-format photographs. While motorcycle culture expert Paul d'Orleans provides the text. If your into bikes at all, this book would make a great addition to your collection.
We've all been there. You hit the fairway but you still have over two hundred yards to the hole. You cleared the bend so you have a nice view of the stick, so instead of laying up you decide to go for it. If you have the Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood ($160) in your bag you know that next shot is going to rise from the fairway like a Zenith to its target. If you don't, well you know you'll probably top it and watch it dribble down the fairway leaving you another 150 to the hole. The Adams Fairway wood, with its inverted head, reduces turf resistance while adding more power at contact. It makes contact below the ball which results in fewer dribblers, no matter how bad the lie, which makes it a must have for any bag.
Trying to steal a little thunder from the up coming release of Apple's smartwatch, LG has announced its new luxury smartwatch. The LG Watch Urbane ($TBA) wraps the classic styling of a traditional watch around the guts of a modern day smartwatch. The new watch features a 1.3-inch circular P-OLD display and an all metal case. Several finishes are available for the case including stainless steel, polished silver and gold. Because the watch uses a standard 22mm strap, you can use pretty much any strap you want, e.g. rubber, nato, or leather. The one downfall of this watch and the Apple offering is their water resistance. The Urbane is stated to have an IP67 dust and water resistance, which mean its OK for spills and rain but isn't meant to be worn while showering or swimming.
Time to get your fishing gear in order. The Colorado XT Pontoon Boat ($500) is a single person fishing boat with tons of features. The Colorado has plenty of storage capacity for all of your gear, a motor mount, a transport wheel so that one person can easily move it around and even a couple of cup holders. The Colorado is 9' in length and weighs in at just 77 lbs. There's no other better way to spend a beautiful weekend.
The Chargeboard Concept Skateboard ($TBA) is the first triple threat skateboard. It can create and store its own electricity, charge your mobile devices, and acts as a portable boombox with two speakers under the board. Now don't get too excited because as the title says, the Chargeboard is just a concept. It was the brain child of Bjorn van den Hout and was created as a graduation project. Right now it's still in the prototyping phase and he is looking for product developers and larger brands to help bring it to the masses. Sounds like a perfect candidate for a Kickstarter project.
The Sennheiser HD-800 Headphones ($1500) have been promoted as some of the best headphones ever. The HD-800's use premium parts, which include; precision stainless steel cases for the transducers, japanese Alcantara for the ear pads, and specially designed, four-wire, teflon insulated connections. The Sennheiser HD-800 were developed with one thing in mind, to replicate natural sound as closely as possible. And based on the reviews I believe they've done that. Now, because these headphones let you hear the bow on the strings, or the detail of fingers dancing across the frets, they are considered a forward sounding headphone. If you like a more neutral and laid back sound you may prefer the Beyerdynamic DT 990 ($380).