Everything You Know Is Pong ($) is a brilliantly designed and beautifully illustrated tribute to the game of ping pong. The most popular sport in the world is also just about the least appreciated, and here we have tales of the table from such icons as Will Shortz. Nick Horby, Davy Rothbart, Jonathan Safran Foer and Harold Evans. Every sport going claims that it is the world's game but none can come close to the global status enjoyed by the ubiquitous and modest game of ping pong. Quite why this fast paced phenomena has never reached the upper echelons of sporting history, and made superstars of its plays, is still a mystery, one this book seeks to solve.
From Simon Morris, comes Flyte: The Levitating Light ($249). Flyte combines magnetic levitation with induction, to float a light and power it through the air. So that your Flyte lasts a long time it uses energy-efficient LEDs, that are safe and never need to be replaced. And it is environmentally responsible by crafting a base which is made from sustainably sourced Ash, Oak, and Walnut.To get Flyte working just line up the center of the bulb with the center of the base. When the light comes on, let go. You can also turn the light on and off just by touching the base.But that's not all, when your not using your light, the base can be used to wirelessly charge electronics like your phone.The Kickstarter is going on now, so if you want your Flyte, check it out today.
Looking to dapper your style a bit? Well the Highland Harris Tweed Large Rucksack ($300) will get you going in the right direction. The bag measures 17 x 12 x 5 inches and features a 100% wool green checked harris tweed outer trimmed with tan vintage leather, a 100% cotton lining, antique brass finish zip, solid brass hardware and adjustable webbing straps. The main compartment has a drawstring closure and includes an internal zip pocket.
The Borealis Yampa XX1 ($5549) is the new standard bearer for fat bikes. It features a carbon fiber frame that is extremely light. Weighing just 1270 grams (2.8 pounds) and extremely durable this frame will be able to easily handle anything you can dish out. Additional features include 190mm centered rear spacing and clearance for the largest fat tire and rim setup available, a 2x10 drive train, and a seatstay designed to flex just enough to provide an extremely comfortable ride. If you like to build your own setups, you can buy the Borealis Yampa XX1 frame for $2249 or get a completely built bike for $5549.
The Oculus Rift ($300) developers version is now available for pre-order. The Oculus Rift takes virtual reality technology that was previously only available for thousands of dollars and makes it available for the everyday gamer. The Rift is a head-mounted immersive stereoscopic display that offers a 110 degree field of view, and ultra low latency head tracking. You actually feel like you're in the game. The cutting edge of virtual reality is a click away.
If you can't quite afford a Tesla, then the next best thing is to get their iPhone Case. The Tesla Design Leather iPhone Case ($45) is made from the same supple Nappa leather they use in all of their cars. They have a case to fit either the Apple iPhone 6/6s or the iPhone 6 Plus. This will make a perfect gift for any car enthusiast.