The Roku 4 ($130) has just dropped just in time for the holidays and if you've been looking to jump into the 4K arena the Roku 4 will is the perfect addition to your arsenal. It automatically upscales the signal to deliver the best picture your TV or projector can handle. So whether you're driving a 1080p or a 4K screen, you'll get the maximum resolution. But that's not all, the new Roku gives you access to over 2,500+ streaming channels and 300,000+ movies/TV episodes. Additional upgrades include a lightning fast quad-core processor, a remote with a headphone jack for private listening, and voice search so you can find flicks by a particular actor, title, or director. And maybe my favorite feature is the Lost Remote Finder. Just press the button on the top of the Roku 4 and it'll tell you right where you left it.
Now while it’s obviously not invisible it does have a really cool way of absorbing your stuff, but in an organised and super convenient way! With multiple sectioned compartments the PX Invisible Backpack ($213) enables you to carry everything you need for the day ahead or even weekend including a laptop and your latest kicks. Thanks to its rugged, waterproof outer nylon covering, rubber zippers on the openings and wide top it’s able to cope with a rough day just as much, if not way more successfully than you are. With a design that is meant to maximise your productivity by ensuring everything you’ve packed is easily accessible and close to hand. Stop wasting energy rummaging around in your kit bag for a lost item, eliminate screen damage whilst carrying around your expensive gadgets and invest in the PX Invisible Backpack.
Bell & Ross watches are great looking and built to take punishment. Their new Bell & Ross BR03 Military Watch ($4500) is no different. The watch features a 42mm matte khaki ceramic case. Ceramic is about four times harder than stainless steel and much lighter. Making it resistant to scratches, lightweight, and unalterable in color. Additional features include hours, minutes, seconds, and day functions, black dial, photo-luminescent coated hands and indices a sapphire glass with anti-glare coating, and water-resistance to 100m. It also comes with a Khaki rubber and heavy-duty synthetic fabric straps.
Boogie nights ($14) provides an apt portrayal of the Californian porn industry in the seventies and eighties. Directed and written by Paul Thomas Anderson, Boogie Nights stars Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Heather Graham, Don Cheadle, and Burt Reynolds. It chronicles the adventures of Eddie Adams A.K.A. Dirk Digger (Mark Wahlberg) as he tries to make his mark in porn. Dirk's best friend is played by John C. Reilly and the two make a hysterical pairing. But the best role in the movie saw the career resurgence of Burt Reynolds as the caring but tough Porn Producer Jack Horner. He does everything he can to keep his stars from going off the tracks to little avail.
In the wonderful Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die ($10), the great Willie Nelson muses over his greatest influences as well as the things which are most important to him. This is a celebration of his life and the parts his family, friends and colleagues have played in his journey. Willie riffs on just about everything, from poker to music, Nashville to Texas and much more besides. He shares with us the outlaw wisdom that he acquired over eight decades, as well as favorite jokes and insights from family, close friends and band mates. A wonderful insight into one of music's true legends.
THE DUDE ABIDES...AND NOW YOU CAN TOO! If you are seeking salvation from what this uptight, stressed out world is throwing at you there is only one man to seek guidance from; the Dude. The Abide Guide ($11), much like The Big Lebowski himself, is funny, profound and above all helpful. It is a survival guide strait from those who founded the Church of the Latter-Day Dude and they, along with their top disciples, show the way to becoming almost as Dude-like as the Dude himself. Learn the ethos on which this church is based and next time life decides to chuck as gutterball at you stop, pick up this book, and see what the Dude would do.