If you're looking for a little companionship, and aren't too picky about it being an organic life form, check out the Synergy Swan by R.Bot ($450). The Synergy Swan is a telepresence or automated interaction robot that uses an Android based device as its face and camera. Telepresence simply means, the ability to interact with your environment as if you were actually present. Here is a [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=S5LKXO9aCTc width=640 height=480 anchor=clip] from the TV show "The Big Bang Theory" showing telepresence in action. Automated interaction simply means the Synergy Swan will complete an action based on your reaction. For example, playing a video or start talking. At $450 you can't beat the price. R.Bot also has a smaller stationary version for $250.
Tim Harney is a product designer, traditionally trained in industrial design. He's taken a love for building motorcycles and gotten better over time through time tested trial and error. And over that period of time he's created some beautiful works of art, including his latest the 1976 BMW 75/6 X Tim Harney ($NFS). The bike features a Mikuni VM32 carburators, an electronic ignition, custom stainless steel exhaust, shortened Suzuki DR650 forks, all capped off with a Harley-Davison Sportster headlight. The cowhide seat with the black subframe and bluish gray pain job finish off the entire presentation nicely. So if you're in the market for a classically style custom bike, hit Tim up, I'm sure you'll be thrilled with the results.
Do any of us really know the meaning of life? The Monty Python crew think they do, and boy what fun their version is! Monty Python The Meaning of Life ($10) is a brilliant satire of everything from birth control and British politics to sex and religion the Python team; John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle, deliver laughs by the boat load and even more than 25 years later, the comedic genius of this movie shines through.
From the same guys that brought you the Ariel Atom comes the Ariel Ace ($34,000) a motorcycle based a collaboration between Ariel and Honda. The Aces features a Honda 1237cc V4 engine. Each motorcycle is built specifically to each customers requirements. You can get a low riding cruiser, or a cafe racer stripped down street machine. Some of the customizations include adjustable footrests, brake and gear levers, seat heights, and handlebar configurations. Ariel's low volume manufacturing philosophy is perfect for those riders looking for a bespoke machine that gives them a bike fitted to their size and ideal riding position.
The Leatherman Tread Wearable Multi-Tool ($150+) offers a complete toolset that you can wear on your wrist. Each link of the Tread features two tools. These include allen wrenches, screwdrivers, box wrenches, a glass breaker, oxygen tank wrench, cutting hook, and a bottle opener built into the bracelets clasp. The links you choose are completely customizable. Made from 17-4 stainless steel, the Tread is highly corrosion-resistant and built to last. Later this year Leatherman will be selling a watch that can be added to theTread turning it into a beautifully functional timepiece.
If you're tired of the built in camera capabilities of your iPhone, you need to check out the Olloclip ($70). The Olloclip is an attachment for iPhones that includes 3 different lenses - A macro lens that gives 10x magnification and allows you to focus within 12-15mm of your subject, a fisheye lens that can give you a 180 degree field-of-view, and a wide-angle lens which doubles the field of view of the iPhone. Check out the Olloclip [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=DzKiQpj9Lbo width=640 height=480 anchor=video] here.