Microsoft has just announced it's new Macbook killer, the Microsoft Surface Laptop ($999) and is now taking preorders for a June 15th release date. In official messaging Microsofts says the new laptop is aimed at students, but it's easy to see they're also looking to capture some of that Macbook market.Apple has always been known for its sleek design and innovation, but the Surface Laptop with its beautiful Alcantara fabric-covered keyboard will definitely stand out. Features include a 13.3-inch screen, a reported battery life of 14+ hours, and a clamshell body. Available in four colors it also comes with a touchscreen that supports the Surface Pen stylus.As far a the engine, the base model will come with the Intel i5, 4GB of ram and 128GB of storage and for $300 more you can get 8GB of memory, and 256GB of storage. There are also i7 options available starting at $1599.
The Surface Laptop comes with Windows 10 S, a new version of the Windows operating system. Microsoft says they new operating system is more streamlined, secure, and provides improved performance and battery life when compared to its bigger brother. The one problem is you can only install applications that come from the Windows App store. If that's a no-go for you then you'll need to cough up a $49 upgrade fee.
Meet the new Surface Laptop. Performance made personal. pic.twitter.com/dk9BB0IPwL— Microsoft Surface (@surface) May 2, 2017
This is the definitive resource for all modern meat lovers. In The Charcuterie: The Fatted Calf's Guide To Making Sausage, Salumi, Pates, Roasts, Confits, And Other Meaty Goods ($22) provides you with 125 recipes as well as step-by-step, fully illustrated instructions on how to make smoked, brined, skewered, cured, rolled, braised, stuffed and tied meats in your own kitchen. There is also a guide to sourcing, butchering and then cooking the finest cuts of meat known to mankind. Meat preservation is one of the oldest of the traditional food arts. Despite its history the craft charcuterie trend has really captured our imaginations, and scores of new charcuteries have opened in recent years. None is so highly regarded and well loved as the Fatted Calc in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we have it's founders to thank for this great book.
The Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle ($32,000) is a modern take on the motorcycle that was completely designed from the ground up. Some of the innovations include a maintenance-free E-drive and controller integrated into the real wheel, gauges that are embedded into the side mirrors, and a dual swing-arm. Johammer is currently offering two models, each have a top speed of 75 miles per hour and a range of 124 miles. Battery charging time is approximately 2.5 - 3.5 hours with a 60 - 80 minute option depending on your model.
Still searching for a moderately priced winter sneaker or looking to make a statement on the tennis courts? Check out the new Nike air Tech Challenge II ($119) which just dropped over at End Clothing. These tripple black shoes are so black they're almost blue. They feature a synthetic leather upper that'll stand up to all the lateral movement you can throw at them. While the external molded heel counter will keep you from rolling your ankle when making crazy cuts. Lighter than most other tennis shoes in the same category, you'll also be able to go after it much longer without getting fatigued.
The Lego Marvel Superheroes S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier ($350) as a massive beast and not for the faint of heart. Lego has just announced that it'll release the 2,996 piece set on February 17-28 to LEGO VIP members and to the general public on March 1st. Along with the Helicarrier, you also get five minifigures including Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Maria Hill. The Helicarrier includes 2 runways, 3 microscale Quinjets, 3 fighter jets, a gasoline truck, 2 forklift trucks, and 4 road blockades. Basically 12 microfigures all together. You can also bring the Helicarrier to life with Power Function Sets (88000, 8883, and 8870) in order to add lights and spinning rotors. Can't wait for this guy to drop.
These stylish high tops aren't just for the skate park. They'll make a statement with any wardrobe you choose to pair them with. The Supra Vaider - Grey Canvas Sneaker ($90) features a breathable grey canvas high top upper, that offers the best ventilation while providing comfort and support. The gum colored vulcanized sole includes a classic black pinstripe and ensures optimal traction.