If you're a chilehead you'll love Robb Walsh's new recipe book. The Hot Sauce Cookbook ($14) has over 60 recipes for homemade pepper sauces and salsas. It provides step-by-step instructions on advanced techniques like fermenting your own pepper mash. Along with the sauces you also get over 50 recipes for spicy foods like the Original Buffalo Wing and Mexican Micheladas. Even beginners will love learning how to kick things up a notch.
The Firestarter Paracord Bracelet And Keychain ($15+) will probably end up being your favorite piece in your everyday carry arsenal. Each is made from 550 paracord. The bracelet comes with 3 meters, and the keychain with 1.5 meters. Both have a flint/steel firestarter. The keychain also includes a military-grade clip. For $89 you can get both the survival paracord bracelet, and the survival paracord keychain, along with a mini bomber travel kit, and a premium bomber barrel duffle bag. If you're interested you can check out of all the items on the companies Kickstarter page.
The Secede S-Pedelec Electric Bicycle ($6,5950) is a carbon fiber, electric, urban commuter bike that breaks into two pieces for easy stowing. The frame is made from a light torsion-resistant "full carbon monocoque", based on M1 carbon technology. The motor is a 500-watt brushless rear hub motor that uses a lithium-ion battery in the rear fender. This setup will allow you travel at a top speed of 28 mph for about 40 miles per charge. One of the coolest features is a quick-release system on the down tube that allows you to break the bike into two pieces. With the optional bags you can easily bring your bike along for airplane rides or on the train. The Secede comes in multiple configurations and even has an unpowered version.
The Leica Q Camera ($4250) is Leica's latest foray into no compromise compact cameras. The Leica Q features a full-frame 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, which leverages their Maestro II image processor. It provides high-resolution, low-noise shots up to an ISO of 50,000 at a rate of 10 fps. The Maestro II processor also provides full HD 1080p video captured at 60 or 30fps. While the 3.68-megapixel LCOS electronic viewfinder provides a live though-the-lens image, which handles just like a rangefinder. The Leica Q is available for pre-order now.
If you've been shopping around for a submarine, we've got one to show you. The Deepflight Super Falcon Mark II Submarine ($1.7M) fits two people and looks like it could go from water to air with no problem. The Mark II measures 17 feet long, sports a bubble port for each of the passengers, and can go as low as 400-feet. Additional features include a cruising speed of 2-4 knots, and a power plant that is centered around a high-efficiency DC drivetrain and underwater lithium-iron-phosphate battery pack. The clean and quiet operation and low electric signature make it safe to operate around swimmers and large marine animals.
We just did a gift guide for watch lovers and the Discommon Good Watch Wallet ($380) will be added in short order. Brought to us by our friends over at coolmaterial.com, The Watch Wallet marries your two most prized possessions, your passports, and your watches, in an elegant package. The outer shell of the wallet is made from a beautiful waxed Italian leather, while inner tweed, makes a nod to the companies Scottish roots. But Discommmon isn't just concerned with looks, they want your watches to be safe from common impacts. To do this, the entire wallet is lined with 3mm D3O foam. It's the same stuff in bike and motorcycle impact protection systems - it stiffens and absorbs energy upon impact, making sure your valuables remain intact.