WiiFit totally sucks. If you want some in-home simulation that’s also guaranteed to provide some stimulation, this flight simulator could be just the thing. It’s the real deal, an enclosed, fully-equipped sim unit with controls that can be modeled after the Cessna 172, Piper Seneca, or Mooney Bravo. Acceleration, braking, turbulence and all the other features of real flight are driven by a PC control system that is fully customizable. Price tag, sixty grand. Source
Honda’s Civic and Insight hybrids are doing nothing to evolve the hybrid car from its current status as the dorky weakling of the freeway. But Honda is the first to introduce a hybrid snowblower. Like the cars, a gas engine charges back-up batteries for the electric drivetrain however, unlike the cars, this thing looks like it’s actually got some nuts. Source
This flat, compact titanium pocket tool from Denmark’s Ansø knife brand opens beers. It also has a few more functions and does a bunch of other stuff but who gives a shit? We repeat, it opens beers.
The guys at Autum brand push their minimalist approach to design so far that they even eliminated the n from their name. Hey, the N is silent anyway. They also shaved off every other non-essential feature on this ultra-slim 2-sided wallet / card sleeve. Made of American Horween leather with a powder-coated aluminum divider.
In many instances, low-tech beats high tech. Your little lists on Post-Its and scrap paper all end up in the trash. And your digital reminders & “to-dos” seem to always get lost in the vortex. This chalkboard tablet made entirely of reclaimed oak is better than both. It keeps you on task without creating waste and unlike the screen on your phone, it’s actually pleasing to the eye. Each tablet includes a Koh-I-Noor chalk pencil.
If you’re the “I lost my wallet” guy, don’t bother getting this one made specifically for travel. Replacing your lost cash, cards, & ID is one thing, but a lost passport or paper ticket in a foreign country is serious. If you’re not a loser though, you’ll appreciate this. It holds all your travel docs, including a special little pocket for your passport.
The HR chick manager at work will definitely blow the whistle if you hang that new Snap-On tools calendar in your office. This simple little calendar from Field Notes Brand will keep you employed. It also has numbers and days, just no jugs.
Sorry to sound like Scrooge but nobody is going to do a dance when opening up their generic gift card or new shirt. But you might get a rise out of them with these fake gift boxes. Give Grandma a Beer Beard or dad the iArm and bathe yourself in their bewilderment before they get to the real gift. By then it won’t even matter what you put in the box.
The camera + laptop bag is a great idea. And quite frankly, it’s one that’s taken a bit too long to catch on. The vintage styling of this backpack from ONA hides your camera, 7 lenses, a 17” laptop and more. Wrapped in waxed canvas and leather, your valuable, high-tech gear will travel incognito.
Hunters and hippies agree on one thing: trees are cool. Hippies hug them and hunters hide in them waiting for animals to wander into range. Both parties could employ the Tree Hook. For hunters, it’ll hold your rifle or bow up off the ground. Hippies can use the hook to hang your protest signs and Prius keys while you frolick.