A 740 horsepower Benz coupe painted a chrome-Bieber blue is sure to turn some heads as it speeds past at 155 MPH. But one key detail that will escape detection at that speed is the fact that this thing is electric. True. The SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive, due out next summer, marks the end of the electric-equals-boring era.
Naps are nice but unless you’re 4 years old or retired, there seems to be little if any time to ever doze off and dream. The Ostrich Pillow could change all that. Pull the soft, padded pillow over your head and pass out anywhere you want—on the train, at your desk, on a long flight. The people pointing and staring won’t matter because you won’t be able to see them.
Portland, Oregon is home to both Tanner Goods, makers of handcrafted leather goods and Danner Boots, a heritage boot brand with roots going back to the 40s. These two crafty brands have paired up for a boot collab. Their 70s-style vintage hiker features American Horween leather and a lightweight Vibram sole.
Enjoy the eerie glow of an X-Ray image at home, without all the toxic radiation or medical expense. This lightbox-style frame contains a real X-Ray photo on real X-Ray film and also features a vintage-look cloth power cord.
Barnes & Noble’s new Nook tablets offer a solid alternative to the iPad. The HD+ features an ultra-sharp hi-res display for movies and 1080p video playback, plus it’s the lightest 9-inch tablet ever. The 7-inch HD model is smaller while still offering crisp visuals for movies and apps. Both models offer access to over 3-million books, magazines and other media in the Nook store.
Getting through the long list of Saturday morning household tasks should be done with maximum speed and efficiency. Why waste time screwing around? This semi-automatic screwdriver features a rapid bit index that lets you screw, rotate, reload and quickly pull the trigger on the next screwing, drilling, or countersinking job.
With a built-in GPS, this hands-free, wearable camera uses 5 sensors to automatically shoot your photos for you without ever blowing it. With all glass optics and a 136º fisheye lens, 8GB of memory and Bluetooth, the Autographer makes it easier than ever to instantly post, geotag, and share your images. Available November 2012.
The Goretorium, brainchild of actor-director Eli Roth, is a horror-themed hotel—the first of its kind—opening this week in Las Vegas. Spattered with blood and strewn with severed body parts, the 60s-era hotel has been transformed into a Freddie Kreuger-eque fantasyland staffed by actors whose job is to scare the snot out of you when you least expect it using a mix of high-tech and low-brow horror movie scare tactics. Source
Arnold Schwarzenegger has packed a lot into his life. By just 21, the young Austrian bodybuilder was crowned Mr. Universe. Then he became Conan and starred in a string of blockbuster movies, later he morphed into a Republican and became California’s Governator. Then of course, came the scandal. Now comes Total Recall, Schwarzenegger’s incredible life story, in his own words.
Maserati came out swinging at the Paris International Motor Show this week, with the unveiling of their all-new GranCabrio MC. The open roof coupe pairs the bold lines and low stance of Maserati racing design with the long-haul comfort of their GranTurismo tourer. A 470-horse V8 and 6-speed ZF Automatic tranny mean this thing will move, too.