Most folks with a taste for wine don’t really need a wine stopper. Once the cork is popped, down it goes. But for the select few among us who have maintained (somehow, amazingly) a bit of self-restraint when it comes to the nectar of the Gods, this octopus tentacle stopper will seem like a better idea than a wine hangover. Those poor people …
If you still haven’t outgrown your childhood comic book heroes, these original art posters from graphic artist Greg Guillemin could cause an instantaneous pup tent in your Underoos. His artfully re-imagined minimalist designs celebrate all your super friends: Batman, Iron Man, Silver Surfer, The Hulk, Spidey—the whole crew.
Lots of portable iPod docks and speaker systems are focused on cute design instead of sound. Not this one from Yamaha. This thing is all speaker. With a 4-inch woofer for bass and a dedicated tweeter for crispy highs, this unit strikes the perfect balance between power and portability. Comes in 4 colors.
If you have the iPhone 4 you already know that the battery life sucks. This new backup battery/protective case gives you the freedom to spend twice as long away from an AC power source. And while you’re roughing it out there off-the-grid, you can use Mophie’s GPS-enabling app to keep you on course while you hunt for that next outlet.
There’s a pretty obvious irony here. A beauty product for the ultimate symbol of manliness, the beard? C’mon … Like, if you’re too lazy to shave are you really going to anoint your beard with oil to make it shiny and soft? Hold that thought. Before she orders you to shave it off, you might humor her by giving this all-natural beard sauce (made with essential oils) a try. You never know, she might let you keep it after all, big guy.
Sometimes it seems like upcycled and repurposed materials are little more than marketing fluff to make ugly products appeal to your guilty-conscience consumerism. But now new stuff made from old stuff is starting to look quite nice. LA-based designer Stephen Kenn creates fine furnishings using repurposed military surplus materials. Perfect for the man room or bachelor’s den.
If you’re a year-round runner, these short-ass Autumn (and soon winter) days mean there’s no avoiding the perilous act of “night jogging.” To help keep you from being the next vehicular victim, Nike is releasing a collection of reflective, high-visibility runners. All the popular models. Very bright idea.
The 2012 Ducati 1199 Piangale isn’t really a recreational machine. It’s more of an off-the-lot racer. This new model packs 20 more horses and weighs 20 pounds less than the current 1198 model. The combination of a 360lb. curb weight and 195 horsepower translates to speed that will peel your face off. Surprisingly, the anti-lock braking system is optional. Hold on tight.
Who came up with the term “sliders” for mini burgers anyway? When’s the last time a slab of beef slid down your throat? Okay, you see what we mean? They should be called “hand grenades” or “burger bombs” (especially when they’re stacked with bacon). Call them anything but sliders.
If shopping blogs stop posting new cameras every week maybe the manufacturers would quit introducing new models every couple days. Yeah, right! That’ll never happen, so let’s get on with it. This here is the Lumix GX1. It’s new. It has more features than anyone needs, like stereo sound to go with full HD footage; it also takes pictures, huge ones.