With their functional, minimalist styling, you really don’t have to be a pilot to appreciate Bell & Ross watches. However, if you’ve spent any time in the cockpit, you’ll truly appreciate the design of their Horizon wristwatch. Modeled after a plane’s horizon gauge, their nod to aviation heritage is unmistakable. Available May 2012.
Outside North America, in places like Europe and Asia, people have been driving the compact and classy Mercedes A-Class for years. For some unknown reason (maybe the embarrassing popularity of vehicles like Hummers and Ford Expeditions) Mercedes never imported these pint-size Benzos to the U.S. market. But things have changed and soon one A-Class model will be available in the U.S. It’s a compact, entry-level hatchback but make no mistake, this little guy is packed with all the technology and refined features that make it a bonafide Benz.
With a name that was once mocked as Apple’s entry into “feminine hygiene products,” the iPad has become yet another of the brand’s ubiquitous, can’t-live-without-it devices. Just a couple hours ago, Apple announced the release of their third-generation iPad. Apple’s website is calling it simply the New iPad. The greatest advancements in this new version are in the display. Driven by a smoking new A5X chip, powering 3.1 million pixels, it is hands down the sharpest, most high definition display ever. It is literally four-times better than the iPad2. The new iSight camera is also a major upgrade. We could go on but we know you just want to see the video. It’s all pretty awesome, try not to hemorrhage.
What happened to sports car design? Back in the ’50s the lightweight, open roof LeMans racers had class, they had personality. Driving was a breathtaking experience. If that nostalgic style is more inspiring to you than some computerized European luxury landyacht, the little Barchetta from Dutch duo, Huet Brothers looks pretty sweet. This 2-seater’s got a snappy in-line 6 and no babyseat anchors.
Bourbon goes with everything. Even food. And we’re not just talking about pairing your whiskey with the right cut of steak. Not exactly, anyway. Bourbon Barrel Foods makes a variety of bourbon-infused sauces, spices and rubs that incorporate the rich, sweet and smoky flavor of bourbon. Their smoked paprikas, peppers, salts and sauces like Kentuckyaki are real whistle-whetters.
Las Vegas is still the wild, wild west. The city’s lax laws permit the legal enjoyment of all kinds of scandalous, dangerous, and downright sketchy acts that would get you put in jail elsewhere; and as always, business is booming. Now you can add recreational automatic firearm shooting to your list of Vegas visit activities. Where else can you rent an Uzi, an AK-47, a Mac 10, or a Sig 556 Swat Rifle, plus a laundry list of other weapons and blast away? Only in Vegas, baby. MGV even offers free shuttle pick-up from your hotel.
You like to eat hot stuff? Cook with hot stuff? Check out Cooking With Napalm, a cookbook featuring 48 recipes from French, Thai, Indian, and Vietnamese cuisine that’ll show you how to properly prepare hella hot creations. Proper as in don’t melt your lips off unless you really want to.
This retractable plug-in power supply is designed to work in places where liquid might spill, splash or spurt. Like in the kitchen or next to your computer late at night. The catch is that it’s only protected from spills when it’s closed. When it’s not in its hole, be careful.
No, this is not some sort of bizarre fitness device, it’s just a stool made from steel and upcycled bike parts. You just sit on it. Maybe you talk about cycling while you sit there, but that’s it.
If you’re a big fan of Nike and technology but you’re not a runner, the whole Nike+ thing is pretty much useless to you. But now they’re launching Nike+ for basketball and training. Instead of tracking just distance and routes, this new app-driven “experience” charts jump height, hustle, and quickness. Available June 29, 2012.