Motorcyclists are rightfully skeptical of the electrics. Most are underpowered, have limited range, and above all, they look weird. But that’s all changing. Case in point, The Volta BCN, which will hit the showroom in 2012. It’s got lots of torque, 70km range and actually looks like a motorcycle. Sweet!
To fully appreciate this book, maybe watch the Cocaine Cowboys doc first. It will introduce you to Jon Roberts who was one of the prime movers of Columbia’s Medellin cartel in the 80s. Years later he spilled his guts to journalist Evan Wright. American Desperado is Robert’s tale of life as one of the biggest drug criminals of all time.
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.
The makers of Boss Radios are dealing in ‘bent technology’ or ‘revitalized vintage.’ They take old, antique clock radios and convert them into plug-and-play digital music players. Re-fitted with new speakers, circuitry and a plug for your mp3 unit, they take your tunes back to the future.
Give your drink some balls. We don’t mean you should add shots of 151 or everclear, we mean balls, literally. This press turns regular ice cubes into larger, slower-melting 2” spheres of ice. They’ll keep your single malt and your ‘up-with-rocks’ favorites from diluting before you finish them.
How much do you love The Walking Dead? Enough to read the actual stories the TV series is based on? All 1088 pages of it? Okay, you must really be a fanatic.
Trying to wear your cozy, old hoody out in public isn’t fair to your lady. Quit cramping her style. Step it up a notch and lose nothing in cozy comfort with this slightly less “off-duty dad” looking knit hooded cardigan. Trust us, she’ll notice the improvement.
The I’m smart-watch interconnects all your digital devices and lets you run your wireless life right off your wrist. Calls, email, text, video, socials, apps, all of it. Connects to iPhone and Android-based smartphones.
If New York City is the global epicenter of cocktail concoction then the infamous PDT Speakeasy in the East Village is ground zero. This bartender’s guide from Please Don’t Tell’s mixmaster Jim Meehan elevates drinkcraft to a fine art. It includes recipes for all 304 drinks the PDT offers, plus rich illustrations, advice, and classic techniques.
By now we know better than to expect American automakers to produce a small car that any of us want to drive. But, the partnership between Chrysler and Italy’s Fiat brand looks promising. The Fiat 500 Abarth will soon be imported to the states and this little jellybean rips. It’ll pack a snappy 1.4 liter turbo and, as you can see, a rather aggressive look.