Frank Zappa once said that the world won’t end in fire or ice. The other possibility: it will end in nostalgia. That probably has naught to do with Nikon’s new DF, an advanced digital DSLR with a full-frame sensor designed to evoke the golden age of square, clunky, knob-laden 35mm cameras of the early 1980s. Until its release next month shutterbugs and retro fetishists will be squirming in anticipation.
You’d probably want to know if your bedroom started steaming up when you weren’t at home. Odd example maybe but these Spotter multipurpose sensors from Quirky will let you know. They monitor motion, sound, temperature, light, and humidity and allow you to track it all on your mobile device.
This backpack designed for cycling is lightweight and it will stay that way because your laptop won’t fit in there. What will: a pair of shoes, a change of clothes. There’s also a little pocket for your phone, keys, and the like. Just the essentials for that ride in to the office.
A dune buggy snuck into the hangar and crossbred with an ultralight aircraft. Nine months later the engineers yanked out the SkyRunner. Yup. A flying car. It drives and flies using a 1-liter EcoBoost engine which gets it off the ground quickly, and up to 15,000 foot elevation at 55MPH. Should this motor quit mid-flight, you’ll float gently back to earth with the reserve chute.
If you want to get your nuts cracked open you don’t have to invite her mom over for dinner, nor do you have to dust off that weird wooden soldier that only comes out during the holidays. You can load your nuts into this one. It’s dishwasher-safe and made of silicone & aluminum.
The funniest man that ever lived: Richard Pryor. This new book tells his whole story, from his upbringing in the family whorehouse to his legendary, boundary-bursting material, and enduring comedic legacy.
Normally not a lot changes when the new Ducati Monster 1200 drops every year but 2014 is different. This year the iconic Italian bike goes from its old, air-cooled V-twin to the water-cooled Testastretta 11º motor used in the racy S4/S4R and it also gets a larger 17.5-liter fuel tank.
Bosch has a new laser measure that syncs with Android and iOS to get your measurements of length, area, and volume as well as angles & multi-surface distances all into your smartphone where those measurements can be superimposed over images of the jobsite. Stuff like that.
You weren’t the only one expecting to see a picture of Justin Bieber. And despite the ironically reverse-ironic name, the Douchebag is a pretty solid bag designed to carry skis, snowboards, golfclubs, etc. The key to the design is its adjustable length. Because as you know, it always comes down to length! [insert Andrew Dice Clay voice:] “OHHHH!” via
ICON has mastered the art of vintage looks and modern drive. The Thriftmaster was inspired by the 1947-53 Chevy 3100 five window classic pick up but of course it features all new guts under the sheet metal. A fuel injected supercharged aluminum emissions equipped V8, ABS four wheel disc brakes, Bison hide seating, navigation, et cetera.