A quick cruise around the Kickstarter site will offer plenty of proof that you’re not the only one with weird ideas floating around in your head. The difference between you & them: they’re putting theirs ideas into action. Really, where else can you find solutions to things like “wimpy refrigerator magnets”?
In good weather, a lighter, matches, even a magnifying glass can start a fire. But everyone knows survival crises only happen on stormy nights. If you’re smart enough to have one of these aluminum fire pistons in your pocket, you’ll soon have a fire. The piston uses compression and friction to light tinder and start your blaze in any weather.
The Roku 3 is an updated version of everyone’s favorite streaming device. The little black box is a bit less boxy than the last & it got a bunch of new features. It has a faster processor and a new grid-based interface that makes searching & selecting easier. Another key feature is a “private mode” that sends audio to your headphones so your late-night Game Of Thrones marathon won’t keep the kids up.
With the lofty aim of being “inspirational,” the book by the famous head coach usually ends up as a steaming heap of worn out locker room cliché and macho-man nonsense. That’s a very negative statement, we know. But it’s also true. In this book by legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight, negativity is the secret ingredient for success. And who are we to argue? Knight’s unique philosophy of negativity carried his teams to over 900 NCAA wins.
Spyker is a high-end boutique automaker rising from the ashes of the Saab deathbed saga. And with Saab officially 6 feet under, Spyker got back to designing sick cars. The brand made a stunning return to the Geneva Auto Show this week, debuting their luxurious & aerodynamic B6 Venator, a mid-engine V6 coupe.
Insert joke about “wood in your pocket” then add two facts. Fact one: these slim, bi-fold wallets are made with leather and either Walnut or Zebrawood. Fact two: this is better than the “wood in your pocket” joke would’ve been.
After conducting a global survey that revealed how horrible our posture is when we sit at work and interact with today’s technology, the designers at Steelcase came up with this new task chair. The Gesture is designed to help compensate for poor posture by supporting your body position no matter how weird it gets. Available fall 2013.
A Mercedes twin-turbo G-Wagen outfitted in full AMG spec is one serious SUV but when they add an extra axle and make the G63 into a lifted, 6-Wheel drive dune jumper, they’re joking, right? Apparently not. MB plans to produce 20-30 units of the new 6X6 this year.
For a compact point-and-shoot camera, Nikon’s 16.2MP Coolpix A camera produces images that look like they must have been shot with a pro-level SLR. That’s because this little guy has the same DX-format CMOS sensor used in Nikon’s professional line of D-SLR camera bodies.
The release of the new Rolls-Royce Wraith, a 624-horse V12 coupe, unveiled this week at the Geneva Motor Show is sure to drive the Bentley boys & their dad-style Flying Spur straight to the bar. The Wraith is loaded with leather, Canadel wood paneling and has nut to spare plus technology like a Satellite Aided Transmission that uses GPS to shift into the optimal gear as the road changes. Bottoms up, Bentley.