When you buy the forthcoming Bond 50 box-set with all the James Bond movies on crisp, killer Blu-ray, you’ll not only get 22 classic spy films, you also get to ogle all the Bond girls. Everyone from Pussy Galore to Honey Rider to Holly Goodhead. We’d call these the “bonus” features, but there’s also 130 hours of actual bonus content, too.
If you know the legend of Ernest Shackleton’s amazing death defying mission to Antarctica, you know all you need to know about Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt whisky. It is meant for men of incredible character. Several cases of the stuff, abandoned on his ice-locked ship, were discovered a century after the fact and provided the recipe for this amazing re-creation of age-old Scotch whisky.
If you tote around any type of USB-powered device you’d be nuts not to buy this PocketCell rechargeable battery bank from Innergie. It’ll be your lifeline for dying phones, tablets, and everything else powered requiring juice via USB. It is small, totally portable and compatible with over 10,000 devices.
Sports car fanatics have been waiting for the return of the fabled Acura NSX, aka the “Japanese Ferrari.” Well, it’s coming back. We’re not sure exactly when but sometime in the next two or three years. The concept car features the same high-revving rear-mounted six but this one is also backed up by 3 electric motors which control torque in its unique AWD system. We don’t know how many ponies this new NSX will push but a hybrid with lines like these is sure to be a hit.
This emergency dual-band GSM cell phone has something that until now you & your current phone could only dream of: A 15-year battery life. It is made for emergencies and automatically transmits its location. At $50 this is a small pricetag for some serious piece of mind. Throw one in the glove box and when you’re stranded on the side of the road with a dead car and dead iPhone, you’ll be glad you did.
Hot off the presses, Fujifilm just launched their X-Pro 1. It’s a small yet versatile rangefinder-style camera that’s equipped for interchangeable lenses and has a huge 16-megapixel sensor. There are currently three lenses available: an 18mm, a 35mm, and a 60mm. It’s also got a hotshoe flash mount. This little unit truly is a photographer’s camera but still easy enough to use, even for us amateurs.
The Hero, a handmade Italian leather duffel from Atto Bags is just right for a minimalist weekend escape or the daily commute-work-gym circuit. With its heavy-duty hardware and deconstructed finish in leather or recycled tire rubber, it’s tough enough to take just about anywhere.
Pioneer’s N-50 is a networked music player that lets you stream all of your music through AirPlay and/or DLNA. You get pro audio sound without all the traditional physical hardware needed to play your favorite jams. It’ll run everything. iPod, internet radio, all your digitalia. The one stinger is that you have to pay extra for Pioneer’s wi-fi adapter but once you do you’ll be rocking the house.
Los Angeles isn’t exactly the epicenter of the “handmade” movement but there are exceptions to every rule. Leatherman Matt Shallenberger is the guy behind Field Theories brand and he creates handmade leather goods in L.A. His minimalist, one-piece leather folios are looking pretty sweet and they come in a variety of sizes to hold whatever you carry.
The Spartan Race series is not for real tough guys. It’s for normal people like us. In other words, you don’t have to worry about dying out there on the obstacle course, the paramedics will be standing by to save you. Coming to a city near you.