After a long, hot summer it’s time to slow your drinking down a bit. Delivered to your door, the complete, idiot-proof beer making kits from Craft a Brew are a good way to bench your liver while learning the fundamental secrets of the brewer. Follow the simple instructions and in a few weeks your first gallon will be ready.
If you’re a sucker for killer, custom packaging, the “special, limited, numbered, collector’s edition” globe packaging of the multi award-winning Planet Earth series will be hard to resist. Inside, this 6-disc set includes loads of additional features and with a run-time of over nine hours it will be a great tool for teaching kids what our magnificent earth was like before we ruined it.
For those ultra-crispy limited-edition kicks, it may seem like in-box storage is the only option, but what’s the fun of that? If you want to show off some shoes, the Shrine Rack elevates your footwear fetish to its proper place in your home. These stainless steel racks let you put your Dunks on the wall, displayed like the true works of art they are.
How good is your bead of caulk? If it’s rippled and lumpy, you should get some help. Milwaukee’s family of 18V cordless tools now includes a caulking gun that pumps out flawless money shots with 950lbs of force. The tool also has an anti-drip feature that keeps your dirty caulking jobs a little cleaner.
If you’re one of those holdouts who still keeps a landline and talks on a regular home telephone, we’ve got some good news for you. Now you can use Skype. The company has recently developed technology adapting Skype software for landline use. They’re also introducing a Skype-ready cordless phone. It’s crazy, you can call everywhere while sidestepping high phone bills. Get on it.
California-based Fisker Automotive made headlines with the release of their luscious long-range electric-hybrid, the Karma. Now they’re releasing a 5-door model that looks like a Dodge Viper with room for the kids and a dog. But there’s no overblown V-10 engine in this machine, just a gentle electric whir from under the hood. Yes, it’s more than a Prius, and that’s the point exactly.
If the Outer Ring of planet Hoth means nothing to you don’t feel bad. Not everyone has the time to browse Wookiepedia for obscure Star Wars nomenclature. We do. That’s how we know a Wampa is a furry carnivorous critter. Now, Adidas created this fur-covered version of the classic Campus 80 Wampa-style as part of a whole Star Wars shoe series.
With his hard-luck lyrics and legendary on-the-edge lifestyle, Johnny Cash was destined to be an enduring cult icon. To many he was the last American badass (sorry Kid Rock). Through his songs, a couple movies and various biographies about the Man In Black, we’ve learned part of the story behind this enigmatic man. Now his son has written a book that paints a unique portrait of his inner life, that of a creative, spiritual, and deeply passionate badass.
This is the most complex timepiece Swiss watchmaker IWC has ever made. It features simultaneous solar time, Sidérale time, and has a perpetual calendar on the back. The rest of the watch’s exhaustive list of premium features is so embarrassingly complex that the only other comment we can make with authority is the fact that it looks cool, too.
Go ahead, “touch it, love it” their website says, just don’t ask us how the damn things works. Do we look like Popular Science to you? It’s a high-tech alarm clock from award-winning designers Giebert & Funk. That’s what we know. We featured its big sister a while back and we struggled to explain that one, too. But it looks slick, futuristic, and keeps perfect time. This one comes in seven colors.