With vehicles like the G-Wagon and SLR McLaren, it’s obvious the German designers at Mercedes-Benz have a keen understanding of the American consumer. We’re suckers for a big, shiny 3-pointed star in the grill. The Sprinter Grand is another home-run. This executive transporter is outfitted like the interior of a Learjet, all leather, smoked glass with a ceiling tall enough to install a stripper pole. Perfect for the executive retreat in Vegas. Offered exclusively through Mercedes-Benz Manhattan.
Instead of bringing back a duffle bag full of purple clothes from your trip to Argentina’s wine country, the WineSkin will ensure you bring back those gift bottles of vino intact. Designed to protect and seal bottles for transport, the WineSkin works much better than wrapping those luscious bottles of Malbec in your sweaters and crossing your fingers.
Hey Quasimodo, quit hunching over that iPad. Straighten up. Try this origami-inspired iPad stand and case. Simple, smooth, and made of aluminum composite, this stand unfolds to give you multiple options and angles for viewing and working on your tablet. It also doubles as a sturdy yet lightweight case. Much better for your neck than the handheld hunch you have going on now.
The Defender is one of the most enduring vehicles ever designed. In over 60 years, it has barely changed. But it’s changing now. Speculation is that Rover will introduce a redesigned model to the U.S. in 2013 with updated emissions and safety features. It will also feature independent suspension and power from one of LR’s proven diesel motors. Basically, you’ve got two years to sell the FJ.
In the mind of a golfer, winter is over the day after Christmas. So, now it’s spring – time to get back to the game. Before the season is in full swing, your handicap and maybe even your attitude could use a little adjustment. TaylorMade’s R11 driver is the answer. You tune this driver to match your style, technique and swing physics. Adjust loft, face angle and flight path with the simple turn of a screw. Ready to try it?
Scotch snobs might turn up their noses at Kevin Kosar’s short-and-to-the-point little book, Whiskey: A Global History. Mainly they take issue with the use of the “e” in spelling whiskey. Whatever. If your whiskey ego isn’t that well developed, you’ll appreciate this extensively researched hardcover that succinctly summarizes all the fundamental facts about whiskey you ever wanted to know.
Have you mastered the art of traveling light? Once you’ve figured out how to split for the weekend with just one bag, you’ll need that one bag. Get a good one. This one is made of heavy canvas with leather trim. The rugged, aviator style with a weathered finish also makes it look like you’ve flown a few missions.
Fitness fanatics will want this watch. Nike developed the SportWatch GPS with TomTom not just to track where you’ve been, but also to compile your workout data, like calories, distance & heart rate, by syncing with the Nike+ sensor in your shoe. It also offers encouragement through workout reminders & digital high-5’s when you break personal records. And all this data also feeds into your new social network at NikePlus.com, where you can share and compare your runs with over 4 million other road warriors.
Many of the new compact handheld video cameras are kinda useless when they’re not being “handheld.” If you’ve used a beer bottle for a tripod lately, you know. Casio’s Tryx camera is an improvement on the form. It’s a video & 12MP still camera designed to twist, turn and even hang to get the perfect angle for your shots.
Offering to take her out for pizza will score you no points for originality or sophistication. But there’s hope. You can still entice her with the world’s most perfect food, but you’ll have to make it yourself. Chef time. Play your cards right and you might even be making “breakfast pizza.” Now pay attention.