Before you go buy that big, bulky DSLR camera you’ve been dreaming about, consider Ricoh’s new GR Digital V. It’s the world’s first compact camera with an APS-C optical sensor; same as the ones used in pro DSLRs. This sensor captures razor-sharp 16.6MP images, HD video, and shoots in 4 fps bursts. Unlike the big cameras this one is still light, small & portable.
With design elements and decor borrowed from yachts of the ocean-going variety, Airstream’s new 28’ Land Yacht camper is pretty much a luxury liner on wheels that offers floor-to-ceiling woodgrain and nautical trimmings inside its shining, metal exterior.
When it comes to buying a big boy toolbox, there’s really only one choice: Craftsman. But now in addition to classic red and the more recent limited edition Darth Vader black, Craftsman is offering up another color choice. This time it’s bright white with a dry erase finish. In addition to its clean look, the finish on this Stormtrooper version of their 4-drawer ball bearing combo box lets you label the drawers if you’re so inclined.
The old English legend of King Arthur and his court; of Camelot, Excalibur & Guenivere, has been told & re-told through the ages but this version from J.R.R. Tolkien takes the tale further. Written as an epic poem he began in the 1930s & later abandoned, it has now been edited—but not quite finished—by his son Christopher Tolkien.
The Monolith Daypack is a fine specimen, made of burly ballistic nylon and featuring titanium hardware & Molle system webbing loops. It also converts into a carry-on, duffel & messenger style bag by simply tucking the shoulder straps into a hidden pocket. If versatility is what you want in a bag, this could be the one.
Ever tried a fresh-brewed Ristretto? How about a Shakerato? Well, this automatic machine makes ’em both with just the press of a button. It also makes cappuccino, lattés, machiattos and pretty much every other known coffee drink. 19 in total. With two independent & adjustable brewing systems, it’ll even whip up two different coffees at the same time.
What’s next to Uranus? Great question; one you might be able to answer if you had a poster of the cosmos hanging on your wall. These posters are hand-screened with either white-silver or gold ink & printed on heavy, M2 size paper. Choose the Northern or Southern sky. Or both.
40 years ago, iconic Italian cycle brand Moto Guzzi won the contract to produce fleet bikes for the California Highway Patrol. It was an unprecedented honor for a foreign brand; a deal that helped Guzzi gain prominence in the US market. Their 2014 California 1400 pay homage to the bike’s legendary style & includes the latest in Guzzi technology. It’s available in a Custom or dressed Touring version, neither of which look at all like a cop bike.
We know you know that The Walking Dead is the greatest thriller series ever produced for TV. And of course you’ve already seen season 3. Probably watched all 16 episodes in one sitting like the rest of us. How about owning it on Blu-ray in this disturbing, limited-edition packaging?
Yet another sign that you’re getting old: Hot Wheels has released a Retro Entertainment collection, memorializing vehicles from your favorite childhood shows & movies. Kitt from Knight Rider, the A-Team van, Magnum P.I.’s Ferrari. The DeLorean from Back To The Future, and many more.