By now, standard iPhone speaker dock designs have become a bit tiresome. Sleek, minimalist, boring. But leave it to Italian designers to blow this theory all to hell. The iXoost uses machined aluminum and real exhaust manifolds sculpted into stylish systems that pump sound out of 140W subs and multiple mids.
If you’ve been looking for something new to keep the kids or your lady out of the man cave, this limited edition case for The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season blu-ray box set might work. The decapitated zombie head contains all four discs. Comes out August 28.
Microsoft made headlines yesterday with the launch of their new Surface Tablet. The big questions: Is it really a business device in disguise? Will its integrated “kickstand”, the 3mm thin keyboard/cover, and the yet unproven Windows RT OS be enough to convince consumers to choose Surface over iPad or even something like the Windows-powered Asus 600? Only time will tell.
If emptying your pockets and dropping your phone, wallet, glasses, and keys on the table isn’t quite cutting it for you, consider getting The Butler. It takes your personal items from the horizontal plane and stores them vertically and neatly in this wall-mounted birch ply cubby-shelf-thingy.
In their heyday, The Smashing Pumpkins were mockingly called The Monkees of the grunge era, the REO Speedwagon of the 90s. And yet their songs are some the era’s most memorable. With Billy Corgan still fronting the band, Oceania is their first new album in 5 years. And you can bet that the critics are going to be a lot nicer now.
If you can keep from lopping off one of your legs at the shin, you could hack your way through a jungle with this hardened steel machete tool. It’s American made and the exact same design our armed forces, firefighters, and forest rangers have been using since 1941.
Most of us just had a youthful infatuation with Sigourney Weaver but for those among us who are more into the fantastic “world” of Aliens with its weaponry and dazzling sci-fi technology, this book is its own kind of porn.
If you knew your way around the workshop, you wouldn’t need to look at some website list of the Top 10 Tools. Then again, if you weren’t a do-it-yourself type guy, the only tool you’d really ever need was a smartphone to call in a pro. We’re just like you, so this list will steer us all towards toolbox essentials that will keep the household in tip-top shape. We tapped the tool experts at ToolGuyd.com for this list.
Dewalt Hickory Hammer ($28.58)
Leatherman Wave ($58.95)
GearWrench Combination Wrench Set ($74.95)
Wiha 7pc Precision Screwdriver Set ($20.99)
Petz PIXA 1 Headlamp ($37.99)
It seems like it took a while for manufacturers to wise-up and start making small, portable back-up power supply units. Now they’re dropping left, right, and center. The Hyperjuice Plug looks like a good one. It features 2 USB ports for charging 2 devices at once and plugs into the wall to conveniently recharge itself.
How the hell did we manage to play a round of golf before all the GPS units and apps came out? Who knows, but this one from Callaway is the first to offer aerial video flyover in a small device, using real aerial photos of the course, not renderings. It’s also got all the other features your score is depending on.