The clones are shaking in their sub-par aluminum cases. Apple continues to dominate with the faster, skinnier and slightly sexier 2011 version of the iPad. This one is 33% thinner than it’s predecessor – even more svelte than the iPhone. Front & rear facing cameras, a new dual-core A5 processor and HDMI video output at 1080p HD – Apple’s upgraded everything but the price. Available in black or white.
You like it hot? Like, fire-in-the-hole hot? Like, seeing stars hot? You’ll think you died and went to hell when you get a few flakes of the fabled Ghost Pepper on your tongue. On the Scoville scale, the Ghost is rated the hottest pepper in the world: about 150 times hotter than a jalapeño. These peppers must be used sparingly but add a rich, flavorful spike to any dish. Available in a variety of forms from flakes to powder, all Ghost Pepper products must be handled with care.
You won’t have to succumb to gas guzzler guilt & buy a humdrum minivan or Prius. Porsche has just released another new hybrid in their lineup. The hybrid Panamera is now the most economical Porsche ever made. This model shares the same powertrain as the hybrid Cayenne, but less wind resistance makes the Panamera more efficient while still boasting a top speed of nearly 170 miles an hour. It goes on sale in June.
Zack Snyder is the director behind blockbuster films like 300 and Dawn Of The Dead. His next action & special-effects-filled film, Sucker Punch will be out in a few weeks. Snyder has teamed up with Titan Books to release a special edition tie-in book of the movie’s art and design. The book features eye-popping concept art, design & photography from Snyder’s creative team. A rich accompaniment for a movie that is sure to blow people’s minds. Only 750 copies available.
Your laptop is your most important work tool. Therefore, show it the respect it deserves by carrying it around in a fine leather briefcase like this one from legendary Italian designer to the stars, Salvatore Ferragamo. The slim, all-black case features leather top handles, a two-way zip closure, plus a removable shoulder strap & internal laptop sleeve.
Getting a rare car is one thing. But getting a one-off, custom built car is a whole ‘nother. N2A stands for No Two Alike—their creations are custom coaches made to order. Their 789 model is built on a Le Mans winning ’09 Corvette chassis, while the body is a combination of three other classic Chevrolet rides. The front is from a ’57, the cockpit is from a ’58 Impala, and the bird-in-flight tailfins come from a ’59. The other stuff, like trim, paint & performance features are all up to you.
You hate them, but to their credit, condoms reduce the spread of disease and you have to admit the extra “stamina” they provide us guys is actually a bonus for both involved parties. Safe sex is still sex and Sir Richards’ brand condoms are taking a unique approach to marketing their latex. For each condom sold, one is donated to contraception programs in developing & underprivileged countries. Do good while you feel good? Sure.
You want good photos, but do you want to lug a whole extra bag just for your SLR photo gear? Most of the time, we say screw it & put the point-and-shoot in our pocket instead. Here’s a compromise. The Roma by Ona is a mini SLR case that fits a body & lens and slides right into your duffel or pack. Your camera is protected and your bag stays organized. Easy.
The Dropkick Murphys have been making sing-along drinking music for over 15 years. Their raw, honest sound blends a punk rock ethos with flavors of traditional Irish work-songs and manly whiskey-soaked melodies. Going Out In Style is their seventh studio record and the band’s first new release in three years. This record gives you the DM’s at their technical best but nothing, absolutely nothing, beats their live show.
Spring is just around the corner and that means Grilling Season will soon be upon us. Quit fooling around with that old kiddie grill and go big this season. Viking has teamed up with Frontgate to create a professional-quality stainless steel grill with all the tech features serious backyard chefs demand. It’s a massive 62” wide with a cooking surface of 836 square inches. That’s big enough for Brontosaurus burgers or a whole rack of Flintstone ribs.