We’ll never know why people choose to run long distance races but this book by veteran ultra-marathoner Ed Ayres explains how. Testing human limits and the psychology of the long distance runner are the 60-year old author’s specialty but while pondering his own future, he also tackles his concerns about the future of humanity. After all, running 50-mile races gives you plenty of time to think.
Your complete obliviousness to international sailing regattas doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate this new titanium-cased chronograph from Panerai. The limited edition Luminor was designed for the Transat Classique 2012 race, in which classic yachts race across 4000 miles of ocean. This manual-wind model features an 8-day power reserve and a unique lever device that seals the winding crown against water intrusion. Limited to 500 pieces.
The dark and gritty underbelly of Gotham City will be crisp and clear in this forthcoming Blu-ray box set of The Dark Knight Trilogy. The set includes epic versions of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, & The Dark Knight Rises. Available December 4.
You don’t drive a 1991 Hyundai Excel anymore so why do you still try to control your web-connected, HD flatscreen with its technological equivalent? The Harmony Touch is an inutuitive, programmable universal touchscreen remote that is much more fun to drive.
What came first, the artist or experimental drug use? Before you answer, look at this image of an alarm clock. Now consider this: it’s not just an image, it’s a functioning clock created by British designer Finn Magee. Weird, right?
The iPad Pinball Machine may not give you the same full-body experience of a good ol’ upright machine but then again, when you lose your last ball, you can throw this one across the room. It features a spring-loaded ball launcher and flipper buttons and the app comes with 5 different and yes, free games.
With clean, classic lines plus Italian design and engineering, the new range of 2013 V7 models from Moto Guzzi is one of the most interesting things happening in the mid-size bike market. 3 models: the blacked-out V7 Stone, the touring equipped V7 Special, and the café-inspired V7 Racer all feature Guzzi’s signature 90º V-twin 750cc powerplant & amazingly, all 3 are priced under $10K.
You have until November 13th to buy a turntable. That’s when The Beatles limited-edition Stereo Vinyl Box set comes out. It’s 14 of their greatest re-mastered albums on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl & the set also includes a 252-page hardbound book full of Beatlemania.
When the Nest “smart thermometer” came out last year, tech-nerds around the world blew holes in their pocket protectors with excitement. It was that good. The new 2.0 version is better. 20% thinner & it works with 95% of home heating systems. It learns your heating habits & by adapting to them, this app-driven device helps you control your heating & costs.