You might remember Zeus & Apollo and a few other figures from Greek mythology but what about Hephaestus? No? Umm, the god of Blacksmiths, duh. This raw metal creation from Beijing-based custom garage Bandit 9 is named for the obscure Greek god & it’s based off a 400cc Japanese version of Honda’s Hawk GT from the late 80s. It got a complete performance upgrade plus all custom-crafted tins done up in stainless steel.
A rechargeable Lithium-Ion powered “flask” that delivers enough power to recharge 3 devices at once; with two 30-pin Apple connectors, two USB ports, and two LED flashlights, it sounds amazing but where does the booze go?
The USPS just announced a new series of stamps commemorating 5 iconic American muscle cars: the 1966 Pontiac GTO, the 1967 Shelby GT-500, the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, the 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda, and the 1970 Chevelle SS. Our email to the USPS about why the ’69 Camaro Z/28 & the Plymouth Superbird were left out has not yet been answered.
The 94Fifty sensor basketball feels and weighs the same as any basketball but embedded inside, the ball has an array of 6 sensors, a Bluetooth radio, and a battery which feeds loads of data about your game to an app that in addition to tracking all your metrics, also offers workouts, drills, competitions, and social tools.
You can forget all your passwords. Well, you do that anyway but with the award-winning myIDkey you never have to remember them. myIDkey is a voice-activated fingerprint authentication Bluetooth/USB drive that displays your passwords and securely stores all sorts of your important data.
The new self-published cookbook from chef Martin Picard, Au Pied de Cochon: Sugar Shack just earned the eccentric Quebécois chef Cookbook of the Year at the Gourmand Awards in Paris. He probably thinks it’s because of his recipes but we’d like to think the 4 photos of totally naked women are what took the trophy.
If you still haven’t upgraded to wireless ones, the Klingg will do a great job of keeping that headphone cable out of your way. Weighing just one ounce, it holds your cable anywhere on your body using magnets to keep it in place.
The Myo Armband let’s you control your digital devices with just a wave of your hand or a snap of your fingers by monitoring & reading muscle activity in your forearm. It’s called “gesture control” and functions sort of like Wii minus the controller. Like, right now you would snap your fingers to play the video or air-swipe and move down the page to the next awesome product. Ships fall 2013.
There are so many new books by and about Navy SEALS that you could literally spend the next few months reading nothing else. We don’t really recommend doing that but we do recommend this book. Damn Few is the story of Rorke Denver, a decorated SEAL trainer who has led over 200 commando missions.
We all knew that McLaren’s new top-secret P1 supercar was pretty but that was all we knew. Now the details are out: It’s got a 903 horsepower hybrid powerplant, it snaps 0-60 sub 3 seconds, 0-124MPH in sub-7 and hits 186MPH in under 17 seconds. These numbers are enough to embarrass a Ferrari. And with a pricetag at over a million bucks it damn well should.