Pointy helmets and superiority complexes, yes, but humor is not something we normally associate with carbon fiber bikes. That’s why the ironically named Foundry Bikes, who build only with carbon-fiber, is kinda funny. Their custom framesets are about to hit stores and unlike their splashy-graphic, blinged-out competitors, Foundry frames look seriously cool. What’s better than black? Shipping in early 2012.
Which do you lose more often, your phone or the remote? Regardless, when you hook yourself up with a Voomote, you turn your iPhone into a universal remote controller, thus cutting your search time in half. Or you double it; depends on your outlook.
If you’re looking to slap down over a quarter-million dollars for something (anything) British-made, you’ve obviously got money to burn. Therefore you should look into McLaren Special Ops, a new “client customization division” for the supercar maker. Think AMG or Brabus-type custom upgrades minus the metric system.
People love Filson for the brand’s timeless, classic styling and the infinite durability of their products. Buy one and you’ll never need another. But this isn’t the best recipe for repeat business, so they wised up. Now, they’re making everything in black so technically you do have a reason to buy another.
Good Deed Audio is based in New Hampshire, the birthplace of Yankee ingenuity. These guys are clever, upcycling cedar cigar boxes into high-quality desktop speaker sets. They reinforce and refinish the boxes then add aluminum cone, 2.5” drivers, internal 10W amps, and controls to bump stereo sounds through the warmth of wood.
Texas motorcycle-maker Jason Wonder’s Wonder Bikes are simple, elegant machines; modern classics that pack today’s technology into old school finery. The Bobber’s hardtail frame, sprung girder front end, and stripped down look are powered by the reliability of a new H-D Sportster motor. In other words, it is roadtrip ready.
Aside from maybe spotting a rare Kirtland’s Warbler or an Ash-Throated Flycatcher, what do birdwatchers have to be excited about? Never thought about that before, have you? Well, now there’s Sony’s new digital binoculars that capture 3-D full-HD video and big, bold still images. They also feature built-in GPS for geotagging your rare bird images or whatever you might shoot.
Yes, making your own homemade salsa is a bit more involved than pouring it out of a jar, but not much. In terms of difficulty and prep time, it’s on par with making a sandwich, so why not give it a shot? You’ll eliminate preservatives, loads of sodium, and come off like a real pro when the chips get dipped.
If your Batmobile is an old Lincoln Futura with a body kit, you’re just another number. Those things are a dime a dozen. But a jet-turbine powered Batmobile? There’s only one in existence, so even at $620K, it’s a deal. Just be careful backing it into the Batcave.
Old men and Sherlock Holmes are the only guys who can really pull off wearing a herringbone tweed coat. But for those of us who want just a hint of the old haberdashery look, these wallets from San Diego-based Jetsam, made of recycled tweed suit coats, are a good, less itchy-scratchy option.