When you get to the emergency room, don’t bother trying to explain that it was an adult Big Wheel and that it seemed perfectly safe. They won’t care. Sure, it’s built to hold riders up to 275 lbs and as tall as 6’6” but that doesn’t mean daddy should go full Evel Knievel.
The team behind the Ubuntu Edge thought it would be a great idea if your phone could also plug into a monitor and function as the brain of your desktop computer. They call it Convergent Computing & they’ve developed both the hardware and the software to make it work. The slim Ubuntu Superphone features all metal construction & a tough sapphire crystal display & the software does a dual boot when you plug it in, combining Android & Ubuntu OS to create a fully integrated Ubuntu PC.
It’s a speaker that’s shaped like a snake. Well, maybe more like a cable but the flexible Anakonda speaker is a 6.6-foot long soft speaker from Italian audio specialist K-Array. Inside it’s got 8, 1-inch neodymium cone drivers for consistent, quality sound all along its length. The Anakonda can also be daisy-chained to additional units, allowing you to go to great lengths (get it?) with this versatile, go-anywhere style speaker. Available exclusively in the US through authorized Sennheiser dealers. via
The Monterra from Garmin is a wi-fi enabled handheld GPS that runs on Android OS. It lets you access all the Android Apps and also features a built-in FM radio, NOAA weather radio, and SAME alerts. It’s also got a 1080P HD video camera & Garmin’s new 3D MapMerge feature that creates 3D viewing from all types of 2D maps.
Here’s one from the “You Might Be A Redneck” file: This handmade bench is built using reclaimed wood from pallets and a vintage tailgate from a pickup truck. NV Custom Furniture makes ’em to order. Choose a Chevy, Ford, or GMC tailgate and pick from their rainbow of paint and wood finish colors.
Made with real cowhide and lined with British wool, this little carry-on suitcase is big enough for a laptop or a change of clothes, maybe both if you’re headed somewhere tropical for the night. Comes with a removable, adjustable shoulder strap.
Using the same pellet burning technology that made wood-fired heating way more clean & efficient, this grill & smoker uses the intense and steady heat of pellets to cook your meat to perfection. It features electronic ignition, dual LED temp gauges, and easy, accurate controls for smoking & grilling modes.
Sick of that featherweight, totally waterproof tent that packs down to the size of a foot-long sub? Thought so. Here’s the polar opposite: All canvas construction. Sets-up with a single, collapsible hickory pole and features an antique brass zippered entry. American made. Horse and saddle not included.
Before you go buy that big, bulky DSLR camera you’ve been dreaming about, consider Ricoh’s new GR Digital V. It’s the world’s first compact camera with an APS-C optical sensor; same as the ones used in pro DSLRs. This sensor captures razor-sharp 16.6MP images, HD video, and shoots in 4 fps bursts. Unlike the big cameras this one is still light, small & portable.