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.
Junk cars are cool but if you start filling the driveway and yard with ’em, you risk castration at the hands of your better half. A 1/24-scale model of the old Pontiac or mini replica of Grandpa’s truck is probably a safer bet. Each of these models is a unique work of art aged, rusted and beat up right. Park ’em in the man room and you should be ok.
It looks like Apple, Herman Miller, and Braun teamed up to design a skyscraper but this creation is actually a space heater from Swiss Designer Matti Walker. The sharp little unit features a ceramic heating element, tip-over safety shutoff, and it heats up to a 250 square-foot room.
If your iMac is just standing on your desk, you’re well aware that staring down at it all day is a pain in the neck. The HiRise is an aluminum riser that elevates your iMac into a more natural, eye-level position for max ergonomic comfort during extended monitor-tanning sessions. It’s also got a little compartment in the front for storage.
Naps are nice but unless you’re 4 years old or retired, there seems to be little if any time to ever doze off and dream. The Ostrich Pillow could change all that. Pull the soft, padded pillow over your head and pass out anywhere you want—on the train, at your desk, on a long flight. The people pointing and staring won’t matter because you won’t be able to see them.
A Tarantino box set containing Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, Death Proof and Inglorious Basterds would, by itself be awesome. But this set also has two more discs filled with 5-hours of bonus material plus a retrospective on the amazingly warped and visionary director.
Let’s see if we can get you excited about a lightbulb. This one is powered by an app that let’s you control lighting in your home from your iPhone or Android device. Instead of some bulky timer hanging out of the wall, simply set the timer on your phone. Use if for cutting energy costs, safety and security. Or, since it changes a rainbow of colors, just dial in the mood lighting.
The original Wenger Swiss Army knife really needs no introduction but L.L. Bean is releasing a fresh model to mark their 100th Anniversary. This one is made with reclaimed walnut wood, making each limited-edition knife unique in color and grain. It also features a 100-year logo engraved in the blade.
When it comes to food and drinks, a picture is worth a thousand words. Just look at Instagram. The Porthole is a vessel that gives you and your guests a window into your carefully concocted cocktails, oils, teas, or other infusions. Show ’em off in this glass, steel, and silicone vessel that’s dishwasher safe and has graced the pages of all the good gourmet magazines.
Basketball fans have recently taken up a debate over whether the ’92 Olympic Dream Team would beat the ’12 Olympic squad that just took Gold. Global marketing mastermind Jay-Z aka Hova aka Jigga Man stepped in with a plan to settle this dream team debate. A new video game. He exec-produced NBA 2K13, a forthcoming all-star hoop game for XBox, PS3, etc. Should be baller. Release date: Oct. 2.