you probably didn’t want to admit it, but your usual 18oz flask just isn’t enough to hold all the adult beverage that your body needs. but hey, this is the 21st century where anything can be made happen, like a 1 Gallon flask, for example. the Maxam Enormous 1 Gallon Stainless Steel Flask, it as what it says, holds up to 1 Gallon of your favorite burning liquid which is a lot of hard liquor for one person to down. to put things into perspective, this little big guy here allows you to stash nearly a little over five bottles of Wild Turkey Bourbon of 700ml each into it. so, if don’t get drunk pouring all those liquor into your guts by then, you deserve another gallon and a pad on the back. it is one giant flask that any parents will frown upon, but it is also one that your pals will salute you to, and since it measures 8-1/8″ x 15″ x 2-1/8″, it is unlikely you will be able to sneak this into any forbidden places without a backpack. Continue reading Maxam Enormous 1 Gallon Stainless Steel Flask
if you are rocket scientist who loves vinyl records, then you are going to love what the world’s only counterbalanced turntable has to offer for your picky sound holes and with an asking price of $28,000, it is probably also the world’s only turntable with a ridiculously expensive price tag. similarly, the technical aspect of its setup is nothing short of mind-boggling and to that end, it includes a turnable held in suspense to eliminate the troublesome sonic aberrations generated by common consumer models, with a counter-rotating platter that is said to cancel the torsional forces that will otherwise cause fluctuations in rotational speed and in turn, distort the music. and that’s not all, the pair of precision machined, shiny 30-lb. aluminum platter are secured by a twin plinths made from “sonically dead” composite, isolated by viton/silicone composite o-rings that dampen all mechanical and environmental vibration.
other highlights include an inverted twin-bearing design for reduce torque-induced drag, hydraulic insulation for even more dampening, whisper-quiet Swiss-made DC motors, and optical sensors working along with a CPU that sees to a consistent, stable rotational speed. in short, this is like the most technically-advanced turntable that money can buy, and yes, we are fully aware of the irony that might have indadvertedly comes with it: a media player of a bygone era, rebooted with very high-tech specs and it has the honor of bagging the Best Sound High Fidelity award at the Munich High-End, which is reportedly the largest high-end audio show in the world.
normally, a home-based watchcase (i.e. non-portable display) is the storage of choice for any proud watch collectors to showoff their luxury loot. however, in case you like to take the less-than-normal route such as toting hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of watches around, there’s the DIY Pelican Watchcase by The Martinator to see to that. thought up by some watch geek who discovered that the Pelican 1470 laptop case is actually pretty good fit for a portable watch case, this totally desirable, covert operative-like watch case can be custom with pro-grade foam for you by one Martin Lim for just $260. or you could grab this awesome case (which cost something like 120 bucks), or any case that you think is cool and stylish and do it yourself. Continue reading DIY Pelican Watchcase by The Martinator
if you want to do it like a pro, a ‘regular’ chronograph is not going to cut it as a race watch. you would likely need to get a designed-for-track digital watch, but with the Halda Race Pilot Watch you get both – a regular mechanical watch, and a dedicated race watch. the watch comes standard with two interchangeable modules: a race module that runs on an electronic movement by Halda (Caliber HR 2012-1) and a mechanical module with an automatic Zenith engine (Caliber 685), and since you get to have both, you can switch them around to suit your needs. need to attend a tuxe event? slap on the mechanical module and look as sharp as anyone else, or if hitting the track is on the agenda, just switch out the mechanical module for the race module that will provide you with race-specific functionality such as racetrack information from 150 of the world’s most popular racetrack, race chronograph with accuracy down to 1/100 of a second, FIA Formula 1 countdown, and three-axis accelerometer for a three-direction G-force measurement. Continue reading Halda Race Pilot Watch
understanding that not everyone is a fan of preloading contents into a wireless drive, Kingston refreshed its two-year old Wi-Drive with the Kingston MobileLite Wireless Flash Reader which does away with the ‘restrictive’ internal storage for more flexible media like USB flash drives and SD cards. it is still very much the wireless drive you know, just that it now reads from the many USB flash drives and SD cards (an adapter is included, in case you are with microSD) you have amassed during this ongoing digital revolution and that’s all there is to it. and since its a wireless drive, you can conveniently share whatever data you wish with your friends via WiFi and stream up to three movies to three different devices simultaneously. Continue reading Kingston MobileLite Wireless Flash Reader
3D desktop printer has been gathering quite a bit of attention lately and even more so with the controversial 3D-printed gun movement, spearheaded by non-profit group Defense Distributed. we love firearms, but to be able to print right in your home is another whole ‘nother story. gun law, safety and moral debates asides, our adoration for this technological wonder still remains the same. speaking of which, the botObjects ProDesk3D Full Color 3D Desktop Printer is another entrant into the 3D printer segment that had our complete attention, not only because it is capable of printing in full color, but it is one of best looking 3D printer we have seen so far. the device features a very attractive aluminum safe casing that will look good in any style-conscious geek’s home or office setup. Continue reading botObjects ProDesk3D Full Color 3D Desktop Printer
as a bass head you probably won’t opt for in-ear audio buds, but if the i-box Bass Addicts In-Ear Headphones might just change your perception. according to i-box, the Bass Addicts is designed in response “to the bass demands of today’s tunes, but not at the expense of a balanced overall presentation.” features include large 11.5mm drivers, a metal construction, flat cables to minimize the otherwise inevitable tangle, angled design for better sound channelling, and inline remote with integrated microphone for music control and taking of calls. the buds promised to offer a balanced between environmental noise isolation without actually “unsettlingly separating you from your environment” and music enjoyment, which is an often overlooked detail but important quality when you are using them while commuting. the reason is obvious: as much as you want the environmental noise out of your favorite tunes, you still want to be aware of what’s happening around you, you know, for safety sake. you can get yours for just £29.99 a pair (about US$47) from i-box web store. Continue reading i-box Bass Addicts In-Ear Headphones
if there’s one thing that we can’t get enough of in this digital age, it would be the USB flash drive. honestly, running out of capacity from these nifty devices is one thing, but with so many thoughtful and sleek drives going round, it is hard not to grab another. the SanDisk Cruzer Orbit USB Flash Drive you see here happens to be one of those that we got to have it – never mind the drawer-full of collection most of us already had. it features a distinctive swiveling design to protects the USB connector when not in use and a circular ring design handy for looping to your key ring, binder, carabiner and the likes. it comes in three capacities: 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB and comes preloaded with SnDisk SecureAccess software to address the digital securely sides of thing. Continue reading SanDisk Cruzer Orbit USB Flash Drive
started its life as the Land Rover 90 back in the 83′, the Land Rover Defender has been synonymous with superb off-road capabilities. its iconic look has remained largely unchanged since, thus making it one of the most instantly recognizable vehicle on Earth. that said, nothing is more fitting than to roll out a special edition of the Defender to mark the automaker’s 65th anniversary? hence, the birth of the Land Rover Defender LXV Special Edition. speaking of ‘LXV’, here’s a little trivia about the model ‘LXV’ – it is actually the roman numerals of ’65’. based on the standard Land Rover Defender, it is fitted with the same 2.2-liter diesel unit that delivers its maximum power of 122 PS at 3,500 RPM and peak torque of 360 Nm at a low 2,000 RPM, and hooked up to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Continue reading Land Rover Defender LXV Special Edition
so a Curved OLED TV is not enough to trick into believing that you are getting the IMAX experience? well, no worries at all, as long you have pretty penny to drop, you can actually have an IMAX Private Theater installed in your home. we kid you not – this IMAX private theater is very real and is brought to you by none other than the people behind the real-deal IMAX cinema (aka IMAX Corporation). like any ‘regular’ custom home theater, the IMAX Private Theater is custom to each individual space, leveraging on the company’s patented theater design to create the optimal viewing environment “by engineering the room’s shape and seating placement to fully exploit the features of the legendary IMAX screen.” of course, the screen here refers to the IMAX signature curved screen that spans from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. Continue reading IMAX Private Theater