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Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Pistol

Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Pistol
(photos: Arsenal Firearms) Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Pistol | US$tba | www.arsenalfirearms.com

so you thought wielding a pair of pistols is cool? let us tell you what is really cool: wielding a lone pistol that has the power of two. meet the AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Pistol by Arsenal Firearms – a double barrel .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol that offers you twice the stopping power with a single squeeze of its trigger. in fact it is said that it could stop a bull with just one shot, erm, i mean a twin single shot – and it can unload all its 16 .45 caliber rounds into its target in around 3 seconds. built to commemorate the legendary Colt 1911-A1 in the Centenary, this twin barrel pistol boast an excellent grouping that enables all its 16 rounds to hit a target of the size of an orange at 15 yards or a watermelon at 25 yards. Continue reading Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Pistol

SKLZ Shoot Around Ball Return System

SKLZ Shoot Around Ball Return System
(photos: SKLZ) SKLZ Shoot Around Ball Return System | US$29.99 | www.sklz.com

you know why we gave up practicing basketball shoot alone? we blame it on the process of chasing after the ball after every throw. you know, we will never know where it will go. if only we have discovered the SKLZ Shoot Around Ball Return System sooner, we could be nearly as good as Jeremy Lin – we said ‘nearly’. anyway, the Shoot Around is basically an angled plastic chute that when attached to any standard basketball rims, will assist in returning the ball right back to you, thus eliminating the chasing ball from your practice session. it snaps on using simple snap-on system and offers a 180 degrees of rotation to accomdate to different point of shoot. if you ask us, we’d say the Shoot Around is simply God send. Continue reading SKLZ Shoot Around Ball Return System

Glen Grant 60 Queen Elizabeth II Whisky

Glen Grant 60 Queen Elizabeth II Whisky
we drink to every other occasions but some occasion deserves that extra special concoction than just any run-of-the-mill distiller, can serve up. so in view of this, it is only fitting to be drinking the best when you celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th year on the throne with a treat from Glen Grant 60 Queen Elizabeth II Whisky. touted as the longest aged whiskies, this particular alcoholic beverage was trapped in the cask for a good 60 years before it was emptied, and bottled into this beautiful, unique numbered crystal decanter, complete with a diamond-shaped stopper. for a princely sum of £7,995 (about US$12,648), you will bag yourself one of these limited edition single malt spicy beverage, along with a handmade box crafted out from Scottish Elm with a luxurious interior lined with purple Harris Tweed. Continue reading Glen Grant 60 Queen Elizabeth II Whisky

Nike+ FuelBand Fitness Tracker and iPhone App

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Nike+ FuelBand Fitness Tracker and iPhone App | US$149.00 | www.nike.com

what Jawbone did with Up, Nike did it with a little bit more of Nike-eqsue stylishness. don’t know what i am talking about? well, i am referring to the Nike+ FuelBand, an accelerometer-equipped fashionable wristband that helps you to track your calories, steps, time, and “NikeFuel” of your daily activities. user can choose to let the band track your daily activities or set goals, which are then displayed via the LED display and/or the accompanying iPhone app. the Nike+ FuelBand is available for pre-order with a price tag of $149 each. still don’t know what am i talking about? perhaps, the short product video after the break will help lift the mystery. Continue reading Nike+ FuelBand Fitness Tracker and iPhone App

Put your own name in your own mix of Whisky

Whiskey Blender
let’s be honest: not everyone has the exact same taste – literally or not and that holds true for your favorite adult beverage like whisky too. until now, we have to settle for Jack Daniel, Scotch, so on and so forth but that doesn’t have to be the case, really. if you are nodding your head furiously with the above statement, then are just about to strike gold. Whiskey Blender is the place to go online if you are a purist whiskey drinker who believes that such hard liquor should be individualized. the good news is, you get to choose from a range of flavors, mix them up to 700ml and call it your own mix. to add to that exquisite individual taste that you have ‘created’, you get to name your blend of whisky and put down your name (i.e the blender’s name) on it. Continue reading Put your own name in your own mix of Whisky

Umbra Pongo Ping Pong Game – portable ping pong set

Umbra Pongo Ping Pong Game
(image: Umbra) Umbra Pongo Ping Pong Game | US$40.00 | www.umbra.com

Ping Pong or Table Tennis is not exactly a glamourous game but if you are a fan of this fast and furious ball game, you might wish to play this game anywhere, anytime. no, you can’t really lug a huge table tennis’s table around but with the Umbra Pongo Ping Pong Game, you might just be able to do that. this portable ping pong set lets you challenge another opponent regardless of rain or shine, as long as there is a smooth surface table. the best part is, there’s no mounting involved. each set includes two ping pong paddles with retractable handles, a portable net, two ping pong balls, and a draw string pouch for storage. one of the weighted net’s poles also doubles as your ping pong ball storage too. Continue reading Umbra Pongo Ping Pong Game – portable ping pong set

Limited Edition EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS Book

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(image: eVolo) Limited Edition EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS Book (Hardcover) | US$120.00 | www.evolo.us

architecture fans looking for the perfect coffee table are in for a treat. eVolo, an architecture and design journal, has announced the Limited Edition EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS Book (Hardcover). the book covers 300 outstanding projects selected from the eVolo Skyscraper Competition held over the last six years. the 300 featured projects are present to readers and collectors in a glorious, juggernaut 1224 full-color pages hardcover book. ok, maybe a thousand plus pages can’t be considered as a coffee table book but it is nevertheless a perfect book for architecture enthusiasts with special interest in skyscraper concepts that utilizes new technologies, materials, spatial organizations and unconventional aesthetics. Continue reading Limited Edition EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS Book

Umbra FishHotel Aquarium – make your fish lives like you

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(image: Umbra) Umbra FishHotel Aquarium | US$35.00 | www.umbra.com

do you adore your fish as much as you adore yourself? if the answer is yes, then here’s a perfect gift for your fishy friend: the Umbra FishHotel Aquarium. we don’t know any fish language, so we are not sure if he will be as thrilled about his new apartment but we are darn sure that his ‘apartment’ will look great among your contemporary interior decor. the FishHotel Aquarium consists of a removable glass square tank with a white ABS plastic outer shell that makes it look like an apartment. you know, the distinguishing windows of any modern day apartment? yeah, i think you get the idea. we prefer not to call it fishbowl because it is not even remotely round. the FishHotel is designed to be stackable, so you can create a ‘real’ hotel effect. Continue reading Umbra FishHotel Aquarium – make your fish lives like you

original 1942 Detective Comics #67 cover art worth $300k

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(photos: Heritage Auctions) Jerry Robinson Detective Comics #67 First Penguin Cover Original Art (DC, 1942) | US$tba(auction) | www.ha.com

how much would you pay for a vintage comics cover art? i am guessing ordinary folks like us would not be forking out six-figure for it, would they? in anyway, if you are a (dead) serious (and filthy rich) collector, this particular item might be of interest to you: the Jerry Robinson Detective Comics #67 First Penguin Cover Original Art (DC, 1942). it is one of the earliest Batman covers known to still exist in the 21st century and is the very first Batman comic to feature supervillain The Penguin on its cover. this vintage cover art has been tucked away for nearly 70 years in Jerry Robinson’s personal collection, and is now offered as part of the Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction to be held at Beverly Hills. Continue reading original 1942 Detective Comics #67 cover art worth $300k

SUCK UK Cat Playhouse – let your cat be your house DJ

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(image: Suck UK) SUCK UK Cat Playhouse Scratch Mat | £15.00 | www.suck.uk.com

cat owners know how it is. the constant threat of your priced furniture turning up into shreds can be a real headache but still, you know you cherish your feline friends so much that you want it to have the best and yet, you wish it could spare your furniture of an untimely demise. that’s where this lovely Cat Playhouse comes in. designed to look like a classic DJ turntable, the Cat Playhouse has a turntable with a scratch mat ‘record’ for your lovely feline friend to do its DJ scratching – the cat’s way. it comes complete with a scratch mat platter that spins as your cat paws it, poseable tonearm and adorned with cute feline-oriented decals. Continue reading SUCK UK Cat Playhouse – let your cat be your house DJ