Sleek, understated, and space saving, this Adhoc Design Duomill Two-In-One Grinder ($50) is just what all you mod design enthusiasts have been looking for. Made from acacia wood, stainless steel, and adjustable ceramic grinders, it cracks fresh pepper, sea salt, and other spices with ease.
Underwater shenanigans await aboard the Scubacraft ($120,000). This open-cockpit submersible can reach 50 knots above water thanks to a 250hp engine, and offers push-button descent down to 100 feet beneath the waves, where electric thrusters kick in to move you and up to two friends around the depths. Scuba gear and certification required for the captain and passengers, but if you’re seriously considering buying this thing, that’s probably not going to be a problem.
Frankly, the idea of listening to tunes while we ride our bike terrifies us. How will we hear traffic noises or shouts of warning? What if our mp3 player falls, gets tangled in the spokes, and we somehow meet our end Isadora Duncan style? If you’re looking for pop while you pedal, consider the Tunebug Shake ($120). This little gizmo connects to your music player through a headphone jack or bluetooth, and then you strap it on your helmet. Through the magic of science, vibrations turn your helmet into a surround-sound speaker, allowing you to hear your Britney without blocking out road noise or having to deal with tangly cords.
Hit the trails with a comrade or just give high-speed tours of your spawling estate in the Can-Am Commander ($11,700 and up). These two-seater ATVs sport either a Rotax 800 or Rotax 1000 V-Twin EFI engine, both with class-leading fuel economy, a dual-level cargo box, a rollover protection system, anti-dive front-end geometry, and 10-gallon fuel tanks, all housed in stylish yellow/black or red/black bodies.
Just Mobile UpStand is the high-style desktop stand for iPad. Precision engineered from aluminum, the UpStand’s supporting grips are finished in rubber to hold your iPad firmly in place and keep it pristine. It’s compatible with most iPad cases, too.
The UpStand will float your iPad at just the right height for desktop use – it’s perfect for working with a Bluetooth keyboard, watching movies or using the iPad as a digital picture frame. Add the right app, UpStand will even turn your iPad into a recipe book, alarm clock or TV. UpStand – standing up for the infinite possibilities of iPad. Get it for 50$ from here
- Solid aluminum construction
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We don’t know about you, but we’ve always wondered what goes on in airport lounges: are grapes fed to you by servants?…are there private bedrooms for nap-taking?…is a full on rave taking place?! We have no idea really, but we admittedly get a little jealous any time we see someone stroll into one of those. This is why we got pretty freakin’ excited when we found out you can side-step the airline loyalty programs and gain entrance with the Priority Pass ($100)! Pay a yearly due, and you can visit VIP lounges in 300 cities around the world. VIP lounges might not have servants, but they do have quiet work and rest space and free food and drink, not to mention the prestige of simply being able to stroll in!
Global Mundo Tapas in the North Sydney Rydges Hotel yesterday introduced a custom-made iPad application which allows customers to browse the virtual pages of the menu with a sweep of their finger.
Craig Simpson, Rydges area general manager, says the new iPad platform will enhance the dining experience.
“We have something that presents really well, sells our food really well and is absolutely dynamic,” he said.
Mr Simpson said the iPad menu would eventually make it possible to order food based on the weather or even match dishes to a person’s mood.
While the waiters and waitresses of the restaurant will still be required to take the food from the kitchen to the tables, the iPad will mean they will have to work a little harder for their tips.
Seriously: if someone loves you enough to put together a production as elaborate as this, you’ve gotta say yes.
This is the story of enterprise in hard times. It is the story of a teen who dedicated himself to improving his lot. It is the story of how one young man turned an old cell phone into a Porsche. Without any money changing hands.
Steven Ortiz is a man who understands what it is to be committed. So, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, he spent around six hours a day on his iPhone, trawling Craigslist’s barter section, seeking deals that would somehow make his asset base seem more impressive.
While his enterprise hasn’t quite reached the scale of the man who traded one red paperclip and ultimately ended up with a house, it is still quite something for a 15 year old to enjoy this level of both smarts and dedication.
Ortiz began, around two years ago, with an old cell phone he had been given by a friend. He traded it for a better cell phone. Which he subsequently traded for an iPod Touch. Some people would be happy to have traded an old cell phone for an iPod Touch. But not Ortiz. He told the Tribune that he managed to barter the iPod Touch up to a dirt bike, then another.
A MacBook Pro came into his possession, before he somehow managed to obtain a Toyota 4Runner.
The 4Runner was less useful to him than it might have been to some, as he was only 15 at the time. So he bartered that for a golf cart that had been somehow sportified. This got traded for another dirt bike. Then came a street bike and a series of cars.
One of these was a 1975 Ford Bronco, which is revered, at least in some quarters, as a collector’s item. And that’s how he got his 2000 Porsche Boxster S convertible.
This, remarkably, was a bad deal. For the Porsche is only worth around $9,000. But just imagine the looks he now gets at Charter Oak High School.
Steven’s father, Esteban, explained the principle to the Tribune: “A lot of people don’t have money right now, in this economy. So they think, ‘I really need a new phone, but I don’t have the money. Here I have this CD player lying around that I don’t use anymore, maybe I can trade.’”
Naturally, there are some who question whether he is merely a growing con man. But he insists that people have certain needs and are prepared to trade away other, perhaps more valuable, things for those needs to be met.
By the way, should you be in need of a 2000 Porsche Boxster S convertible, I have a feeling there may be one going soon. Steven is finding it difficult, having lost his job in a sushi restaurant, to meet the running costs on this fine car. So what are you going to offer him? A Lexus? A house? Or perhaps an internship with Warren Buffett?
the Wafflesicle Maker Has Changed Breakfast ForeverForget everything you ever thought you knew about waffles. Because Lolly, a waffle maker that produces 9.4-inch waffle cones on a stick, has changed everything. Can I interest you in a wafflesicle? Of course I can.
Lolly, from Triangular Concept, can crank out four of these delicious-looking treats in under two minutes. Which is good, because that’s about how long it’d take me to down the first batch and be ready for the second. [Triangular Concept via TheTrendyGirl via The Daily What]