From the maker of the Harvey desk lamp, comes another bright Kickstarter lighting project, Bank. Bank is a modern take on the classic bankers lamp with super efficient Philips LEDs providing 740 lumens of warm white light. Despite making some technological advances over the original banker lamps, it still keeps its charm with the old tried and trusted pull switch.
In our previous post about the NSX, we discussed the heritage and the highly anticipated comeback of the 1990 supercar – and to our joy, the new model had its big reveal at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month. The new NSX styling kept very true to the 2012 concept vehicle and will indeed have a twin-turbocharged V6, three-electric motors, and a 9-speed dual clutch transmission. To make use of the electric motors, the “Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive” system sends extra torque to the wheels that need it so you “cut the perfect line through every turn.” Inside, the cockpit is purpose driven and built around the driver to provide forward visibility and ergonomics. Now we’re just eager to see what this smart sports car can do. More info at the official site.
If you’re New Year resolution is to get in shape, but don’t want to schlep it to the gym in the cold – check out a set of adjustable dumbbells. This Bowflex SelectTech Set adjusts from 10 pounds up to 90 pounds in 5-pound increments with the twist of a dial. Plus, it’s currently 30% OFF.
There’s nothing like a good hat to really keep you from the cold. I’m definitely loving my new Mad Bomber Hat that I received as a secret santa gift (thanks Mike!) and it’s certainly a welcome addition to my NY winter wardrobe. Made with 100% real wool, the rabbit-fur-lined Mad Bomber is extremely warm and very wind resistant. The ear flaps buckle like a helmet strap keeping the hat nice and snug, and the elements out.
Maybe we were just hungover from New Year’s, but we’re still not 100% sure how it took us three days to discover the Victoria’s Secret Swim 2015 trailer, and now we’re just happy we did. Supermodels include Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Lais Ribeiro, Andreea Diaconu and Nadine Leopold – and the clip doesn’t require much more of a description from us.
The Samsung Gear VR allows you to turn your Galaxy 4 smartphone into a virtual reality headset. The Samsung Gear VR sensors track your head movements and combined with the touchpad on the side of the headset, you can immerse yourself into 3D worlds, panoramic views and games. All applications are currently free from the Oculus VR App Store and some are even compatible with Android game controllers for an even more engaged experience. I recently took one of these futuristic goggles for a test drive and played some games. Unfortunately, I had to put it down after playing the VR version of Temple Run as I started to get quite sea-sick. That being said, I’m also a person who is very prone to motion sickness and the owner of the headset plays games on it for hours without turning even a slight shade of green. While the fast moving 3D games might be too much for me to handle without dramamine, I have to admit the device was extremely cool and it’s a major step forward in consumer accessible VR. Even though it’s cutting edge for today, I’d have to imagine that in a few years the technology will be able to fit in your sunglasses making it even more mainstream, and my 15 minute gaming experience and virtual store browsing definitely felt like like the future.
It’s time to burn those Christmas cookies off on the slopes. If you’re in need of a new ski/snowboarding jacket this season, checkout the Spyder Enforcer. It’s basically a top of the line shell, giving you the flexibility to layer underneath appropriately for the weather conditions – hence, allowing for additional breathability and comfort when out in slightly warmer conditions. Restyled for this year, the coat has features including a core ventilation system, removable and insulated helmet compatible hood with adjustable opening, internal mesh goggle pocket, and chamois lens wipe. If you’re out in colder conditions, combine with the Spyder Exit Vest, which will insulate your core without interfering with your range of motion.
If you made your millions after the ’80s but spent the decade pining over Sonny Crockett’s lifestyle on Miami Vice, there’s still a chance to own an iconic piece of the show. Sonny’s White 1986 Ferrari Testarossa is currently up on ebay with a buy-it-now price of $1.75M. In case your wondering what type of performance was delivered from a mid 80′s Italian supercar, the Testarossa’s 4.9-liter V12 engine creates 390hp – giving the car a 0-60 time of 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph. Considering there are other Testarossa’s asking around $100k, there seems to be a heavy premium to buy the one driven by Don Johnson himself… but then again, he is the man.