Headlines & Heroes' mission is to deliver clickworthy content that’s a healthy mix of the aspirational and the attainable. We strive to make Headlines & Heroes an oasis of fun, knowledge and entertainment and inspire readers to get the most out of life.
Knowledge is power. And knowing what’s going on everywhere in the world at once pretty much makes you a God. Embrace your omniscience with Revo’s Domino Wi-Fi($130), which gives anyone with a hi-fi set-up and Wi-Fi broadband access to over 16,000 radio stations from across the universe. This is the definitive device for freedom in radio. Nothing to install, nothing to download, no subscriptions and no limits — just plug and play. Revo Wi-Fi connects to any sound system that has RCA inputs and links to any broadband Wi-Fi connection to stream internet radio broadcasts. Simply search by genre or country. You can also play music from any networked computer in your home. And it has an alarm clock too. You’ll never miss a Yankees game when you’re in Tokyo ever again. Amen.
Your personal trainer is great, but beyond just promising to wear deodorant every day, what’s he really done for you lately? The amazing Polar RCX5 Training Watch($419) does everything he can do and doesn’t need a Christmas card. This incredible piece of equipment has a multitude of features for the serious endurance trainer. It keeps track of your heart rate and pace, even in the water, then enters it into an online database that analyses the data and recommends the perfect training program for you to achieve maximum performance. It can track your mileage, pace and route with GPS. It even has a Race Pace function to make sure you reach the finish line just in time to have a serious talk with your personal trainer.
As you and Buzz Aldrin discussed the last time you went out for a few beers, gravity is kind of a drag. Wouldn’t it be great if things could hover without regard for pesky gravity? Well, apparently they can, as a team of engineers at Rock Paper Robot bring you the slick and futuristic Float Table($16,250). The 64 wooden cubes are held in place by the magical power of magnets making the blocks appear like they are floating in the air. There are also steel cables in the back that keep the whole thing together. The table flexes when you touch it and then bounces back into shape. Wait ‘til Buzz gets a load of this.
If you’ve got a few mil’ burning a whole in your pocket (per usual) we’ve got the car for you. The Koenigsegg Agera R, like your leggy girlfriend, hails from Sweden and means, “to act,” and that’s putting it lightly. It boasts 1,115 horsepower, 885 pound-feet of torque from a 5.0L twin-turbo V8, and has broken no less than six world speed records. The Swedish supercar can go from 0-100 in less than three seconds. It’s fast. Now that’s a word that even Annika understands.
Did you know that in addition to being great exotic pets, and flinging feces, monkeys are useful for all kinds of things? Especially the Fridge Monkey($12.00), which helps maintain order to a collection of beer, soda cans or wine bottles in a delicious and beautifully organized pyramid. (And your Craftworks Toolbox Garage Refrigerator could use a little bit of order.) This easy, washable, rubber mat has perfectly spaced grooves that let you stack up to ten cans or bottles of soda or beer, or five wine bottles in a pyramid that would make any ancient Egyptian proud. Good little monkey.