If the Slinging Snowball Xistera has gotten you into some trouble and you need a quick getaway, the Mad River Rocket will get you out of harm’s way in a hurry. Basically a kneeboard for the snow, the sleds from Mad River Rocket($180) are built to perform. With quick-release lap belts and comfortable knee pads, the sleds can carve and turn with control that your childhood saucer would kill for. The balance and steering capabilities make it possible to bomb a hill or launch off a half pipe like your snowboarding counterparts. So brush up on your tricks at meet us at the top.
When you’ve experienced the kind of life you have, sometimes an ordinary picture doesn’t do the moment (skinny dipping with a Nepalese Sherpa, staring contest with a silverback gorilla, throwing back shots with the Mbundu tribe in the Congo) justice. The Echo Memory Capture records 360-degree photos and crisp clear sound from the moment so you can relive or share it later. Comprised of an Echo stick for capturing, and an Echo visor for viewing, the device is all you’ll need to convert the doubting Thomases in your spectacular life.
A leisurely jaunt through the flowered, fragrant foothills of the French Alps is high on your list of “must do’s” at springtime. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, keep your eyes peeled for nice little old men on bicycles (most likely moustached) overloaded with overflowing sacks of wild elderflowers. These are the men who are partially responsible for a delicious liquer called St. Germain($33.00). Say “Merci.” St. Germain is a fine artisanal French liquer with a subtle, yet complex flavor profile, that’s the perfect addition to a glass of dry white wine, champagne, or refreshing cocktail (A St. Germain Gin & Tonic is guaranteed to blow your beret off). The fresh flowers are macerated quickly, using a secret family method, married with grape spirit, and blended with the perfect amount of cane sugar to create a tantalizing liquer with a clean floral nose, and hints of pear, peach and grapefruit zest. As the Frenchies say, Ooh, la la.
Whether you’re updating your passport, or giving the women you meet along the way something to remember you by, if anyone had a need for an instant photo it would be you. The Sophie iPhone Case prints digital photos on the spot using a special Zink technology that doesn’t rely on exposing special paper. A QR code and geo tagged map can also be printed to help you reference the photo and/or women down the road. Say Cheese!
When your religion requires that you show up every Sunday to worship the pigskin and break bread (aka pizza and buffalo wings) with other devout followers, it would be sacrilege to miss a play while rooting around in the fridge for another beer. Luckily the Belkin iPad Fridge Mount($21.00) will keep you out of football purgatory. The Fridge Mount lets you conveniently position your iPad 2 in the kitchen with maximum strength 3M Command strips. You can stream your NFL ticket on the iPad and easily update your fantasy roster before your comrades even notice you’re gone. Go Team!