Bass In Ya Face
For years, you (and various lady visitors) have enjoyed the velvety voice of Mister Barry White, the ultimate aphrodisiac. But to fully enjoy the depth of his power, you’ve got to have the right equipment. Sound equipment, that is. The Bayan 7 Apple iPod x iPhone Speaker Dock ($392) should do the trick. Never one to mess around with the bass, it comes equipped with a powerful 8″ bass in the center paired with 2″ mid-range drivers and 1″ wide projection tweeters. The Bayan 7 comes in your choice of either clear white or clear black. Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, indeed.
A Personal Servant That Runs On Batteries
Your trusty butler Marvin is a real stand up guy. But lately, you’ve been noticing some of his shortcomings. He doesn’t play music. He doesn’t run by remote control. Nor does he have an internal digital clock. Before you sigh that it’s so hard to find good help these days, allow us to introduce you to your new employee–The Omnibot. The ‘bot does all of the above, in addition to carrying a tray in its claw, which can be loaded up with whatever it is your heart desires–Reese’s Pieces, a can of Tab, a fresh set of batteries to keep your new friend nice and perky. A built-in cassette player not only plays music, but can record and play back a sequence of commands, in addition to regular audio recording, and Omnibot’s remote control can broadcast speech from its handset through a speaker on the robot. As in, “Marvin, you’re fired.” The future of modern day help is finally here.
Lord, Won’t You Buy Me A Mercedes Benz?
What do other cars dream about when they’re not dreaming about starring in an 80’s video with a writhing Tawny Kitaen? The USD Mercedes SLR Concept Car. The artists and engineers at Ugur Sahin Design (hence the “USD”), based this beautiful ride on the existing framework of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and endeavored to combine the extraordinary design of the original Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing with the modern technical aspects of the SLR McLaren Chassis structure. The result is this stunning specimen that’s so beautiful, we’re not even sure Tawny would get on the hood for fear of being upstaged. Oh, Tawny, you’re still hot in our books. But maybe just stand over there, though. Thanks.
Loves Heat, Will Travel
Reading The Big Trip inspired you to enjoy the great outdoors, explore the world and travel to faraway lands, but that doesn’t mean you should ever have to reheat your small batch Columbian medium roast coffee over an open fire like you live in a shanty. The solution? The incredible Mobile Induction Heat Plate 902 from the great minds at the Electrolux Design Lab. This easy to carry, compact heat plate requires no wires and can be controlled entirely from an app on your smart-phone. The app allows you to control its functions remotely, make it child-safe, and even set its own cooking time by reading NFC-tags on intelligent food packaging. (Seriously!) It features a wooden handle and a glossy black and white design on the induction plate. From the beaches of Indonesia to the grassy hills of Central Park, always have a hot meal and never let a good cup of coffee go cold.
More Than Meets The Eye
If you’re like us, you’re always looking for new ways to antagonize the Decepticons. Fresh from the musical markets of the planet Cybertron comes the amazing Autobot Transformer Ukulele ($550). It transforms you from a mild-mannered ukulele player to an awesome living tribute to the greatest shape-changing robots of all time. Rumor has it, Optimus Prime has three in his living room. Fret board, bridge and tailpiece are ipe (it’s a wood) and the neck and body are maple. Play this bad boy at your own risk of retribution from Megatron. Even though we’re pretty sure you could take him.