Before you ever parachuted out of a blimp, or rappelled down the side of a building (both before your 14th birthday, for the record), you always wondered what it would be like to parachute out of a blimp or rappel down the side of a building. And wouldn’t it be cool if you could experience it all live through someone else’s eyes? The developers at Google thought so. And today, they made it happen with their new Google Glass Explorer Edition Glasses in a live publicity stunt at the Google hangout in San Francisco. These network-enabled, computerized glasses have the ability to broadcast and capture everything the person wearing them sees. As light as a pair of sunglasses, a touch panel on the side of the frames can take photos and videos, while a transparent screen displays information. The actual lenses sit above your eyes, so you can still maintain eye contact with anyone you interact with, and capture expressions and events naturally as they happen, without any distractions. The idea is that you’ll be able to capture life as it happens, without letting moments pass you by while fumbling for a camera. For now, this “bleeding edge” technology will only be available to a small group Google I/O attendees in the U.S. early next year for a cool $1,500 a pair, but perhaps you can pull a few strings and snag some of those suckers for your upcoming base jumping tour in Peru.
Important things happen at your desk. Mergers. Acquisitions. Intense Youtube-ing sessions (OMG, could Keyboard Cat BE any funnier?). But perhaps a more seamless (and slightly more productive) idea for your desk is the iDesk Concept Workstation. Though it’s just a concept now (read: not in production), the idea is that any iProduct you place on your desk would instantly be able to interact with not just the desk, but one another. Plus, you could connect to iTunes to easily update content on your iCloud, making all cords and wires obsolete. A very awesome concept, that you might actually consider funding…right after you watch Keyboard Cat just ONE more time…
Though your Navy Seal training, volunteer firefighting and anaconda-grappling workouts keep you pretty fit, you’re always looking for ways to up your game. And when it comes to jumping rope (still one of the best cardio workouts around), you’re only as fast as your rope. So get a faster rope. Like the Rogue Bearing Speed Rope($22.00). It’s got a six-inch, rotating handle for an unbreakable grip, which is also tapered for comfort and made of indestructible glass-filled nylon resin. Its bearing system consists of 4 Hi-Precision Cartridge Ball Bearings, and the rope itself is a 10 foot red coated 3/32” speed cable with one adjustable end and one fixed end. Jump up on it.
You enjoy a good romp in the bush as much as the next guy (the South African bush, of course), but the luxurious and rustic Makanyane Safari Lodge in South Africa($700+) takes things to whole new level. Designed by a team of award-winning architects to effortlessly blend in with the surrounding bush of the Madikwe Game Reserve, this is a special place indeed. Overlooking the Marco River, with fantabulous views, the lodge consists of a main building and eight incredible suites, each with fireplaces, enormous picture windows, indoor and outdoor showers, and of course, free-standing, clawfooted bathtubs just begging you to slip into a hot and bubbly after a hard day’s safari. Lest we not forget, there’s a well-equipped gym, spa, and onsite restaurant serving up delicious local food and superb South African wines, straight out of its extensive wine cellar. Roughing it in the bush? Not exactly.