The hardest part about video games is staying in shape in the real world. And vice versa. It’s a no-win situation when you commit time to making one of your personalities, virtual or real, more fit to make their way through their worlds.
That is, until the Frevola T7A treadmill. Self-billed as the human-centered sportainment dream machine, the TZA has an entertainment modulebuilt into it to appeal to the kid in all of us (the same kid that has a few too many cookies and now needs to work them off). You’ve got a few options for in-run entertainment. You can select a personalized avatar which moves in the speed and style that you’re running or walking in on the treadmill. You can select music or video to listen to on the station. It’s got a USB input for you to play your personal music, movies, or slideshows. Or, the best option: play Nintendo. READ MORE.
You could go to Hawaii for the 7th time (no, seriously, you could. It stays awesome), or you could change things up a little bit and trek through the Himalayan hinterland in search of an ancient, mysterious Mecca purported to have untold riches: Shambhala.
You have be familiar with the city from its appearance in “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,” “The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” or perhaps the ancient Buddhist text, “Kalachakra Tantra.” Should you choose to accept this challenge, you’ll trek to the Tsaatan society – a community of high-mountain sheep hearders whose existence is widely believed to have overlapped with that of the mythical city of Shamballah. READ MORE
These are easily the most expensive headphones we’ve ever seen. What could possibly warrant spending that kind of cheddar on a pair of in-ear headphones? Do they come with a lapdance and use of a Ferrari for a week?
They do not. But, it turns out, they come with a whole lot of other features that might just make them worth it for the type of guy that’s got that kind of money to literally stick in his ears. First of all, if you buy these, they’ll be one-of-a-kind gadgets. That is, unless you’ve got a twin brother running around who’s physically-identical ears demand the same shockingly advanced audio technology, they will be. That’s because JH Audio customizes every single pair to fit their clientelles’ discerning concaves. READ MORE
The Elliptigo is a hybrid between a stationary elliptical trainer and a bicycle, and it looks like a ton of fun. Ellipticals are a great option for cardio since they’re low impact but keep you in decent running shape.
The bad part about them was always that it doesn’t exactly compare to a trail run or a beach workout when it comes to scenery. Unless, of course, you’re at the gym to pick up girls, but that’s a different story. It may seem a little unstable, but they’ve got several “epic rides” chronicaled on their site including death ride with 15,000 feet of elevation gain and a ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles by famed ultramarathoner, Dean Karnazes. They come in blue, green or black, has 8 speeds, and cruises comfortably at about 15 miles per hour. Get yours here for $2,200.
When one thinks about whiskey, they typically think of Ireland or Scotland – or maybe, if they read Made Man enough, speakers. However, in the last decade or two, Japan has become an emerging market for a new, different style of whiskey.
And Hibiki 12-year old is a recent, affordable, excellent example of this trend from Suntori. Rather than American whiskeys or bourbons which are aged in (among some other things) oak, Suntori’s Hibiki is a mix of about 30 different single malts and is aged in re-used casks which originally held plum liquor. The resultant whiskey is has a honey spiced note absent many western whiskeys, and a bottle of it can be yours for just $65. This is especially notable because, until recently, this whiskey was not available commercially in the United States. Check it out here.
Tortuga was made famous most recently by the swaggering, swilling character Capt. Jack Sparrow as a nefarious nest of ne’er-do-wells in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. While there is some truth to this, it’s since become somewhat more civilized.
And, nowhere could be more civilized in the area than the Tortuga Bay luxury resort. With famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta (a Dominican native himself) at the helm of this 30-suite, 13-villa resort, Tortuga Bay is a fully private option for Caribbean getaways. It’s actually the privatized section of the larger, livelier Punta Cana Resort and Club. So, if you tire of your solitude on your personal white sand beach, or you want to try another restaurant than Tortuga Bay’s only option: Bamboo, you’re still close to the action. They have three types of rooms, all with ocean views. There’s a suite, a one, and a two-bedroom villa at 1,125, 3,335, and close to 4,000 square feet respectively. Make your reservations here.
Do you like fantasy football? What about Las Vegas? Fan of Snoop Dogg, are you? Good! These three, wonderful things are all colliding like so many helmeted brutes August 26-28th at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Head to the city of sin, draft your team, and kick it at the Tailgate Party that Friday where Snoop will be performing exclusively for attendees of SUPERDRAFT 2010. The 2010 SUPERDRAFT at the Palms will feature the Ultimate Draft Room, an environment that allows attendees to use whatever draft structure they choose (whether live or online), including their choice of online fantasy football service provider. The room will include everything necessary to make an unforgettable draft experience, including food and beverage specials, Wi-Fi availability, roaming fantasy football experts, athlete appearances and SUPERDRAFT models…READ MORE
Summer is here, and if you’ve got any sense at all you’re hitting the beach to catch some rays and waves. When the sun sets, though, and winter starts heading your way, you’ll be thankful you had this gadget to record your memories.
The DXG Sportster line of HD camcorders is the perfect accessory for the active, outdoor enthusiast who lives loud, fast, and often wet. These handheld camcorders can record high definition video, take 12 megapixel still shots, have 128MB of built-in storage with an SD/SDHC card slot allowing for an additional 32GB (that’s 10 hours of video which is probably longer than you’ll be underwater).
The best part, though, is that they cost a mere $170 to start. They haven’t been released yet, but keep an eye on DXG for these rugged beauties to drop soon.
LaCie’s XtremeKey flash drive is a rugged piece of work. You can tell because 1. They left an e out of the word extreme and 2. It’s got jeep tracks on it right there in the picture. Clearly, this is data storage for dudes who do not dick around.
This flash drive has capacities up to 64GB, and is wrapped in an impenetrable metal tube composed of zinc, aluminium, magnesium and copper. It’s pressure ressistant enough to withstand being run over by a 10-ton truck. It’s waterproof up to 100 meters due to wear-resistant screw threads and a rubber o-ring. And, it’s resistant to extreme heat and cold – anywhere from +200°C / -50°. It starts at $50 for the 8GB model.
Alexis Kobassian, the Product Manager at LaCie, says, “The XtremKey offers extreme durability and capacity in a convenient, well-protected and fun form factor. Despite the robust, industrial-strength protection we’ve added, it’s still a LaCie key that brings ease-of-use and reliability to customers looking to keep their data secure while on the go.”
Pinel & Pinel is a luxury company best known for their high-quality leather goods, but their latest offering is distinctly less organic. These Arcade 80s Trunks are clearly reminiscent of the decade for which they are named.
But they’re not just pretty faces. Each luxury trunk comes loaded with 60, classic arcade titles from the 80s. If an arcade cabinet seems to playful and impractical, though, you may still want to consider these units. It has 2 x 400W stereo channels and a 1000 W subwoofer. Running through these is a front-mounted iPod docking station making it one of the more powerful iPod docks on the market. The cabinets come in two trims: Classic and GT (GT is the one with the racing stripes), and they cost $14,565 and $17,000 respectively.
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