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.
Formula 1 racers are among the highest paid athletes in the world. Every race, they’re driving the most high performance cars on the planet (which women love), in incredibly dangerous ways (which women love), and usually with shockingly perfect hair and complexions.
They’re like supermodels if supermodels were also on the A-Team, and the A-Team was rich; that’s how potent their attraction to the fairer sex is. That’s where the ladies come in.
But, the real question is which country’s race has the hottest girls? Who’s home court has the sexiest advantage? Maybe it’s the ladies of Spain? Perhaps Japan has the edge? Or are they hotter Down Under? Click through to see which country has the hottest F1 girls.
Every man that reads this is in a no-lose situation. You sign up for this contest and you automatically get something. If you win, though, that’s where things get interesting. We’re quite big fans of Every Man Jack here at Made Man.
Their whole thing is to get you clean without any nonsense. It works for guys who take pride in their appearance, but have neither the time nor the inclination to spend a lot of time messing around with it. Get in, get clean, get your day started. To Enter: all you have to do is go make your profile on their site and describe why you embody the Every Man Jack spirit. Tell them why you’re the perfect combination of style and substance, answer a few questions, upload a picture, and collect your free product. The deadline for submission is July 16, so get on it!
This is the solution to the waffle problem suggested by the following Mitch Hedberg quote: "You have to start the show strong and you have to end the show strong…You can’t be like pancakes. You’re all happy at first, but then by the end, you’re sick of ‘em.”
Yes. Screw whole waffles. That’s too much waf. You can’t be scarfing down that many carbs if you want to stay slim. Enter the wafflesicle – it’s a French invention from a firm called Triangular Concept. And, in fact, there is a whole assortment of waffley creations you can make. None, though, match the convenience and carnival food-appeal of the Wafflesicle. The Waffle and the Sicle mold are available from Triangular Concept for 715 €.
The iPhone 4 has some problems – problems where if you don’t feel like holding it weird – will make you want to buy a case. There’s a design flaw that makes the phone lose reception when you hold it in a certain way in your left hand.
And, if you’re going to buy a case, you should buy this man-tastic one. The Ballistic HC (HC stands for hard core, of course) is a 4-layer iPhone 4 case designed to protect your quite-shatterable techno-bauble from the inevitable dangers of a life well-lived. Designed with several shock-absorbing materials to both correct the connection problem and protect your new, mostly-glass iPhone, the Ballistic HC is about as much protection as you can hope for. Price TBD from Ballistic.
If Gunther had a hard drive, this would be it. Designed by the mischievous design house Morabito who notoriously faked Mac and Louis Vuitton products, this high-gloss (fake) gold hard drive is the stylish way to back up your files.
Originally priced at a somewhat steep (even for a fashion-forward design like this) $260, A Plus R Store has knocked it down 25% to about $200. A non-gold, boring black box with comparable features, for your information, would only set you back $70 to $100. But you’re not paying for storage space, you’re paying for a pretty face, so buy it. The features on the gold hard drive are:
500 GB Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port (USB 1.1 compatible) Fanless Windows/Mac Supported Size: 1.57 "x 4.4" x 7.4" Weight: 31.7 oz Box Content: Golden Disk; Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable; power supply kit; Quick Install Guide; LaCie Backup Utilities (preloaded): User Manual, LaCie ‘1-Click’ Backup Software (Windows/Mac), LaCie SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac)
haven"t you always wanted the likes of Judd Apatow, Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Rain Wilson, Rob Cordry, and more to give you dark, comedic advice about your life? Us too! Now’s our chance…
"You’re a Horrible Person, But I Like You," is both a statement about the reader, the authors, and an enticing invitation to read and choose to follow or not follow some ludicrously bad advice. In a comedic roundup of the heady punks of standup that is reminiscent of the hilarious and un-useful "Things I’ve Learned from Women Who’ve Dumped Me," these jilted, dark comedic minds tell you exactly what to do with your life (so long as your endgame is to entertain them). [Buy it]
The WOWee portable speaker isn’t really a speaker. It’s a high-tech peripheral device that uses a Gel Audio driver to resonate with whatever surface you place it on – your table, your car — or even you body into a speaker.
Protip: the table is going to work better than your body, probably. We were impressed, though with how well it worked on large, flat surfaces with hollow areas beneath them – coffee tables and windshields. It’s certainly loud enough for a casual house party, and though it’s a little larger than some of its competitors like the MINI vibration speaker, it produces a much fuller sound, and is worth the $80 price tag. Its specifications: Dimensions (WxLxH): 60 x 120 x 25.8 mm, playback duration of up to 20hrs, and audio input: 3.5 mm audio jack. [Buy it]