I have my eye on the Hyperwear Hyper Vest PRO 10-Pound adjustable weighted vest. But a hundred and sixty bucks seems awfully expensive. Heck, just putting some weights in my camelbak should do the trick. Or eating two of these. . .
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs feature Captive Media’s Urinal Gaming System. And the specific game will be the snowboarding slalom. (Just don’t ask how the gamers control the board.)
I am glad Fuzion Scooters had not released the JumpX scooter when I was young. I was cautious, but curious as a tyke. And sometimes the latter won out over the former.
I have my eye on a new wristwatch, a Duc d’Orléans Breguet Sympathique. The challenge with this particular model is that it is a little heavy and somewhat on the pricey side.
High on my Christmas list is a helicopter. But after reading the WATCH list (World Against Toys Causing Harm), I guess I need to find a new gift. . .
If you want to be Spec-Warish, but don’t have the time, patience, or anatomical fortitude, perhaps you should consider the Jaeger LeCoultre Navy Seals Alarm Watch. Here is one that could be had for the relatively painless price of 7400 clams. . .
If you are looking for a knife with a flashlight and a whistle, this looks to be your speed:
Certainly the Diesel is an intriguing timepiece. But, I’ll stick with my Timex. After buying a Suunto watch and finding it annoyingly big (nevermind that I pressed the buttons if I ever tried to bend my wrist), I am careful with large watches.
A reader on the Poor Man’s Watch Forums (PMWF) had this to say about the above watch:
I watched the movie 127 Hours last night which recreated the dramatic true events involving Aron Ralston, ( played by actor James Franco ) a mountain climber who amputated his own arm in order to free himself after being trapped by a boulder. Ralston became trapped for five days (127 hours!) in the isolated canyon of Robbers Roost, Utah in 2003 after a boulder fell on his arm. Ralston amputated his own arm, scaled down a 65-foot wall and hiked more than eight miles to find help.
The Suunto Vector plays a very important role in the dramatic movie–documenting every minute, second and hour of the whole ordeal.
I’ve heard of the movie 127 Hours, but have no desire to see it. In a way, it reminds me of Titanic. You know what is going to happen and the beginning of the flick is one long hors d’oeuvres table. (As in: little quiches, pigs-in-a-blanket, cold cuts, shrimp cocktail. . .) (I may be hungry.) (My point: you know the entree.) (Everything else is an appetizer.) (Like delicious fried calamari. . .)
Neither movie has much sequel potential. (Although, Ralston got his leg caught recently.) (Hmmm, poor humor on my part.) (Ralston did not get his leg trapped.) (Actually, I have no idea if his leg was caught or not.) (It may have been.) (Nevermind, moral of the story: don’t buy a watch that is too big for you.) (And be careful hiking.) (You might have to rely on your timepiece to “play a very important role” in your life.) (Cue the 24 red-screen from the Kiefer Sutherland, as Jack Bauer, television show.)
(Yes, that is a doll and not actually Kiefer.) (Hit the above link and scroll 2/3s the way down.) (The website is called Squidoo and I can’t find how to hyperlink to the exact picture.) (You would think that with that title, it would be Sailor-friendly.) (But no.) (Do you find that parentheses are addictive?) (They are.) (Trust me.) (Like fried calamari.)
Protective gear is very important. When riding your bike, I suggest a helmet. It’ll protect your melon; you’re gonna want its contents to last a lifetime. As for protection for your manly contents below the border, here is one idea, a radioactive jock strap:
Radioactive materials were once thought to impart healing and vitalizing powers to people. Radium was infused into drinking water, baths, and even suppositories. Perhaps the scariest way it was administered was through a radioactive jockstrap for men. ”Weak Discouraged Men!” one advertisement proclaimed. ”Now Bubble Over with Joyous Vitality Through the Use of Glands and Radium.” Joyous Vitality..and glow in the dark junk.
Whoops, wrong kind of jock strap. Still, it sounds pretty useful, eh?
Hand Salute: Pax at Marion’s Meepings (Any quibbles with story content, please address directly with her. . .)
Are you utterly lost? Do you wish that there was a way to marry your watch and your extensive map collection? (Do you, Timex, take this AAA map of San Louis Obispo to be your lawful, wedded. . .)
Worry no more, my friend, the impossible has occurred. A watch band and watch face has become a map. And boy, is it accurate:
Originally $798.00, but reduced 91% (!!!!) to the casual price of $68.00. 91% off. Wow. You have no idea the steely resolve I am exorcising (and exercising) by not linking here and labeling it “any other service other than the Navy’s watch. . .”
What if your shoes could charge your credit card? That would be terrible, right? Who knows what they would buy: beer, socks, soft sand. Good news: your shoes will probably never be able to charge your credit card. But they may be able to charge your batteries:
No matter how many gadgets you carry, the headache never ends: batteries inevitably die at inconvenient times. But what if the steps you take throughout the day could help you charge those systems? InStep’s shoe insoles are still in a prototype phase, so they won’t be available for years (if ever), but the idea is an intriguing one.
They probably need to make them a little more attractive looking. Just my $0.02. . .
In reading an article about a new flash drive, the writer cites Moore’s Law, which postulates that our computing speed and memory capacity roughly double every 18 months. That certainly is true with this first product. I could not imagine it in 2010:
British company Logical Art is giving the storage genre a decidedly artistic spin with its new Empty Memory flash drive.
Empty Memory definitely favors form over function, as the drive only holds a total of 4GB of data. But it packs all that data into an incredibly small space, leaving the bulk of the drive as an artsy void.
Our second gadget is a telephone. A cell phone to be exact. With 2010 technology, by Porsche:
Looking for a way to prove that you have more money than you know what to do with? Look no further than the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981, a $2,400 smartphone that helps the world identify you as “that guy who just spent $2,400 on a cell phone.”
The specs of the BlackBerry itself aren’t nearly as impressive as you’d expect for a phone that costs about what the average U.S. worker earns in a month. What you get for your money is a 2.8-inch, 640 x 480 touch screen (for those keeping score, smaller and lower resolution than the iPhone 4S), a 5-megapixel camera and 720p HD video recording (the iPhone 4S offers 8-megapixels and 1080p), and 768MB of RAM. In other words, the ridiculously expensive smartphone looks obsolete when put next to a phone that came out three months ago.
I’d buy the flash drive, but not the phone. I am too hard on my electronics and I could not justify spending 2.4K on last year’s tech. . .