I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m kind of a sucker for cool stuff. I like nifty gadgets, quirky decoration pieces, nice clothes (and shoes!), good books, and fun games.
In this series of weekly posts, I share whatever currently has my fancy. Maybe some of it will catch yours as well!
VIDEO OF THE WEEK:
Armed with just a microphone, Thum pushes the limits of the human voice to create incredible soundtracks of impossible beats and phenomenal sounds, with scratched vinyl, the Michael Jackson back-catalogue, the didgeridoo and an entire fifties jazz band amongst his vocal repertoire.
BOSE SOUNDLINK BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
If you want an ultra-portable, high-quality Bluetooth speaker, then the Bose Soundlink is what you want ($199).
As it’s Bose, you expect a good product, but this little speaker really delivers. It fits in the palm of your hand yet pumps out surprisingly loud, crisp. full-range sound, including deep lows. It connects wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth device.
PUMP-ACTION OUTLAW SHOTGUN RUBBER BAND GUN
Remember the good old days of rubber band wars? Relive them with the Bandit Gun Rubber Band Outlaw Shotgun ($25).
This pump-action rubber band shooter allows you to fling your stretchy ammo up to 25 feet via three different firing modes: single shot and rapid fire.
MACHINE ERA WALLET
The Machine Era Wallet is a stylish way to carry your cash ($28-$45).
It’s crafted from a solid piece of metal and measures in at a mere quarter inch of thickness. The aluminum version comes in a matte black finish, and the brass in an unfinished condition to allow the metal to age.
BOOK OF THE WEEK:
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS
I find it easy to nerd out on Star Wars, so I’m biased, but this book is just great.
It’s an incredibly good adaptation of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, using authentic Elizabethan grammar and diction while remaining true to the jargon and storytelling of Star Wars. It’s actually meant more for its literary value than for a few laughs.
If you’re into iambic pentameter just as much as you’re into the battle between the Light and Dark Side, buy this book now. You’re going to love it.