Just when you think you've seen it all, some mad genius goes and creates the unimaginable, a Batman Tumbler Golf Cart ($17,500). While it may not have rocket-propulsion and an array of formidable weaponry, that shouldn't diminish anything about this impressive beast. Starting from the frame of an EZ-Go Golf Cart, they've stripped it down and rebuilt it from frame and sheet metal with a carefully-sculpted cowl. The tech specs include a go-cart motor capable of driving at 38mph, four-link rear suspension with coil-over-shocks, a brand new battery, leather seats, and so much more. Plenty to make even the caped crusader happy.
Combining never-before-seen aesthetics with footwear technology designed to work with your foot, rather than against it, in a colorway that could only be inspired by one of basketballs most colorful characters — the Nike Kobe 9 Elite ($TBA; available February) is a shoe apart from any other. It uses Nike's Flyknit technology to make an upper that feels seamless, enhancing breathability, stretch, and support. Their Flywire technology helps provide additional support in the mid foot, loosening and tightening as your feet move. Lunarlon cushioning gives improved impact resistance, while keeping your feet anchored to the ground as you play.
If you need a watch that's so precise it can keep time down to a tiny fraction of a second, you need the Tag Heuer Carrera Mikrogirder Watch ($120,000). Representing the complete reinvention of mechanically-regulated watch movement, this timepiece measures time down to a ridiculous 5/10,000th of a second — so you'll never have to worry about missing a beat. The watch comes on a hand-sewn anthracite soft-touch alligator bracelet, with a polished and brushed black titanium carbide coated steel case, a sapphire crystal, and an anthracite and silver dial.
Sure, you can get your iPhone 5s in Apple's own gold finish, but so can just about anyone else with a few hundred dollars to throw around. If you really want to stand out from the crowd of folks poking at their devices all day, you need the Apple Solid Gold iPhone 5S ($3,300). Instead of the typical gold finish, this one comes in solid, 24-karat gold covering the edges, top, bottom, and back. You can also choose the platinum or rose gold additions — and if you're really feeling like showing off, go ahead and upgrade it with Swarovski style embellishments on the logo, bezel, and more.
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Jack Spade Brewster Rollneck Sweater ($158). Jack Spade BT-01 Standard Selvage Denim ($295). Jack Spade Ernest Gingham Shirt ($118). Jack Spade Expedition Square Messenger Bag ($195). Jack Spade Conway 38mm Watch ($298). Poketo Agenda Planner ($28). Jack Spade Mill Leather International Card Holder ($95). Olivetti Valentine Portable Typewriter ($325). New Balance 620 Shoes ($80).
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Soldering is hard. Using Bare Conductive Electric Paint ($10 and up) is easy. This ingenious paint is nontoxic, solvent-free, water soluble, and most importantly conductive, allowing you to simply draw usable circuits on a variety of surfaces, including paper, plastic, fabric, and even conventional circuit boards. It comes in handy, easy-to-use tubes, as well as jars — for larger applications — and in a variety of sets that include instructions and materials for completing a variety of electronics projects.
For those not lucky enough to have seen every corner of the globe first-hand, National Geographic Magazine has been our window to the world through its incredible photographs covering every locale from Timbuktu to Tuvalu. And now many of the greatest photos from over a century of reporting have been reproduced in the form of National Geographic: Around The World In 125 Years ($500). This three-volume, nearly-1,500 page photographic anthology contains photos ranging from their earliest work in black-and-white autochrome to their most recent digital photography, spanning each continent. Each photo creates a portrait of life, culture, wildlife, and scenery documenting every facet of our planet, in a way only National Geographic photographers can.
Over the past several decades, we've seen more design missteps than successes in the form of America's iconic muscle car, but just in time for their 50th anniversary, the guys in Detroit seem to have gotten everything right with the 2015 Ford Mustang ($TBA). While the look has been completely updated for a new generation, there are plenty of elements in this pony car that are distinctly Mustang, namely the fastback rear window, the long hood, and short rear deck. And though there are suggestions of retro, this is every bit a modern car, with improved handling thanks to a new suspension system, improved electronics and entertainment, and a surprising array of engines offered. Drivers can now choose from the Mustang standard, a 5.0-liter V8, a 3.7-liter V6, and for the first time ever a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost. Though the third will no-doubt ruffle some purist feathers, it's obviously an attempt to appeal to a global market concerned with fuel economy. All things said, the new Mustang is a strong step in the right direction, and clear proof that American muscle isn't dead — it's just growing up.
Whether it's the base of a turntable or lining your speaker system, woodgrain is a great companion to high quality audio equipment. Which is why the Bushmills X Grado Headphones ($395) are eye catchers. The headphone earcups are made from wood sourced from old whiskey barrels from the Bushmills Distillery, feature a leather headband, and come in a limited edition wooden box and headphone pouch. Designed by celebrity audiophile Elijah Wood, these headphones are sure to turn heads and deliver high quality sound at the same time.
Sure, a flashlight is one of the most useful tools you can fit into your jeans pocket, but a flashlight that can also charge your most frequently-used gadgets — that's pretty remarkable. The ZeroHour Battery Backup Flashlight ($160) combines a 1,000-lumen CREE LED bulb with a 10,000mAh power source inside a durable aircraft aluminum body and a stainless steel bezel. The end cap removes to expose dual USB ports capable of charging multiple smartphones or tablets at once. The ZeroHour is also modular, letting you remove the recharging portion if you need something smaller in your pocket.
Fans of keeping their every day carry slim and low profile are going to find a lot to love in the Silo Mesh Card ($40). Made to keep your back pocket as unencumbered as possible, this small titanium card comes with a removable silicone band that's perfect for grasping all the cards and cash you need for a night out. Its mesh design is made for function, as well as form, letting it double as an iPhone stand and a bottle opener. Add to that the fact that keeping it in your pocket protects your credit card details from RFID theft, and you get a pretty versatile little addition to your pocket.