Sure, season 3 isn't over yet — in fact, the second half just got started. But that doesn't mean it's too early to start thinking about adding it to your collection. The Walking Dead Season 3 Limited Edition Set ($TBA) is the premiere way to do so. The set includes a replica of The Governor's walker head aquariums, which can actually be filled with water, light up, and include five heads that can be arranged in any order you choose. Oh, and it'll also include every episode from season 3, and probably even some bonus content. Probably.
Most cushioning is designed to keep your feet comfortable when you step down. The cushioning in these new Adidas Energy Boost Running Shoes ($150) is all about what happens after that. Replacing traditional EVA foam in the midsole is the company's new energy-returning Boost material, which aims to make your runs easier by bouncing your foot back up after each step. Other features include a breathable techfit upper, Torsion technology for midfoot support, an external heel counter for a better fit, and compatibility with Adidas' miCoach system.
It's pretty much impossible to find vintage Woodys in good condition — unless, of course, you're looking through the selection of Wagonmaster Vintage Jeep Wagoneers ($30,000-$45,000). Available in a wide range of years and colors, each vehicle has undergone a full mechanical workover, electrical inspection and upgrade, and cosmetic makeover if necessary. In addition, all of them sit on renewed, resurfaced year-appropriate Wagoneer rims with four new white sidewall tires. It's almost like buying a brand-new 30-year-old car, with the bonus of having the only one around.
Some athletic gizmos measure steps. Others measure your leaping ability, or speed, or heart rate. But only the Under Armour Armour39 ($150) promises to measure your willpower. Or rather, it measures the effort you put forth during an activity by using an algorithm that takes into account your activity's duration, body position, heart rate, intensity, and calories burned, then considers it in light of your individual profile. How does it get all this info? From a sensor that straps to your chest and transmits the data to your smartphone — and you can expect to start checking out your own stats when it ships in March.
Different kinds of wine get different glasses, so why shouldn't different kinds of beer? The Spiegelau IPA Glass ($25/2-pack) is the first glass designed specifically for drinking India Pale Ales. This new glass was developed in collaboration with Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head and Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada, resulting in a vessel that promotes a full head while maintaining an opening that helps to highlight the hoppy aromas of this popular brew. Arriving May 2013. [via]
Improve the sound coming from your TV and give yourself a wireless audio solution all at once with the Sonos Playbar ($700). Designed to complement most HDTVs, this single-box solution features nine individually amplified speakers — six mid-woofers and three tweeters — and a single optical input that lets you switch between sources using your current TV remote. Of course, this is a Sonos box, and as such offers built-in support for wireless audio streaming, as well as compatibility with the Sonos Sub and Play:3 speakers, which let the Playbar form a 5.1 surround system. Shipping in March.
Roving around an unfamiliar city may lead to circumstances a lesser man wouldn't be prepared for. You never know when you'll need a spark.
Levi's Vintage Crew Sweatshirt ($165). UNIQLO Vintage Flat Front Chinos ($47). Clarks Desert Boot ($110). Herschel Little America Mid ($140). Benny Gold Camo Socks ($19). J-Crew Han Kjobenhavn Timeless Sunglasses ($134). Field Notes ($10). Norse Projects 3 Needle Oxford Cap ($64). Exotac NanoStriker Firestarter ($27). Pixelivery Camera Shirt ($24).
If you're the type of person that starts your day off with eggs and Tobasco, why don't you give yourself an extra boost and replace the latter with DoubleKick Caffeinated Hot Sauce ($10). This flavorful condiment combines Asian and Southwestern chili sauces for a flavor all its own while packing the one-two punch of ginger and caffeine to get you going. With a rich taste that's both savory and sweet, it tastes great on nearly everything — and for added bonus points, put a spoonful or two into your next Bloody Mary and enjoy the results.
Pay homage to some of your favorite dudes in a totally historical way with Replaceface Prints ($12-$150). These clever works of art put the faces of some of modernity's most recognizable guys — Bill Murray, Steve Jobs, Chuck Norris, Ricky Gervais, and David Bowie among them — into historical paintings of various generals and conquerors. We've linked to the art prints, which vary in size from roughly 8" x 9" to 28" x 32", but they also offer them framed, as stretched canvases, as stationery cards, as throw pillows, and as cases and skins for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Spring is on its way, so what better time to start livening up your living space with some actual living things? The Woolly Pocket ($27) is a stylish wall planter that makes it quick and easy to add real plants to any semi-sunny spot in your home. Made from BPA-free recycled plastic, the planter features a self-watering 1.5L reservoir with easy access watering holes that attaches directly to the wall. Once it's in place, you can plant your plant your planter in the patented vented shell and hang it on the reservoir — making it nearly impossible to kill your plant as long as you remember to water regularly.
The name is a little confusing — it has absolutely nothing to do with Wikipedia, Wikilinks, or any other traditional Wiki, as far as we can tell — but that doesn't mean the Wikipad ($250) isn't worth a look. Built with gaming in mind, the Wikipad features a 7-inch HD screen, a Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with quad-core GPU, a built-in gyroscope, compass, and accelerometer, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage with a MicroSD slot for expansion, GPS, and built-in stereo speakers. The biggest feature, however, is the detachable game controller that gives you a proper D-pad, dual analog sticks, and Playstation Mobile certification.
Whether you use iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, or plain ol' Winamp to play music on your computer, you can get more out of it with the Meridian Explorer USB DAC ($300). Hand assembled in the UK, this high-resolution DAC connects to your PC via USB, offering 24bit/192kHz native conversion capability, asynchronous data transfer, a built-in headphone amp, 3.5mm and optical audio outputs, and Meridian's resolution enhancement technology to ensure that your music sounds its best — no matter what the source.