Say hello to the next generation of instruments. The Misa Kitara Digital Guitar ($850) melds the traditional guitar shape with new technology to create an instrument that's instantly familiar and yet unlike anything you've played before. In place of the bridge sits an eight-inch multitouch screen which allows for a wide range of playing techniques, while buttons on the fretboard serve up the notes from the built-in database of more than one hundred sounds — and if that's not enough for you, you can always use the Kitara as a MIDI controller. Coming soon to a stage near you.
Have a pet, kid, luggage, vehicle, or scandalous wife you need to keep track of? Grab yourself a Garmin Tracker ($200). This tiny GPS locator is both lightweight and waterproof, attaching easily to a backpack, pet collar, or rear seat headrest. With it you get one year of standard tracking, which lets you see its location via computer or via app, the latter of which also allows you to draw a geofence, complete with email or SMS notifications when the Tracker leaves your designated area — kinda like a shock collar fence, but without the inhumane treatment.
You know the problem with most touchscreen styluses? They don't feel like real writing instruments. More/Real Stylus Caps ($20) aim to solve that problem. Crafted from stainless steel, these custom caps are made to fit perfectly onto the tip of the Sharpie, Bic, or Pilot Fineliner you already have around the office, serving as a stylus for tablet use and a cap for the pen, meaning you'll have one less thing to throw into your man bag alongside your iPad.
Have a need for off-the-grid power? The PowerTrekk ($TBA) can supply it. This 2-in-1 portable battery pack and fuel cell can operate on its own as a simple battery, or can serve as a storage buffer for the fuel cell. Simply insert a fuel pack, add water, and the cell will spring to life, charging devices over USB without ever needing a wall charge. Great for camping, hiking, or getting through an extended power outage due to weather/zombie outbreak.
Have so many expensive watches that you don't have time to wear them all? Keep them in good condition with the Buben & Zorweg Python V12 Watch Winder ($55,500). Inspired by yachts and automotive classics, this nauseatingly extravagant winder has spots for either 12 or 36 watches — four of which get the spotlight treatment — as well as LED lighting, a weather station, humidor, and bar, with hand-stitched Italian leather and high-gloss walnut accents. Should look great next to that solid-gold grandfather clock.