If your plain-jane 10 speed just isn't doing it for you, try adding a splash of color with the Speedblend Ruffy Tuffy Tire ($30). Its unique placement of colors around the sidewall cause the observed color to change constantly while you're rolling down the street, and its nylon construction will keep you on the road in gravel, on rough paths, or just on a long trip. [Thanks, Wade]
We love riding four-wheelers here at Uncrate — in fact, we’ve owned a few ourselves throughout the years. We’ve since sold them, but this bad boy is tempting us to break out the checkbooks and saddle up. The Polaris Outlaw ($6,899) is a high performance four-wheeler with looks and specs that are downright mean. A liquid-cooled 499cc four-stroke DOHC engine powers the monster while a revolutionary suspension gives 11 inches of ground clearance and an anti-sway bar ensures great handling. We’re not sure we’d run from the cops on one now that we’re older — and yes, we did do that a couple of times back in the day — but we are pretty sure if we had to, we could run off and hide with even more speed and finesse than we did then.
The Neiman Marcus annual Christmas Book always has pricey stuff — but this year's is a little out of hand. Among the gifts is the M400 Skycar prototype ($3.5 million), the world's first personal vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft designed to be used as reliably as a car. It travels at 350 miles per hour and gets better gas mileage than most SUVs — 21 miles per gallon. And since it runs on alcohol, which is a cleaner fuel than gasoline, it's also safer for the environment than your Hummer. Oh, and the buyer must clear regulatory requirements, including International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Federal Aviation Administration authorization.