Forget the silly name — Pyragon? Really? This is a toy gun we're talking about here. Anyway, the Nerf Vortex Pyragon Blaster ($35) looks to satisfy your — or your offspring's — insatiable thirst for more ammo. Thanks to an enormous magazine, this piece of plastic weaponry can fire off up to 40 discs without reloading, and offers a "Slam-Fire" handle that lets you fire off multiple rounds while you hold down the trigger. Probably not the best for covert missions, though — with an oil filter-like magazine, your co-workers are sure to see you coming.
Most of the ciders you come across here in the states tend to be sickly-sweet affairs, making them less than ideal for pairing with food — or for drinking more than just one. Soon, however, you'll be able to escape that sad fate by picking up some Stella Artois Cidre ($TBA). Launching May 13 in four-packs and 24 oz. bottles, this new drink is drier and crisper than your normal cider, made with hand-picked apples grown in wine-friendly regions, and design to complement foods like chicken, fish, many cheeses, and even Asian foods.
Make scratched phone screens and unsightly key bulges a thing of the past with the Keyper ($30). This clever accessory keeps up to four keys perfectly organized in a stylish leather pouch. In addition to the four individually stitched key slots, the Keyper also includes four color-coded tabs that make it easy to slide the keys in and out of their slots while also allowing for quick, easy identification. Shipping in July.
You can get extra power from a big battery that straps to the back of your phone — but if you prefer to use your phone "naked", the Fuel Micro Charger ($20) is a good thing to keep around. This keychain-friendly device looks like a rusted fuel can — literally — and rocks a micro-USB port that you can use to access and/or charge the 220 milliAmp battery, which is good for about 20-30 minutes of extra juice. So no, it's not going to get you through a full day of bad service — but it might be just enough to get you out of a jam.
Plenty of cars — even Lamborghinis — draw inspiration from aviation, but few take the concept as far as this. Created to celebrate Lambo's 50th anniversary, the Lamborghini Egoista Concept ($TBA) takes many of its styling cues from the Apache helicopter. Named after the Italian word for "selfish", this unique concept is centered around a single-person, carbon fiber and aluminum cockpit that's actually removable, and is designed around the driver, with a racing seat, four-point restraints, and a heads-up display. LED clearance lights replace traditional headlights, hidden xenon headlamps provide distance lighting, and flaps on the bodywork help increase stability and airflow to the 600hp, 5.2L V10 engine. If that wasn't enough, the body and wheels are made from anti-radar material, giving us just one more reason to believe that this beast won't be going into production any time soon.
Nike continues its quest to make its shoes even more like cushioned socks with the Nike Lunar Presto (£79; roughly $120). This incredibly lightweight shoe features a water-resistant mesh upper that works with a Flywire lace cage to provide an excellent fit while minimizing bulk and allowing for maximum ventilation. A Lunarlon sole rounds out the offering, which comes in a spring-friendly light grey/dark slate grey/orange colorway. [via]
When one of your favorite chairs has been on the market for nearly 60 years, it's a big deal when it gets a refresh. And the Eames Black Ash Lounge Chair & Ottoman ($TBA) is exactly that. Sporting black ash shells, deep black leather, and black aluminum pieces, it provides an interesting monotone take on the classic commonly associated with its blend of leather and wood veneer. The bad news? It's being released by Vitra, which doesn't hold the Eames license for North America — so plan on doing some travelling if you'd like to add one to your collection. [via]
Just because they have "breakfast" in the name doesn't mean you need to guzzle them before Noon. Although, on second thought, the flavors of Mama Walker's Breakfast Liqueurs ($13) are so perfectly suited to the waking hours that we might have to rethink our first statement. Coming in at a healthy 70 proof, these specialty spirits come in three IHOP-friendly flavors — Maple Bacon, Blueberry Pancake, and Glazed Donut — and are sure to liven up your morning, afternoon, or night.
Yes, it's exactly what you think it is. Like the company's long-running series of suped-up Mustangs, the Shelby Raptor ($18,000 and up, not inlcuding the SVT Raptor) takes Ford's already beastly truck to the next level. The package includes a 2.9L supercharger and a Shelby Borla exhaust that combine to boost the V8's output from 411 to 575 hp, optional custom wheels with 35-in Goodrich All-Terrain tires, and your choice of three graphics kits, one of which looks like it was inspired by the cover of a 1990's graphic novel. So don't choose that one.
Enjoy a dignified writing tool and the juxtaposing of a rugged body against elegant internals in the Tactical Fountain Pen ($45). This whimsical-yet-functional instrument features a chunky black aircraft-grade aluminum body with ribs for added grip, and a German-made fountain pen with a fine point nib and Iridium point. Not feeling the old-school fountain pen experience? Use the included parts to turn it into a standard rollerball pen.
Zippo knows an awful lot about making metal things that go in your pockets, so when we heard they were working on a wallet, we were rightly intrigued. The Zippo Stainless Steel Wallet ($50) looks great and does double duty as a tin foil hat, using its stainless steel outer shell to protect against RF theft. It also features a flexible polymer body, six credit card slots, an ID window, and a money pocket. At 1 cm thick, it's right on the border of being front pocketable, so we'll leave that decision up to you.
Don't let its clear color fool you — this is no typical moonshine. Inspired by the white whiskey distilled by founder Jacob Beam, Jim Beam Jacob's Ghost White Whiskey ($22) is actual, full-on whiskey that offers the woody flavors of a traditional bourbon but with a lighter body and greater versatility. It's aged for at least a year in a charred white oak barrel, resulting in a slightly smoky flavor with light vanilla and sweet corn undertones. And while it can certainly be enjoyed like a traditional bourbon — neat, on the rocks, or in traditional whiskey cocktails — it really shines when you use it to replace white spirits like vodka, tequila, or rum. A bourbon-based Bloody Mary? Yes, please.