November 26, 2008
Char-Broil’s The Big Easy Oil-Less Infrared Turkey Fryer ($199) is probably what you should be cooking you turkey in this Thanksgiving. Its pretty much like a grill style oven for your bird, which pumps out 16,000 BTUs to effectively seal in the meats juices. Way better than those other contraptions with the grease that you have to purchase, splatter, and dispose. The Big Easy supports up to a 16 lb bird, works with a standard propane tank, and has easy cleanup. It is recommended that you allow 8 – 10 minutes per pound when cooking turkey or chicken.
November 26, 2008
Avoid eye strain caused by your computer. Gunnar Optiks has developed special lenses that reduce Computer Vision Syndrome, eye fatigue, and dry eyes. Made of specialized material, tints, geometries, and coatings to optimize visual performance for the high endurance computer user. Available now for $99 – $139. View the image gallery.
November 25, 2008
This is not a TV stand that you will find at IKEA (actually you’re unlikely to find this anywhere outside of Japan). Yamaha is jumping on the all-in-one tv stand bandwagon with their Polyphony YRS-1000. Basically its a central hub that efficiently manages all your components. The YRS-1000 is compatible with 46 types of flat-panel TVs and features; two HDMI units, built-in subwoofer, and 5.1 channel playback. So if you’re in the market for surround-sound and a tv stand, you might as well mix them together and get this. Its available now (Japan only) and is a great space saver for smaller living rooms. See the image gallery.
November 24, 2008
The KNIGHT XV from Conquest Vehicles Inc. is a luxury make of one of the toughest military vehicles on the planet. Starting out as a Armet GURKHA (super duty specially modified Ford chassis), Conquest had to replace the turret, the wheels (run-flat 40in tires with 20in rims), and they filled up the interior with more than you could imagine. Since I don’t like leaving much to the imagination here is a list of some of the features:
- Wilton Wool luxury carpeting
- Andrew Muirhead luxury leather
- Spacious extended interior
- Leather 6 way electric conference seating
- Tandem sunroof glass with privacy shades
- Personal side mounted lap top stations
- LED cabin lighting
- Alpine AM,FM,CD,DVD Navigation and Bluetooth equipment
- TV monitors
- Night vision PathfindIR Thermal imaging Camera (front and back) with rear op camera system
- Play station 3 (PS3) gaming console
The KNIGHT XV is powered by a 6.8L V10 gas power plant with E-85 Ethanol Conversion system (400 HP and torque 498 ft lbs).Conquest will initially only build 100 of these trucks. It takes them approximately 1,500 hours to hand build each one, but they sell for $295,000 USD.
November 21, 2008
So you want to be a baller and have latest and greatest phone. One problem, your carrier doesn’t sell the phone. You may feel out of luck, but your not. There are plenty on unlocked (and never locked) phones out there. Here is our list of our favorite unlocked phones available today. What are you waiting for? Go to the list!
November 20, 2008
Are you sick of using your mouse and MS Paint to draw on your computer? Be like the pros and get a top of the line graphics tablet from Wacom. The Cintiq 21UX is a 21.3 inch TFT display graphics tablet (@ 1600 x 1200 resolution) which has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity to ensure the tablet picks up every detail of your drafting. You can use it as your primary monitor, or use it with multiple displays. The pen of the Wacom Cintiq 21UX has an easily replaceable felt tip (to insure proper friction), and programmable side switches that allow you to program your most common actions into the pen itself. In addition the tablet features 2-finger-sensitive touch strips that serves as a natural way to zoom, scroll, or change brush size. For more features see the video after on the next page. There are more images.
November 19, 2008
The new CRKT Hissatsu folder isn’t a utility knife, it isn’t a hunting knife, and no it’s not a home defense knife. In fact there are no applications for this knife stateside. That’s because this knife was developed with the sole purpose of being the last line of defense in close quarters combat situations for when our soldiers .223 or 5.56 rifles malfunction. “The Hissatsu isn’t a last-ditch weapon, carried as a desperate final measure, but rather the precisely right weapon for a specific set of circumstances.” I cant wait to get my hands on one!
November 19, 2008
I am a huge fan of fisheye photography, but couldn’t get into it because the equipment is too expensive. Thats why “I was all over it” when this fisheye camera from Paul Smith ($150) came out. It features a fisheye No2 lens, a 180 degree wide-angle view, and runs on 35mm film. More images.
November 18, 2008
Technically the name of this retro styled fridge/freezer is Product RST6057I from Lec Retros. Which comes in a classic ivory finish (also available in vintage silver). It features; an A energy rating (at 332 kWh/year), 310 litre total capacity, 4 safety glass shelves, wine rack, salad drawer, 2 bottle shelves, 2 dairy compartments, and antibacterial lining. You better get this soon because this line is about to be discontinued. [via] See another picture.
November 17, 2008
The Zojirushi CV-DSC40 VE Hybrid Water Boiler and Warmer ($220) has a 4-liter capacity and has 3 temperature settings. The unique vacuum insulation technology keeps water warm without using any electricity. It features a timer, a temperature control system, various dispense modes, auto shut-off, and an indicator light. This is perfect for making ramen, instant soup, or even coffee and tea. See more images.