Weather's getting warmer, 10 Things We Want is heating up.
The Station, $39.99
It's an irritating reality of the messy guy's life that some mornings, you're going to spend an extended period of time trying to recover the Three Amigos: your phone, wallet, and keys. The Station bills itself as "the solution for too much clutter on your desk or countertop;" a bamboo caddy that won't charge your phone, but will leave it easily recoverable during the morning rush. This would save me hours each month.
The Black R1 Driver, $399
Finally. Taylormade's signature white R1 driver has long been the best on the market, and it's finally available in a color that reflects the sun a little better: Pitch black. The R1 black will hit stores in 10 days, but our own J Camm gave it a review yesterday. The highlights:
Is it weird to be physically attracted to a golf club? Because that is my reality right now as TaylorMade's brand new R1 Black Driver just arrived on my doorstep and IT IS HOT.
Similar to the white version – which has been used to win 16 worldwide golf tournaments this year – the R1 Black driver features the greatest range of adjustability of any driver in the brand’s history. R1 gives the golfer 12 loft-sleeve settings and 7 face-angle positions, as well as two movable shot-shape weights. The R1’s three adjustability technologies allow it to be tuned 168 different ways to specifically fit a player’s swing to optimize distance and accuracy.
New Wave Floating Bar, $44.15
(I kind of want to hang out with that couple up there. Hey, they look like a good time.)
New Wave's Floating Bar comes with several built-in bowls and coozies, perfect for holding chips, cocktail weenies, and, of course, brewskis. It might just be the perfect pool accessory for this summer, and the price doesn't suck.
For what author Ben Mezrich lacks in succinct book titles, he makes up in writing compulsively readable non-fiction. His work on Facebook, The Accidental Billionaires, was one of the few books I read, and finished, in one afternoon. There's just something about true-life stories that combine money, betrayal, and sex. I don't know.
Anyway, his new work promises not to tinker with the formula too much. In telling the tale of a group of University of Montana fraternity brothers who created AbsolutePoker.com, Straight Flush will rely on extensive insider interviews from the founders, who spin magic about their insane party haven in Costa Rica, the multi-million-dollar paydays, and, of course, the ever-present threat from the Department of Justice.
Is it all true? Eh. The Accidental Billionaires played fast and loose there, so history would dictate "maybe." Will it be entertaining, though? Absolutely.
iPhone 5 Bottle Opener, $39.95
You probably haven't noticed, but like 70% of these roundups has included a product that calls itself a "new twist on the bottle opener." I really don't know why there are so many bottle openers on the market. I mean, I only own one: a No. 3 Dale Earnhardt beauty purchased at a truck stop four years ago. (All black, natch.)
If you are looking for something innovative to open your beer, however, you can do worse than a combo iPhone cover/opener. This will be the last opener we showcase for a while.
15 years ago, two friends named Coop and Remer had a dream, and created a game called BASEketball. Their spirit lives on in this, "Basketpong," a full court game that combines beer pong and the sport of basketball. Puking is required.
For your basketpong game. (Dime Mag apparently just called 'em the best in the world.)
Workout Apps, $Free
Gear Patrol has a great round-up of different iPhone and Android apps designed to help you work out when you can't make it to the gym. Find them here.
BroBible Store, $Various
Super shameless plug right here. But have you been to our store yet? Go get yourself a summer tank. From personal experience, the "Good game, good game, fuck you" number draws not unwelcome stares.
Gembralla GT Spider, $25,000
One for the wish list. You already need the McClaren, by the way, before you buy this kit. (I have faith that dozens of you out there have a big decision to now make.)
From Cool Material:
Gemballa simply improves on what could be one of the classiest supercars on the road. Leaving the 625 horsepower V-8 alone, they add new carbon fiber aerodynamic package, leather and Alcantara interior in choice of colors as well as color matched gauges. This package starts around $25,000. For those feeling flush, and we assume if you own a McLaren – you are, ultra light GForged One alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sports are available for an additional, cough, $10,000 and change.