To quote Madonna (something I’m not particularly fond of), “We are living in a material world.” To help you figure out which of the millions of material goods swirling around us is worth spending your hard-earned cash on, we have put together The Want List, consisting of the items we really love this week.
SAMSUNG GEAR 360 CAMERA
Price unavailable, samsung.com
With two lenses that each capture 180 degrees horizontally and vertically, this camera seamlessly stitches together 360-degree photos and videos. The quality is mind-blowing. Videos are shot in 3840x1920 resolution and photos can be up to 30 megapixels. You can view your creations on a smartphone (which also doubles as a viewfinder for the camera) or a computer screen. But the camera’s capabilities are best experienced with a virtual reality headset.
SPY TELE SUNGLASSES
Old school skaters will remember Ray Barbee from his appearances in Powell-Peralta videos. Since then, Barbee became an accomplished musician. For his collaboration with Spy, Barbee designed a pair of shades inspired by the Fender Telecaster guitar, complete with a sunburst fade on the acetate frames. The custom hard case that accompanies the sunglasses is even designed to look like a guitar case.
As incredible as the recently retired McLaren P1 supercar is, it isn’t exactly well suited for long hauls. The new 570GT, however, might be the ultimate road trip speedster. McLaren says the 570GT is its “most practical model ever.” It has a roomier cabin that is enclosed almost entirely in glass. There is 220 liters of extra storage behind the two seats that is accessible via a glass hatch. Most importantly, the 570GT has plenty of giddy-up. The mid-engined sportscar puts out 562 horsepower and goes 0-62 in 3.4 seconds.
HUMAN MEDIA LAB REFLEX SMARTPHONE
Price unavailable, hml.queensu.ca
While Apple had to deal with “Bend-ghazi” when iPhone 6’s were bending in people’s back pockets, this new smartphone was built to curve. The ReFlex is the first flexible phone and was created by researchers at Queens University’s Human Media Lab in Canada. Users can bend the phone to flip through pages of a book or coil back a slingshot in Angry Birds. While the ReFlex won’t be available to the public anytime soon, it is based on pre-existing technology—a flexible LG touchscreen and a version of Android—so it may become a reality sooner than you’d think.
ROGUE COLD BREW IPA
Prices vary, rogue.com
The two essential liquids in any man’s life are coffee and beer. (Water’s a distant third.) Rogue figured out a way to combine the two. Incorporating cold brew coffee from the great Stumptown, Rogue crafted an IPA using hops from its own farm. You might get some strange looks if you show up to your Monday morning meeting with one of these in hand instead of a standard cup of joe but remember that fortune favors the bold.