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.
ARTIPHON INSTRUMENT 1
This is basically every instrument that exists packed into a single device. The Instrument 1 connects to your smartphone or computer and allows you to strum a guitar, bow a violin, pound the drums or play the piano. It can be held in various ways and syncs easily with apps like Garage Band.
Since it now appears winter is never going to end, having a good sled is a must. But, in the unlikely event, that it does warm up, you aren’t going to want this bulky thing taking up a ton of space in your home. True to its name, this folding sled tacos into a sleek design that stows away easily into a closet.
SAMSUNG GEAR VR INNOVATOR EDITION
It takes a leap of faith to try on a virtual reality headset, but once you do, you instantly understand what all the fuss is about. The Samsung version connects with the Galaxy Note 4 to deliver truly immersive, 360-degree experiences. Your sense of perspective while watching videos or playing games is completely changed and once you try it, everything else seems kind of blah.
REEBOK Z PUMP FUSION
The Pump is back. While it may be most famous for its basketball applications, Reebok is reviving its inflatable technology with a new running shoe. The Z Pump Fusion is made up of just three parts—an outsole, the Pump air bladder, and a one-piece sleeve that covers it. The result is a very lightweight shoe with a completely customizable fit.
There is no reason that kids should be the only ones who get to enjoy pop-up books. French paper engineer Philippe UG was inspired by the work of Victor Vasarely, who made two-dimensional images appear as if they were three-dimensional. In the book, UG turned those 2D images back into 3D. It’s visually stunning and deserves a place on any well-considered coffee table.