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.
THE NORTH FACE ACCESS PACK
Anyone who has fumbled through what seems like a black hole in search of a USB cable knows that the struggle to find the perfect computer backpack is very real. That might explain why The North Face’s new Access Pack is already sold out. (Don’t worry, it will be back in stock soon.) The Access has a unique design features that allow the main compartment to spring open and eject all your devices safely when you need them. The shell is made of molded foam that holds its shape and there is an internal aluminum frame to help disperse the load.
CLASSIFIED MOTO BW650
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Designed to “infuriate the armchair builders with its very presence,” the BW650 is a hodge podge of awesomeness. Inspired by the fat tires on Classified Moto founder John Ryland’s first bike, a Yamaha BW200, the creation combines the big wheels with a full-size motor. The bike is fully-equipped to blast through sand, dirt, and gravel, and can also purr along quite nicely on the highway. Details like a waxed canvas and leather seat and a distinctive tank add to the visual appeal.
8BITDO X ANALOGUE RETRO RECEIVER
The appeal of retro video games is easy to appreciate for anyone who grew up with the sublime greatness that was Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl. After recreating the iconic Nintendo NES system (even doing a blinged-out version), Analogue has now partnered with 8Bitdo to do away with one of the most annoying things about vintage consoles: wired controllers. The Retro Receiver allows gamers to cut the cord. It plugs into all models of the NES and the Analogue Nt console so you can play with wireless controllers like 8Bitdo’s as well as those for the PS3, PS4, and Nintendo Wii.
KHAVYAR PREMIUM DOMESTIC DOUBLE SET
Few delicacies capture the good life the way caviar does. Khavyar is a new brand that creates sustainably-sourced domestic caviar (take that, Putin!) and is releasing a new set that features two four-ounce tins, one of its Sturgeon Royal White and one of its Siberian American. The set comes in an elegant package complete with two mother of pearl spoons that is the stuff “champagne wishes and caviar dreams” are made of.
Not everyone can be a Hollywood mogul with a fancy screening room and a massive screen, but everybody probably has a white bed sheet. With the Flicks projector, that’s all you need to show videos in 720p high definition. It has HDMI ports, so you can simply plug in your phone or streaming devices like a Roku, Google ChromeCast, or Amazon FireTV stick, and you’re ready to start projecting videos up to 100 inches in size. Flicks also doubles as a wireless Bluetooth speaker.