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.
AUTODROMO GROUP B EVOLUZIONE
Autodromo prides itself on creating “instruments for motoring.” That includes driving gloves, sunglasses, and this sleek new limited edition watch. Inspired by rally cars of the 1980s, the case is made from aircraft-grade aluminum and is an ideal size at 42 millimeters. Each watch comes with four nylon straps modeled after the racing liveries of popular rally teams from that time.
LUNO EGB2 RECORD CONSOLE
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Man needs more to survive on than music and whiskey, but he can get pretty far with just those two things. Especially when they come in a package as elegant as this. Luno’s EGB2 console has a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable and plenty of storage for your vinyl. It’s also equipped with holders for four whiskey bottles and a pull-out tray that houses gold-rimmed rocks glasses. The console has a 200-watt amplifier and 100-watt subwoofer to deliver hefty sound from either your records or your Apple Airplay device.
WILSON PRO STAFF 97S TENNIS RACKET
The arrival of summer means the start of tennis season. Wilson’s new Pro Staff 97S racket is built for the player who attacks the ball instead of just hoping it goes over the net. Designed to put more spin on the ball without altering your swing, it has a great feel every time you make contact.
UE ROLL 2 SPEAKER
The Ultimate Ears Roll was already one of the better Bluetooth speakers out there. Now, it’s better. The UE Roll 2 delivers more sound and has an extended wireless range of 100 feet. It’s also available in new colors that really pop. The tiny disc-shaped speaker is waterproof and comes with a float that can be attached so it can bob along next to you in the pool.
KIKKERLAND CORK FLASHLIGHT
Unless you’re someone who spends a lot of time on the water, you probably don’t need a flashlight that floats, but just look at how cool this cork flashlight from Kikkerland looks. The flashlight uses LEDs that provide plenty of illumination and has a chunky handle that feels right in your hand. With a flashlight this stylish, you’ll almost want the power to go out.