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.
Your days as a WiFi hunter, in search of the strongest non-password protected signals, are over. The Karma Go is a tiny device that allows you to have a reliable, strong internet connection wherever you are using a 4G LTE signal. And you only pay for the data (which starts at $14/GB) as you go and it never expires.
TERRAFUGIA TF-X FLYING CAR
Price unavailable, terrafugia.com
Ok, so this is still a concept that is 8-12 years off from becoming a reality, but it’s a friggin’ flying car!!! The TF-X is designed to carry four people comfortably and can fly up to 500 miles. It even auto-lands itself. Learning to drive the thing should only take the average person about five hours, and it has a parachute system that deploys in case of emergencies. George Jetson would be impressed.
COVAIR INTERCHANGEABLE WATCH
From $129, kickstarter.com
Having a dress watch and a sport watch used to mean owning two different watches. The new Covair allows you to easily convert one timepiece into a variety of different looks. Two watch faces swap out easily and are held securely in place by an O-ring and magnets (which don’t affect the timekeeping). Then there are three different straps—a leather, a stainless style, and a NATO-style canvas—so you can wear whatever style best suits your outfit or mood.
ADIDAS ZAHA HADID SUPERSHELL SUPERSTAR
Longtime Adidas collaborator Pharrell Williams brought starchitect Zaha Hadid into the three stripes family to work on a pair of the iconic Superstars. Hadid reinterpreted the lines on the shelltoe with a unique curved pattern that is reminiscent of the unique shapes on some of her buildings.
ARTIFOX STANDING DESK
The health benefits of using a standing desk are well documented. There are also some serious design benefits if you get this version from Artifox. Constructed of maple, it features a dry-erase section for jotting down notes, built-in docking for phones and tablets, and clever ways to conceal all those annoying cables. The legs are also adjustable so you can set it at the height that’s perfect for you.