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.
1. Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display
From $2,499, apple.com
You know that scene in This Is Spinal Tap where Nigel Tufnel talks about his amp that goes to 11? Well, that’s basically what the new iMac does. The Retina 5K display has 14.7 million pixels, almost six million more than the already-crisp 4K monitors out right now. And the iMac packs all of those pixels into a design that is only 5mm thick at the edges.
2. Ronin 47 Motorcycle
This looks the kind of motorcycle Batman would ride. Starting with the beloved Buell 1125 motorcycle, Ronin Motorworks has created a bike that is stripped of everything unnecessary. The result is a limited edition (only 47 will be made), high performance motorcycle that looks downright mean.
3. GrowlerWerks uKeg
Growlers are a great way to get fresh, craft beer straight from the tap. The problem is that the screw tops let air in so beer can go flat if you don’t drink it fast enough. The uKeg solves that problem by incorporating a CO2 canister into the lid so the contents stay carbonated until the beer is poured out through a bar-style tap handle. The project has already met its Kickstarter goal so the growlers should be available in the spring.
4. Nike Air Command Force
These sneakers really put the “high” in high top when they were originally released in 1991. They featured inflatable Air-Fit technology (basically Nike’s version of the Reebok Pump) and were David Robinson’s signature shoe. But the person who made them more famous than the Admiral was Woody Harrelson, whose character Billy Hoyle rocked them in White Men Can’t Jump. The Air Command Forces will be available October 18.
5. Spy Trancas Sunglasses
The proprietary Happy Lenses on these matte black shades blocks the harmful UV rays while allowing the “good” long-wave blue light to enter your eyes. This can help the brain produce serotonin which in turn can boost your mood.