Recently, Lil Wayne was spotted wearing a $1 million diamond studded Beats by Dr Dre headphones at the NBA All Star basketball game. Created in collaboration by Beats by Dr Dre and Graff Diamonds, the headphone was covered in 114 carats of diamonds, and it is said to be the most expensive headphone till date. Beats by Dr Dre are the high definition powered isolation headphones, and they are so comfortable that you actually feel the music not the headphones. The plush cushions covered with ultra-soft breathable materials keep you cool, under all listening conditions. Hit or miss? drop a thought below..
Barbecue and boating, two of summer’s most indulged-in amusements, pool together in bbq donut – a circular sea cruiser fitted with a charcoal grill. The ten-seater sailer has a specially installed low-smoke BBQ at its core — for both safety and optimal social interaction — allowing you to feast on your favourite roasted treats while voyaging at sea. Storage compartments and an adjustable sun shade are incorporated into the design, creating a comfortable atmosphere for all water-based party goers. Bbq donut is the brainchild of German inventor and entrepreneur sebastian schmitt, whose quirky design is the realization of many summertime fantasies.
You’ve got the movies, you’ve got the authentic Stormtrooper helmet, and now the only thing standing between you and becoming a complete nerd true Star Wars hero is your own Custom D-Tech Me Stormtrooper Action Figure (R700). For that, you’ll need to head to Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. Each weekend — May 17 – 19, May 24 – 26, May 31 – June 2, and June 7 – 9 — you’ll be able to line up for a 10 minute experience that sees your face scanned with the world’s highest-resolution, single-shot 3D face scanner, data from which will be used to make your custom figurine. The figure itself should arrive after the longest 7-8 week wait of your lonely life. Oh, and if the Dark Side isn’t your thing, just get yourself cast in Carbonite instead.
You might not be able to buy your way onto a F1 racing team, but thanks to this Formula 1 Full Size Racing Simulator (roughly R1,4mil), you can come close. This full-size replica houses a custom racing simulator, complete with three 23-inch screens, a 5.1 surround sound system, and a custom computer powered by an Intel Core i7 processor. The details continue with a full set of pedals, an F1-type quick-release steering wheel with force feedback, your choice of a silver, red, or black paint job, magnesium alloy wheels, and Pirelli F1 show tires. Of course, it’s going to be a challenge getting this thing to fit in any normal home, so luckily the price includes having an engineer fly out to your house to make sure it gets installed properly. Or you could just buy a used Ferrari and some track time — totally up to you.
Boxing and MMA training is one of the best workouts you can get — but not everyone has the time and/or fortitude to head to the local gym. The Nexersys Boxing System(R30 000 – R64 000) lets you get all the benefits of a personal trainer without the face-to-face interaction, thanks to a integrated monitor and seven strike pads with accelerometers to measure your performance. The home unit offers a 19″ screen and a base that should be stable for most normal folk, while the Pro version features a 21″ monitor and a base that’s built for more extreme — think Anderson Silva — use.
Don’t worry if your car didn’t come with a fancy on-board computer — just plug inAutomatic (R550) and go. This smart gadget plugs into the same port that mechanics use to service your car, then links with your smartphone over Bluetooth 4.0 to provide data to a dedicated app. With the app running, you’ll be able to see an overall score of how you’re driving and how you could save more money, details about how much you drive, where, and your actual MPGs, and notifications when your check engine light comes on — along with a description of what’s actually causing the problem. It’ll even automatically notify 911 with your location in a crash, making it not just a potential money-saver, but a potential life-saver.
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The problem with some Lego sets is once they’re built, there’s not much you can do with them — the more elaborate the set, the less sturdy it seems to be. Unless you’re talking about this Lego Technic 4×4 Crawler (R1600). Clocking in at 1,327 pieces, this beast features motorised 4-wheel steering and 4-wheel drive, opening doors, an “extreme” suspension, and a remote control that communicates with the included servo via IR. Take that, stationary Star Wars set. Boom.
Feeling a little bummed about your holiday gifts — or lack thereof? Cheer yourself up by snagging your spot in line for a Mercier-Jones Hovercraft (TBA). This ambitious craft — which is still in development, so put your Amex black cards away — features sports car looks, a patent-pending directional control system for unprecedented manoeuvrability, carbon fibre and metal alloy construction, a single gasoline engine that supplies electricity to the three electric motors, and open-air, tandem sport seating for two. Arriving… whenever they’re finished with it.
Don’t try to hide your addiction to singing in the shower — embrace it with the Kohler Moxie Speaker Showerhead (R1600.00). This clever piece of bathroom hardware embeds a speaker in the middle of a full-spray shower head. And not just any speaker — a Bluetooth-compatible speaker that lets you recharge it on the counter, snap it back into the shower head using the embedded magnets, and play music wirelessly from your phone or tablet. Just don’t forget to clean yourself up while you’re at it.