The Playbook For The Modern Man

Shut Up & Take My Money – Issue #20

Every week we visit the weird and wonderful world of gadgets so you guys can get reacquainted with the world of tech. Need a personal flamethrower? You can buy one this week. Want that uber-cool light motorcycle from the Tron movie? You can buy that too. Convicted of a DUI? Have a Duff Beer energy drink instead.


#1 2011 Custom Electric Motorcycle (TRON: Legacy)
Let’s get this straight: this is a full working motorcycle and not a static replica piece from the iconic film. That’s right. You can ride this 96-volt beauty on the streets if you wish. It packs a direct-drive electric motor with lithium batteries and a computer-controlled throttle, rebound and compression damping with spring-preload front suspension and rigid rear suspension, and front and rear hydraulic brakes.
Price: $25,000 – 40,000/BUY


#2 Clock Block By Such + Such
This very unique designer clock is unlike any other. Not only will it have guests staring at it for a while, it’s also individually carved to ensure each one is unique in style. The movement is the always reliable Quartz and the wood is sustainably harvested hardwood.
Price: US$100/BUY

#3 Duff Beer Energy Drink
D’oh! You just got knicked by the cops for drink driving. Or were you? This deceiving Duff Beer in a can is actually just orange flavoured energy drink dressed up to look like the infamous yellow people’s booze. It comes in a 6-pack of 375ml cans. Go easy on them or you’ll have your own Lizard Queen moment.
Price: $20/BUY

#4 X15 Personal Flamethrower
We’re not too sure when the term ‘personal flamethrower’ even happened, but damn is it cool. We’d recommend using this weapon for novelty barbecuing as opposed to smiting your enemies…Given you don’t get flagged by customs. The X15 flamethrower comes with optional tips to adjust range and burn rate. The default tip can reach up to 50ft with the recommended mixture of 90% diesel 10% gasoline. Safety you ask? Each X15 Flamethrower comes fully tested with everything you need, so no assembly required. #Murica
Price: $1,750/BUY

#5 Bose Quiet Comfort 25 For Android
When the world gets heavy and you need to lose yourself in some sweet tunes, the widely acclaimed QC25 is the noise-cancelling headphones to get the job done. Originally released in 2014, the updated version now gets the same sharp sound qualities but with the added benefit of an in-line mic and controller that allows the user to select music and take calls.
Price: $399/BUY

#6 Whizz App For Home Cleaning Services
Made a mess and need a bit of help? Whizz is the latest Australian app connecting individuals looking for home cleaning services to people with top-quality skills that are pre-screened independent cleaners. The booking process is a breeze at 60 seconds, backed by secure payment and a 100% guarantee on services rendered. That almost sounds dirty.
Price: TBC/BUY


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