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Shut Up & Take My Money – Issue #37

There are gadgets and then there are boys toys that’ll make you weep manly tears of joy. Today’s lineup is shooting for the latter with some insane modes of transport ever conceived. Think a Tesla motorbike, Icon’s personal amphibious plane and a mini tank. And we’ve thrown in an indestructible iPhone cable thrown in for good measure.


#1 Tesla M Motorcycle Concept

If Tesla ever decided to build an electric sports bike, we’re sure it’d look something like this crazy concept envisioned by digital illustrator Jans Slapins. Think 150kW electric motor, carbon fiber wheels alongside storage space in place of an internal combustion engine and you’re on the right track. For now it only remains a figment of our imaginations. Never undermine the creative power of Elon Musk though – the man did create PayPal and SpaceX.
Price: $N/A/BUY

#2 Icon A5 Personal Boat Plane

Have wads of cash stowed away in your roof and no idea what to do with it? Buy an Icon A5 boat plane. The craft has been in development almost forever but will finally be delivered to customers in the coming summer. Check out the video to find out what it’s like to fly your own boat.
Price: $189,000/BUY

#3 Argo Amphibious Off-road Vehicle

Can’t decide between a tank, a boat and an ATV? Have all three with the Argo. Featuring a roll cage and enough seating for up to 4 people (on water) and 6 people (on land), the Argo is as versatile as it gets for a weekend boys toy. Take on mud, mountains and rivers with the craft’s rubber tracks and 815kg towing capacity. Or just use it as a badass golf cart.
Price: $TBC/BUY

#4 Marshall London Smartphone

Renowned for their instrumental amps, Marshall have gone out and done something truly unorthodox – an Android 5 smartphone made for audio enthusiasts. As if it wasn’t cool enough to look at, the phone features two front-facing speakers, dual 3.5mm outputs, a Wolfson WM8281 sound chip, a global equaliser, 4.7″ IPS 720p screen, 8MP camera, removable battery and microSD slot. It also looks like the iconic Marshall amp. Music to our ears.
Price: $TBC/BUY

#5 DeLorean iPhone 6 Case

Great Scot! It’s a DeLorean DMC-12 for your iPhone. It won’t take you to the future and it sure as hell won’t fit in your pocket. But who can argue with nostalgia? The case features blue LEDs which turn on when you receive a call, a sliding bonnet to expose the camera and foldable wheels just like the real thing.
Price: $144/BUY

#6 Indestructible iPhone 6 Lightning Cable

Sick of handing over money to Apple who dole out poorly made charging cables that fray and cause injuries? This is your answer. Wrapped in two layers of flexible steel, the cable really does live up to its name as well as being Apple MFi certified. There’s a limited lifetime warranty and the cable features a a one-piece housing fused directly over the cable to keep the connectors in place. Your move Apple. Actually, you’ll probably change the port again. Taunt retracted.
Price: $25/BUY




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