Dogs are man’s best friends but gadgets live on forever – and they don’t leave a damn mess. So get your grubby hands on this week’s coolest stuff you need to break a bank for. Shaving with laser beams (no joke), charging your phone with a windmill and becoming a Stormtrooper. Money time.
#1 Full Scale Stormtrooper Helmet
ANOVOS are makers of highly detailed movie props and now they’ve finally graced their craft onto the Star Wars realm just ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What you’re getting is a full-scale 1:1 replica of the Stormtrooper helmet from the upcoming film. Have it as an epic centrepiece for your home or wear it to meet the in-laws, nothing is impossible when the force is with you.
#2 Skarp Laser Razor
Hate the touch of steel on your face? How about a laser beam. A group of engineers on Kickstarter are claiming to have revolutionised the razor by using a laser beam to cut hair as opposed to a blade. The insane device aims to deliver a smooth, scratch and burn-free shaving experience that will no doubt eradicate the need for expensive razor cartridges and piss off men’s grooming conglomerates.
#3 Emory Porsche 356 Outlaw
For the purveyors of custom Porsches, this is your ultimate ride. Rod Emory has been modifying 356s for an unhealthy amount of time and his latest creation is the Emory Porsche 356 Outlaw. The retro-styled vehicle is a modern conception of the classic sports car with updated trim and performance mechanicals from modern Porsches. What you’re getting is a car that’s fun to drive and even better to look at. Want a future classic piece of motoring? Hit up Rod.
#4 Trinity Portable Wind Turbine Charger
When the world blows, you harness that goddamn energy and charge your phone. The Trinity Portable Wind Turbine is a foldable device which can allow you to charge any device via USB with winds as slow as 6.5km/h. The charge is stored in its internal batteries and come with windmills of ranging sizes from the smartphone-charging 50 to the home-powering 2500.
#5 Alessi Pulcina Espresso Maker
Fit for a painting from the Da Vinci era, the Alessi Pulcina Espresso Maker is a device that aims to revolutionise the way coffee is enjoyed at home. Its designer Michele de Lucchi found an intuitive way to design the internal heater so that it would stop filtering automatically to prevent any burnt and bitter taste in the beans. The maker is available in three sizes and comes in cast aluminium with black or red accents.
#6 Hydrofoil Drone By Parrot
Can’t decide if you want a watercraft or aircraft drone? Get both with Parrot’s latest kick-arse creation. The robot is controlled via a smartphone or tablet and uses the Bluetooth SMART platform to alternate between flight and sail. Drive on water is developed from the main propeller positioned perpendicular to the surface. When it’s time to fly, the drone simply repositions the propellers and takes off from the water. It’s said to be easily controlled and has a water exit speed of 10km/h whilst flight speed is rated at 18km/h. Sailing time is 7 minutes whilst fly time affords you 9 minutes.