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Shut Up & Take My Money – Issue #44

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1 of 6|Sphero BB-8 Droid
2 of 6|Railyard Ping Pong Table
3 of 6|Polaroid SNAP Instant Camera
4 of 6|Lyonheart K
5 of 6|Faber-Castell E-Motion Pure Black
6 of 6|Snap Flying 4K Camera

Gadgets aren’t just gadgets here at D’Marge. The idea of taking something simple and making it into an object of every man’s desire is what this series has always been about. Today we salute that notion with a ping pong table made from rail road, the pen re-invented and a Star Wars icon brought to life. It’s money time.

#1 Sphero BB-8 Droid

Star Wars has long been the fantasy of many kids (and adults) but now you can get a real slice of its technology in the Sphero BB-8 Droid. This insane radio control toy uses gyroscopic propulsion to roll around whilst the magnetically-attached head mimics the movement of the actual character from the upcoming Star Wars: Force Awakens film. Watch the trailer below to see what we mean.  

Price: $150/BUY

#2 Railyard Ping Pong Table

When the conventional table tennis setup won’t do, you need one made of salvaged rail road pieces. It’s the real deal too with vintage side rails produced in 1904 by the Tennessee Coal & Iron Company, while the ITTF regulation netting rail hails from 1943 complete with engine burn. This is no doubt a one-of-a-kind piece with a one-of-a-kind price to match.
Price: $14,000/BUY

#3 Polaroid SNAP Instant Camera

The iconic Polaroid has long been around to capture the finest moments in life. In 2015 it’s receiving an update. The new device will allow you to snap a photo and instantly print out a 2″ x 3″ via its integrated ZINK printer. The digital part kicks in with a 10 megapixel processor and micro-SD slot. There’s also a six-shot feature in ten-seconds to ensure the future of Polaroid is here to stay.
Price: $100/BUY 

#4 Lyonheart K

You wouldn’t have heard of it, but the Lyonheart K is hand-built limited edition homage to the Jaguar E-Type for the 21st century. The beautiful lines are classic but the technology involved in building it is anything but. Carbon fibre panels, aluminium chassis and a weight of less than 1600kg all make for an impressive build straight out of Coventry, England. Did we also mention 550hp and a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 with a limited run of 250 units?
Price: $450,000/BUY 

#5 Faber-Castell E-Motion Pure Black

When a series of pens take out the prestigious Red Dot Design Awards, you know it’s a serious piece of kit. The E-motion Pure Black pens from Faber-Castell is striking addition to any man’s stationery arsenal. Available in twist pencil, ballpoint pen, roller pen and fountain pen all crafted in aluminium with a PVD coated nib, the collection will ensure a supreme writing experience in your hands.
Price: $99-$150/BUY 

#6 Snap Flying 4K Camera

Let’s get this straight: This is not your average drone with a camera attached. The Snap Flying Camera comes equipped with a Sony 4K Exmor sensor built into a lightweight package for ultra nimble flying and unprecedented video quality capture. Along with the hi-res imagery and video, the craft itself is built to ensure it can withstand a few knocks with a shock absorbing frame and blade protectors.

Price: $895/BUY 

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