The Playbook For The Modern Man

Shut Up & Take My Money – Issue #49

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1 of 10| Piaggio Electric Bike
2 of 10|Darwin Jellyfish Tank
3 of 10|Forcite Alpine Snow Smart Helmet
4 of 10|Bollinger Spectre 2009 Champagne
5 of 10|Bang & Olufsen's Beolab 90 Speakers
6 of 10|1962 Aston Martin DB4GT By Zagato
7 of 10|1962 Aston Martin DB4GT By Zagato
8 of 10|1962 Aston Martin DB4GT By Zagato
9 of 10|1962 Aston Martin DB4GT By Zagato
10 of 10|1962 Aston Martin DB4GT By Zagato

Think your pockets are deeper than your stomach? Then it’s time to throw some serious wads of cash at this week’s gadgets and general cool shite. Own a piece of the gelatinous aquatic world in your home, head out in Vespa’s new electric bike and down the champagne of 007. When you’ve sobered up, jump into the world’s most valuable and coveted Aston Martin to ever go on auction. Hundred dollar bills y’all.

#1 Piaggio Electric Bike

Piaggio are the people behind the iconic Vespa and now they’ve taken their two-wheeled know-how to the electric cycling market. Ensuring that the bike also exudes a sense of Italiano, Piaggio have put together a complete water-proof package which houses a compact 250W-350W motor away from the sprocket and full smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth. It doesn’t end there though with rider access to map routes and training programs.
Price: $TBC/BUY

#2 Darwin Jellyfish Tank

It’s peanut butter jellyfish time. Seriously though, don’t feed your pet jelly fish peanut butter – we think they may be allergic to nuts. On another note, Kickstarter have just started funding on this very cool Darwin jellyfish tank. This particular habitat holder features a custom StreamMaker pump which creates gentle currents in the water without harming your gelatinous homies. A curved glass also acts as a magnifier to ensure you can better view your buddies under the built-in LED lighting.


Price: $1,500

#3 Forcite Alpine Snow Smart Helmet

You’ve heard of smartphones, now get your head into a smart helmet. Our Northern friends will no doubt be hitting the colder seasons now and what better way to brave the snow slopes than in a badass looking ski helmet with a built-in computer. The Forcite Smart Helmet features a 4K action cam, integrated trail light, sensors for speed tracking, altitude, airtime and distance. There’s also helmet-to-helmet communication within a 200m range for the expedition junkies and Bluetooth for answering calls and streaming music (naturally).
Price: $650

#4 Bollinger Spectre 2009 Champagne

Celebrate like the suave gentleman you are with some 007 juice – that’s champagne by the way. The Bollinger Spectre 2009 Champagne uses the cuvée from only the finest grapes to recreate a Bond-inspired drink for the ages. Given that Bollinger has been featured in Bond films since 1979, it was only fitting that the label made an appearance for the 14th time in the latest film. The Bollinger Spectre bottles will be limited and feature embossed silver ‘007’ branding whilst coming in a sleek black cool-box designed to mimic the gun grip on Bond’s Walther PPK.
Price: $230/BUY

#5 Bang & Olufsen’s Beolab 90 Speakers

The mad scientists of sound have once again unleashed their creativity to build a very cool pair of speakers. Bang & Olufsen call them the Beolab 90 Speakers and they actually look like they belong in Mad Max’s bachelor pad. In total there are 18 Scan-Speak loudspeakers positioned in various directions and paired with 14 ICEpower and four class D amplifiers – that’s a total of 8200 watts for those listening at home. The result is blissful audio with unprecedented levels of clarity. Make sure you put an arm and a leg on lay-buy for these. And probably your neighbour’s arms and legs too.

Price: $80,000/BUY

#6 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT By Zagato

Deemed the most valuable and coveted Aston Martin ever built, the DB4GT Zagato is the ultimate collector’s piece in every respect. This is car number 14 of 19 that will be going under the hammer at RM Auction’s New York allotment. The reason the car is sought after is due to its flattering Italian design which is considered incomparable against most in the automotive industry. This particular example arrived brand new in Australia and was raced before being sold back to an owner in England and restored to its former glory by specialists Richard Williams and Zagato’s own facilities in Italy. The car has since seen world class events at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza. The price? You can’t handle the price.

Price: $16,000,000/BUY


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