The Playbook For The Modern Man

Shut Up & Take My Money – Issue #86

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1 of 6|Riva|Rivamare Speedboat
2 of 6|Turtle Beach|HyperSound Glass
3 of 6|Parrot |Jumping Night Drone
4 of 6|Bang & Olufsen |Beoplay H5 Earphones
5 of 6|Montblanc |Meisterst├╝ck Ultra Black
6 of 6|Blendtec |Pro 800 Stealth Blender

Embrace your inner man-child with this week’s sweetest collection of gadgets and general manly objects of desire.

#1 Rivamare Speedboat

This is more than your average speedboat. The Riva Rivamare is modelled to reflect the essence of Italian speed whilst maintaing a touch of elegance and class. The 12-metre long craft is propelled by a pair of 400hp Volvo Penta D6 400 engines which is good to get it up to 40 knots on the open seas. The rest of the boat is decked out in mahogany wood which extends to a make-shift tanning deck on the end. The extravagance extends downstairs where there’s a luxurious master bedroom which doubles as a living area, kitchen and glass shower bathroom.

Price: $TBA/BUY


#2 Turtle Beach HyperSound Glass

The future of home Hi-Fi is fast approaching and one company pushing the boundary is Turtle Beach’s HyperSound – a maker which claims to have created the world’s first glass panel speaker. The transparent speakers have a huge scope of potential for interior design aficionados and could pave the way for the next generation of aesthetically-enhanced audio devices. For now the HyperSound Glass can be paired with computers, signs, windshield and more. Imagine that: a dressing room mirror which tells you that you’re fat.

Price: $TBA/BUY

#3 Parrot Jumping Night Drone

Flying drones are all the rage these days but Parrot are giving back some attention to their ground fleet in the jumping night drone. A new feature of this gadget which is bound to keep pilots enamoured for hours is a jumping function. On top of that it can travel up to 8.5km/h in complete darkness. The onboard camera beams video directly back to the controller in real time and has LEDs to help capture darker areas. Connection shouldn’t be an issue with Wi-Fi 2.5 or 5 Ghz connectivity pairing the device to a smartphone or tablet.

Price: $150/BUY

#4 Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 Earphones

For those living an active lifestyle who are also uncompromising in their sound quality, Bang & Olufsen have the right device for you. Based on a sleek minimalistic design, the headphones connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth and can work in unison with the Beoplay app to customise listening experiences. More importantly they’re made from water and dust resistant rubber and polymer. Listening time is a claimed 5 hours in between charges.

Price: $389/BUY

#5 Montblanc Meisterstück Ultra Black

The purveyors of fine luxury goods have revamped their line of black Montblanc Meisterstück writing instruments with a new Ultra Black Special Edition. The beautifully crafted pens feature a matte black finish which mimics the original ebonite used in the very first Montblanc pens. The surface of the pens have been sandblasted and are finished off with polished ruthenium fittings alongside the famed Montblanc logo on the cap. Writing has never looked this cool.


Price: $500-$870/BUY

#6 Blendtec Pro 800 Stealth Blender

Not all blenders are born equal and Blendtec wants you to know that. The company which has its own YouTube segment blending random objects to prove its durability has released the Pro 800 Stealth Blender, a churner which operates at a super quiet level. It’s housed in a sleek black case and used sound dampening technology and airflow management to keep the decibels at manageable levels. Blending has never been so serene.

Price: $1,050/BUY


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