The Playbook For The Modern Man

Shut Up & Take My Money – Issue #109

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1 of 6|Columbia x Star Wars Jackets
2 of 6|Aviatore Veloce Turbojet 100 Coffee Maker
3 of 6|RokBlok Record-Riding Player
4 of 6|ARRMA Nero Fazon RC Monster Truck
5 of 6|G-Shock MR-G Hammer Tone Gold
6 of 6|Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

Being a weekly beacon of hope for the legions of tech heads isn’t the only job of Shut Up & Take My Money. With Christmas just around the corner we’re also moonlighting as gift guide for those with cash to burn and zero preparation. She take your money.

Columbia x Star Wars Jackets

It’s time to get your Star Wars hats on for the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Before that though you’ll need a uniform and what better way to join the rebellion than by scoring the official Columbia x Star Wars jackets modelled off the film’s real costumes. The collection comprises of a light jacket as seen on Jyn Erso, a heavy parka that’s worn by Captain Cassian Andor and a shell jacket that belongs to the Death Troopers. Given that it’s a Columbia branded item, you can also rest assure that the construction is right up there with their best outdoor gear.

BUY $400


Aviatore Veloce Turbojet 100 Coffee Maker

Forget your about your favourite barista. The mother of all coffee machines comes in the form of a jet engine which is constructed out of real aviation grade alloy, stainless steel and aluminium bronze. When it gets down to business it can make single serve coffees with a high pressure brewing system. Only 100 units will be made so best you move fast if you’re an avid coffee and aircraft fan. FYI it weighs 28kg so you’ll need help moving it.


RokBlok Record-Riding Player

Conventional record players rotate the record whilst a pin reads the recorded tracks. RokBlok is turning that very convention on its head with a record riding player which rotates on top of the stationary record to play music. Sorcery? Not quite. The unit weighs just 90 grams to prevent any real damage to precious records and has a built-in pre-amp, speaker and rechargeable battery. If you’re not keen on using the onboard speaker there’s also a Bluetooth connectivity which can stream your old school tunes to a more modern system. The cool thing about the RokBlok is that it can work on 33 or 45 type records anywhere with a flat surface.


ARRMA Nero Fazon RC Monster Truck

Relive your childhood dreams with one of the world’s most formidable R/C monster trucks. The ARRMA Nero Fazon RC Monster Truck features a ARRMAs 6S BLX brushless power system which can propel the car to speeds of over 96km/h. It’s equipped with ARRMAs Advanced Diff Technology which will ensure the power can get to the ground whilst handling remains razor sharp.

BUY $650


G-Shock MR-G Hammer Tone Gold

Casio made huge waves earlier this year when they released their most luxurious piece to date, the G-Shock MR-G Hammer Tone – a watch with hand crafted components made by Takumi (artisan craftsman). At US$6,200, it was nowhere near the usual ballpark figure of any old Casio watch and that was the point. The 300 limited edition piece was made from titanium and copper silver alloy. After the success of that very model Casio decided to release a gold version which you see here. Those interested better move quick as only 300 will be offered worldwide.

BUY $6,200

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

Old school lines, new school mechanics. Husqvarna’s Vitpilen 401 Motorcycle began life as a concept and is now a fully fledged production model. Even standing still it’s a work of art to look at, packing a revolutionary single cylinder fuel injected 44hp engine. Suspension is duly sorted with WP units and LED lighting makes for the perfect street-focused machine.



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