Book: Indie Band Guide

Book: Indie Band Guide

Know anyone in a garage band? We recommend The Indie Band Survival Guide; it’s got great tips on everything from marketing to merch. The website is an awesome resource, too.

Kawasaki ZX-14

Kawasaki ZX-14

Kawasaki’s 2009 ZX-14 one-ups Aprilia’s RSV4 with four headlights; bugeyes aside, it stays at 193bhp with a 1352cc DOHC engine but will get bronze, green and black paint jobs.

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Trailer: Body of Lies

Trailer: Body of Lies

In theaters 10/10, Body of Lies is a geopolitical thriller in the vein of Syriana; directed by Blade Runner‘s Ridley Scott, it focuses on a series of terrorist strikes around the world.

Zune: Gears of War 2 Edition

Zune: Gears of War 2 Edition

Marrying two of its youngest franchises, Microsoft will be releasing a special edition Zune 120 for Gears of War 2 fans, with a laser-etched “Crimson Omen” and 244 bits of media.

Website: Elbow Wars

Website: Elbow Wars

An epic soundtrack and a color commentator? Nope, it’s not the latest football flick: this is Elbow Wars, an interactive two-player movie theater slugfest with no-holds (or elbows) barred.

Concept: GTbyCITROEN

Concept: GTbyCITROEN

As the name implies, GTbyCITROEN is a collab between Citroen and Gran Turismo’s Polyphony; the rendered pics look cool, but we’re having a hard time with those fish gills.

Motobe Zipup Jacket

Motobe Zipup Jacket

This Zipup Jacket by South Korea-based Motobe has an understated look that works well both with layers and without, making it ideal for winter; it’s equivalent in size to a US medium.

Cylon Raider Replica

Cylon Raider Replica

This Cylon Raider Artisan Replica is about as close to real thing as you’d want to get; made for the reimagined Battlestar Galactica, it’ll include a random signature from the cast.

Video: Bol.com Ad

Video: Bol.com Ad

This commercial for Dutch game retailer Bol.com is on permanent repeat in our office; we just can’t stop laughing, even though there’s a poor little girl in it. Please don’t hate us for being evil.

Video: The Sims 3

Video: The Sims 3

The Sims 3 has a lengthy behind the scenes trailer up; an expanded game world and more detailed models means you’ll get to spread your own brand of social dysfunction to an entire town.

Nike Dunk High Premiums

Nike Dunk High Premiums

We’re really digging the perfed curry on white colorway of these Nike Dunk High Premiums; its made with soft suede and padded with a Zoom Air Unit for maximum comfort.

Nintendo DSi

Nintendo DSi

The Nintendo DSi is a slimmer version of the DS; it axes the GBA slot but gets a larger 3 1/4″ screen, a 3 MP camera, built-in browser and SD slot. It’ll launch 11/1 in black and white.

Toshiba E105 Laptop

Toshiba E105 Laptop

Toshiba’s E105 Satellite seems more like a MacBook Pro, with a squarish design and corner perforations. It’ll get a 14.1″ TFT LCD screen, max 4GB of RAM and integrated graphics.

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Optimus Prime, GT-R

Optimus Prime, GT-R

While there’s no topping the original big rig Optimus, this Alternity Nissan GT-R variant isn’t half bad; it’s a 1/32 die cast model with both red and silver schemes available in November.

Welder K24 Watch

Welder K24 Watch

Any company called Welder is clearly for guys; the K24 watch is a big, burly 2.5″ watch with a thick IPB-treated stainless steel case, chunky chrono buttons and a utilitarian face.

Trailer: Waltz with Bashir

Trailer: Waltz with Bashir

Shown at Cannes, Waltz with Bashir is a documentary with a twist: it’s mostly animated. The story focuses on an Israeli soldier’s memories of the 1982 Lebanon War.

Venza Sportlux

Venza Sportlux

Combining “Toyota” and “station wagon” is a surefire way to induce coma, but this SEMA SportLux Venza by Street Image looks pretty tight with huge rims, and lowered bodykit.

Slime Doughnut T-Shirt

Slime Doughnut T-Shirt

Hands On Clothing’s Slime Doughnut t-shirt is similar to yesterday’s Slime Monster, but wins extra points in the sweet tooth department. It’s also a monster, just a very sugary one.

Steiner Tactical Binoculars

Steiner Tactical Binoculars

Designed for military and surveillance ops, Steiner’s 10×42 R Tactical Binoculars feature a Mil Reticle for ranging, 10x magnification and high contrast, multi-coated optics.

100 Days of Monsters

100 Days of Monsters

With a spurt of ink and a wild imagination, Stefan Bucher’s 100 Days of Monsters is a printed version of his uniquely collaborative blog, which includes background stories from readers.

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Suprano Greco Hi Shoes

Suprano Greco Hi Shoes

It takes real guts to put a fishnet pattern on a pair of shoes, but we’d love to cop a pair of Supra’s Suprano Greco Hi’s. Available at Factory 413, you’ll need to order over the phone.

Website: WrongCards.com

Website: WrongCards.com

As a rule of thumb, we aren’t into the whole Hallmark thing. WrongCards.com just might work, with cards that are a bit sarcastic and mostly blunt–just like most guys we know.

SteelSeries Siberia Headset

SteelSeries Siberia Headset

Known for their gamer friendly hardware, SteelSeries’ Siberia Headset is a solid, goodlooking headphone; we like the mic, which can be detached if you just want to listen to tunes.

WD ShareSpace NAS

WD ShareSpace NAS

Western Digital’s stylish ShareSpace targets small offices (or folks with too many media files); the NAS server handles up to 4TB with RAID 5 and is both quiet and energy efficient.

Dark Knight Blu-Ray

Dark Knight Blu-Ray

Add this to our Christmas wishlist: Dark Knight is coming to Blu-Ray on 12/9 as a standard two-disc set. The second set will include “Batman Tech” and six Gotham Cable episodes.

Boba Fett Hoodie

Boba Fett Hoodie

We loved Ecko’s Star Wars tees, so we were happy to see this Boba Fett Hoodie; the classic yellow, green and red colorway looks pretty cool. Also available: a Storm Trooper hoodie.

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