We’re back with yet another installment of our monthly Shopping Guide column. May is almost done, and a bunch of new items have hit the market. Our staff has diligently searched far and wide across internet and retail stores to find and feature some of the coolest items to purchase for yourself or others. We compiled a list of something for just about everyone. Check it out!
Red Dead Redemption Video Game
Buy it: Amazon.com
Red Dead Redemption is a new a sandbox-style action-adventure western video game developed by Rockstar San Diego, which dropped this month. It’s awesome.
Here is a short description from Rockstar: “America, early 1900’s. The era of the cowboy is coming to an end. When federal agents threaten his family, former outlaw John Marston is sent across the American frontier to help bring the rule of law. Experience intense gun battles, dramatic train robberies, bounty hunting and duels during a time of violent change. It is an epic battle for survival in a beautiful open world as John Marston struggles to bury his blood-stained past, one man at a time.”
It is out now for the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®.
Idapt i3 Universal Desktop Charger
Buy It: idaptweb.com
The Idapt i3 Universal Desktop Charger is a great solution for those of you with multiple electronic gadgets. No need to drag chargers around any more, because this desktop charger makes it possible to simultaneously charge three mobile devices. This user-friendly gadget is compatible with over 3,500 brands of mobile devices, including Apple, Nintendo, PSP, Blackberry and more.
It is also available in several colors, including black, white, silver and pink — and comes with six interchangeable tips, allowing quick and easy customizing. Perfect for both personal and business use.
Buy it: JAYS.se
Headphones are all the rage these days, but not all of the countless options on the market are of quality. Yea, you have Monster’s collaboration with Dr. Dre, Beats By Dre headphones, but what others are out there? Sweden-based company Jays is proving to be an option consumers can count on when it comes to quality.
Three young guys from a small town in Sweden have been pushing out premium headphones since 2006. One of the latest models they sent over to us is their q-Jays line, an ultra small earbuds line, which they boasts as the “smallest earphones on the market.” Even with the small size, however, they pack a punch, which explains their $229 price tag.
It’s all work it though. The q-JAYS come in black and white and also in beautiful, vibrant limited Edition colors for those who wants more color in life.
JAYS are competitors in their field, even though they aren’t the most well-known. If you want something other than just trendy, great visual looking earphones, check out Jays.
Iron Man 2 Video Game
Buy it: Amazon.com
The folks over at Sega, once again, developed a game to coincide with the release of the latest movie in the Iron Man franchise.
The game is loosely-based on the film, and features the voices of actors Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson, reprising their roles from the movie, but no Robert Downey, Jr. Sorry. Its storyline is original too, and written by The Invincible Iron Man scribe Matt Fraction and Sega creative director Kyle Brink. The storyline is set after to the plot of the movie.
What’s cool about the game, this time around, is that you can play as either Iron Man or War Machine, and its your job to save the world from destruction. Can you handle that?
Only Kings Have Rings by The Forest Lab
Buy it: TheForestLab.com
This tee is for all the Lakers fans out there, so you can show all the Lakers’ haters who the BAWSE is! Yes, we have rings, do you?
Forest Lab recently released this tee dedicated to the current NBA king, Kobe Bryant. It depicts the modern day basketball great wearing a crown to cement his status as the greatest. On the back, one of Kobe’s fingers is wrapped with a bandage while his other four boast championship rings — with the words “Only Kings Have Rings” to the side of it.
What better way to show your support for the Los Angeles Lakers than by rocking this tee? Right? It retails for 29.99, and is available in three colorways: black, Lakers gold, and white!
Throwback Sports Hats by Vintage Deadstock
Price: $45 – 65
Buy it: Karmaloop
Remember all the throwback sports hats from the 90s? You know, the old Raiders hats, San Jose Sharks, Miami Hurricanes? Well, they’re back! We Googled the company’s name, “Vintage Deadstock,” and it says the term refers to “New Old Stock” or “Never off the shelf,” and that’s exactly what people are loving these days — throwback, 80s style apparel.
The company has made available a slew of old sports snapback hats. Everything from old Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns to Raiders, Detroit Lions and Georgetown Hoyas hats are available, in several different styles and colorways.
Man, these bring back memories. We’re sure you had a favorite tee and had one of these hats or something similar. Now you can get them again!
X-Rated Flip Flops by Hellz Bells
Buy it: Karmaloop
Gotta show the ladies some love. Here’s something for you girls. The New York-based ladies brand just dropped some very affordable and stylish flip-flops for the summer.
The rubber soles are printed with pink, black and white x-rated images, with censor-strips to block out the graphic parts of the imagery; and is complete with black y-shaped skinny straps.
Perfect for the summer ladies. Get em now at KarmaLoop for just $16 bucks! Can’t beat that.
Camera Dangle Ring by Betsey Johnson
Buy it: Karmaloop
New York-based fashion designer, Betsey Johnson, for you ladies who love taking pictures, or are really into photography.
The Camera Dangle Ring is from Johnson’s whimsical fashion collection. The camera dangles like a charm bracelet … from your finger. It boasts a clear diamond-esque center for the lens, and black diamond rhinestones as the camera’s body.
The ladies in our staff says “it’s adorable.” It retails for $40, is one-size and comes in just black.
Astoria Fedora by LRG
Buy it: Karmaloop
LRG is known for its line of cool graphic tees, jackets and fitteds, but what about fedoras? The streetwear company recently dropped a very stylish fedora, so put down the fitted for a minute and try something new.
The Astoria Fedora is made of 100% paper and features a multi-colored band with metal brand logo and contrast lining. Perfect way to set off your outfit.
It is also available in black and brown colorways, and retails for just $36 bucks. We actually just ordered a couple, and you should too!
Star Wars’ Bow TIE Tuxedo Shirt
Buy it: StarWars.com
This ones for all you Star Wars fanatics out there, even us. The official StarWars.com website has just dropped a t-shirt, which conveys a wearer’s affinitity for formal dress and loyaly for Star Wars.
The Bow TIE Tuxedo tee is a geeky take on the age-old tuxedo shirt design, trading the silkscreened bowtie, button-up shirt, and vest for a representation of the trench assault of the Death Star, complete with bowtie-fighter.
It is available in just this one colorway and retails for $21.99. It’s exclusive to StarWars.com too, so don’t think you can find it at your local clothing store. Cop one while they last.