Gear of the Week: Issue 006

Rolleiflex 2.8 FX TLR

Gear of the Week: Issue 006
Price $5,400

If you don't mind paying over $5K for style up the wazoo, this camera is right up your superficial alley. The Rolleiflex 2.8 FX TLR looks like it fell off the Jurassic Park truck and is covered in not only calf leather, but embossed with alligator leather, giving you the ultimate in animal skin experience. Tricked out with chrome knobs and do-dads, this 80 mm, Planar lens camera doesn't really take better pictures than other models but it sure as hell looks like a pro.

Natural Wood Folding Knife & Corkscrew

Natural Wood Folding Knife & Corkscrew
Price: $47

Macgyver your way out of (or into) anything. Like, “Hey little lady, you've got a bottle of wine but just no damn way to open it? No worries. I always carry this corkscrew slash folding knife. What's that? You want to share that wine with me and then see how things develop?” For $47 bucks, you can afford to get yourself into some situations. Plus, the tempered stainless steel knife blade is great for cleaning under your fingernails and stabbing invaders of your personal space.

FleurBurger 5000

FleurBurger 5000
Price: $5,000

Okay, this is what you're going to do: Stop eating. Right now. Do not eat anymore from now on. Now take all that lunch money you're saving and put it into a jar. Once you're good and famished, and you've accumulated $5K, head out to Fleur in Las Vegas and let it all ride on the FleurBurger5000. Sound like a robotic vacuum? No sir. This burger is a mash-up of every expensive thing you've ever heard of, and lots of it. The patty is pure Waygu beef (Kobe's American sister), then there's a chunk of froi gras (let's not think about what this is, just know that it's delectable) and the whole thing is topped off with credit card-sized shavings of black truffles (you know, that fungus that's like cat nip for people?). Wash it down with some water to feel less like an over-indulgent son-of-a-bitch.

Transparent Playing Cards

Transparent Playing Cards

In our modern times, your grandpa's naked lady deck no longer carries the same appeal. People these days are only impressed by things that are sleek, thin, and virtually invisible. Pull out a deck of these transparent cards at the next Egyptian Ratscrew gathering; they're waterproof so you can spill drinks all over the place and never have to use the joker to fill in for the ace of spades. These also work great for strip poker. As do all other cards.

Travelers Soap

Travelers Soap
Price: some amount of Japanese money

These little, individually-wrapped, soaps are a great way to solve the age-old problem of carrying around soggy soap-holders or having to toss a perfectly good bar just because you're hoppin' the next train outta there. According to the packaging, it's possible this soap is either made out of goats or is intended for washing goats and since all available information about this product is in Japanese, your guess is as good as ours. All we know is that it resembles cheese cubes so be really careful when rummaging around in your backpack for late night snacks.