GEAR FOR GEARHEADS
The next best thing to being able to drive an exotic car would be to take it for a spin via a virtual reality headset like the Oculus Go. The Go features a 5.5- inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, and comes with built-in speakers (there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack, too) to enrich the experience. $270
Fitness buffs who want a pair of earphones that won’t get in the way of their workouts can consider the Sony WF-SP700N. These wireless earphones are splash- and sweat-proof, and each piece weighs just 7.6 grams. With their noise-cancelling function, they can help you ignore chatty gym-goers, too. Available in four colours. $299
Enthusiasts looking for a tough, car- inspired backpack could consider the Arktype Dashpack Mark II. The bag’s shoulder straps are made with seatbelt webbing, the exterior is constructed from 1680D ballistic nylon and the interior is reinforced with 210D double-walled ripstop nylon. It can comfortably hold a 13-inch laptop and a 10-inch tablet, along with your other accoutrements. $269
Complement your “indestructible” backpack by donning the Volleback 100 Year Hoodie. Made from 100 percent Kevlar (the same material used to make body armour and tyres), it can supposedly withstand temperatures from 300 degrees C to -200 degrees C. That said, we strongly advise against using it as a fireproof suit or bulletproof vest. $449
If you own a gilded Rolls-Royce Dawn and love driving it with the top down, then you’ll probably want shades like Ray-Ban’s Golden Wings Limited Edition. Each pair of sunglasses has a 24 carat gold-plated lens, and only 500 pairs are available worldwide. $815
TANK UP & CHOW DOWN
Mooncake fans looking to satiate their desire for this annual treat could consider the varieties available at Hilton Singapore. Apart from the traditional white lotus paste mooncakes, there are also mini snowskin mooncakes with flavours such as dark chocolate and crunchy pearls, and black sesame with hazelnut praline.
Milkshake addicts searching for their next fix may wish to head to Summerlong Restaurant, which has five new milkshakes on its menu. Try the Peanut Butter and Jelly Time (below), a heady mix that includes peanut butter shake, banana puree, and whipped cream drizzled with chocolate and caramel before being topped off with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The establishment is located in Robertson Quay.
Honey-lovers tired of the usual floral- flavoured varieties can consider Greek Kouzina’s Chestnut Honey, which is harvested from bees whose main nectar sources are chestnut tree flowers. Unlike regular honey that is typically very sweet, chestnut honey is supposedly milder and has a strong peppery taste, too. The product can be ordered through the firm’s website.