You can't go wrong with a really good blender, and it doesn't hurt when your appliances look as good as they function. Breville's Die-Cast 800 does both quite well with features like extra-wide stainless steel blades, a 67oz container, 1000W motor, and a brushed stainless steel exterior. [$300]
Nitecore releases the first die-cast flashlight, the EC4
Nitecore streamlines its latest flashlight with unibody aluminum construction.