Ion Glasses are an innovative new way to interact with your smartphone or tablet. Offered in both prescription and sunglasses, these stylish frames are more than just a pair of cool shades. The ION can operate as a remote control, can show you all sorts of notifications, and can even notify you if your phone or tablet is lost. Made of a substance called TR90, otherwise known as ‘plastic titanium’, the ION is strong and durable, as well as incredibly flexible.
The new Fuji Instax Mini 90 flagship instant film camera brings us back to the days of the classic instant camera, while keeping it modern with updated features. The Mini 90 has a classic look, which hearkens back to the days of the analog shooter. Fuji likes to call it a ‘NEO CLASSIC’ camera as it rolls together both old and new advanced technology, such as bulb and double exposures. Party Mode allows both the subject and the background to be brightly illuminated, for an all encompassing shot in low light situations. The Mini 90 also features adjustable brightness and macro capabilities. Bulb exposure mode allows you to take shots with the shutter open for up to 10 seconds. Double exposure mode allows you to superimpose two shots over each other for a cool visual effect. Buy ($222)
Today Apple announced the newest version of the iPad, the iPad Air. With more than 170 million sold, the iPad has been the best performing tablet on the market, period. The new iPad Air is thinner, lighter and more powerful. It comes with a 9.7 inch Retina Display and is 20% thinner than the last generation, with a 43% thinner bezel. It weighs in at only one pound, two-thirds the weight of the current iPad. The Air borrows the A7 and M7 processors from the iPhone 5S. The new iPad will get up to 10 hours of battery life and gets an updated 1080P video camera as well. Starts at $499 and ships November 1st. Apple also announced a Retina display iPad mini, starting at $399, available in late November.
As evidenced by some of our previous posts, we’re huge fans of the use of ISBU shipping containers in modern home construction. Made has taken it one step further with their Container Collection of furniture. With three basic designs consisting of the small cabinet, the tall cabinet and the side table; these fun mini containers add an industrial edge to your space. These unique furnishings come in three vibrant colors and are constructed of durable sheet iron. No two containers are exactly alike, as each is hand constructed. Buy (£139+) Continue reading Made Container Collection
FUBi Bike is one of the most compact folding bikes on the market. The frame itself folds down to fit into a tennis racket bag. The greatest part is that when the bike is unfolded, it looks like a normal bike and not a compact oddity with tiny wheels. It can be folded with the wheels connected or detached for an even smaller footprint. FUBi is also configurable with three different wheel sizes; the narrow road rim, the city/gravel rim, and the mountain rim. This allows the bike to function in a number of environments. FUBi comes in three sizes: 25″, 26″ and 28″. FUBi ships in May for £1,499, but you can order one through their Kickstarter campaign HERE for £989, shipping April 2014. Continue reading FUBi Folding Bike
If you are a slave to a job that doesn’t offer casual Friday’s, or you love making a statement with bold socks, Nigel Knox Nifty Socks are the socks for you. Stemming from the most recent Friday fashion trend on Wall Street, crazy socks are making a resurgence among even the most modest of crowds. They show a bit of a sense of humor in an otherwise business as usual environment. Nigel Knox describes themselves as ‘an upscale purveyor of Nifty Socks, dedicated to perfecting the art of casual sophistication.’ And they’ve hit the nail on the head. Their socks are crafted in Italy with the finest of materials, and finished with hands on techniques. Materials such as Pima Cotton, Merino Wool, Cashmere and Alpaca fibers are used to make these some of the best socks on the market. Buy ($19.50-$45)
The Auris Skye is a device that let’s you update any speaker dock to work with any of your devices over WiFi using AirPlay and DLNA. Since this system uses WiFi and not Bluetooth, you can roam freely throughout your home without worrying about going out of range. This is great for the early adopters that bought in to the speaker dock eco-system with their 30 pin connector Apple devices years ago. The Skye is a great addition to your home media system. (Buy $69)
3D printing is finally becoming a somewhat affordable way to create awesome things out of plastic. The CubeX from Cubify is one of the more advanced 3D printers on the market today. It has the capability to print in multiple colors at once, up to 18 colors of ABS or PLA plastics. The CubeX can print thousands of designs, available free with the device, or anything you can dream up and design with the 3D modeling software. Print designs as big as 10.8” x 10.45” x 9.5″. That’s larger than a basketball! Buy ($2,499)
We’ve always been fans of GoPro’s line of action cameras, in fact we’ve written a few other posts on their cameras and accessories that utilize them, here, here, and here. This week they introduced the latest iteration of their camera line, the Hero3+ Black Edition. The is smaller, lighter, and faster than the already amazing Hero3 Black. You still get the same awesome features; 12MP photos, burst mode, up to 4K resolution. The 3+ also gives you 30% longer battery life, 4X faster WiFi connectivity, 20% smaller and lighter than previous models, a sharper lens, and vastly improved low light performance. All this in a camera that’s about the size of a box of matches. SuperView™ ‘captures the world’s most immersive wide angle perspective’. This is THE action sports camera. Buy ($399.99) Check out some footage after the jump. Continue reading GoPro Hero3+
With snowboard season just around the corner, it’s time to throw away your worn out 5 year old boots and pick up a set that will last you just as long. The Burton Ion Red Wing Collaboration boot combines the superior tech of Burton’s best boot with the timeless look of Red Wing Shoe leather. With Speed Zone lacing you’ll be on the hill in no time. EVA cushioning and snow-proof lining will keep you warm, dry, and comfortable all day long. Shrinkage footprint technology allows for the boot’s footprint to be effectively one size smaller, to keep toe drag to a minimum while making the boot lighter and more responsive. Buy ($479.95)
The iOauto Pro by ProClip USA is a simple yet innovative way to mount your phone or other device safely in your car. The iOmounts system starts with the iOadapt, a super thin magnetic ring that adheres to the back of your device. The iOmounts core attaches to your dash with a car specific clip that doesn’t require any modification to your vehicle. The half-sphere design lets you optimize your viewing angle. You can orient your phone in landscape, portrait and anything in between. Removing is easy, all you need is a firm tug. Buy ($80)
Legos never go out of style. Ever. Especially when coupled with a franchise like Star Wars. Even more so when they have anything to do with robots/droids. They are probably one of the only toys on the market that a grown man can have fun with and not worry about being chastised for it. The limited production Lego R2-D2 is one of the best executed Star Wars/Lego tie-ins we’ve seen to date. It is part of the Ultimate Collector Series, and is a very hard to find piece. Features include a retractable third leg, a universal computer interface arm and circular saw, a realistic rotating head and a fact plaque with included R2-D2 minifigure. R2 Stands over a foot tall and is an excellent addition to your collection. Buy ($179) Continue reading Lego R2-D2
This Tuesday, September 24th Warner Brothers is releasing the Blu-Ray combo pack everyone has been waiting for: The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition. This incredible collection includes not only the three best Batman films ever produced, but a slew of other awesome extras and features. The extras include Mattel Hot Wheels models of the Bat, Batmobile, and Batpod. Continue reading The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition
The 2014 Honda Grom has just hit the streets. This no frills street sport bike may lack the power of a super bike, but it retains all the fun and Honda engineering standards through and through. Powered by a 125cc fuel-injected engine, this lightweight machine will be a blast on Main Street or mountain roads. It’s a small bike with big features. Hydraulic disc brakes and a 4 speed transmission get the job done quick, whether you’re stopping or going. The low seat height of 29.7 inches allows for easy flat-foot stops and a comfortable ride. The Grom is a 2-up capable ride, so be sure to bring a friend. Starting at just $2,999, this is a great first or even second bike. Visit your local Honda dealer today! Check out Honda’s hype video after the jump. Continue reading 2014 Honda Grom
The CST-01 by Central Standard Timing is claimed to be the thinnest watch in the world. Utilizing E Ink technology, its creators were able to set a clock into a 0.5mm pocket etched into a single piece of stainless steel. The product of this mating is an ultra-thin, ultra-flexible, rugged watch with excellent readability and style for days. Make that months. On a single 10 minute charge from the base station, the CST-01 will last a whole month. The watch is water resistant and the time can be set using the base station, which keeps the watch itself simple. The CST-01 is expected to ship around February 2014 for $145, and comes in 4 different colors. Pre-Order
The Sea-Doo Spark is a breath of fresh air for the Personal Watercraft industry. It is a lightweight, fuel-efficient package that offers fun for every type of rider, whether they’re just starting out or are seasoned experts on a ski. The Spark comes in either a two or three seat version and weighs in at just about 400lbs (421lbs for the three seat model). The base engine is a 60hp 899cc Rotax unit, but the Spark really shines with the High Output Engine option, bumping the power up to 90hp. This power, combined with the low weight of the ski makes for an excellently competitive power to weight ratio. Sea-Doo had safety in mind when they designed the Spark. Optional Intelligent Brake and Reverse (IBR) allows the Spark to stop up to 100 feet sooner than other watercraft, with the added bonus of superb maneuverability and easy docking ability. The Spark comes in 5 brilliant colors and is offered with a number of great accessories. It offers a sporty ride for an unheard of price, starting at just $4,999. Video after the jump.
We always seem to find the coolest bike related gadgets on Kickstarter. Check out our post on Revolights. This is no exception. The Rideye is a black box camera for your bike. The camera continuously records and saves the last 2.5 hours of video, so you can instantly have record of any incidents. With one touch of the button, you can stop the recording and instantly save the file. In the event of a crash, the blackbox sensor will automatically save the file. The best part is that you only need to charge the Rideye once a month. The 120° wide angle lens on the HD camera is sure to capture everything you encounter. Crafted from aircraft-grade hard-anodized aluminum, the water resistant camera makes for quite a durable package. The Rideye will be available March 2014 for $149. Preorder now. Check out some Rideye footage after the jump.
The SlimFold Wallet is a waterproof, ultra-strong and ultra thin wallet made of Tyvek; the same material used in postal envelopes. This wallet measures 3-1/2″ x 4-7/8″ and is 6x thinner and 5x lighter than comparable leather wallets. SlimFold features 10 easy-access card slots and a convenient ID window for any situations that may arise where you need to quickly present your credentials. The eco-friendly construction process and fully recyclable design will put your mind at ease. The SlimFold comes in an assortment of colors, and has a simple yet effective design. There are two versions of the SlimFold currently available, each for only $20. Buy.
The Weekender by Everlane should be a staple of every man’s travel kit. This lightweight cabin-sized bag is perfect for day trips and weekend trips. Its reverse denim construction make it stand out, but in all the right ways. Everlane spared no expense, employing 100% leather straps and accents, and water resistant khaki twill lining. The Weekender fits in any overhead compartment. Priced right at $95, this bag will set you apart from the rest. Buy
Samsung recently debuted its entrant to the smart watch race, the Galaxy Gear. This wrist piece acts not only as a watch, but as a notification and input device linked to your smart phone (currently only the Galaxy Note 3). The Gear allows you to leave your phone in your pocket while answering calls, checking messages, and tweaking your schedule. With its built in camera, Gear allows you to instantly take photos and share them with your friends. Other features, such as auto lock, find my device, weather, pedometer and media controller make this a perfect companion to your phone. The Gear comes in six colors. Buy($299)