Unless you went back to shooting film, which sounds cooler than actually doing it, your vintage-retro-heritage attire is probably clashing with your camera right now. The Pentax Q Black digital camera will fix that. It looks like a 1960s rangefinder but it’s actually a compact digital that shoots a 12.4 MP file and offers a whole slew of interchangeable lenses. There, style uncramped. You’re welcome.
Your smartphone probably does everything you need it to plus has 96 extra functions you don’t even use. But, unless you’ve got an iPhone, flying this mini RC helicopter is not an option for you. If you haven’t made the switch over to Apple yet, let this be the reason. Face it, you’ll never be a palm pilot with that Palm Pilot.
If the shaky, dark video footage shot from your phone isn’t quite inspiring you, maybe you should get a real camera. This Sony NEX-VG20 is legit. It shoots full HD and even captures 16MP still images. Using interchangeable lenses, it also lets you create the exact look you’re shooting for no matter what you point it at.
The forthcoming Motorola Defy+ does all the same boring shit your current phone does, but it’s got one trick that smokes the competition. The Defy+ will survive a ten-minute dunk underwater. When will you ever need this? Well, if you haven’t dropped your phone in a toilet already, you will soon. Then you’ll know why this one is better.
Long, stressful days spent plugged into the matrix can make it almost impossible to unwind and fall asleep. Soothing music or nature sounds played as you summon the sandman can help. Bedphones are ultra light, wafer-thin, on-ear headphones made specifically for those quiet intervals between wake and sleep. Choose your own lullaby.
If you’re not a Mr. Creepy, guaranteed at least one of your friends is. So even if you think that stashing a mini spy-style HD video camera in a pair of sunglasses is pushing the boundaries of your pervo-criminal comfort zone, one of your bros definitely pre-ordered a set. You might not wear them but you know you’ll watch the footage.
Backing up your files would be easier if you didn’t have to think about it. Thanks to the geniuses at LaCie, their new CloudBox makes a life-safer into a no-brainer. Simply load your valuable files onto the box and they’ll be automatically backed up online to the cloud. The CloudBox includes a 1-year, 100GB subscription to cloud storage that’s easily renewable.
This ultra-slim home audio system from Sony does everything is should. All types of playback, sweet stereo surround sound, ample jacks. So, what’s rad about it? Well, you can hang this thing on the wall. That seems like a much better place to spread out the warm sounds of your favorite music, doesn’t it? We think so. Available September 2011.
Simple and clean, the one-piece home speaker systems from Libratone spit 150 watts of full-range stereo sound. Unlike bulky two-speaker systems, these take up almost no space yet fill the whole room with audio goodness. Stream music wirelessly from your iPod, iPad, or iPhone or plug it into your TV for theater style surround sound.
The Roku 2 lets you instantly stream shows, movies, live sports, and anything else you can find on the good ol’ internet, right onto your home TV. With no computer needed, no monthly bill, and access to a growing list of everything from Netflix to UFC to Vimeo, it’s pretty damn entertaining.