Vintage reinterpretations are apparently a thing. And they’re the specialty of British menswear designer Nigel Cabourn, the man behind the new C.C. Filson line, a collection of “classic American outdoor gear” fusing Gold Rush-era materials with modern design sensibility. Yes, really.
Modeled after the hanging nest of the Weaver Bird, the Cacoon is an outdoor shelter that will hang from any large tree branch and house up to two people. Available in 3 sizes and a variety of colors.
Bose pretty much perfected the noise-cancelling headphone with its QC15 model but after 5 years without an update, Bose got bored and finally spruced up their old standby. The new QC25 is every bit as awesome but is now a bit lighter with a slimmer profile and improved battery life, operating for 35-hours on a single AAA battery.
The time has come for Apple Watch. Available in 2 sizes, 3 models and a choice of finishes, including aluminum, stainless, and 18-karat gold, some may think it looks a bit like a small iPhone you wear on your wrist. However, the list of features is extensive and some quite useful. And as you would expect from Apple, the polished design and use of premium materials is a step ahead of competing smart watches. The crown controls scrolling as you choose options for fitness tracking, messages & alerts, the built-in heart rate monitor, Apple Pay and more. A stack of dedicated watch apps are reportedly on the way.
Apple’s new iPhone 6 & 6 Plus have what no other iPhone has had before: NFC connectivity. This not new but new-to-Apple technology finally makes mobile payments possible with iOS. The launch of Apple Pay allows users to securely link their card to their iTunes account and pay with their phones (and Apple Watch) at places like, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Walgreens, Subway, McDonald’s, & Whole Foods.
The iPhone 6 is finally here. It’s bigger, featuring a 4.7” screen. The iPhone 6 Plus has also arrived and it’s even bigger, with a 5.5” screen. Both displays boast more pixels and updated technology, called Retina HD. Both phones also include the 50% faster A8 chip, NFC technology for the convenience of touch–to-pay, and battery life that is as good if not better than current models. Available in 16GB-128GB.
The new TiVo Mega offers 24TB of recording capacity; that’s about 3-years worth of TV programming. The rack-mountable design also features 6 tuners, multi-room networking using Ethernet/MoCA, and controls via TiVO app, RF remote, or IP. Take that year off and head into the woods for some unplugged soul-searching – everything will be queued up when you return.
Disguised as a compact Marshall half stack, the 200-watt Woburn speaker features classic Marshall design details & high-powered sound plus Bluetooth connectivity, 3.5mm & RCA inputs, and an optical input for linking up with your TV and other entertainment devices.
The new baby Jag, The 2016 Jaguar XE no longer shares old Ford body parts; it’s completely redesigned: efficient new engines—one model offering 75MPG; a new interior highlighted by an Apple & Android compatible 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and of course, a sporty new body design.
For those tired of texting or touchscreen typing, this universal wireless keyboard gives you the comfort and speed of a full-size keyboard you can use with your phone and/or tablet. A switch on the side of keyboard lets you choose & connect between 3 devices.