In the realm of hand-held multimedia electronics, audio is always the first feature to suffer – if not be completely overlooked. Well, Samson’s H1 steps in to answer that design shortfall, while delivering crispy 24-bit digital stereo audio, thanks to their X/Y microphone configuration. It’s small, lightweight and also simple: SD Flash memory storage up to 32G, smart button controls, like track markers and auto record. Plug it straight into your video camera, get the sound just right…like the pro you are.
It’s fast and looks like something out of the next James Bond flick. If that’s not reason enough to make you want a piece of this space-age thrillride, consider this – it’s electric. Reaching speeds of up to 65 mph, the Silveira Green Samba produces zero emissions – unless you count screams of joy! As it’s powered by electricity instead of gasoline, it’s clean and quiet. Now your good time doesn’t have an environmental price tag…unlike your bank account.
Your thirst comes first…and now second, too. HydraDuo’s bottle doubles your drink options with a simple, genius design. With two separate chambers, you can tote any combination of your two favorite drinks. For instance, Gatorade & water or vodka & cranberry or well…you get the idea. It’s got flip-top lids for easy access to each side, plus it’s made of dishwasher safe, BPA-free plastic.
Fresh kicks – essential as the air we breathe. These striped jams come from hipster-approved upstart brand StampD’ LA. Built off the mandatory low-pro vulc sole with a full suede upper - in navy stripe - detailed with a leather heel accent…they’re cool like a summer breeze.
This camera looks so good because the picture you’re looking at was taken with another Alpa 12 TC. That’s a joke, but why not joke? The average Joe can’t even appreciate what this camera can do. The Alpa 12 TC is pro-quality equipment, obviously. The modular design allows it to shoot film or digital with a whopping 60MP file size – plus, it’s fully integrated to work with the full range of Alpa lenses. Even though you could do absolutely nothing with it, this camera does it all.
Even if your commute involves no pedaling, this new courier-style bag from Osprey will deliver you to the office or elsewhere with your MacBook intact. A floating, padded laptop sleeve protects your machine with room enough for all the other junk. If you actually do ride in, you’ll be hyped on the comfy ergonomics of the bag & features like a light attachment slot and reflective styling hits.
If you’re old enough to remember the 80s, you were there when the Commodore 64 had its short-lived and rather limited heyday. But like PacMan and Pong, it had its charms. Well, lovers of ephemera will rejoice, because an updated version of the classic machine is back. The Commodore Phoenix is a 64-bit all-in-one PC. It’s slim, energy efficient, offers four USB ports, a parallel port, 1LAN port and goodies like a 7-in-1 media card reader and stereo speakers. Old but new, get it?
Everything is Denmark is just cooler: the culture, the history, the nightclubs. And without a doubt, the custom bikes. Copenhagen-based, Wrench Monkees have been at the forefront of the post-modern, custom bike movement for years. Their understated bikes – part powerhouse, part design/soulcraft – are shipped to collectors and fiends worldwide. The Club Black series was made as decoration for a Copenhagen nightclub of the same name. Motorcycles inside a club? Yes…Denmark is just that much cooler.
If you’re among the clueless, Derek Trucks is a guitar player who first gained notoriety by playing with the legendary Allman Brothers Band at age 12. The rest, as they say, is history. Currently, he fronts The Derek Trucks Band – putting on incredible live shows from coast to coast. When it comes to the blues, hearing it live is the only way to go – on stage Trucks is at his virtuoso best. And…that is precisely why Columbia’s Legacy Recordings imprint is releasing the new live collection, Roadsongs. Captured in Chicago, at the height of their 2009 Already Free Tour, the release catches the man & his band in all their glory.
We keep saying retro has returned. Here’s another example. Black Dome’s Lunch Box & Thermos is crafted of black, heavy gauge steel with a comfortable woven strap handle. Classic 60s design from an era when being green was just how it was done.