If your digital music library is filled with old, outdated digital formats like .WAV or .AIFF files, download the new droplet for free from Apple called Mastered For iTunes that quickly converts all these formats into AAC files, the high resolution format that is quickly becoming the global standard. Your old files might not sound any better, but if you are a musician, take note and try it out on your digital masters. Apple also added a new section to iTunes called “Mastered for iTunes” that promises music the way “the artist and sound engineer intended.” Source
It’s got a top speed of 211 MPH and goes 0-60 in 3 seconds. When the new 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta hits the streets it will officially be the fastest, most powerful Ferrari ever. In reality, the closest most of us will ever get to this 730-horse V12 is seeing one of those juiced-up goons from Jersey Shore driving one on MTV but you have to admit it’s got curves that give JWoww a run for her money.
Kelly Slater, arguably the greatest surfer of all time, just launched a new brand with his longtime sponsor, surfwear mega-corp Quiksilver. Slater’s new imprint is a small batch deal called VSTR (visitor). Out of the gate they teamed up with designers at NYC’s Partners & Spade to create this travel pack. It’s big and burly and built to go long miles without the “Everest-wannabe” vibe. Made of waxed canvas, it features a stowaway mini hammock and detachable laptop/messenger bag. Source
Pac-Man is right up there with Mickey Mouse when it comes to pop culture celebrity. An upcoming exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum beginning March 16th, 2012 called The Art Of Video Games explores how video games have impacted global culture over the last 40 years and celebrates the visual art of the gaming world. This book is the accompaniment to the groundbreaking historical show.
Most guys with a Dremel rotary tool keep it in a holster strapped to their hip. Now Dremel has introduced the Saw Max. It’s like a miniature circular saw that’ll cut through just about anything. With a 6 amp motor and Worm Drive gearing, it’ll rip through wood, metal, masonry, and tile. Fits right in the palm of your hand or your handy holster.
Arrive looking like a polished pro instead of a wino who slept in the bushes last night. The Shirt Shuttle is like a portable Fort Knox for your shirts. It features an internal folding board with rounded edges that prevent creasing. The zip-closure, soft-sided case keeps shirts wrinkle-free and your collar crisp whether you’re cycling to the office or flying around the world.
The Horex has a lot going for it. It’s German and not a BMW! And it’s a V6. What’s the advantage of a 6-cylinder street bike? Well, you get more power at a lower rev. The VR6 Roadster from Horex is a groundbreaking machine with a beast of a motor as narrow and nimble as most fours. Yup, German engineering at it’s finest.
What do you, Hunter Thompson, The Big Lebowski, and Ernest Hemingway have in common? You all like a good drink. Hang one of these icons on your wall and drink among good company for a change. Original, high quality prints of these and scores of other superstars are available from artist Jeff Mitchell. Have a look.
This travel duffel bag is made of hand-cracked Italian leather and lined with bright Chinese silk brocade. It’s got classic written all over it but it’s not a vintage reproduction. It’s brand new. It came from the drawing board of designer Marc Marmel, winner of the 2011 Rising Star Award from Fashion Group International, who found his inspiration for the design on a trip to the French Riviera.
Sorry to all you Jimmy Buffett fans but the ZIK Parrot headphones have nothing to do with getting wasted again in Margaritaville. They’re actually super-advanced Bluetooth, noise-cancelling headphones. The design won a Hot Stuff award at CES for its laundry list of unique features. For one, the entire earpiece acts as a touch panel for easy swipe control. They also feature Digital Signal Processing which creates their “concert hall effect”, making all your music sound like you’re in the front row at a live show. When you take them off they switch to standby mode automatically.