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.
Hardcore cyclists are obsessed with weight. Ever notice how bony the pros are? Well, Delta 7 bikes might end their manorexia epidemic. They produce high performance handmade frames in the USA using carbon fiber and a proprietary design called IsoTruss Technology. Instead of making solid tubes, they create a tubular matrix structure that looks more or less like macramé. The result, a road frame that is rigid and durable yet weighs in at only 2.3 pounds. Eat up guys, it’s okay now.
If you make up stupid reasons to go down to Home Depot or Lowe’s just to get out of the house, guess what, you’re not alone. But instead of walking around clueless then heading home with a carload of shrubs you don’t want to plant, check out Bosch’s 18V Rotary Hammer cordless drill. With it you can spend more time in the garage “working” rather than digging up the yard.
Here in SoCal, we love our fish tacos. Every last one of our beachside cities has its go-to spots where mouthwatering, fresh fish tacos can be scarfed 24/7, 365. But when you start making your own at home you’ve hit the next level. There’s no real mystery to it, just a few key ingredients and simple techniques. Figure it out, amigo.
This protective case for the iPhone 4S is thin, light and will prevent damage from drops and heavy impacts. That’s because the Gunnercase borrows design technology used in the padding for shotgun and rifle butts. Upon impact, air cells in the case material collapse and distribute the impact in the same way the pad works in a 12-gauge shotgun and keeps the kick from dislocating your shoulder.
There’s never been anything even remotely interesting about track lighting, until right now. These beer can track lighting heads just turned one of the dullest, humdrummest home lighting components into something you’ll like and your guests might actually notice. These beer can lighting heads are up to code, UL listed and made to order. What’s your favorite can, man?
Yes, you can store all your important files, music, and media in the cloud. But certain things, like the best stupid movies of all time are better kept in hard copy. Monty Python & The Holy Grail comes out on Blu-ray on March 6, 2012. Get it. Then put it up there on the shelf with Airplane, Kentucky Fried Movie, Blazing Saddles, Up In Smoke, well, you get the idea.
The updated Ferrari California has gotten a complete makeover and will finally drive like a Ferrari is supposed to. Shedding nearly 70 pounds through structural streamlining using aluminum you could call this model the ‘biggest loser in their lineup.’ Its throaty V8 also got a boost and now outputs 490 horses but the most impressive upgrade is the “handling speciale” package featuring stiffer springs, and complex suspension modifications that deliver ridiculous response.
Nike employs legions of engineers and technicians all tasked with creating the next big gimmick that will sell millions of kicks. Who would’ve thought knitting would be the key to their latest release? Flyknit Technology uses knit and yarn structures to reduce materials in the upper leaving only the essentials to create a “there’s nothing there” feeling. The Flyknit Trainer+ weighs in at 7.7oz. and the world’s best marathoners are planning to wear them in the Olympics this summer in London. Could this mean gold for them and Nike? We’ll see.
How do you now if an artist has sold out? They get themselves photographed holding a poster of their own work. It’s something nobody needs to see, sort of the artist’s equivalent of a self-shot phone photo in the bathroom mirror. Unlike the artists he’s laughing at, designer Joseph King has a sense of humor about his work and makes these “poster cred” stickers to turn anything into presentable art. In fact, they’re free. Ask him for some.